Supply proper words with the help of the clues supplied in the parentheses.

Gap-fill exercise

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1. The rung of a was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to put the other somewhat higher. (Experience or situation clues.)
2. To most men, is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine the track it has passed. (Comparison clues.)
3. If society were a train, the would be the rails along which only the train could rumble forth. (Comparison clues.)
4. Law
- James Beattie (1735-1803)
LAWS, as we read in ancient sages,
Have been like cobwebs in all ages.
Cobwebs for little flies are spread,
And laws for little folks are made;
But if an insect of renown,
Hornet or beetle, wasp or ,
Be caught in quest of sport or plunder,
The flimsy fetter flies in sunder.
(Synonym or restatement clues.)
5. There is a of nurses. Hospitals want to hire more nurses, but they can’t find enough. (Example clues.)
6. Follow your doctor’s directions, because some medicines can be or fatal if you take too much. (Synonym or restatement clues.)
7. David Beckham’s sense of fashion is . Many people now style their hair like his. (Example clues.)
8. To get ready for in winter, bears must eat a lot food and get fat. (Example clues.)
9. She exercises her parental to discipline her child. (Experience or situation clues.)
10. The music, furniture, lighting and nice decorations in this restaurant give it a great
or atmosphere. (Synonym or restatement clues.)
11. is a department in the hospital that provides treatment of medical emergencies. (Direct explanation.)
12. I think I have a coffee . If I don’t drink my morning coffee, I get a headache. (Experience or situation clues.)
13. The car down the hill before crashing into he tree. (Experience or situation clues.)
14. The is a view of a large area of beautiful scenery, especially one seen by looking between rows of trees, buildings, etc. (Synonym or restatement clues.)
15. is built of facts the way a house is built of bricks; but an accumulation of facts is no more than a pile of bricks is a house. (Comparison clues.)
16. Dale’s desires to succeed him to work hard. (Experience or situation clues.)
17. Kate was to become an actress and went to many auditions. (Experience or situation clues.)
18. If a bear shows , means an angry feeling that makes one wants to attack or defeat somebody else, the best thing to do is play dead and hope it ges away. (Direct explanation.)
19. When the teacher asked Kevin if he had copied Ted’s homework, he he hadn’t. (Experience or situation clues.)
20 .Leoardo da Vinci’s , “The Mona Lisa,” is on permanent display at the Louvre. (Example clues.)