Fill each space in the text below with a suitable word given below.
(Note that only ONE word per space is allowed and that it must make grammatical sense.)
At (1) , the Tate Gallery has found the ultimate in minimalist art-a room full of (2) . Yes, that’s right—nothing! Well, almost. There is a man cranking an old hand-turned record player, churning (3) indistinct human voices. But to all intents and (4) , Liverpool’s Tate in the North now has an (5) largely consisting of an empty attic. To balance matters, American artist Ann Hamilton has added a very full room-full of sailcloth, which visitors push their way (6) . But even before reaching this towering peak of creative excellence, (7) of the public paying one pound a (8) - are treated to the (9) of a heater producing condensation. A spokesperson for the gallery said the exhibition was (10) by Liverpool and the River Mersey. The advertising blurb for the exhibition says: "Ann’s response to the city was, in part, a response to the presence of the River Mersey, with its huge tidal (11) , and its relation to the original (12) of the gallery’s nineteenth century warehouse building - a place of stuffing and emptying, of comings and (13) ." Visitors were divided in their opinions on the exhibition. Shop worker Samantha Smith said: "I really liked the room full of sailcloth." But civil (14) John Robbins, 54, concluded: "I think somebody must be the Mickey (15) !"
Choose the best option to complete each sentence below.
The management suspected that there must be a union _____ amongst the staff before there was so much agitation.
The government decided it should consult an _____ panel before attempting to make legal changes in the immigration laws- in order to be certain of the potential consequences.
Our company has been accepted for listing on the stock exchange. This _____ should stand us in good stead!
Whether or not Poland should join the European Union seems to be something of a _____ issue at the moment- with many people for but some clearly against.
I think the government’s idea of taxing beards is rather an _____ one.
The referee who will be _____ at this year’s F.A. Cup final is one of my relatives, you know!
The latest plague of locusts sweeping across the country is proving to be very _____ indeed. Hardly any greenery is left in their wake.
After it was discovered several financial advisors had been cheating their clients, a new _____ body was set up- to oversee matters and prevent such a thing happening again.
An event which takes place every three years is a _____ one.
Aha! You thought you had me fooled, but you can’t _____ me that easily! I knew what you were up to.
Take the key word - in brackets - at the end of each question below, and change it into a suitable variant to complete the given sentence.
Transform the following sentences into the passive voice and re-type them in the provided space.
Transform the quoted speech below into a reported speech.
The following sentences may contain errors in punctuation, capitalization, tenses, word spacing etc.
Correct them and type the full sentence in the provided space.
Fill in each blank using the appropriate tense for the verb in parenthesis.
Chances are you’ve heard of the ketogenic diet. It’s a high-fat, low-carbohydrate regiment that forces the body into “ketosis,” or a state of burning fat rather than sugar. Studies show that eating a ketogenic diet can lead to a reduced risk of heart disease, dramatic weight loss, and actual reversal of type 2 diabetes. However fashionable and desirable the ketogenic diet might seem, it’s not the only — or the most ethical — option for those looking to improve their health.
Veganism, the complete avoidance of any product derived from animals, is another diet that offers comparable metabolic and cardiac benefits, and it has the added advantage of being cruelty-free. Many people misinterpret veganism as involving lots of grains and therefore lots of sugars, but that is not the case: vegans can get much of their daily protein from beans and nuts, which are rich in iron and fiber. Most importantly, individuals who follow a vegan diet do not consume the huge amounts of saturated fat consumed by those who follow a ketogenic diet.
There’s an obesity epidemic in America, and it’s killing us. The Centers for Disease Control reports that a third of young adults and more than 40% of middle-aged Americans will develop heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes or certain types of cancer as a result of being obese. What can be done to solve this problem? Simple: we need to systematically adopt a ketogenic lifestyle.
The reason so many Americans are obese — the cause of most of the preventable, premature deaths in our country — is the carbohydrate-rich diet of the average American. We eat too many grains, and we intake too much sugar; instead we need animal-based proteins and fats. Although it sounds counter-intuitive, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet leads to rapid weight loss, a lowered risk of heart disease, and reversal of type 2 diabetes. However impractical the ketogenic diet might seem, it’s got to be more practical than dying from eating too many carbohydrates.
Which of the following statements is true?
The author of passage one dismisses the ketogenic diet on the grounds that:
The author of passage two refers to data from the Centers for Disease Control in order to
If most Americans took the advice of the author in passage two, which of the organizations below would benefit the most?
What is the author of Passage two most likely to argue about “low fat” versions of sugary foods like cupcakes and cookies?
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