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Write a word from the list above in the gap(s) in each sentence.
A) A nuclear (reactor), or power plant, is a series of machines that can control nuclear fission to produce electricity.
B) Nuclear (waste) is the material that nuclear fuel becomes after it is used in a reactor.
C) Nuclear (energy) can be used to create electricity, but it must first be released from the atom.
D) In nuclear (fission), atoms are split to release the energy.
E) The nuclear (arms) race was central to the Cold War.
F) Each submarine carries 16 nuclear (missiles), capable of hitting a target up to 7,500 miles away.
G) Because nuclear (fuel) can be used to create nuclear (weapons) as well as nuclear reactors, only certain nations are allowed to import uranium or plutonium.
H) A nuclear (meltdown) is an informal term for a severe nuclear reactor accident that results in core damage from overheating.
I) Nuclear (engineers) are still researching nuclear (fusion), because once achievable, the process will likely be safe and cost-effective.
J) The UK's nuclear (deterrent) force currently consists of four Vanguard-class submarines.
K) There are small holes in the nuclear (membrane) called nuclear pores, and these pores allow content to move in and out of the nucleus.
L) We examine Britain's current nuclear (capabilities), as calls come to scrap Trident and rely on our U.S. partners for protection.
M) Weapons experts will consider whether small-scale nuclear (exchanges) are now more likely than those feared during the Cold War.
N) But was this nuclear (family) a myth nurtured through idealistic images by capitalist propaganda from the post-war era?
O) Most US and Russian nuclear (warheads) are aimed at missile silos in rural or suburban military installations.
P) ‘Nuclear (winter)’ may kill more than a nuclear war due to the smoke blocking the sun's light.
At C1 level, learning vocabulary can be demanding, just because of the large number of words and expressions you come across. In the image above, I've divided the collocations from the first exercise into four groups. This helps me to manage a relatively large number of words by creating sub-headings, each with their own associations. 'Nuclear meltdown' is related to accidents like Chernobyl or more recently Fukushima, whereas 'nuclear exchanges' has me thinking of big artillery battles and the joy arms dealers must feel every time big, expensive rockets and missiles are fired! How you break down big lists of vocabulary is personal to you, but worth thinking about. What collacations from the exercise would you associate with numbers 1-4 in the picture? Can you think of any other sub-headings?Join the debate on nuclear weapons Back to C1 classes