English grammar, vocabulary, and listening comprehension exercises

TOPIC: Global warming

STEP 1 - Read the following article: READING COMPREHENSION ARTICLE 37

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

1. What happens when the ocean's temperature rises?
  It causes sea levels to rise.
  It causes sea levels to remain constant.
  It causes sea levels to decrease.

2. The rise in water levels is especially dangerous for small island nations and:
  low-lying urban areas.
  all coastal cities.
  people who live on the beach.

3. The new study:
  shows that thermal warming contributed to a 0.32 millimeter-per-year rise in sea levels.
  did not reveal anything that scientists didn't already know.
  used new techniques to assess ocean temperatures.

4. Ultimately, the new study should help scientists to:
  lower water levels.
  better predict climate change.
  bury sea-level cities like Dhaka and Shanghai.

5. What was the main finding of the study?
  That not enough is being done about global warming.
  That ocean waters have warmed faster than scientists had previously thought.
  That the warming of the world's oceans is not a threat.

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