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Hey guys, I'm working on a homework and it is kind of tough for me, I was thinking of share it with you and at the same time get some help with this challenging task.

Here we go.!!

All we need to do is pick the best answer from the answers I'll post at the bottom.

In many countries of Europe ___1___ has been a steady drift of people away from villages to large cities. The people, many of ___2___ have grown up in great poverty and deprivation, hope to improve their standard of ___3__, and see the metropolis as the __4__to all their problems.

In many ways, they find what they are looking for. Large cities do offer a huge number of facilities, ___5__which better education, better health care and improved housing are perhaps the most important. Large companies and factories, the vast __6___ of which pride ___7___ on looking after the interests of their employees, also open up any ___8__ of career opportunities for those willing to work hard.

Inevitably, however, there comes a time when people begin to long for the simplicity of the village or small town. Traffic problems and pollution, __9___ of which affect most large cities today, cause the most unhappiness. For people __10___ whom fresh air, unpolluted

water and beautiful countryside are distant - ___11__ painfully clear - memories of a previous, peaceful life in a village, the situation must at __12___ be unbearable.

The pressure of overpopulation has meant that, in the last thirty or forty years, thousands __13___ thousands of new flats have been built, often with__14__ regard to architectural beauty, and the surrounding countryside has all __15___ disappeared in many cases.

It is no __16___ such an easy matter to escape the noise and turmoil of the streets and find a field or forest where the children can play in safety.

ANSWERS
  1. a) there b) one c) where d) it

  2. a) them b) whom c) their d) which

  3. a) living b) life c) live d) the life

  4. a) essence b) point c) answer/solution d) cause

  5. a) among b) like c) between d) for example

  6. a) crowd b) most c) majority d) winners

  7. a) them b) themselves c) themself d) theirselves

  8. a) collection b) amount c) number d) pile

  9. a) both b) two c) twice d) all

  10. a) with / by b) to / by c) to / for d) for / with

  11. a) but nonetheless b) but however c) but although d) but not

  12. a) sometimes b) time to time c) high time d) times

  13. a) upon b) of c) on top of d) plus

  14. a) scantly b) hardly c) little d) few

  15. a) Most b) too c) but d) and everything

  16. a) mean feat b) longer c) problem d) matter

Post your responses below and then we debate a little bit.

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In many countries of Europe ___1 a there___ has been a steady drift of people away from villages to large cities. The people, many of ___2 b whom___ have grown up in great poverty and deprivation, hope to improve their standard of ___3 a living__, and see the metropolis as the _4 c answer_to all their problems.

In many ways, they find what they are looking for. Large cities do offer a huge number of facilities, ___5 a among__which better education, better health care and improved housing are perhaps the most important. Large companies and factories, the vast __6 c majority___ of which pride ___7 b themselves___ on looking after the interests of their employees, also open up any ___8 c number__ of career opportunities for those willing to work hard.

Inevitably, however, there comes a time when people begin to long for the simplicity of the village or small town. Traffic problems and pollution, __9 a both___ of which affect most large cities today, cause the most unhappiness. For people __10 c to___ whom fresh air, unpolluted water and beautiful countryside are distant - ___11 a but nonetheless__ painfully clear - memories of a previous, peaceful life in a village, the situation must at __12 d times___ be unbearable.

The pressure of overpopulation has meant that, in the last thirty or forty years, thousands __13 a upon ___ thousands of new flats have been built, often with__14 c little __ regard to architectural beauty, and the surrounding countryside has all __15 c but___ disappeared in many cases.

It is no __16 b longer___ such an easy matter to escape the noise and turmoil of the streets and find a field or forest where the children can play in safety.

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ladder bee 956Hey guys, I'm working on a homework

Delete a. Without it, what you wrote is possible but not natural. It would be better to say that you are doing homework or that you have homework.

Let me show you what I got so far.


1. a) there
2. a) them
3. a) living
4. c) answer/solution
5. a) among
6. c) majority
7. a) them
8. c) number
9. a) both
10. a) with / by
11. a) but nonetheless
12. d) times
13. b) of
14. a) scantly
15. a) Most
16. b) longer

My answers

1. a) there
2. a) them
3. a) living
4. c) answer/solution
5. a) among
6. c) majority
7. a) them
8. c) number
9. a) both
10. a) with / by
11. a) but nonetheless
12. d) times
13. b) of
14. a) scantly
15. a) Most
16. b) longer

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1 a

2 b

3 a

4 c

5 a

6 c

7 b

8 c

9 d

10 c

11 a

12 d

13 a

14 c

15 c

16 b

Thanks a lot for the feedback.

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