Words in the News
British sea power
Episode 150304 / 04 Mar 2015
Six of the world's first tidal lagoon power stations could be built on this bit of British coastline.
Plans have been announced to construct a number of giant man-made lakes which will trap incoming and outgoing tides.
The stations will harness the weight of the water to generate power.
Together they could make eight per cent of the UK's electricity.
an area of sea water separated from the sea by rocks, sand or a man-made barrier
control something so you can use its power
(here) make energy for
Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports. Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.
1. Bacteria living in our guts seem to be affecting our waistlines and ________ them could lead to new ways of shedding the pounds, US research suggests.
2. In October, the country began enforcing strict travel restrictions on ________ tourists including a 21-day quarantine.
3. Plans for the attraction include a seashore with ammonites and Jurassic oysters that lived in the tropical seas, ________ and beaches with fossils, interactive displays and robot swimming plesiosaurs in an aquarium.
4. The ________ Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the world's most valuable individual award, the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership.
5. In the Middle East and parts of Central and South America, oil is in direct competition with renewables to ________ electricity, so solar power in particular will suffer at the hands of cheap oil.
1. Bacteria living in our guts seem to be affecting our waistlines and harnessing them could lead to new ways of shedding the pounds, US research suggests.
2. In October, the country began enforcing strict travel restrictions on incoming tourists including a 21-day quarantine.
3. Plans for the attraction include a seashore with ammonites and Jurassic oysters that lived in the tropical seas, lagoons and beaches with fossils, interactive displays and robot swimming plesiosaurs in an aquarium.
4. The outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the world's most valuable individual award, the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership.
5. In the Middle East and parts of Central and South America, oil is in direct competition with renewables to generate electricity, so solar power in particular will suffer at the hands of cheap oil.
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