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II. Supply the correct form of the word in bracket to complete the passage.
The signal broke a seven-hour wait of (1. AGONY) intensity and sparked scenes of (2. JUBILEE) at the European Space Agency’s mission control in Darmstadt. The team in charge of the Rosetta mission achieved what at times seemed an impossible task by landing a (3. ROBOT) (4. CRAFT) on a comet for the first time in history. The moment the tension broke came shortly after 1600 GMT when the Philae called home. “We are there. We are sitting on the surface. Philae is talking to us,” said a (5. JUBILEE) Stephan Ulamec, Philae lander manager at the DLR German space centre. “We are on the comet.” Andrea Accomazzo, the Rosetta flight operations director, added: “We cannot be happier than we are now.”
But celebrations were tempered by the later discovery that the probe’s two harpoons had not fired to fasten the craft down in the (6. LOW) gravity. Scientists now think the probe may have bounced after first coming into contact with the surface. Ulamec said: “Maybe today we didn’t just land once, we landed twice.” The safe, if (7. CARE), (8. TOUCH) of the lander gives scientists a unique chance to ride (9. BOARD) a comet and study from the surface what happens as its activity ramps up as it gets closer to the sun. The first images beamed back from the lander’s descent revealed a dramatic (10. SCAPE) of pits and precipices, craters and boulders. However, there have been gaps in its radio link with the orbiting Rosetta mothership.
III. There are 10 mistakes in the passage. Find and correct them.
There are numerous reason behind the choice of clothing we make, ranging from the practice to the bizarre, but in every likelihood humans began wearing clothes in order to shield themselves of the elements.
‘The Iceman’, found mummifying in the ice of a glacier on the Italian-Austrian border in 1991, was still clad with remarkably well-preserved garments which would obviously have protected him from the rain and cold five thousand years ago.
The clothing worn by people living in warmer climates further illustrates this basic function of clothing. In hot, dry desert regions, people tend to wear cool, flowing materials which cover much of body, including the head. This helps keep them cool during the heat of the day and helps to keep the wearer warm at night when temperatures increase dramatically. On the other hand, many peoples living in tropical regions, with their constant high temperatures and humidity, are sparse clothed.
Not all clothing is functional, moreover, and at different times throughout history people, especially women, have worn clothes which are impractical – restricting the wearer’s movements and in some cases cause physical discomfort. Examples of such restrictive clothing can be seen in the hooped and corseted gowns worn by wealthy women in the 18th century, and in the opulent, heavy robes traditionally worn by royalties. Such customs send a clear message that the wearer does not need to work but occupies a position in society that others can be commanded to work for them.

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