Smart Fabrics: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test

High factor sun creams have become a necessity to protect us against dangerous ultra-violet light. But fears that creams are not protective enough have now (1) ________ scientists to develop sun-proof fabrics to add further protection against the damaging (2) ________ of the sun. A lightweight T-shirt, for example, has a sun protection factor of about 10, which (3) ________ that you could still get burned through the fabric. Australian scientists have now (4) ________ a way of introducing (5) ________ fibers into clothing which will act as a 90 % (6) ________ against UV rays. The material is dipped into a certain dye, (7) ________ a chemical barrier between the cloth and the sunlight, giving it a factor of 45-50. Sun-proofing is just one of many techniques being tested to produce these “smart fabrics”. At a French Institute chemists are (8) ________ a material that will absorb heat. Other (9) ________ include fabrics that help you relax, stay (10)________ and even give up smoking. The Institute is even organizing hospital (11) ________ of a fabric containing anti-bacterial chemicals that (12) ________ further infection after medical treatment.

A B C D
1 taken moved led guided
2 effects causes results affects
3 senses states means intends
4 advanced developed expanded produced
5 significant special precise definite
6 guard rescue safety care
7 constructing doing creating rising
8 operating on trying on bringing in working on
9 choices possibilities probabilities capabilities
10 wakeful aware awake waking
11 trials actions checks proofs
12 exclude prevent avoid keep


Answers:

1.c; 2.a; 3.c; 4.b; 5.b; 6.a; 7.c; 8.d; 9.b; 10.c; 11.a; 12.b

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