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Exercise "Elephants of India", created by anonyme (a free exercise to learn English):
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Average mark: 17.5 / 100 Share
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Stats (3052 candidates)
Question 1 passed: 45.3 %
Although hunting dealt a serious blow to the wildlife of the Ganges, the * under British rule took a far heavier toll.
Question 2 passed: 18 %
Elephants were put to work plundering the * from which they'd been captured.
Question 3 passed: 49.1 %
But while the wilderness was disappearing, India was hurtling towards the * .
Question 4 passed: 42.2 %
Timber was in huge demand especially for the expanding *.
Question 5 passed: 27.8 %
During the 1870s, one million sleepers were required every year for the new lines * across northern India.
Question 6 passed: 48.8 %
By the time the British left halfway through the twentieth century, almost all the forests of the plains had disappeared and the elephants living within them were *.
Question 7 passed: 26.8 %
Today as machinery is increasingly used for heavy labour, even working elephants are being *.
Question 8 passed: 17.1 %
But there's still one place along the Ganges where these * of burden are traded in large numbers.
Question 9 passed: 21.9 %
The Sonepur Mela is the largest * in Asia. It started over a thousand years ago and it has been growing ever since.
Question 10 passed: 42.6 %
On the first * in November, people arrive from all over northern India to haggle over livestock.
Question 11 passed: 18.6 %
The * of domestic animals affirms their status as the dominant creatures of the plains.
Question 12 passed: 49.7 %
Sonepur's lively horse market provides endless entertainment for the festival crowds but it is the elephants that are by far the *.
Question 13 passed: 11.8 %
Each morning the mahouts lead their elephants down to the river to be washed alongside thousands of worshippers creating one of the most * of India.
Question 14 passed: 13.1 %
The intimate relationship between elephant and man has endured for millennia and these animals are still *.
Question 15 passed: 32 %
In good condition, elephants are sold for as much as ten thousand pounds so it pays to * them well.
Question 16 passed: 40.5 %
Life for captive elephants can be * than it is for the remaining wild herds of the plains.
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