Gap Fill Exercise

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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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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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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.
 

Sstupid

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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.;-)
 

Chamroeun Phim

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Dear read 5 ,
This is my first time to learn Engkish by online.
Your exercises are really difficult to me. Now i'm busy but i'll try to do your exercises latter. :
 

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The original text can be found here. ;-)
 

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That doesn't mean the others are wrong- they could be different and right. :)
 
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Sstupid

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Oh Mom! I got only three correct out of eleven.
Are there any other answers which are all right or permissible?
 

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I'm sure there are- I'll try to have a look at your answers, and Latoof's, tomorrow when I have some time. Should I forget, remind me by posting here, please. ;-)
 

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Latoof said:
tdol, don't forget to check our answers PLease! :shock:

Okey Dokey. ;-)
 

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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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Worldwide sales of the five Harry Potter books have reached the 250 million mark. _The (We don't use the definite article with names)_ JK Rowling's agent, Christopher Little, confirmed the _meeting (No- you could use something like 'fact')_ on Monday - and revealed Rowling had _started (yes)__ work on the sixth Potter adventure.

The series has been _
published_ in more than 200 _copies (No- do you mean editions?) and translated into 60 _languages_ from Hindi to Ancient Greek.

The fifth _
edition (No- an edition is a version of one book)_, The Order of the Phoenix, sold 1.78 million copies on its first day in the UK _shops (yes)_.

Mr Little issued a statement via Potter publisher
Bloomsbury __that__ the series had "entered the __bestseller (It would be bestselling/bestseller list)__ books yet again" with a "record-breaking, unprecedented _level (I think this works)_ 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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Thanks that increased the correct answers in my post ;-)

Thanks tdol. Can you give us another paragraph?
 
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