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Electric Dreams IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘Electric Dreams ’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 27 – 40. Beyond the questions, you will find the answers along with the location of the answers in the passage and the keywords that  help you find out the answers.

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Answers

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
27 ii Some of the world’s greatest inventions have been discovery by accident. Paragraph A;

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28 viii The exact date of the discovery of the fuel cell is not known, but historians agree it most likely occurred around 1938 in the laboratories of British physicist Sir William Grove, who one day disconnected a simple electrolytic cell and reversed the flow of current. Paragraph B;

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29 iv But separate them with a sophisticated platinum coated barrier and an electro chemical reaction takes place, where positively charged hydrogen ions react with oxygen and leave the hydrogen electrons behind. Paragraph C;

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30 x The Gemini space programme proved the viability of the fuel cell to provide electrical power. Paragraph D;

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31 i The short-term vision of politicians, who voted to fund such projects in the desire for quick results to bolster their re-election chances, were frustrating for the scientists. Paragraph E;

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32 vii The big breakthrough on Ballard’s fuel cell came by accident in the search for cheaper materials. Paragraph F;

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33 v Should he aim his fuel cell at small markets like military field generators, wheelchairs and golf carts, or try to sell it as a full blown alternative to the combustion engine? Paragraph G;

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34 ix As a result a number of multinational motor manufacturers, such as General Motors, Mitsubishi and Daimler-Benz all tested Ballard’s cells. Paragraph H;

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35 B It is this reaction, the excess electrons on one side of the barrier and the deficit of electrons on the other that creates electrical energy. Paragraph C;

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36 D The Gemini space programme proved the viability of the fuel cell to provide electrical power. The spacecraft used six stacks of cells with three cells in each stack. Paragraph D;

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37 C but during the oil-crisis of 1973, the US government asked the Canadian to explore alternative forms of energy. Paragraph E;

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38 By accident The big breakthrough on Ballard’s fuel cell came by accident in the search for cheaper materials. Paragraph F;

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39 Pollution “Los Angeles is dying; Vancouver is going to be eaten alive by its own pollution very shortly. It seemed like a time to go for broke.” Paragraph G;

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40 Formed an alliance Finally, Daimler formed an alliance with Ballard that has yielded some impressive prototypes Paragraph H;

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