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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.

The drought is big news in (1) …………………… But California’s not alone climate change will (2) ………………………………… water issues. So what should we do to save water? Turns out that most of us don’t really know, (3) ………………………… to research in the Proceedings of the (4) ……………………….. Academy of Sciences. The Shahzeen Attari at Indiana University surveyed more than 1,000 Americans online. And the respondents were first asked what they could do to conserve the water. The vast majority chose (5) ……………………….. an activity, such as taking a shorter shower. They didn’t give much weight to efficiency measures that involve (6) …………………. the devices themselves. For example, retrofitting a toilet which is the most significant water-saving change the average person can make. Participants also tended to underestimate the water required for various activities like car washing or washing clothes. For example, the average guess was that a standard washing machine uses 14 gallons of water it actually uses about 34. These results indicate that Americans don’t have a good handle on where they use the most water. Such awareness is critical today in California, but is likely to become (7) …………………….. for many other regions in the not-too-distant future.

(1) Closer, Moreover, Magnolia, California
(2) inflate, exacerbate , traced, mitigate
(3) according, contorting, scrawling, pouring
(4) Vertebral, Equatorial, National, Indiscernible
(5) curtailing, suffocating, strafing, neighing
(6) exhilarating, stating, containing, changing
(7) coldest, important, potent, polecat

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