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    Exercise "Complete the text", created by betty84 (a free exercise to learn English):
    Results of the 2 129 people who have taken this test:
    Average mark: 61.5 / 100 Share

    Latest member with a 100/100 (perfect mark): s89 / ALGERIA, on Wednesday 27 November - 20:16:
    "Very informative, now I want to go and read that newspaper!"

    They got a perfect mark

    Stats (1626 candidates)
    Question 1 passed: 61.6 %
    The Times is one of Britain's oldest and most influential newspapers. It *(begin) in life in 1785.

    Question 2 passed: 56 %
    It *(start) by John Walter.

    Question 3 passed: 54.4 %
    In those days it *(cost) two and a half old pennies.

    Question 4 passed: 54 %
    In the nineteenth century,The Times *(develop) a reputation for accurate reporting and independent editorial views.

    Question 5 passed: 50.9 %
    Now it *(sell) over 650.000 copies a day.

    Question 6 passed: 50.8 %
    It *(publish) in London, along with its sister newspaper, The Sunday Times,

    Question 7 passed: 39.7 %
    which *(have) at last ten sections and takes all week to read !

    Question 8 passed: 37.9 %
    The Times *(have) an excellent reputation for ever 200 years said its editor,

    Question 9 passed: 51.5 %
    who *(work) for the paper since 1980,

    Question 10 passed: 86 %
    and now we *(try) our best to continue that tradition in order to produce a newspaper for the twenty-first century.

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