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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Eco-friendly cars

Level: Upper-intermediate / B2

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Here is an interesting article about the pros and cons of electric cars.
Read the article and look at the graphic. Then answer the following questions:
1) How many cars are there in America?
2) How far does the average American drive every day?
3) Which state uses the highest proportion of renewable resources for energy production?
4) How fuel-efficient are electric cars?
5) How much of the world's oil does the USA use?

Answers below!


1) 130.9 million
2) 40 miles
3) Idaho
4) 80%
5) one-fifth


  1. I like hydroelectric power as a renewable resource for energy production.


  2. After all that glorious history I was kin to know more about Oklahoma and its drilling industry that's why I started looking for more information at online and I found a site that was telling about drilling in Oklahoma and form it I discovered that Oklahoma is paradise for drilling gas and oil because she is well known for her historical oil and gas reserve.