For questions 1 to 15, select the best alternative to fill the blank spaces.
Our future diet __1__ this small planet __2__ contain a lot less meat, and a lot of new foods we haven't even heard of __3__. If we think of the produce people grow and eat, we think of only a few __4_ _of grains or fruits, or vegetables, and probably we __5__ those are the only ones that are available around the world. __6__ Kenyans today only eat food taken from about twenty different crops, yet there are at __7__ twenty thousand edible kinds of plants in the world. Many of __8__ offer alternatives that are better for our health than a lot of the meals we eat now.
Most of us, for __9__, have eaten only one or two varieties of potatoes, __10__ Latin American farmers grow up to fifty different types. Many are __11__ suitable for our __12__ and offer good nutrition.
Scientists are working to develop new food crops to __13__ new needs. Some of these new crops __14__ developed because they are easier to grow than existing ones, __15__ because they are more resistant to disease.
Read the passage below it contains blank spaces numbered 1 to 15. For each blank space, choose the best alternative from the choices given.
Some people are able to __1__ worry quite easily. Others, __2__ , are like sponges. They soak it up and __3__ time, worrying becomes a habit that they find difficult to break. Of course we all tend to worry about __4__. It could be money, safety, appearance, performance, friends, family __5__ a thousand other things. But it is __6__ to realise that worry accomplishes nothing positive. It lets air out of all you do, draining fun and excitement __7__ everything.
Worry makes us miserable, impatient and forgetful. It can keep you __8__ at night or make your stomach ache. It can make it hard to concentrate. Constant worry can lead to __9__ stress, panic attacks or other __10__. What most people do not realise is that it is __11__ a waste of time and the more you worry the __12_ you achieve. So, let go __13__ your worries. After all, many of __14__ things that you worry about __15__ never happen.
Every day you make hundreds of decisions. Today you decided __1__ to get up, what to wear, what to eat and whether or not to talk to a __2__ person. You started __3__ decision-making pattern when you were young and __4__ use that same pattern today. __5__ most people, this decision-making pattern is successful.
Poor decision-makers, __6__, usually do not realise that their decision-making process __7__ inadequate.
Every time we have to make a decision, we must __8__ understand why the decision is necessary. We __9__ then consider the possible alternatives and select the __10__ one. Our __11__ in solving problems also increases if we include the opinions of others.
Some people __12__ making decisions because they are afraid they will __13__ a mistake. Their goal is to make the perfect decision, __14__ there is no such thing as the perfect decision. Every decision is a risk. Good decision-makers know that almost __15__ decision can be changed.
Read the passage below. It contains blank spaces numbered1 to1 5. For each blank space, choose the best alternative from the choices given.
Songs have been and continue to be an important part of our tradition. For thousands of years, songs have been used for a variety of __1__. For example, songs have been used by communities to __2__ feelings of joy during occasions such as weddings, birthdays __3__ graduation parties. In funerals, songs communicate the sadness and sorrow of the family and friends of the one __4__ has died.
Another important social use of songs is entertainment. Everybody __5__ to listen to good music; we do not need encouragement to start singing __6__ or swaying our bodies in tune with the beats of a good song. Sometimes people are heard humming __7__ of popular songs __8__. When they are working, walking or relaxing, Music is medicine for the soul. It gladdens and comforts a __9__ heart. In addition, songs are viewed as the most __10__ way of expressing love for a loved one. Romantic songs are so common that small children know and can sing them __11__ ease.
Songs also play a part in our religious and political life. For instance, we sing praises to God as part of our worship __12__ songs express our gratitude to God for the gift of life, good health and for meeting our __13__ needs. In political rallies songs are used to arouse peopleâs emotions and to persuade them to support a certain party or individual. They can __14__ be used to demand change. Which political gathering __15__ be complete without some singing and dancing?
Read the passage below. It contains blank spaces numbered 1 to 15. For each blank space, choose the best alternative from the choices given.
Many people in various parts of the world experience stress. It can be defined as worrying excessively about a __1__ situation. I would like us to share some thoughts __2__ how to manage stress as an ongoing __3__. First of all, the manner __4__ which we explain things that happen to us will determine the __5__ of our actions
Stress has no age limit. Children __6__ known to experience and express extreme stress. Sometimes stress leads to disagreements with __7__ whom we love. We need to be aware that stress __8__ come in a bang. Thinking about __9__ events is one way of building on our failures. A small failure here and there so increases pressure __10__ it __11__ reach a level which is beyond __12__
The second point is to __13__ note of anything which causes war in the self. Remember at one time, __14__ may have made a passing comment __15__. âYou look so ugly.â If you store this in your mind and keep on thinking about it, it becomes unhealthy.
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