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F when it didnt happen we couldnt believe it g this

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F. When it didn‟t happen, we couldn‟t believe it. G. This pours out at a rate of one metre per second and at a temperature of 350 degrees. H. After that, as you get really deep, it‟s near freezing point so you need a sweater, thick socks, gloves and a woolly hat. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 IX. Fill in each blank by choosing one of the suggested words provided in the box: (10pts) apathy disdain diverse futile hackneyed incessant kindle ludicrous scrutinize superficial reverence integrity 1. Six privileged guests met the Pope and spoke to him with great ……………………… ..... 2. The doctor was not alarmed at all by the ………… ........ …………. cut on the baby‟s arm. 3. Jean thought it was a ………………………... idea to put cats up on a birthday cake! 4. Even though Pam watered the seedlings, her efforts to save the tiny sprouts were……… ............... ……….. 5. Harriet couldn‟t sleep this morning due to the …………………… .......... ….. crowing of the rooster at dawn. 6. Jeff tends to ……………………… ...... every bill he received to assure himself that the charges are accurate. 7. Peter saw such ………… ....... … styles in hardware for his kitchen cabinets that he couldn‟t make a selection. 8. After the woman‟s purse was returned, she praised the …………………. ............. of the person who found it. 9. Bob was disappointed in the plot of the film beca use of the … ........................ …storyline that had no surprise. 10.This adorable kitten will ………………… ................ … anyone‟s tender instincts with a desire to keep it saf e.
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4 X. Read the text below and then circle the answer that best fits each space. (10pts) THE HISTORY OF WRITING The development of writing ( 1 ) ........ a huge difference to the world and we might see it as the beginning of the ( 2 ) ......... Pieces of pottery with marks on that are probably numbers have been discovered in China that date from around 4000 BC. Hieroglyphics and other forms of „picture writing‟ developed in the ( 3 ) ........ around Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq), where the ancient Sumerian civilization was based, from around 3300 BC onwards. However, the first ( 4 ) ........ alphabet was used by the Phoenicians around 1050 BC. Their alphabet had 22 letters and it is estimated that it lasted for 1000 years. The first two signs were called „aleph‟ and „beth‟, which in Greek became „alpha‟ and „beta‟, which gave us the (5) ....... . word „alphabet‟. The modern European alphabet is based on the Greek and ( 6) ........ to other European countries under the Romans. A number of changes took place as time passed. The Romans added the letter G, and the letters J and V were ( 7 ) ........ to people in Shakespeare‟s time. If we ( 8 ) ........ the history of punctuation, we also find some interesting facts. The Romans used to write quaesto at the end of a sentence in ( 9 ) ........ to show that it was a question. They started to write Qo in ( 10 ) ........ of the whole word, and then put the Q above the o . In the end, that became the question mark „?‟.
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