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Reading and writing fill in the blanks practice exercise. Below is text with blanks. Choose the correct word for each blank to complete the text.

Everyone from Freud to Tina Fey has tried to (1) …………………….. why some things are funny. Now, new research concludes that one key to comedy is for a (2) ………………… to violate a moral standard but in a gentle way. Researchers presented volunteers with a number of different (3) …………………… For example, the Jimmy Dean sausage company needs a spokesman for its new line of pork products, so they hire Rabbi Shlomo Rosen field. Or, so they hire a farmer. Participants were more likely to find rabbi scenario wrong, but they were also more likely to think it was funny. The researchers found that participants would laugh at (4) ……………………….. with moral (5) ……………………….. if, for example, they felt that situation was (6) ……………………., harmless or involved people unconnected to the listener. The study appears in the journal Psychological Science. The finding deviates from previously (7) ……………………. .the psychology studies which equate moral violation solely with disgust. It also proves that the Mel Brooks was onto something when he said, “Tragedy is when I cut my finger. And the Comedy is when you fall down an open sewer and die.”

(1) understand, conferred, demand, smacked
(2)affectation, notation,  situation, occupation
(3)arpeggios,  scenarios, politicos, varicose
(4)bailiff, innovations,  situations, lateness
(5) violations, signification, patience, surveyors
(6) credible, hypothetical, anticlerical, congenital
(7) recommit, panicked, untarnished, published

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