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    Cloze Test

    Choose the most suitable word:

    What lies ahead may be beneath us. Some architects believe that in the future buildings will be built under the earth.Underground buildings have many advantages over surface structures, including an usual ability to 1.(reserve,conserve,provide,supply) energy.
    A(n) 2.(inventing,imagining,innovative,thinking) architectural movement is focusing on structures that lie partially or fully beneath the surface of the earth in order to 3.(loosen,relief,slacken,ease) the increasing congestion of the earth’s surface areas.The efficient use of energy for both heating and cooling in underground buildings is, of course, one of the reasons they are attracting more attention today.4.(Furthermore,Anyhow,Otherwise,Above all), the earth surrounding an underground structure tends to keep the same temperature for a considerable length of time so that alternative heating and cooling systems are not necessary, because, if the heating system 5.(breaks up,breaks out,breaks down,breaks over), the building normally retains adequate heat until the equipment is repaired. Underground architecture is also very 6.(friendly,caring,gentle,moderate) on the environment. Space above ground is saved, an especially important consideration in urban areas.
    Contrary to 7.(regular,popular,habitual,ordinary) belief, experiments indicate that the physical and psychological effects of living and working underground are positive. After 10 years of studying the underground Abo Elementary School in New Mexico, a panel of physicians concluded that the school was not 8.(hurtful,harmful,ruining,bad) to the physical and mental health of its students, but actually beneficial to some.
    Nine out of ten of the citizens surveyed 9.(concerned,considered,considering,concerning) Abo believed that other schools should be like Abo.
    For 10.(loyal,dedicated,faithful,constant) sun-lovers, architects have many techniques for bringing the sun into underground buildings. Rapid advances in illumination technology should also allay fears of the dark and gloomy areas.


    My answers:1-reserve;2-innovative;3-ease;4-Furthermore;5-breaks down;6-moderate;7-popular;8-harmful;9-concerning;10-dedicated

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    Re: Cloze Test

    My choices are in bold:

    What lies ahead may be beneath us. Some architects believe that in the future buildings will be built under the earth.Underground buildings have many advantages over surface structures, including an usual ability to 1.(reserve,conserve,provide,supply) energy.
    A(n) 2.(inventing,imagining,innovative,thinking) architectural movement is focusing on structures that lie partially or fully beneath the surface of the earth in order to 3.(loosen,relief,slacken,ease) the increasing congestion of the earth’s surface areas.The efficient use of energy for both heating and cooling in underground buildings is, of course, one of the reasons they are attracting more attention today.4.(Furthermore,Anyhow,Otherwise,Above all), the earth surrounding an underground structure tends to keep the same temperature for a considerable length of time so that alternative heating and cooling systems are not necessary, because, if the heating system 5.(breaks up,breaks out,breaks down,breaks over), the building normally retains adequate heat until the equipment is repaired. Underground architecture is also very 6.(friendly,caring,gentle,moderate) on the environment. Space above ground is saved, an especially important consideration in urban areas.
    Contrary to 7.(regular,popular,habitual,ordinary) belief, experiments indicate that the physical and psychological effects of living and working underground are positive. After 10 years of studying the underground Abo Elementary School in New Mexico, a panel of physicians concluded that the school was not 8.(hurtful,harmful,ruining,bad) to the physical and mental health of its students, but actually beneficial to some.
    Nine out of ten of the citizens surveyed 9.(concerned,considered,considering,concerning) Abo believed that other schools should be like Abo.
    For 10.(loyal,dedicated,faithful,constant) sun-lovers, architects have many techniques for bringing the sun into underground buildings. Rapid advances in illumination technology should also allay fears of the dark and gloomy areas.


    My answers:1-reserve;2-innovative;3-ease;4-Furthermore;5-breaks down;6-moderate;7-popular;8-harmful;9-concerning;10-dedicated

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