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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.

France (1) …………………… itself the world center of wine. But there may be some red faces in Burgundy today—because a study provides more evidence that the (2) ……………………… for turning grapes into a glass of wine may have come over from what today is Italy. The research is in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Archaeologists have found containers, called (3) ………………., at sites along the French coast.  2,500-year-old vessels had characteristics of wine bottles which are used by the Etruscans in what’s now Italy. But did these amphoras actually contain wine? Researchers looked at 13 Etruscan amphoras that had been excavated whole in the French coastal town of Lattara, an ancient (4) ……………………. center. They also examined a limestone (5) …………………. that looked to have been wine or olive press. Based on chemical analyses, the amphoras contained wine. The press did not start being used on grapes until decades after amphoras arrived. These artifacts imply that the Gallic locals first had their wine shipped in and later began the development of their own wine-making techniques—(6) ………………………….. using vines also transplanted into the area. Looks like French wine, like (7) ……………………, is really an Italian import.

(1) officials, prepositions, altered, considers
(2) plebiscites, scrutinize, techniques, mortise
(3) amphoras, cantons, passers, anthems
(4) gold export, fore post, import-export, porticos
(5) crampon, sandstorm, python, platform
(6) remarkably, probably, demonstrably, partograph
(7) Napoleon, Chromium, Rhodium, Sanatorium

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