State of Emergency in Nepal


By: Richard Flynn
Level: Advanced
Theme: General
Study Area: General
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State of emergency in Nepal

This exercise gives you practice in the cloze exercises where you have to modify words

to complete the text. Complete the gaps using the correct form of the word given in


1) Free

2) Peace

3) Stable

4) Critic

5) Set

6) Monarch

7) Democrat

8) King

9) Mine

10) Reside

11) Grocer

12) Parliament

13) Revolt

14) Stable

In a surprise move, the king of Nepal declared a state of emergency,

and dismissed the government. He also announced restrictions on

the 1) _______ of the press and the right of 2) _______

demonstration. Neighbouring countries expressed concern about

the risk of increased 3) _______ in the country. The Indian

government has been particularly 4) _______ of the move, which it

says is a 5) _______ for democracy. Nepal has been a

constitutional 6) _______ since 1990, when the previous king

introduced 7) _______ to the 8) _______. Critics say the king has

9) _______ the political institutions by his decision.

In Katmandu, worried 10) _______ rushed to stock up on fuel and

11) _______. The king accused the government of failing to hold

12) _______ elections and of not managing to deal with the

violence of the Maoist 13) _______ that is 14) _______ many areas

of the country.

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