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1. A sound language skill is not enough to ensure success as a public speaker. Choose your words carefully and be sure to (1) _____________ them. Poor articulation and pronunciation weighs much in (2) __________ your presentation. Visual aids are helpful to get your message across. You may use handouts or technical presentations to support your points. But the best visual aids are your facial expressions, hand gestures and body language. When practicing your speech, try to do it in front of a mirror to see how you look. Make sure that you have a solid opening, a good transition and a (3) _________ conclusion.

Blank 1: rehearse, enunciate, verbalize

Blank 2: damaging, delivering, evaluating

Blank 3: memorable, definite, valuable

Correct Answer: enunciate, evaluating, memorable

Explanation: The beginning of the paragraph brings our focus on language skills. The importance that articulation and pronunciation hold is mentioned. The options ‘enunciate’ and ‘verbalize’ thus gain more importance over ‘rehearse’. To verbalize means to put in words and to enunciate means to pronounce. The latter option thus is more suitable for the sentence. The next sentence also supports the choice. For the second blank, the clear answer choice is ‘evaluating’. This is clear because of the use of the word ‘weighs’. Towards the middle of the paragraph, the author moves his focus to visual aids for making a presentation. He says that your facial expressions and body language are the best visual aids. In the end, he summarizes how a speech or presentation should be. Your should have a solid opening to make an impressive and interesting start, then move from one idea to the other and have good transition. Lastly, you should have a ‘memorable’ conclusion. There is no point in having a ‘definite’ and ‘valuable’ conclusion if your audience will not remember it. Thus, we give maximum importance to this word and it is the correct answer option.

2. Many biodegradable product distributors are strongly committed to environmental (1) _________. Their major focus is the slow decomposition of garbage in landfills and its (2) ___________ effects on the environment. That is why they sell 100% biodegradable, eco-friendly products to speed up the (3) __________ of trash and to reduce our negative effects on the earth.

Blank 1: causes, concerns, sustainability

Blank 2: negative, devastating, gradual

Blank 3: breakdown, decomposition, rotting

Correct Answer: sustainability, negative, decomposition

Explanation: The words ‘environmental causes’ and ‘environmental concerns’ refer to all the problems related with environment in general. The concern of the biodegradable product distributors is specific. They aim to reduce our negative effects on the earth to increase environmental ‘sustainability’. Hence, we choose the corresponding option. For the second blank, we select the option ‘negative’. The sentence shows the main area of focus of biodegradable product distributors. They are concerned about the slow decomposition of garbage. We cannot say whether this slow decomposition has a ‘gradual’ effect on the environment, nor can we say that the effect is ‘devastating’. We reject the strong word ‘devastation’ and select the other option, as the effect on environment is certainly ‘negative’. For the last blank, we select the option ‘decomposition’. The author uses this word to explain the issue. He says that the decomposition of garbage in landfills is slow and the distributors sell biodegradable products to speed up the decomposition of trash.

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