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Allen of Mes Indian School Has Been Asked to Interview the Minister for Environment and Forests About the World'S First Zero - Carbon City. Here is an Extract of the Taped Interview. - English - Communicative

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Allen of MES Indian school has been asked to interview the Minister for Environment and Forests about the world's first zero - carbon city. Here is an extract of the taped interview. Write a short report in the given space.

 

Allen : It’s remarkable! A city of fifty thousand people and no cars!
Minister : I agree with you. Masdar city in Abu Dhabi will be the world’s first zero- carbon city.
Allen : How will you achieve this?
Minister : Our city will soon run entirely on renewable energy, including solar panels to trap the abundant resources offered by the desert sun.
Allen : So, you will be a shining model for other Governments. Congratulations, Sir.
Minister : Thank you. We are investing in our future. You may wonder how people would go about the city, don’t you?
Allen : I have wondered about it, Sir.
Minister : Our futuristic city will have people moving about in automated pods.
Allen : It’s unbelievable. Forgive me if I find it so fantastic.
Minister : Our Government assures you that this unique city will be ready for people to settle in by 2015. It will have a light railway line, transport pods and no carbon footprints.
Allen : We need air conditioners, don’t we? It’s impossible to live without them here.
Minister : Masdar city will take full advantage of the sea breezes. The city will have a perimeter wall that will protect it from the hot air.
Allen : I wish other countries could plan their expansion in this way.
Minister : In addition to what I have mentioned earlier, the city will be protected from the noise of the nearby Abu Dhabi Airport.

Uae plans futuristic city
by Allen Kuwana

The Zero-Carbon City Project, initiated by the government of the United Arab Emirates, is a milestone in mankind’s efforts to save its planet from the ravages of climate change. The Minister for Environment and Forests, Abu Dhabi, assures our readers that __________________

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The Zero-Carbon City Project, initiated by the government of the United Arab Emirates, is a milestone in mankind’s efforts to save its planet from the ravages of climate change. The Minister for Environment and Forests, Abu Dhabi, assures our readers that their city will run entirely on renewable energy, including solar panels to trap the abundant resources offered by the desert sun. The Minister told this reporter that their futuristic city would have people moving about in automated pods. When this reporter won-dered at such an unbelievable happening the Minister assured him that the unique city would be ready for people to settle in by 2015. The city would have a light railway line, transport pods and no carbon footprints. The Minister was told that air conditioners were needed as it was impossible to live without them. He replied that the city would take full advantage of the sea breezes. It would have a perimeter wall that would protect it from the hot air. Hearing him, this reporter wished other countries could plan their expansion in that way. The Minis¬ter concluded that the city would be protected from the noise of the nearby Abu Dhabi Airport.

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CBSE Class 9 English Communicative - Workbook Interact in English
Chapter 7.1 Reported Speech
Exercise | Q 5 | Page 93
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