For questions 16-30, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each space. There is an example at the beginning (0).
A GREAT WRITER
Every child has at some time (0) or other been thrilled by the stories that have been written by Jules Verne, (16) ___ was a very imaginative Frenchman.
Although he was (17) _____ in Nandi, France (18) _____ 1828, Jules Verne lived in Paris (19) ______ he studied law. However, (20) ______ knowledge of science soon made him realise that he (21) _______ use this in the writing of adventure stories centred around the use of inventions.
He found it difficult to have his books published (22) _____ first, but after his first book, Five Weeks in a Balloon, was published, it was (23) ______a success that his publisher, Etzel, offered him a twenty-year contract. After that he wrote two novels a year. In (24) ______ over forty years he had written eighty novels.
All of Verne’s stories, besides being adventure stories, are also to do with travel. (25) _______ of his books, Around the World in Eighty Days, is a very clever (26) ______ that takes us around the world and through all sorts of adven- tures. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea stirs the imagination as we travel in Captain Nemo’s submarine to many parts of (27) ______ world.
Many of his stories (28) _______ been made into films (29) _____ besides reading the stories we can now see them on the screen.
Much of what was fantasy then has now (30) ______reality.