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Assignment 1

Read the assignment and write down the answers in English. You may use English-language Internet sources to help you.
a           Make a list of words related to water.
b           The Midlands is a part of England. It is made up of two regions: the West Midlands and East Midlands. Find these regions on a map. Make a print or screenshot and mark the Midlands on it.


Water Wise

The Midlands is the central part of England. These days, people living in the Midlands are struggling with a shortage of water.

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Assignment 2

Read the text. Connect the words and expressions that have the same meaning in the text.

1.     demand a.     drops of water from clouds
2.     surge b.     a force that makes a flow of water strong or weak
3.     supplier c.     to have difficulties doing or using something
4.     reservoirs d.     to increase
5.     sprinklers e.     kraan
6.     water pressure f.      a little object with many small holes that is used to spray water on plants or soil
7.     rainfall g.     a person or company that supplies goods or services
8.     spokesman h.     a sudden, large increase
9.     to ramp up i.      to stop using something
10.  to ditch j.      someone who speaks for or represents a company
11.  hygiene k.     special lakes that are used to store a large supply of water for use in cities or other areas
12.  to struggle l.      water in bottles
13.  tap m.   the things that you do to keep yourself and your surroundings clean
14.  to run out of something n.     the total amount of something which people want to buy and use
15.  bottled water o.     to use up all there is of something



Assignment 3

a        Which extra factors have made the water shortage in the Midlands worse?  Select all the correct answers.
1     empty reservoirs
2     lockdown
3     slow pumps
4     surge in demand
5     warm weather


b        How many homes in the Midlands have been left without water?
1     30
2     5 or 6
3     About 2000
4     Almost 85%


c        Why has the Aldi store run out of bottled water?
1     Everyone is buying it because the water from the tap is not sterilised.
2     Many people are buying it because no water is coming from the tap.
3     The supplier does not have enough material to pump the water out.
4     There is not enough water in the reservoirs to fill the bottles.



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