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.
There were twenty-six freshmen (1……………..) in English at Beijing Language Institute in the class of 1983. I was assigned to Group Two with another eleven boy and girls who had (2…………..) big cities in China. I was told that language study required smallness so that we would each get more attention from the skillful teachers. The better the school, the smaller the class. I realized that my classmates were ready all (3…………..) in English, simple sentences tossed out to each other in their red-faced introductions and carefree chatting. Their intonations were curving and dramatic and their pronunciation refined and accurate. But as I stretched to catch the drips and drops of their humming dialogue, I couldn’t (4………….) it all, only that it was English. Those words now flying before me sounded a little familiar. I had read them and tried to speak them, but I had never heard them (5……………) back to me in such a speedy, fluent manner. My big plan of (6………….) the city folks were thawing before my eyes.
1. Getting, majoring, interesting, concentrating
2. come at, come along, come from, come across
3. talking, lying, drinking, looking at
4. suspect, understand, wonder, convince
5. speak, are speaking, spoke, spoken
6. cheering, beating, relying, staying
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