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Fill each of the numbered blanks in the passage with one suitable word (cam_green 32) The use of audio-description- a technique designed to enable blind people to enjoy the theatre- was pioneered in America in 1981. While continuing to listen in the (1)………way to stage dialogue and sound, visuallyimpaired (2)…………of the audience also receive a commentary on what is (3)…………..seen For (4)……………who reluctantly give up the theatre when they begin to lose their (5)…………, audio-description can receive an valued interest. For those, however, who have always enjoyed the theatre (6)………….total blindness, audio-description presents a whole new dimension. It is not (7)……………to see the lights go down to be caught up in (8)……………sense of anticipation which gradually silences and unites the audience, (9)……………the curtain has gone up, it is simply a case of total concentration (10)………….as not to miss one word, tone, nuance or stage sound that (11)……………..provide a clue (12)………….some visual happening. Even (13)…………..sight, theatre can be a delight, but there are innumerable gaps to be filled. Audiodescription is the (14)…………..solution. It (15)……………you in the picture by providing explanatory comments before the curtain goes up, and then audio commentary is relayed (16)…………an earphone by a person (17)………………is standing at the side or back of the stage (18)………………the performance. Obviously (19)……………..can replace lost sight but to a wonderful and perhaps surprising (20)………………audiodescription makes it possible to see a play without sight. It is an exciting glimpse of things to come. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it is as similar as possible. 1. House prices have risen dramatically this year There has ____________________________________ 2. This affair does not concern you. This affair is no _______________________________ 3. You must submit articles for the magazine by June 16th The final date _________________________________ 4. Although Christopher was the stronger of the two, his attacker soon overpowered him Despite his _______________________________________________________ ___ 5. What a surprise to see you here !. Fancy __________________________ ! 6. I don’t intend to apologize to either of them I have _________________________________ 7. It was only when I left home that I realized how much my father meant to me Not until__________________________________________________ ______ 8. The only reason the party was a success was that a famous film star attended Had it not _____________________________________________________ 9. The company presents a gold watch to each of its retiring employees Each ________________________________________________. 10. The only thing that kept us out of prison was the way he spoke the local dialect But for his command ________________________________________________. 11. He finds maps hard to follow. He has ________________________________________________. A, William decided that an actor’s life was not for him (cut) ________________________________________________. B, The President arranged for me to use his chauffeurdriven car whenever I liked (disposal) ________________________________________________. C, My cat has lost its appetite ( ) (off) ________________________________________________. D, The children made every effort to please their father (best) ________________________________________________. E, They decided not to go to by boat because they thought they would be seasick. (fear) ________________________________________________. F, The bank robbers escaped in a stolen car (getaway) ________________________________________________. G, People don’t want to buy cars with large engines anymore (call) ________________________________________________. H, Twenty years ago this region produced twice as much coal as it does now (halved) ________________________________________________. I, The Prime Mister is unlikely to call an early general election (likelihood) ________________________________________________. J, Nobody could possibly believe the story he told us (beyond) ________________________________________________. K, The project received the unanimous approval of the committee. (favour) ________________________________________________. L, His reactions are quite unpredictable. (knows) ________________________________________________. M, There are several categories of people who do not have pay the new tax. (exempt) ________________________________________________. N, We used to spend Sunday afternoons working in the garden (would) ________________________________________________. M, Diawarra wasn’t always as rude as that. (be) ________________________________________________. O, Susan booked out before we got to her hotel (by the time) ________________________________________________. P, What did you do at the moment of the explosion ?. (when) ________________________________________________. R, Not many people attended the meeting. (turnout) ________________________________________________.

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