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The Department of Fine Arts is a vibrant department comprising active art professionals housed in a modern, well-equipped facility. The faculty enjoys ___________ relationships with local museums, numerous galleries and a variety of other art organizations. Fine Arts students benefit from studying with artistically ___________ mentors who exhibit and research regionally, nationally and internationally. The department provides students with many opportunities for artistic and personal ___________ through daily contact with full-time faculty members who are noted artists and researchers. Classes are small to allow for personalised feedback and guidance.

Well-appointed studios on campus ___________ the daily practice of art in combination with the study of liberal arts. During their studies, students gain exposure to world-class visiting artists and exhibitions, and also have local and international travel ___________.

(A) corresponding               collaborative              combined               common

(B) activating                        actively                         activity                      active

(C) growing                            growth                          grown                        grow

(D) facilitating                      facilities                        facilitate                    facility

(E) contingencies                opportunities             occasions                 needs

1. B (collaborative): the faculty is working with museums, galleries and art organisations
2. D (active): adjective is needed to describe mentors
3. B (growth): noun is needed, collocation with personal
4. C (facilitate): verb needed, to agree with plural noun studios
5. B (opportunities): collocation with travel; the others don’t create meaning in context

Lyrebirds, a common bird in rainforest areas of Australia, have an incredible repertoire of sounds that they are able to mimic from their environment, including over 20 other bird calls as well as sophisticated mechanical sounds. They _________ to replicate the sounds of chainsaws and pneumatic drills. The male lyrebird sings a medley of mimicry to impress females -and the more detailed and varied his repertoire is, the more interesting it seems to potential _________. Like females of other bird species, female lyrebirds do not ___________ in the imitating, but simply judge the competing males’ symphonies. Once learned, it seems a lyrebird rarely forgets a call, and the sounds are passed down through the generations. There are some lyrebirds in Victoria, Australia, that __________ recreate the sounds of axes, saws and old-fashioned cameras which have not been used in the area for years.

(A) have been known               are being known                 are knowing                  know

(B) companions                         spouses                                   mates                               pairs

(C) put forward                           take place                              work out                         take part

(D) indeed                                     still                                            just                                    yet

1. A (have been known): Present Perfect, Passive (others require how or are ungrammatical)
2. C (mates): the ‘partners’ of animals
3. D (take part): simply indicates the females do not do something themselves
4. B (still): to indicate a surprising fact -that something has continued long after it should have stopped



  1. gurvircheema95 July 18, 2019 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    how can i get answers of these fill upd

  2. Vandna July 21, 2019 at 3:10 am - Reply

    Can u provide us answers of these fill ups?

    • Gurpreet Singh Toor July 23, 2019 at 8:29 am - Reply

      Open the solution link

  3. vertatur August 9, 2019 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this little exercice, I got the first right and the second half of it right.

  4. Isata Kamara August 16, 2019 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    1) A have been known
    2) B mate
    3) C work out
    4) D Still

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