Vocabulary exercise | Gap fills

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase.

1. With the help of sophisticated scanning devices scientists can see right ………………….. layers of solid materials.

a) through

b) inside

c) at

d) over

2. T-ray scanning devices may help detect explosives and identify potentially …………………… hidden flaws on spacecraft.

a) important

b) catastrophic

c) significant

d) lethal

3. Maoists have ……………………… as the single biggest gainers in the Constituent Assembly polls.

a) arrived

b) emerged

c) come

d) none of these

4. India has ……………………. some steps that countries in the developing world can adopt to combat climate change.

a) speculated

b) published

c) proposed

d) ordered

5. The Supreme Court has ………………….. the opposition parties’ demand that the results of the presidential election be released immediately.

a) denied

b) dismissed

c) accepted

d) approved

6. Robert Mugabe has been the President of Zimbabwe …………………. the country won its independence.

a) since

b) for

c) from

d) after

7. Recession is ……………………… opportunities for people in poor countries.

a) stunting

b) stunning

c) promoting

d) accelerating

8. World Bank has called ……………………. developed nations to help offset the rising cost of food.

a) on

b) for

c) after

d) in

9. The train service between India and Pakistan has been ………………………

a) resumed

b) operated

c) made functional

d) recovered

10. Mobile number portability allows users to change service providers while ……………………. their existing numbers.

a) retaining

b) changing

c) retailing

d) revoking

Answers

1. With the help of sophisticated scanning devices scientists can see right through layers of solid materials.

2. T-ray scanning devices may help detect explosives and identify potentially catastrophic hidden flaws on spacecraft.

3. Maoists have emerged as the single biggest gainers in the Constituent Assembly polls.

4. India has proposed some steps that countries in the developing world can adopt to combat climate change.

5. The Supreme Court has dismissed the opposition parties’ demand that the results of the presidential election be released immediately.

6. Robert Mugabe has been the President of Zimbabwe since the country won its independence.

7. Recession is stunning opportunities for people in poor countries.

8. World Bank has called on developed nations to help offset the rising cost of food.

9. The train service between India and Pakistan has been resumed.

10. Mobile number portability allows users to change service providers while retaining their existing numbers.

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