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    Please help me with this gap-filling exercise

    The task is to fill in each numbered blanks with one suitable word.
    And the words in red are my own answers.
    British television is the big success story of post-war years. Little __rather__ (1) than a limited experiment before the war, it blossomed in __several__ (2) years following 1945. __In__ (3) 1955, commercial television began. To day, 90% of the population have a television in their __houses__ (4) In 1960, a committee of enquiry was __set__ (5) up, __by__ (6) the chairmanship of Sir Harry Pilkington, to investigate the workings of broadcasting. The Pilkington Report, published in 1962, had _____ (7) to say: "Television has been __well__ (8) a mirror of society, but the metaphor, __most__ (9) striking, wholly misses the major issue of the responsibility __of__ (10) the broadcasting authorities. For, if we consider the first aspect of this responsibility, what is the __right__ (11) to reflect? Is it to reflect the best or the worst __of__ (12) us? One cannot escape the question by saying that it must do both; one must ask then __how__ (13) it is to present the best and the worst with complete indifference and __without__ (14) comment. Television __will__ (15) not, and cannot, merely reflect the moral standards of society, it must affect __these__ (16) either by changing or by reinforcing them."
    All broadcasting, __including__ (17) television, must be ready and anxious to experiment, to show __things__ (18) new and unusual, to give hearing __from__ (19) dissent. Here, broadcasting must be most willing to make mistakes; for if it does not, it will __make__ (20) no discoveries.


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    Re: Please help me with this gap-filling exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by linhtho0211 View Post
    The task is to fill in each numbered blanks with one suitable word.
    And the words in red are my own answers.

    British television is the big success story of post-war years. Little __rather__more (1) than a limited experiment before the war, it blossomed in __several__ the (2) years following 1945. __In__ (3) 1955, commercial television began. Today, 90% of the population have a television in their __houses__homes (4) In 1960, a committee of enquiry was __set__ (5) up, __by__ under (6) the chairmanship of Sir Harry Pilkington, to investigate the workings of broadcasting. The Pilkington Report, published in 1962, had _____ this (7) to say: "Television has been __well__become (8) a mirror of society, but the metaphor, __most__ although (9) striking, wholely misses the major issue of the responsibility __of__ (10) the broadcasting authorities. For, if we consider the first aspect of this responsibility, what is the __right__medium (11) to reflect? Is it to reflect the best or the worst __of__ (12) us? One cannot escape the question by saying that it must do both; one must ask then __how__ (13) it is to present the best and the worst with complete indifference and __without__ (14) comment. Television __will__ (15) not, and cannot, merely reflect the moral standards of society, it must affect __these__ (16) either by changing or by reinforcing them."
    All broadcasting, __including__ (17) television, must be ready and anxious to experiment, to show __things__ (18) new and unusual, to give hearing __from__ including (19) dissent. Here, broadcasting must be most willing to make mistakes; for if it does not, it will __make__ (20) no discoveries.
    My suggestions in blue.

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