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Are you good at filling the blanks section ? (Test yourself)

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a bona fide Australian icon – up ______ with Uluru, the Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef and John Farnham’s mullet. But it could have looked very different. When a bridge was initially _____ in 1900, more than 70 designs were put _____and rejected. The government then continued to hold competitions until they saw something they liked and could _____ – Dorman Long’s now-famous design from 1924.

1. Proposed 2. forth 3. designs 4. Forward 5 afford.

Check for answers below


1. there ( up there is an informal way of saying equal to )
2. Proposed ( proposal, designs, rejected , makes sense?
3. Forward ( putting forward something means offering an idea or solution
4. afford

Large financial companies have to ______ hundreds of thousands of cyberattacks every single day. Data thieves have to get ____ only once.

Big banks like Capital One, the ____ of a recent attack that captured the personal information of over 100 million people, are a ____ for digital troublemakers, like individual hackers trying to impress their peers or intelligence operatives for foreign governments.

Try it out , guess the meaning of unknown words by looking at the context. Play the elimination game for each blank see which options are you left with..



1. thwart ( means to stop something from happening, like halt etc.

2. lucky ( Get lucky is a collocation)

3. victim ( victim of attack)

4. target (a target for someone)

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