English grammar, vocabulary, and listening comprehension exercises

TOPIC: Heavy rains put out many Australian fires

STEP 1 - Read the following article: READING COMPREHENSION ARTICLE 8

STEP 2 - Answer these questions (choose the best answer):

1. According to the article, almost _________ of rain fell in Sydney in a period of three days.
  300 mm
  500 mm
  400 mm

2. Are all the wildfires in New South Wales now out?
  No, there are still some burning.
  Yes, all of the fires are now out.
  The article does not say.

3. Which of the following is NOT true of the Warragamba Dam?
  It provides water for Sydney.
  It was less than half-full up until the rains came.
  It's currently less than half-full.

4. What is the danger that the rains bring?
  The fires won't be put out quickly enough
  More fires

5. How many fires are still burning in the region?

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