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Directions: In  the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. against each number, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. find out the appropriate word in each case.

There once was a time when people thought of the environment, they thought of its beauty. But now as the natural beauty of the earth (___28___) many people around the world have (___29___) up to the realities of Just how fragile our earth actually is. Central to this issue is pollution, which involves the production of (___30___) substances into the air, land, and water. Although pollution has been occurring (___31___) the earth’s history, the rate by which the human species have (___32___) to the amount of pollution that has entered our environment over the (___33___) so many years far (___34___) the earths inherent ability to heal itself .Along with pollution, mass deforestation has Eilso (___35___) a growing problem to the health of our environment. The (___36___) of forests without sufficient reforestation has gradually worn down natures natural defence against air pollution, desertification, and soil nutrient loss. This loss has reached to a point that we are now (___37___) a world in the near future without trees, which would ultimately mean a world without people.

Q1.

28.

(a) disappears

(b) demolishes

(c) stops

(d) remains

(e) destroys

Q2.

29.

(a) backed

(b) built

(c) broken

(d) realized

(e) woken

Q3.

30.

(a) adverse

(b) evil

(c) insecure

(d) harmful

(e) worse

Q4.

31.

(a) never

(b) throughout

(c) always

(d) everywhere

(e) forever

Q5.

32.

(a) evolved

(b) prompted

(c) contributed

(d) imparted

(e) encouraged

Q6.

33.

(a) recent

(b) ancient

(c) departed

(d) coming

(e) past

Q7.

34.

(a) exceeds

(b) outnumbers

(c) continues

(d) matches

(e) expands

Q8.

35.

(a) answered

(b) comprise

(c) posed

(d) resulted

(e) solved

Q9.

36.

(a)expansion

(b)finishing

(c)withdraw

(d)missing

(e) cutting

Q10.

37.

(a)expressing

(b)facing

(c)overcoming

(d)venturing

(e) wishing

ANSWERS :

            1 a       2 d       3 e       4 b       5 c       6 d       7 a       8 c       9 e       10 b

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