Read the following announcement.
To raise money for this year's Soccer Championship in Florida, the Ridgewood School soccer team (1).... raffle tickets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning of the next month. The prize will be a brand new bicycle, donated by Brown's Bike Shop. The tickets will be sold by the players (2).... in their homeroom classes. The team would greatly appreciate your (3)... The members will be sending thank you notes to (4)... a ticket.
Read the following set of instructions.
(5)... you will need to list the key dates we've studied this semester. First, review the key dates from modern European and early American history that (6).... in class. (7)... the key dates by the country that they took place in - this will make it easier for you to complete the timeline for each country. Finally, use your textbooks to check (8)...
Read the following e-mail from a student to a teacher.
You said in class last week that you were looking (9).... students to help you with a preschool music class. Well, I thought about it and I have (10).... relevant experience, such as babysitting for my sister and working at my cousin's summer camp. I know these experiences are just with family, but I hope they are (11).... for the position. I am looking to have a work experience with children that (12)... my perspective. I think your job is just the one!
Read the following student essay.
The cell phone is a common item in modern life that was always present. Today, cell phones come in many different sizes and shapes, and very (13).... they have impressive features such as cameras, reminders and Internet capability, which should come in handy. It is now possible for a cell phone to function as a mini-computer. Cell phones today, however, are (14).... what they were in the past. The first cell phones were big, bulky car phones with no special features (15).... into them. (16)... while driving, these cell phones were useless. Cell phones soon became as they are today (17).... our technologically advanced society. Now, we use our cell phones every day, never thinking much about the time before them. (18).... a cell phone can also be a lifesaver in an emergency.
Read the following article from a magazine about modern technology.
Holography is a technique where an image is recorded and then (19).... with a laser beam. These recorded images, called holograms, (20)... This technology (21)... since 1947, when it was invented by Dennis Gabor, but only with the appearance of lasers (22).... for its practical use in various fields. In the past few years, the Japanese have brought holography to a whole new level because they created a singing hologram that looks like a female pop star. This hologram, named Yuki, is projected on a (23).... and appears to be singing. She is exactly in sync with her electronic sounds. Yuki's holographic mouth moves no (24).... the music. Although it is very obvious that Yuki is not human, she is still a (25).... performer. In fact, Yuki's music videos have been shown all over the world. (26)... Yuki gains more popularity outside of Japan, she's sure to do international concerts, singing in many different languages.
Read the following passage from a book about languages.
The Rosetta Stone is an ancient Egyptian artifact that was discovered in 1799 by a French soldier. The writing on this stone made (27)..... the meaning of hieroglyphics. King Ptolemy V of Egypt (28).... the Rosetta Stone as a way of recording an important speech that he gave in 196 BC. The stone (29)..... the decree written in three different languages, (30)... archeologists so finally understand the Egyptian system of writing, called hieroglyphics. When studying the Rosetta Stone, archeologists saw Egyptian hieroglyphics, Egyptian demotic script, and Ancient Greek. In order to understand hieroglyphics, they needed to have some sort of translator as a key, (31).... is why the Rosetta Stone is so important. It took a long time (32).... hieroglyphics, even with the Rosetta Stone. It took them until 1822 to officially announce that they understood (33)... Today, Egyptian hieroglyphics can be read with ease, (34).... the Rosetta Stone.
Read the following passage from a history textbook.
The Colosseum is (35)... in the center of the city of Rome. It is the largest amphitheater (36).... during the Roman Empire, which was established in 27 BC, and lasted only 500 years before collapsing in 476 AD. The Colosseum was built (37).... it could fit more than 50,000 spectators. This means that the seats were built on different levels, like stairs. The Colosseum was used for many different types of spectacles but was most often used gladiator (38)... The reason why (39).... the "Colosseum" is because of a "colossal" statue of Nero that was built nearby. It is (40)... possible that the Colosseum was called many different things in the past before it got its current name. Today, the structure is a huge tourist attraction, as its ruins still remain in the center of Rome. Tourists notice that (41).... the stage from any location in the amphitheater, proving that the Colosseum is one of (42).... ever achieved by the Ancient Romans.