Green Diplomacy Gapfill Quiz

level: upper-intermediate

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests vocabulary and comprehension of one or more topics covered in EnglishClub's series of readings on The Environment.

Extracts from an article by HE Mr Lee Wook-heon, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Kingdom of Thailand, published in The Bangkok Post on May 22, 2021:

South Korea launched the "Green New Deal" plan in 2020 for its transition to a low-emission and climate-neutral economy in the post-Covid-19 era. South Korea's Green New Deal focuses on a green transition in infrastructure and ecosystem 1. a) limitation b) restoration c) destruction ; low-carbon energy supply and green mobility; and R&D and investment for green innovation. Through a series of domestic programmes, South Korea aims to achieve 2. a) a reduction b) an increase c) a record high of 12.3 million tonnes of carbon emissions by 2025. Furthermore, to galvanise 3. a) renewable b) non-renewable c) recyclable energy sources globally, President Moon Jae-in has also announced that South Korea will 4. a) boost b) renew c) end public financing for overseas coal-fired power plants.

The climate crisis that we face today 5. a) must be solved b) can be solved c) cannot be solved solely by the government. Businesses, citizens and civil societies (can) all play their part in making 6. a) climate change b) climate action c) climate disasters happen. Businesses can 7. a) reduce b) generate c) expand waste and CO2 emissions through innovative technologies and green investment. Citizens can make a huge difference through small changes by reducing single-use plastic bags and saving 8. a) lives b) electricity c) solar power . When governments, businesses and the people 9. a) butt heads b) grease palms c) join hands and put a sense of environmental citizenship into practice, we will be able to curb climate change, safeguarding our precious 10. a) planet b) wealth c) politics .

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Full text: Tapping into the Invaluable Benefits of Climate Cooperation by HE Mr Lee Wook-heon.

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