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.
If climate change continues unabated, the plight of Bangladesh, which wages an annual battle against floods, provides a grim lesson for many other parts of the world. It will lose the war against (1………….) water. “If the sea level (2……………..) are true, parts of the country will simply disappear,” said Jo Scheuer, deputy country director of the United Nations Development Programme in India. Most parts of Bangladesh are less than 10m above sea level, so rising seas coupled with storm surges could put large parts of the population and agricultural land under (3………………) of severe flooding. The toll would be catastrophic for a country where half its population lives below the poverty line. South and east Asia, including Vietnam, Bangladesh, India and parts of China, including Shanghai, will be most (4……………) to climate change because of their large coastal populations in low-lying areas, according to the UK International Institute for Environment and Development.
1. Increase, rising, unrelenting, continuing
2. Predictions, prophecy, indications, quotas
3. Intimidation, warning, danger, threat
4. Accessible, vulnerable, sudden, adjacent