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Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow

 

You may never want to fly kites to keep away evil spirits, as the Chinese have done for centuries or to make rain, as the Tibetans did, but some more modern and western uses may tempt you to try experimenting yourself along similar lines. The most widespread use of kites in modern times has been for meteorological investigations. Everybody knows about how Benjamin Franklin, the great American scholar and statesman sent a kite up in 1752 during a thunderstorm to prove that lightning was caused by electricity. He produced sparks at ground level from a key hung on the wet line as the current flowed down it. (Do not under any circumstances think of trying this yourself). A second investigator repeated Franklin's experiment shortly afterwards and was killed.

By sending up instruments on kites it has been possible to make readings of air pressure, temperature, speed, direction and humidity. Although thermometers had been sent up long before, it was not until 1894, that a self-reading thermometer—a thermograph—was sent up by kite. The army, navy and air force have used kites in various ways for decades. Another Korean version of the invention of the kite tells how a general used one to carry a line across a stream. This line then formed the basis of a bridge. Lines are still occasionally flown from point to point in this way, using kites. At sea, kites have often been used to carry a line to distressed ships in rough weather.

 

Kites—especially box and bow kites—have been used as gunnery targets.

 

They are easy to make and cheap to use and will stand quite a lot of punishment before they cease to fly. Apart from their use as targets, kites have been used by the army to fly flags, for aerial photography over enemy trenches, for suspending flares over targets, during night-fighting, for carrying man over enemy lines, for dragging torpedos, etc., to a target area. They have been used by both military and civil authorities for raising,

transmitting and receiving aerials to obtain improved wireless reception. As a matter of fact, the first long distance short wave transmission of all, made use of an aerial flown on a kite. When Marconi made the famous transatlantic transmission he raised his receiving aerial some 400 feet on a kite. Never fly an aerial in stormy weather or when there are cumulus clouds about.

 

During the last war the R.A.F. developed ‘a kite flare' as part of survival equipment for airmen forced down at sea. When airborne the kite was attached to a special shock absorber which was fixed to the dinghy. It was stated that provided there was a 6 m.p.h. wind, the kites would stay aloft Indefinitely.

 

Some of these kites were brought to Australia and sent to the 6th Australian Division in 1944 for trials to determine whether they were of use in jungle warfare, especially in defining locations. After experiments, the authorities decided that they were of no value for this purpose

 

a) Read the above passage and make notes in points only using abbreviations wherever necessary. (5)

b) Write summary of the above passage in 80 words. Also give a suitable title

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It occupies a prominent place in India's art and folklore. On the basis of your reading the above passage care fully, make notes of it, using headings and sub- headings as necessary and recognizable abbreviation s wherever necessary. Make a format you consider suitable. Also supply a suitable title.
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Did you know that two Hollywood blockbusters. "Water World" and "Day after Tomorrow" were based on aspects of climate change (with a little dramatic
exaggeration, of course)? They portrayed how reckless industrial activity caus
global warming which in turn has disastrous consequescens.
Climate change is very real. Houses have been destroyed by typhoons and freak
storms Thousands of Europeans died in a heat wave two years ago. Melting ice
caps, dying coral reefs and permanent flooeing of severla coastal zones are imminent . People in the Arctic regions have seen unusal birds, and animals in their locality that are normally only found in warmer climates.

When fossil fules like oil, coal and natural gas are burnt, the carbon dioxide
generated envelops the earth and traps heat inside the planet's atmosphere just like a greenhouse traps heat inside itself. Coal-based thermal power plants are the largest source of carbon dioxide emissions. Petrol, diesel and natural gas based transport, CFC gases, coolants in air conditioners, fridges and air freshenor sprays also contribute to the greenhouse effect.

Today, scientists warn that if average temperatures of the plannet rise by 2 Celsius terrible things could happen. The ice sheet over Greenland could melt entirely.
The Amazon rain forest ecosystem could get completely destroyed . Tens of millions of people could be deprived of even the most basic food, millions could have their homes flooded and many more will face water shortages. Governments of severla
industrialised countries have signe the Kyoto Protocol, an agreement to reduce
their emissions of greehouse gases in the coming years.
Unfortunately the U.S. the biggest emmiter responsible for nearly a quarter of the world's carbon dioxide emissions (though it has only four percent of the world's population) has refused to raify the Kyoto Protocol!
Global fossil fuel reserved are diminishing but we need to do something soon.
Governments need to stop giving easy loans and benefits to fossil fuel industies and start funding technologies that don't cause global warming.

safer and cleaner souces of energy like windmills, energy from windmills energy from biomass wave energy from seahorses and of course solar energy are becoming increasingly popular.

that these are viable profitable sou

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A. On the basis of your reading of the above passage make notes on it using sub heading and main headings also use abbreviations.
(Minimum 4) Supply a suitable Title.
B. Write a summary of the above passage in your own words.
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