I. Read the passage carefully then decide whether the following statements are true (T) or false (F). (1.0 pt)
Many people still believe that natural resources will never be used up. Actually, the world’s energy resources are limited. Nobody knows exactly how much fuel is left. However, we also should use them economically and try to find out alternative sources of power.
According to Professor Marvin Burnham of the New England Institute of Technology, we have to start conserving coal, oil and gas before it is too late; and nuclear power is the only alternative.
However, many people do not approve of using nuclear power because it’s very dangerous. What would happen if there was a serious nuclear accident? Radioactivity causes cancer and may badly affect the future generations.
The most effective thing is that we should use natural resources as economically as possible.
Many people still believe that natural resources will be used forever.
We ought to use energy resources economically.
We don’t need to find out new sources of power.
Nuclear power is safe.
II. Read the passage above again then answer the questions below. (1.5 pts)
Do we know exactly how much fuel is left?
Why don’t many people approve of using nuclear power?