02 Jan, 2016
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Worksheets on Current Topics for Banking English Test Papers.
Nirdeshak is developing tailor made comprehension section from the recent news articles published in leading newpapers across the world. It is important to recognizing letters and words in the passage, as it is the first step in learning to read. For students it is vital that students comprehend, or understand, what they are reading. They must be able to get the meaning of the text: What is the author telling the reader and what is closet answer from the options given below?
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Our Old Familiar Globe Gone
We understand the problem. Dangerous, man-made global warming is well established science, as undeniable as the clicked-on flame from a hot stove. It starts in the earth’s atmosphere, a blanket of oxygen, of course, but also carbon dioxide and other invisible “greenhouse gases.” These magic molecules trap the warmth of the sun, making an otherwise cold planet livable.
The trouble is us. Our machines spew so much extra gas that we’ve pushed the boundaries of livability. The Earth has warmed 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit since the start of the Industrial Revolution—a jaggedly rising line that can’t be explained by natural variability.
The solution is also well understood. About 80 percent of the world’s power comes from oil, gas, and coal. But when we burn these fossil fuels—the literal dregs of dead plants and animals pulled from the ground—we emit more and more greenhouse gases. Finding a way to stop these emissions is the only way to stop climate change.
This November and December, President Barack Obama and leaders from every nation are gathered in Paris for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, a ten-day meeting of historic proportions.
But the world’s nations have met for United Nations climate change summits 20 times before and failed to slash carbon emissions.
At the same time, scientists have uncovered a cycle of heat-driven extremes. Harder rains, longer droughts, more frequent heat waves—America has seen them all. These are the plague of a 1.3-degree rise in average U.S. temperature since 1900. And then there’s California.
By now everyone has probably heard about the state’s punishing drought, the worst in its history. The rains would have slowed without climate change, but the heat is what hurts the most. California’s rising mercury—at least 2 degrees on average since 1900—has melted and evaporated trillions of gallons of water.
But this isn’t the scary part of global climate change.
The truly daunting fact is that the Paris talks are destined to fall short. In the most optimistic scenario, more than 150 countries will agree to trim their emissions enough to slow global warming. In fact, they’ve already made those pledges.
b) Incapable of being disputed
c) Able to accept
Q2. Fossil fuel
a) Non-combustible non-organic material derived from bones
b) Combustible organic material derived from remains of former life
c) Fuel used for cooking
d) Non-combustible organic material
Q3. Greenhouse gases
a) Gases whose absorption of solar radiation is not responsible for greenhouse effect
b) Gases produced from green plants
c) Gases produced from radiation in a laboratory
d) Gases whose absorption of solar radiation is responsible for greenhouse effect
a) Wet weather that is injurious to crops
b) Moist weather without rains that is injurious to crops
c) A period of dry weather that is injurious to crops
d) Long winter
Source of this article: http://www.msnbc.com/specials/our-old-familiar-globe-gone
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‘Current Comprehension Test Paper 1’
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