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Complete the text with ONE word.

I had no ____ (1) sat down and opened the menu than she came in, smiling, slightly swaying her arm. ____ (2) catching sight of her, I realized that all the ____ (3) I had been half hoping for this, ever ____ (4) I boarded the plane. At the ____ (5) she sat down, it was ____ (6) if she had been expecting me, ____ (7) if we had arranged to meet the night before. We had hardly arrived ____ (8) I heard the waiter, with remarkable intuition; ask whether he should bring champagne. We began talking and laughing. ____ (9) I complimented her on her English, she blushed, knowing it was nowhere near as fluent ____ (10) it had been. It was not ____ (11) the first bottle of champagne had been emptied that the conversation drifted to the past and it was only ____ (12) that awkwardness crept in ____ (13) time passed. By the ____ (14) we had finished our starters, our bursts of conversation had become shorter, less animated, and the pauses between them correspondingly longer. We finished the second bottle in resigned silence, at ____ (15) point her eyes were clearly filling up with tears.

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I answered almost everything, but I have doubts if they are correct and what I should answer in number 12.


My answers

1. Sooner

2. Before

3. Time

4. Since

5. Moment

6. As

7. As

8. When

9. When

10. As

11. Even

12. ?

13. As

14. Time

15. The

My answers

1. Sooner

2. Before

3. Time

4. Since

5. Moment

6. As

7. As

8. When

9. When

10. As

11. Even until

12. ? then

13. As

14. Time

15. The that