Gap filling, 16

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).



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.

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