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Unit 4 Geological Heritage

Question E.2:

The box below contains ten words from the passage. Use them appropriately to fill the blanks in the sentences that follow:

Mammoth, Precariously, Subterranean, Ensconce,

Alacrity, Exponential, Snazzy, Apathy,

Abutting, Booming

1. While food production has shown only marginal improvement, the demand for food grains, vegetables and fruits has registered an _________________ growth the world over, forcing governments to initiate urgent measures to establish a balance between supply and demand.

2. To construct the _________________structure, the builder had to use enormous quantities of concrete.

3. When he returned from the office, he _________________ himself in an armchair and asked for a cup of tea.

4. When the teacher saw a student perched _________________on the branch of a tree, she asked him to climb down immediately.

5. The newly appointed office assistant earned the praise of her colleagues for the _________________with which she completed the tasks assigned to her.

6. The new office building was _________________ with its bright and fashionable exterior.

7. The pensioner did not get his dues in time on account of the _________________of the officials.

8. The land _________________ the post office was procured by the authorities for expanding the building that housed it.

9. Merchants stock up on goods during festival seasons to meet the _________________ demand and declare discounts when the sales slacken.

10. During wars armies dig up _________________ passages for the movement of troops and supplies unseen by the enemy.

Answer:

1. While food production has shown only marginal improvement, the demand for food grains, vegetables and fruits has registered an exponential growth the world over, forcing governments to initiate urgent measures to establish a balance between supply and demand.

2. To construct the mammoth structure, the builder had to use enormous quantities of concrete.

3. When he retur…

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