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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.

January often gets people (1) ……………………. about what they’ve accomplished over the past twelve months. This present year, it got the editors of the medical journal The Lancet to ponder how far health care has come over the past century, and where it (2) ………………… to fall short. A hundred years ago, Squire Sprigge, an editor of The Lancet, penned a piece entitled “The Promise of 1911”. Current editors thought that they’d review this clinical scorecard to see how far we’ve come. The old editorial frets about the “demon of tuberculosis” and diarrheal diseases in Africa,(3) ……………………… we have yet to exercise. It also argues for(4) ………………….. against “charlatans and quacks,” an issue that apparently arose long before the advent of infomercials. The need to improve medical education, the role of the press in (5) …………………… science news, and the danger of medical tourism—they were all discussed in this century-old article that Nowadays editors could have run as is after modernizing the font. Instead they simply (6) ………………………. that, 1911 to 2012 there is much for (7) …………………………….. to be proud of as well as to be humble about.

(1) resting, building , creating , thinking
(2) continues, salesroom, checkrooms, rescues
(3)reflections, builders, conditions, insistence
(4) modulation, fascination, imputation, legislation
(5) deleting, voting, reporting, wondering
(6) conclude, electrocute, lute, hued
(7) melanin, lecithin, medicine, mescaline

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