​Energy Efficiency: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test

In a bid to save up to 20% on energy use, the European Commission is bringing in some (0)

     B      though new regulations. Manufacturers will be (1)________ to make their products more energy efficient. One area that has been especially targeted is the massive energy waste from appliances that have a standby mode - like TVs and DVDs - and other electrical goods that use electricity even when they’re not in (2)________. Also, there will be more information (3)________ on exactly how energy efficient or not electrical appliances are. The measures could save up to €100 billion by 2020. So, what do consumers need to know?

Energy eaters

Many of the electrical appliances we use in the home (4)________ huge amounts of energy. This is made worse by the (5)________ that most of them are not energy efficient. Water and heating boilers, for example, are the worst culprits. Another energy guzzler is our fridge freezer as it is working 24/7*. In fact, everything we use in our home from the television to the washing machine is using much more electricity than is necessary. So when you buy a new appliance (6)________ the labelling to find out how energy efficient the product is. Even your light bulbs! An energy efficient light bulb is much cheaper to use and (7)________ twelve times longer than a standard one. You can save up to 30% on your electricity (8)________ by using energy efficient appliances.

Unplug it

Have you ever (9)________ your mobile phone charger plugged in even after you’ve recharged your phone? If you touch it, it will be warm. This is because it’s still using electricity, just like your TV and DVD when they’re on standby. Leaving things plugged in, or switched on while you’re not using them is (10)________ you money and wasting energy.

Make a difference

By using energy efficient electrical goods and turning them off and unplugging them, we can help to (11)________ carbon emission switch cause climate (12)________ So, go on - save yourself a lot of money and the planet as well.

0 hard though difficult strong
1 required driven pressed pushed
2 practice use power action
3 free available handy spare
4 eat up take up end on put on
5 fact point issue reason
6 notice investigate inspect check
7 remains keeps lasts continues
8 bills charges receipts scores
9 neglected omitted forgotten overlooked
10 making amounting costing charging
11 reduce cut down lessen shorten
12 variation change difference alternation

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

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