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.
One cause of unemployment may be downswings in the trade cycle, i.e. periods of recession. Another explanation of widescale unemployment refers to structural employment, structural unemployment arises from longer-term changes in the
economy, affecting (1…………..) industries, regions and occupations. Structural unemployment often explains regional unemployment. Some regions of the UK such as Central Scotland, and the North-West have higher rates of unemployment because the (2…………) heavy industries which (3………….) there have gone into decline as they are (4…………..) by cheaper imports from abroad. The new high-tech industries based on new technologies tend to be based in the South-East and along particular growth corridors.
1. specific, specialized, specification, speck
2. novel, new, traditional, concentrated
3. seated, sat, located, localized
4. rehabilitated, retreated, replaced, reconstructed
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