New Bulbs: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test

The countries of Europe decided to switch to more energy- (1) _________ light bulbs on 1 September. New rules see Europe phasing out 100-watt light bulbs. Euro officials are trying to (2) _________ people in the 27 European countries to use long-life fluorescent or halogen bulbs (3) _________. The EU hopes its policy will reduce greenhouse gas (4) _________ and lessen energy bills. (5) _________ can still buy the old energy-hungry bulbs, but only while stocks last. Companies can no longer make them in Europe and shops cannot import or sell them. The new bulbs can provide energy (6) _________ for up to 75 per cent compared to the traditional ones. A little piece of history will (7) _________ with the 100-watt bulb. Europeans have used them since their (8) _________ by Thomas Edison over a century ago. Not everyone is satisfied with this change. Health officials in Britain (9) _________ about people with light-sensitive illnesses: the energy-saving bulbs give many people bad headaches and can (10) _________ skin problems and sickness.

1 productive glowing efficient effective
2 convince cause prove force
3 better rather instead optionally
4 secretion emissions fumes release
5 Consumers Purchasers Employees Public
6 efficacy reduction savings expenses
7 disappear invisible cease recede
8 development design discovery invention
9 consider anxious warn worry
10 keep cause carry maintain

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

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