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    Default Gap Fill Exercise

    Below is some text from the BBC with some words removed. See if you can guess what words could go in the gaps:

    Worldwide sales of the five Harry Potter books have reached the 250 million mark. ______ JK Rowling's agent, Christopher Little, confirmed the ______ on Monday - and revealed Rowling had ______ work on the sixth Potter adventure.

    The series has been ______ in more than 200 ______ and translated into 60 ______ from Hindi to Ancient Greek.

    The fifth ______, The Order of the Phoenix, sold 1.78 million copies on its first day in the UK ______.

    Mr Little issued a statement via Potter publisher Bloomsbury ______ the series had "entered the ______ books yet again" with a "record-breaking, unprecedented ______ of worldwide sales" of 250 million.

    Teachers and publishers acknowledge that the Potter books have been instrumental in turning more children on to reading.
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    Here: Author, figures, begun, sold, countries, languages, book, bookstores?, that, record, number

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    Default Re: Gap Fill Exercise

    Is it just guessing?
    Should not there be any list of words to chose from?


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    Just guessing...

    Why not have a go? You don't have to guess the exact words, just make the text make sense with your chosen words.


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    I will try your exercise, although it's difficult for me even to make the text make sense.
    I hope someone else follow me.

    Worldwide sales of the five Harry Potter books have reached the 250 million mark. _The_ JK Rowling's agent, Christopher Little, confirmed the _news_ on Monday - and revealed Rowling had _begun_ work on the sixth Potter adventure.

    The series has been _published_ in more than 200 _countries_ and translated into 60 _languages_ from Hindi to Ancient Greek.

    The fifth _series_, The Order of the Phoenix, sold 1.78 million copies on its first day in the UK _only_.

    Mr Little issued a statement via Potter publisher Bloomsbury _that_ the series had "entered the _bestseller_ books yet again" with a "record-breaking, unprecedented _scale_ of worldwide sales" of 250 million.

    Teachers and publishers acknowledge that the Potter books have been instrumental in turning more children on to reading.

    I hope some are correct!!!
    Harry Potter books are so popular in the world, but I haven't read any of them.

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    Worldwide sales of the five Harry Potter books have reached the 250 million mark. _The- this doesn't work because we don't use articles with names_ JK Rowling's agent, Christopher Little, confirmed the _news (OK, but do we confirm news? It's OooK, but sounds a bit odd)_ on Monday - and revealed Rowling had _begun_ work on the sixth Potter adventure.

    The series has been _published_ in more than 200 _countries_ and translated into 60 _languages_ from Hindi to Ancient Greek.

    The fifth _series (No- it's the fifth book but there is only one series)_, The Order of the Phoenix, sold 1.78 million copies on its first day in the UK _only (You had the right idea here, but I'm afraid it's not the correct word- 1/2 right)_.

    Mr Little issued a statement via Potter publisher Bloomsbury _that (yes)_ the series had "entered the _bestseller (hmmm- I think you mean the bestselling list)_ books yet again" with a "record-breaking, unprecedented _scale (A good attempt, but do we talk of a scale of sales- again, your idea is good, though)_ of worldwide sales" of 250 million.

    Teachers and publishers acknowledge that the Potter books have been instrumental in turning more children on to reading.


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    Default Re: Gap Fill Exercise

    Where?
    Below is above?

    ?:D

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    It was below when he started.

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    Ok, here it goes.. I just made some guessing as you said..

    Worldwide sales of the five Harry Potter books have reached the 250 million mark. _The_ JK Rowling's agent, Christopher Little, confirmed the _meeting_ on Monday - and revealed Rowling had _started__ work on the sixth Potter adventure.

    The series has been _
    published_ in more than 200 _copies_ and translated into 60 _languages_ from Hindi to Ancient Greek.

    The fifth _
    edition_, The Order of the Phoenix, sold 1.78 million copies on its first day in the UK _shops_.

    Mr Little issued a statement via Potter publisher
    Bloomsbury __that__ the series had "entered the __bestseller__ books yet again" with a "record-breaking, unprecedented _level_ of worldwide sales" of 250 million.

    Teachers and publishers acknowledge that the Potter books have been instrumental in turning more children on to reading.

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    Dear Red 5,
    Please give us the exact words.
    I would like to know what is wrong and what is orrect.

    R.S.V.P.

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