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From the Ted Talk by Heidi Sørensen: 5 lessons on building an emissions-free city

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In the last yaers, the city’s quailty of air has improved significantly. Two years ago, a columnist wrote that the city smells so nice now in the summer. The reasons are reduced traffic and the dramatic rise in pporoitron of electric cars and buess. Sometimes tcoegnholy development exceeds our expectations. Ten years ago, few would have forecast the numbers we see today: 82 percent of all new pesnegsar cars and 36 percent of new vans have so far in 2022 been zero-emission. And, I think, even better: 30 percent of new hevay vehicles have so far been biogas or electric. This is very good news because mobility is the biggest emission suorce in the city, accounting for approximately 50 percent of our total emissions.

Open Cloze

In the last _____, the city’s _______ of air has improved significantly. Two years ago, a columnist wrote that the city smells so nice now in the summer. The reasons are reduced traffic and the dramatic rise in __________ of electric cars and _____. Sometimes __________ development exceeds our expectations. Ten years ago, few would have forecast the numbers we see today: 82 percent of all new _________ cars and 36 percent of new vans have so far in 2022 been zero-emission. And, I think, even better: 30 percent of new _____ vehicles have so far been biogas or electric. This is very good news because mobility is the biggest emission ______ in the city, accounting for approximately 50 percent of our total emissions.

Solution

  1. buses
  2. years
  3. passenger
  4. proportion
  5. technology
  6. heavy
  7. quality
  8. source

Original Text

In the last years, the city’s quality of air has improved significantly. Two years ago, a columnist wrote that the city smells so nice now in the summer. The reasons are reduced traffic and the dramatic rise in proportion of electric cars and buses. Sometimes technology development exceeds our expectations. Ten years ago, few would have forecast the numbers we see today: 82 percent of all new passenger cars and 36 percent of new vans have so far in 2022 been zero-emission. And, I think, even better: 30 percent of new heavy vehicles have so far been biogas or electric. This is very good news because mobility is the biggest emission source in the city, accounting for approximately 50 percent of our total emissions.

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