- 08/03/2019 at 3:49 am #1582017EduGorillaKeymasterSelect Question Language :
Direction: In the following passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five groups of words have been suggested, one of which fills the blanks appropriately.
Cape Town, South Africa’s second-largest city, (26) a severe water shortage and expects to run out of water on July 9, the doomsday date known as Day Zero. To conserve (27), government officials are encouraging visitors and residents to limit their showers to 90 seconds, (28). A five-year drought plus unchecked water consumption have drained Cape Town’s reservoirs. Last year, the dams were 37 percent full; this week, the number is hovering at 24 percent. When the needle hits 13 percent, the government will declare Day Zero (29) the municipality’s running water. As the situation improves, officials have moved the date several times, from April to June to early July. Rainy season starts in May, but South Africans aren’t just (30) for the drops to fall. To delay Day Zero, or avoid the apocalyptic moment altogether, the government has issued several restrictions. Beginning on Feb. 1, each household member was asked to use only 50 litres of water (about 13 gallons) a day.
Choose the correct answer from the given options to fill the blanks which are numbered.
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