Antarctica: in from the cold? – IELTS Reading Answers
You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 14-26, which are based on the reading passage below.
Antarctica: in from the cold?
The answers to questions 14-26 are given below along with their explanations.
|Question Number||Answer||Keywords||Locations of Keywords|
|14||D||temperature, ocean, better predictor, rainfall, Australia than, pressure difference, Darwin and Tahiti
CSIRO, developing, prototype forecasting
|Para D, lines 5-7
Para D, lines 10-11
|15||F||reoxygenates and revitalises the ocean||Para F, line 11|
|16||E||Antarctic krill, staple diet, baleen whales, penguins, seals, sea birds, fish, breed well, sea ice is extensive, poorly when it is not||Para E, lines 5-8|
|17||C||-89.2deg C, icy blast, katabatic wind, 300 km/hr||Para C, last 2 lines|
|18||A||image of remoteness, hardship, bleakness and isolation||Para A, lines 3-4|
|19||D||Antarctica’s great mass, low temperature, influence, climate||Para B, lines 7-8|
|20||A||Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), that flowed, west to east||Para C, lines 3-4|
|21||C||temperature, ocean, predictor, rainfall, Australia, pressure difference, Darwin, Tahiti, Southern Oscillation Index||Para D, lines 5-7|
|22||C||Antarctica’s great mass, low temperature, climate, ocean circulation||Para B, lines 7-8|
|23||A||limit their losses||Para D, line 9|
|24||C||baleen whales, sea birds migrate between, hemispheres, when, krill, less abundant||Para E, last 2 lines|
|25||C||katabatics sometimes scour the ice off patches of the sea’s surface||Para F, lines 5-6|
|26||A||water that remains becomes, salty and dense||Para F, line 9|
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