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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 all know smoking is (1) ………………………… .  And being a smoking hot rock or pop star may be even more dangerous.  Just ask Elvis.  Or John Lennon.  Or Janis Joplin.  Or Jimi Hendrix.  Or Buddy Holly.  Or Tupac Shakur.  A study in the Journal of (2) …………………….. and (3) …………………………. Health looked at more than a (4) ………………………. North American and (5) …………………….. singers and musicians who became famous between 1956 and 1999.  researchers found that the rock and pop stars are more than twice as likely to die an early death as the rest of us nobodies. First few years after becoming such famous are  most dangerous.  Drug and alcohol abuse account for about a quarter of the early deaths. In all, 100 of the 1050 music stars (6) ……………………… in the study were found to die young.  The average age of death for the North Americans was 42.  The Europeans only made it to 35.  If they can stay famous for 25 years after their initial stardom, European stars’ death rates become same as the general population.  But American idols (7) ………………………… to die sooner than regular folks.

(1) dangerous, shapelessness, tastelessness, servants
(2) Dichotomy, Monogamy, Snobbery, Epidemiology
(3) Beautifully, Community, Opportunity, Ingenuity
(4) outward, resounded, thousand, compounded
(5) Daemon, European, Fieldsman, Zijin
(6) disputant, student, cruelest, included
(7) venue, hairdo, continue, ingenue

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