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Paying for college seems out of reach for many Americans, so the idea of free college has_____ appeal. Several Democratic presidential candidates and members of Congress have endorsed it.

But free college isn’t really free — someone has to pay for it. ________tuition at all public colleges and universities would cost at least $79 billion a year, according to the most recent Department of Education ____, and taxpayers would need to foot the

That is a lot of money, but it is a smart and humane investment, and could be more affordable than you think.

Try to guess the answers by understanding the text and words around a blank.

Answers

1. broad ( broad appeal or wide appeal is a collocation )

2. Eliminating ( removing )

3. Data (recent data collocates)

4 . bill (foot the bill is a collocation )

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 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

Answers

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

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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..

Options

persuade
happy
Thwart
victim
emotional
Target
Lucky

Answers
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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Airfares and hotel rates in Australia will grow at ______ the global average next year due to our airline _________ and a bottleneck in hotel construction, according to _______ by one of the world’s largest corporate travel agents.

Business travel booker CWT and the Global Business Travel Association’s annual market forecast report ______ airfares in Australia to rise 4.7 per cent in 2020 and that hotel rates will rise 4.4 per cent.

duopoly
predicts
double
forecasts
assumes
reports

Correct Answers: Dont look at answers first

Try to see the difference between predict and forecast by reading the passage over

1. Double ( double the global average or double the figure is a collocation )

2. Duopoly ( duo means two , poly means dominate , two suppliers dominating the same market in this context, it was about Virgin and Qantas in Australia)

3. reports

4.Forecasts ( means to predict something in advance scientifically) it means something scientific or analytic therefore predict is not the right word as it says 4.7 %

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