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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.

We have those confidence-surging songs we listen to before a big event.  Now (1) ……………………….. say that the lyrics are not necessarily what make us feel dominant—it’s the booming bass. That’s (2) …………………. to a study in the journal Social Psychology and (3) …………………… Science. Certain types of music, such as heavy metal and hip-hop, make people feel (4) ………………………… and aggressive. So, to find out why, researchers had people listen to dozens of songs. And then they asked how powerful the participants felt while (5) ………………………… . Topping a list for imbuing a sense of strength: Queen’s anthem “We Will Rock You.”  At the bottom? Baha Men’s questioning “Who Let the Dogs Out?”.  The researchers had subjects listen to the songs and do some tests. In one, the volunteers were told they could win money if they predicted the outcome of a die roll, either by a (6) …………………………… or themselves. Even though the outcome would be random in either case, those who had listened to bass-heavy music were more likely to want to be the one to roll the die.  In other tests, participants listening to bass-heavy music picked more powerful words when doing word (7) ………………… and were more likely to want to go first in debates.

(1) researchers, precautions, contractors, steelworkers
(2) walking, hooding, according, balling
(3) Constitutionality, Personality, Turgidly, Searchingly
(4) accountable, doubtable, surmountable, powerful
(5) listening, sectioning, leveling, imperiling
(6) foody, third-party, cabby, penalty
(7) collective, premises, tourists, exercises

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