Read the following text from which 10 words have been removed. Choose from the words A-O the most suitable one to fill each numbered gap in the text (46 -55). There are 5 extra words that you do not need to use. Mark your answers on your ANSWER SHEET.
Some of the greatest successes you can think of began with failure. What a big ___46___ a little continued effort and determination can make.
Workplace expert Nan Russell, author of "The Titleless Leader: How to Get Things Done When You're not in Charge, "offers a number of __47__ of people who were deemed failures and then turned successful.
Albert EinStein was ___48___ to be mentally challenged as a child and told he would never amount to anything. Need we say how that one tuned out?
Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star because the editor thought he lacked __49____.
Chester Carlson's early Xerox machines were ___50___ by 20 companies before he finally found a business partner.
Thomas Edison failed thousands of times before inventing the light bulb. There are many quotes from the great inventor that are worth ___51___ to memory. Here's just one: "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how ___52___ they were to success when they gave up."
So, while failure may not feel good, it's often an essential part of success, the trial-and-error that can lead to greater things. If you spend all your time ___53___ about past mistakes, you might not notice when real opportunity arrives, so by all ___54___, learn from your mistakes-then put them behind you, roll up your sleeves and get back to work.
Here's one more quote from Edison for us to think about: " If we all did the things we are ___55___ of we would astound ourselves."
[A] capable [B] close [C] combination
[D] committing [E] contributing [F] creativity
[G] difference [H] encouraged [I] examples
[J] judged [K] means [L] rejected
[M] typical [N]ways [O] worrying
51.E 52.B 53.O 54.K 55.A
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