Read the passage below. It contains blank spaces numbered 1 to 15. For each blank space, choose the best alternative from the choices given.
Laughter is part of everyday human communication. We can __1__ think of a day in our lives that __2__ without us Laughing or hearing someone laugh. Research has shown that human beings are __3__ of laughing even before they are born.__4__ pictures have shown unborn babies smiling in their mothers’ wombs. Smiling __5__ be thought of as the first __6__ of laughter.
Humans are not the only __7__ capable of laughing. It is__8__that chimpanzees and gorillas also make sounds and facial expressions that resemble those made by humans__9__ laughing. The major difference, __10__, is that whereas human beings can laugh at jokes, it is doubtful __11__ animals can see the funny __12__ of life. It should, however, be noted that laughter is not always __13__ expression of happiness. Sometimes we laugh to __14__ up embarrassment or hide our fears. We may even laugh to__15__ annoyance
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