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Snow makers IELTS Reading Answers
Snow makers IELTS Reading Answers

Snow makers IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘Snow Makers’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 1-13. 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.

Snow-makers

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Answers 

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
1 ix snow gun, works very differently from a natural weather system, device basically works by combining water and air, two different hoses, compressed air, atomises the water, it disrupts the stream, water splits up into tiny droplets. if the outside temperature is below 0°C ice crystals will form, make snowflakes in the same way as natural snow. The whole of paragraph C
2 iii dry snow, wet snow. Dry snow has a relatively low amount of water, excellent for skiing, powdery snow can be produced to give the ski slopes a level surface, resort owners also use denser, wet snow underneath the dry snow, resorts build up the snow depth this way, regularly coat the trails with a layer of dry snow throughout the winter. The whole of paragraph D 
3 viii wetness of snow, Snow-makers have to adjust the proportions of water and air , central computer system, connected to weather-reading stations all over the slope. The whole of paragraph E 
4 i heavy demands on the environment, 275,000 litres of water to create a blanket of snow covering a 60×60 metre area, resorts pump water from one or more reservoirs located in low-lying areas, energy needed to run the large air-compressing pumps, and the diesel engines which run them, air pollution. The whole of paragraph F
5 vi farmers often use man-made snow to provide insulation for winter crops, movie productions, tests that aircraft must undergo in order to ensure that they can function safely in extreme conditions. paragraph G;

Lines 4 – 11

6 compressed compressed air passes through the hose into the gun Paragraph C;

Lines 4 – 5 

7 (tiny) droplets compressed air,atomises the water, disrupts the stream, water splits up into tiny droplets. Paragraph C;

Lines 4 – 6

8 Ice crystals Droplets, blown out of the gun, if the outside temperature is below 0°C, ice crystals will form, Paragraph C;

Lines 6 – 7

9 Depth  on slopes which receive heavy use, resort owners also use denser wet snow, resorts build up the snow depth this way once or twice a year,  Paragraph D;

Lines 5 -7 

10 Temperature and humidity  wetness of snow, dependent on the temperature and humidity outside, adjust the proportions of water and air in their snow guns, to get the perfect snow consistency   Paragraph E;

Lines 1 – 4  

11 Energy  considerable amounts of energy, needed to run the large air-compressing pumps, diesel engines  Paragraph F;

Lines 5 – 6

12 Insulation  Farmers use man-made snow to provide insulation for winter crops. Paragraph G;

Lines 5 – 6

13 Aircraft  man-made snow is its use in the tests that aircraft must undergo in order to ensure that they can function safely in extreme conditions. Paragraph G;

Lines 10 – 11 

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