Monday, June 11, 2012

Cloze Test June 11, 2012

Read the paragraph carefully and then identify which word has been replaced from which blank. The list of words has been provided below.
A few days before the G8 summit opened, the France-based market research firm IPSOS released its Economic Pulse of the World. The firm conducted surveys in 24 countries, asking people how they saw their economy and how they __1__ its future. Only 14 per cent of those surveyed felt that their economy would be __2__ six months hence. Southern Europe was gloomy, with Spain and Italy leading the pack. Britain was not far from the __3__. Elections in France, the Netherlands, Greece and Serbia and in the German provinces delivered a mandate against __4__ in the run-up to the G8 meeting. Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the left-wing Syriza coalition in Greece, told CNN that if his country followed the __5__ agreement “we are going directly to hell. To save Europe we need to change direction.” The pressure from below could not be clearer.

 A) stronger, B) bailout, C) austerity, D) anticipated, E) despondency

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