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According to Text 2, wave-power is, at present,

a)

a cost-effective form of generating energy.

b)

cheaper than wind power but more efficient.

c)

a renewable form of energy only for beach houses.

d)

at a developmental stage and commercially unviable.

e)

the only possible alternative energy source for Portugal.




The expression in boldtype expresses an addition in

a)

"Besides surfing, tourism and the ocean views, California may get another benefit from its famed coast: energy." (lines 1-3)

b)

"If it is built, devices would convert the wave's energy into electricity," (lines 17-19)

c)

"California will have to wait a few years, however, to see if wave energy will help the state meet its goal for a third of its energy needs." (lines 23-25)

d)

"Currently there are few projects around the world that generate electricity from the ocean." (lines 36-37)

e)

"PG&E estimates that together they produce about 300 megawatts of power, less than a single mid-sized coal plant." (lines 37-39)




Based on the meanings of the words taken from Text 1, the relationship in each pair is defined as

a)

"benefit" (line 2) and advantage are antonyms.

b)

"famed" (line 2) and well-known are synonyms.

c)

"convert" (line18) and transform have opposite meanings.

d)

"infancy" (line 33) and beginning express contradictory ideas.

e)

"generate" (line 37) and consume express similar ideas.




In the sentence "A lot of people who are very experienced with the ocean harbor a lot of doubt that anyone can in a cost-effective way put buoys in the water," (lines 16-18), the word 'harbor' is used in the same meaning as in

a)

The ships arrived in the harbor more than a day late.

b)

The diplomats had to find ways to harbor the political refugees.

c)

These rivers harbor different species of fish, such as trout and bass.

d)

They wanted to harbor the fugitives who streamed across the borders.

e)

She decided not to harbor resentment against the man who accused her.