​Eco-village: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test

It all started over forty years ago with a few people living in a caravan in a remote part of Scotland (0) ___C___ giant organic cabbages. From these small beginnings, the (1)________ eco-village of Findhorn has become one of the world’s most successful (2)________ in sustainable living.

Some of the houses in the village have a rather strange (3)________. One home, for instance, was (4)________ out of a giant recycled whiskey barrel and other innovative styles include a straw bale house and homes with turf roofs. Nevertheless, all the houses are built according to the (5)________ guidelines of the project’s building code to make sure that they are efficiently insulated to (6)________ the need for heating to a minimum.

The village (7)________ its own electricity from four wind turbines and the site also has its own organic waste water treatment system. This is so (8)________ that the treated water is pure enough to be used to water the villagers’ crops. Organic food is (9)________ in the village on numerous small plots and provides the (10)________ of the community’s fresh food requirements.

Findhorn has (11)________ an example of how to achieve a sustainable way of life that has a minimal (12)________ on the environment and shows that, after all, it’s really not that difficult to do.

0 raising making growing increasing
1 pioneering settling founding leading
2 test inventions discoveries experiments
3 sight appearance spectacle vision
4 formed shaped moulded made
5 strict harsh severe tight
6 remain hold keep reduce
7 generates powers blows constructs
8 precise efficient competent capable
9 found planted made created
10 bulk mass volume most
11 provided set fixed settled
12 shock effort impact pressure

1.A; 2.D; 3.B; 4.D; 5.A; 6.C; 7.A; 8.B; 9.D; 10.A; 11.B; 12.C

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