Try FREE now

Fill in the Blanks Practice Activities

Read the following sentence and choose the correct words to complete the sentence.

A computer 1………… has been developed that uses radiomic features found in routine MRI scans to distinguish between radiation necrosis and recurrent brain 2………. In a comparison, the program was nearly twice as accurate as a pair of neruoradiologists.
program / specialist / cancer / function

Click to show/hide answer

1. Program 2. Cancer

Choose the correct word to complete each sentence.

Children differ 1………. in their mathematical 2………. In fact, some children cannot routinely add or subtract, even after extensive schooling. This new paper proposes that math disability arises from 3………. in brain areas supporting procedural memory. Procedural memory is a learning and memory 4………. that is crucial for the automatization of non-conscious skills, such as driving or grammar.

  1.                           2.                      3.                             4.

substantial          abilities            abnormal                systems

substantially        ability               abnormalities        system

Click to show/hide answer

1. substantially 2. abilities 3. abnormalities 4. system

Read the following paragraph and choose the correct words to complete it.

In the summer of 1945, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s approval (1)………. was understandably high. He’d just led the Allies to victory in Europe, and politicians and commentators confidently (2)………. that he would lead the Conservatives to victory at the forthcoming (3)………. election. Yet those who anticipated Conservative victory were shocked when the Labour Party won the House of Commons in a landslide, costing Churchill his office.

  1.                   2.                   3.                           

rating            guessed        common

record           predicted       general

Click to show/hide answer

1. rating 2. predicted 3. general

Read the following paragraph and choose the correct words to complete it.

Analytical (1) ………. is best used for problems in which known strategies have been laid out for solutions, such as arithmetic. But for new problems without a set path for finding a (2) ………., insight is often best. The new study shows that more weight should be placed on these sudden thoughts. When a solution to a problem seems to have come to you out of thin (3) ………., it turns out you’ve more than likely been struck with the right idea, according to a new study.

  1.                   2.               3.                           

thought        strategy      air

thinking        solution      water

Click to show/hide answer

1. thinking 2. solution 3. air

In the text below, some words are missing. Choose words from the box below to complete the text.

Among a group of older women, self-reported caffeine (1)__________ of more than 261 mg per day was (2)__________ with a 36 percent (3)__________ in the risk of incident dementia over 10 years of follow-up. This level is (4)__________ to two to three 8-oz cups of coffee per day, five to six 8-oz cups of black tea, or seven to eight 12-ounce cans of cola.

reduction equivalent
decision associated
consumption information

Click to show/hide answer

1. consumption 2. associated 3. reduction 4. equivalent

Read the following paragraph and choose the correct words to complete it.

Nuclear 1………, always controversial, has been under an especially dark 2………. since Japan’s Fukushima disaster five years ago. And in the United States, few new nuclear 3………. have been ordered since the 1979 partial meltdown at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania. But nuclear engineer Lindsay Dawson believes that a safe, environmentally 4………., next-generation nuclear reactor isn’t just feasible—it’s commercially 5 ………..

plants / power / viable / cloud / friendly

Click to show/hide answer

1. power 2. Cloud 3. Plants 4. Friendly 5. viable

Select the appropriate word from the list below to complete the sentence.

New research offers evidence that one’s motivation is just as important for sustained __________ to a task as is the ease with which the task is done






Click to show/hide answer


Choose the correct word type to complete the sentence.

From the early medieval period, Europeans were ingesting and applying preparations of mummy to cure everything from epilepsy to stomach 1……….. It’s unclear whether Egyptian mummies were prized for the mistaken 2………. that they contained bitumen (the Arabic word for the sticky organic substance, which was also believed to have medicinal value, is mumiya), or whether Europeans believed that the preserved 3……….. contained otherworldly powers.

  1.                       2.                3.                           

complaints         belief          debris               

ailments             theory        remains    

Click to show/hide answer

1. ailments 2. belief 3. remains