English Skill Building – 18 (Sentence Breaking)

Sentence breaking exercise with answer … (Source: NYT)

Original sentence 1. Plans to expand lithium mining in Chile, the world’s second largest producer, hit political roadblocks this week, raising new questions about supplies of a metal that is in high demand as the world transitions away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy sources.

Answer .. 1. Chile is the second largest producer of Lithium in the world.
2. It has drawn up plans to expand Lithium mining.
3. The plan has hit roadblocks. 4. Such opposition has raised new questions about supplies of the metal. 5. Lithium is in high demand as the world transitions away from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. (5 sentences from a single sentence)

Original sentence 2. Lithium is used in batteries, including those that power electric vehicles, and demand is soaring globally.

Ans..
1. Lithium is used in batteries.
2. It is also used to power electric vehicles.
3. Lithium demand is soaring globally.

Original sentence 3. It is also at the heart of a profound debate among Chileans, who are at odds over the social and environmental risks of lithium extraction.

Ans ..
1.Lithium extraction is at the heart of a profound debate among Chileans.
2. Chileans are at odds over the social and environmental risks of lithium extraction.

Original sentence 4. The New York Times reported last week on the consequences of mining for lithium in the ecologically sensitive salt flats of northern Chile and on how a new constitution, being drafted by an elected body, could change the mining sector, water rights and the country’s response to climate change.
Ans..
1. The salt flats of northern Chile are ecologically sensitive.
2. Lithium mining is going on in this area.
3. The New York Times reported last week on the consequences of such mining.
4. A new constitution is being drafted for the country by an elected body.

5. The constitution is going to allow lithium mining.

6. The New York Times reported last week on the consequences of such lithium mining.

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