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many scientists are skeptical . Some are worried that Slat’s plastic collector can cause harm to marine life , as small sea creatures can easily get caught up in the system . Others point out that the structure won’t solve the problem of microplastics , as it can only collect pieces larger than two centimeters . “ Ocean pollution is massive , and there are no quick fixes , ” says Dr . Garret . Thus , it seems that the best strategy for now is not to aggravate the problem . Reducing the use of plastic to the minimum is certainly a crucial step in the right direction . QUESTIONS ( 60 points ) Answer questions 1-8 in English , according to the article . In questions 1 , 3 , 4 and 8 , circle the number of the correct answer . In the other questions , follow the instructions . 1 . What do we learn about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch from lines 1-8 ? i ) Why it is growing in size . ii ) Why we can’t clean it up . iii ) How it affects the environment . iv ) What it looks like . ( 7 points ) 2 . What can we understand about the “ awareness-raising campaigns” in line 8 ? COMPLETE THE SENTENCE . They were . ( 8 points ) 3 . What is the relationship between the first and the second paragraphs ? i ) The first presents a problem and the second gives a possible solution . ii ) The first presents a study and the second summarizes the results . iii ) The first presents a situation and the second gives more details . iv ) The first presents an argument and the second contradicts it . ( 7 points )

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