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Direction (Qs. 1 to 10): In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each four words/ phrases are suggested one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
I used to look ..... (1) ... to the holidays. I was usually.... (2)... to my uncle’s house where I....(3).... his children did not get
paid a salary for ....(4).... What I received in return however, was far more....(5).... My uncle was an avid reader. During the time
I spent with his family I had an... (6).... to read the vast amount of books and magazines that he possessed. This improved my English
to some .... (7).... Reading became my new ... (8)..... (9)..... spending my pocket money on a ticket to the cinema I began to......
(10)..... books. This has benefited me greatly.

(1). 1. forward 2. towards 3. backward 4. up

A.    forward B.    towards
C.    backward D.    up
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I used to look ..... (1) ... to the holidays. I was usually.... (2)... to my uncle’s house where I....(3).... his children did not get
paid a salary for ....(4).... What I received in return however, was far more....(5).... My uncle was an avid reader. During the time
I spent with his family I had an... (6).... to read the vast amount of books and magazines that he possessed. This improved my English
to some .... (7).... Reading became my new ... (8)..... (9)..... spending my pocket money on a ticket to the cinema I began to......
(10)..... books. This has benefited me greatly.

(2). 1. went 2. sent 3. visited 4. travelled

A.    went B.    sent
C.    visited D.    travelled
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I used to look ..... (1) ... to the holidays. I was usually.... (2)... to my uncle’s house where I....(3).... his children did not get
paid a salary for ....(4).... What I received in return however, was far more....(5).... My uncle was an avid reader. During the time
I spent with his family I had an... (6).... to read the vast amount of books and magazines that he possessed. This improved my English
to some .... (7).... Reading became my new ... (8)..... (9)..... spending my pocket money on a ticket to the cinema I began to......
(10)..... books. This has benefited me greatly.

(3). 1. cared 2. occupy 3. guarded 4. taught

A.    cared B.    occupy
C.    guarded D.    taught
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I used to look ..... (1) ... to the holidays. I was usually.... (2)... to my uncle’s house where I....(3).... his children did not get
paid a salary for ....(4).... What I received in return however, was far more....(5).... My uncle was an avid reader. During the time
I spent with his family I had an... (6).... to read the vast amount of books and magazines that he possessed. This improved my English
to some .... (7).... Reading became my new ... (8)..... (9)..... spending my pocket money on a ticket to the cinema I began to......
(10)..... books. This has benefited me greatly.

(4). 1. them 2. whom 3. this 4. now

A.    them B.    whom
C.    this D.    now
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I used to look ..... (1) ... to the holidays. I was usually.... (2)... to my uncle’s house where I....(3).... his children did not get
paid a salary for ....(4).... What I received in return however, was far more....(5).... My uncle was an avid reader. During the time
I spent with his family I had an... (6).... to read the vast amount of books and magazines that he possessed. This improved my English
to some .... (7).... Reading became my new ... (8)..... (9)..... spending my pocket money on a ticket to the cinema I began to......
(10)..... books. This has benefited me greatly.

(5). 1. expensive 2. deserving 3. helping 4. valuable

A.    expensive B.    deserving
C.    helping D.    valuable
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I used to look ..... (1) ... to the holidays. I was usually.... (2)... to my uncle’s house where I....(3).... his children did not get
paid a salary for ....(4).... What I received in return however, was far more....(5).... My uncle was an avid reader. During the time
I spent with his family I had an... (6).... to read the vast amount of books and magazines that he possessed. This improved my English
to some .... (7).... Reading became my new ... (8)..... (9)..... spending my pocket money on a ticket to the cinema I began to......
(10)..... books. This has benefited me greatly.

(6). 1. opportunity 2. ability 3. use 4. encouragement

A.    opportunity B.    ability
C.    use D.    encouragement
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I used to look ..... (1) ... to the holidays. I was usually.... (2)... to my uncle’s house where I....(3).... his children did not get
paid a salary for ....(4).... What I received in return however, was far more....(5).... My uncle was an avid reader. During the time
I spent with his family I had an... (6).... to read the vast amount of books and magazines that he possessed. This improved my English
to some .... (7).... Reading became my new ... (8)..... (9)..... spending my pocket money on a ticket to the cinema I began to......
(10)..... books. This has benefited me greatly.

(7). 1. distance 2. extent 3. time 4. limits

A.    distance B.    extent
C.    time D.    limits
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I used to look ..... (1) ... to the holidays. I was usually.... (2)... to my uncle’s house where I....(3).... his children did not get
paid a salary for ....(4).... What I received in return however, was far more....(5).... My uncle was an avid reader. During the time
I spent with his family I had an... (6).... to read the vast amount of books and magazines that he possessed. This improved my English
to some .... (7).... Reading became my new ... (8)..... (9)..... spending my pocket money on a ticket to the cinema I began to......
(10)..... books. This has benefited me greatly.

(8). 1. activity 2. hope 3. hobby 4. duty

A.    activity B.    hope
C.    hobby D.    duty
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I used to look ..... (1) ... to the holidays. I was usually.... (2)... to my uncle’s house where I....(3).... his children did not get
paid a salary for ....(4).... What I received in return however, was far more....(5).... My uncle was an avid reader. During the time
I spent with his family I had an... (6).... to read the vast amount of books and magazines that he possessed. This improved my English
to some .... (7).... Reading became my new ... (8)..... (9)..... spending my pocket money on a ticket to the cinema I began to......
(10)..... books. This has benefited me greatly.

(9). 1. despite 2. though 3. by 4. instead of

A.    despite B.    though
C.    by D.    instead of
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I used to look ..... (1) ... to the holidays. I was usually.... (2)... to my uncle’s house where I....(3).... his children did not get
paid a salary for ....(4).... What I received in return however, was far more....(5).... My uncle was an avid reader. During the time
I spent with his family I had an... (6).... to read the vast amount of books and magazines that he possessed. This improved my English
to some .... (7).... Reading became my new ... (8)..... (9)..... spending my pocket money on a ticket to the cinema I began to......
(10)..... books. This has benefited me greatly.

(10). 1. sell 2. read 3. exchange 4. buy

A.    sell B.    read
C.    exchange D.    buy
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