Singapore Network reading and writing fill blanks

Singapore Network reading and writing fill blanks 30

Singapore Network reading and writing fill blanks 30

Below is a text with blanks. For each blank, there is a list of choices. Select the appropriate answer choice for each blank.

1.) The A350-900 ULR (ultra long range) that will fly on Thursday from Singapore to Newark belongs to Airbus’ family of long-range, twin-engine aircraft. The planes ………………………….. to replace Boeing’s older 777 series and use between 20% and 30% less fuel than the 777s did which is a good thing ………………………….. rising oil prices. Singapore Airlines launched the same non-stop route between Changi and Newark in 2004, but by 2013 the carrier was forced to cancel it. The A340-500 it was using at the time used a lot of fuel and eventually, the route became too ……………………. to run. Several carriers already use the newer A350-900s on their long-haul routes. They have higher ceilings, larger windows, and lighting designed to reduce jetlag – all good things for busy business …………………………………. But the ultra long range version that SIA has bought from Airbus has the longest capability of any aircraft flying today, thanks in part to a slightly modified fuel system. It can fly for 20 hours non-stop, which most aviation experts will tell you is the ………………………. of very long-haul travel for business and pleasure.

A) are designing

have been designed

had designed

were designed

B) because

amid

between

account for

C) expensive

cheap

hard

much

D) travelers

insiders

transactions

effect

E) past

present

future

middle

Answer:-

A) have been designed

B) amid

C) expensive

D) travelers

E) future


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2.) Astronomy is the oldest of the sciences, and quite possibly the oldest use of astronomy is navigating by the stars. This craft dates ……………………………………. prehistoric times among humans, and is even …………………….. by certain animals.

For example, during the 1960s, a study undertaken by New York’s Cornell Lab of Ornithology demonstrated through the use of planetarium simulations that the indigo bunting, a brilliantly blue bird of old fields and roadsides, migrates at night using the stars for ……………………………… It learns its orientation to the night sky from its experience as a young bird ……………………… the stars.

Some primitive tribes accomplished amazing feats of pathfinding using only the sky as their guide. The Maori came to New Zealand from eastern Polynesia, probably in several waves between the years 1280 to 1300. With ……………………….. instruments or tables to consult, they very carefully observed the night sky as well as local weather patterns and ocean currents.

A) on

from

at

for

B) underutilized

magnified

practiced

fared

C) guidance

reality

capturing

uneasy

D) observing

drawing

stalking

sailing

E) much

too much

no

certain

Answer:-

A) from

B) practiced

C) guidance

D) observing

E) no


3.) In today’s modern world, private and commercial aircraft depend on a complex network of radion, satellite, inertial and other navigation systems. But should any or all of these systems fail, the starry sky can ……………………………. as the last resort. As the late Henry Neeley, a popular Lecturer at New York’s Hayden Planetarium during the 1950s once noted: “The navigational use of the stars will continue to be a valuable asset for many years to come. ……………………………… of all the scientific aids that have been developed to do the navigating by robot science, the ancient stars will still be a ‘must’ for navigator or pilot.” Indeed, celestial navigation is still an important part of a navigator’s …………………………. training and while we might immediately think of sailors in this regard, the pilot of an aircraft can also sight on the stars in an emergency and often with an advantage over sailors, being high above any ……………………………. clouds. By day, ancient mariners used sundials to navigate.

The Nautical Almanac and Air Almanac are special annual publications printed both in the United States and the United Kingdom and describe the positions and movements of celestial bodies for the purpose of ………………………….. navigators to use celestial navigation to ……………………. the position of their ship or aircraft including the sun, moon, and planets.

A) serve

circular

set

purposeful

B) Despite

Consisted

In spite

conversely

C) comfortable

based

formal

bachelor

D) ambiguous

obscuring

holed

tantalizing

E) immobilizing

enabling

creating

opting

F) determine

circulate

traverse

close down

Answer:-

A) serve

B) In spite

C) formal

D) obscuring

E) enabling

F) determine


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