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Hydrogen Cars IELTS Reading Answers
Hydrogen Cars IELTS Reading Answers

Hydrogen Cars IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘Hydrogen Cars ’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 1 – 14. 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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Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
1 vi But some tricky questions need to be answered before mass- produced hydrogen cars start appearing on the streets. Paragraph B;

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2 xi However, most car makers think that fuel cells powering an electric motor offer a better alternative. Paragraph C;

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3 viii The hydrogen fuel reacts with oxygen from the air to produce water and electricity, the reverse of the familiar electrolysis process that releases oxygen and hydrogen from water. Paragraph D;

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4 i Hydrogen has many advantages as a fuel for vehicles, but a big disadvantage is that it is difficult to store. Paragraph E;

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5 ix Although there’s no risk that we’ll ever run out of hydrogen, on Earth it exists naturally only in chemical compounds, not as hydrogen gas. A relatively simple principal technology, steam reforming, can produce hydrogen gas for cars at central plants or filling stations. Paragraph F;

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6 iii ‘Remember the Hindenburg’ – that’s a phrase often heard when hydrogen is discussed. Paragraph G;

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7 v However, the idea that in the not too distant future most of us will be driving non-polluting cars fuelled by hydrogen from a clean, renewable source is no longer a flight of fantasy Paragraph H;

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8 Most abundant element Although there’s no risk that we’ll ever run out of hydrogen

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But what if, instead of gas, your car ran on the most abundant element in our universe

Paragraph F;

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Paragraph A;

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9 Billions of dollars Already car manufacturers around the world have invested billions of dollars in research and development.

 

Paragraph A;

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10 On-board reformers Alternatively, fuel tanks could be filled with petrol or methanol, with the cars using on-board reformers to generate hydrogen for their fuel cells. Paragraph F;

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11 The airship’s fabric Recent research has indicated that the airship’s fabric, not hydrogen, was the culprit in the Hindenburg disaster Paragraph G;

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12 Power and acceleration Their power and acceleration should match those of today’s conventionally- powered vehicles, Paragraph H;

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13 B Elimination method:

Option A: they may have to be refuelled more often. So A is a problem

Option C: Hydrogen is highly flammable. So C is a problem

Option D: it is difficult to store. So D is a problem

So it is deduced that B is not a problem.

Option A: Paragraph H;

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Option C: Paragraph G;

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Option D: Paragraph E;

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14 A In the short term fossil fuels may remain in demand as a hydrogen source. Paragraph H;

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