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University science is now in real crisis – particularly the non-telegenic, non-ology bits of it such as chemistry. Since 1996, 28 universities have stopped offering chemistry degrees, according to the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The society ___________ that as few as six departments (those at Durham, Cambridge, Imperial, UCL, Bristol and Oxford) could remain ___________ by 2014. Most recently, Exeter University closed down its chemistry department, blaming it on “market forces”, and Bristol took in some of the refugees.

The closures have been blamed on a __________ in student applications, but money is a factor: chemistry degrees are expensive to provide – compared with English, for example – and some scientists say that the way the government concentrates research ___________ on a small number of top departments, such as Bristol, exacerbates the problem.

factor                funding                 bless                  open                 fate                 predicts                fall

predicts; open; fall; funding 

In the U.S., artists in the mid-1950s began to create a ___________ to Pop. Strongly influenced by Dada and its emphasis on appropriation and everyday objects, artists increasingly worked with ___________, consumer products, and a healthy dose of irony. Jasper Johns reimagined iconic imagery like the American flag; Robert Rauschenberg employed silk-screen printings and found objects; and Larry Rivers used images of mass-produced goods. All three are considered American ___________ of Pop.

collage               bridge              college             together              forerunners                fortune

bridge; collage; forerunners 



  1. Sunny July 29, 2019 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    1.bless, open,fate, funding
    2 bridge, forerunner, collage

  2. Gurpreet July 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    1, Predicts, open,fall,funding
    2. Collage,Together, forerunner

  3. manjupriyaa87 July 31, 2019 at 11:31 am - Reply

    2.fortune, Collage,forerunners

  4. spandana July 31, 2019 at 8:32 pm - Reply


  5. Shraddha August 1, 2019 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Predicts,open, fall, funding
    Collage fortune forerunners

  6. chandu536834 August 1, 2019 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    predicts, open, fall, funding
    bridge, collage, forerunners

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