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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.

Ten years ago, MySpace didn’t exist. Neither did Facebook. Just one site, called (1) ……………………………com, dominated the online social networking market. But soon a bunch of sites (2) ………………………. up: LiveJournal, (3) ……………………………., LinkedIn, MySpace, and in 2004, Facebook. Back then, Facebook was just for Harvard kids. But a new study from the University of Minnesota says these days even the least (4) ……………….. kids have profiles on MySpace and Facebook. And they’re on the internet all the time. And that finding goes against the past studies that have found a ‘digital divide’ between rich and poor kids.   The researchers surveyed 600 urban teens from families making less than $25,000 a year. Closely, all the kids said they go online, often from home. More than 3 quarters of them have pages on MySpace or Facebook. The students say they’ve learned valuable (5) ……………………. skills in the process: they edit and upload photos, videos as well as music, and some of them even mess with html to personalize their pages. The researchers say teachers might want to build on that (6) ……………………… . Slipping a little MySpace between reading and ‘rithmetic could be really (7) ……………….. .

(1) Devotees, Routines, SixDegrees, Harmonize
(2) floundered, sprouted, counseled, founded
(3) Friendster, Engender, Smelter, Countermeasure
(4) shivered, oriented, privileged, ascended
(5) insolvency, oncology, ontology, technology
(6) experience, criterions, propitiates, vitreous
(7) drawling, enforcing, rewarding, droning

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