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You are given a piece of text with eight spaces.

You are also given a set of words for each space which you need to change to create the correct word for each space.

Type the correct word in the space given, and you can only type one word per space.


Once all the questions have been answered, click on the check button.

Correct answers will appear in green, incorrect answers in red.

Your mark will be given as a percentage.


The pass mark for this exercise is 60% or over, and you need to be able to do this exercise in the exam in about 10 minutes.
(A timer is given here to help.)


His family is not very ....HAPPY..........          HAPPINESS


10:00 min.


In 2000 and 2001, California was exposed to a series of rolling blackouts. Electric utilities in the state had been (1) in the 1990s. This led to higher (2) energy costs. It also provoked (3) financial problems for many of the state's electric utilities. By the time of the blackouts, California had not (4) invested in new power plants in a decade, and it had been forced to import a significant portion of its electricity from surrounding states. A drought in the Pacific Northwest (5) reduced the amount of electricity available for import from hydroelectric power plants in the region. This drove up the price for electricity in the market, making electric companies in the other states (6) to sell to California. In addition, a hotter than usual summer led to (7) spikes in demand that California's system could not handle. Rolling blackouts hit the Bay area first, then hit cities throughout northern and central California, and, by March 2001, the entire state. The (8) government intervened early to require electric companies to sell to California, but blackouts continued, and the situation has still not been resolved.

The Tribune

  • (1) REGULATE
  • (2) WHOLE
  • (3) SEVERITY
  • (5) DRAMA
  • (7) PREDICT