Q42. Updated reading and writing fill in the blanks

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.  

The study, of 322 overweight 10- to 14-year-olds, found that those whose usual, sedentary video games were partly replaced with active games (1…………….) less weight over six months. For years, experts have worried that the growing amount of time children are spending in front of TVs and computers is helping to feed an (2……………) of childhood obesity.

Progressive enhancement is a design practice based on the idea that instead (3………….) for the least capable browser, or mangling our code to make a site look the same in every browser, we should provide a core set of functionality and information to all users, and (4…………………) enhance the appearance and behavior of the site for users of more capable browsers. It’s very productive development practice, (5……………..) hours working out how to add drop shadows to the borders of an element in every browser, we simply use the standards-based approach for browsers that support it and don’t even attempt to implement it in browsers that don’t. After all, the users of older and less capable browsers won’t know what they are missing, (6………………) to progressive enhancement is the belief among developers and clients that websites should look the same in every browser. As a developer, you can simplify your life and dedicate your time to more interesting challenges if you let go of this outdated notion and embrace progressive enhancement.

1. Lost, gained, loss, increased
2. epidemic, popularity, spread, prevalence
3. of designing, of devising, of managing, of cultivating
4. surprisingly, quantitatively, qualitatively, then progressively
5. instead of spending, rather to waste, instead to spend, rather than treasuring
6. The strongest motive, the most serious ramification, the biggest challenges, the kindest reminder 

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