Skiing Resort: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test
The process of resort development have progressed since the (1) _________ of the skiing industry. As the (2) _________ role of the skiing industry grew, the environmental impact of resort development has also caused environmental (3) _________ on the natural ecosystem including mountain water levels of lakes, streams, and wildlife. Amenities and infrastructure such as concrete buildings, ski-lifts, gondolas, access roads, parking lots, and railways have (4) _________ to the urbanization of mountainous zones.
In recent years, the use of snow cannons has increased due to the fall in the (5) _________ of snow. In order to (6) _________ good quality snow, dust or bacteria is mixed with the water in the process of snow making to (7) _________ better snowflakes. Not only that the manufacture of artificial snow is (8) _________ and uses large amounts of water, but sometimes the creation of artificial lakes is necessary for the snow-making process. Snow cannons redistribute a large (9) _________ of water unnaturally over the land and freezes the ground vegetation late into spring, preventing growth and leaving pistes (10) _________ .
1.D; 2.C; 3.A; 4.C; 5.C; 6.A; 7.D; 8.B; 9.A; 10.A