Fill in each blank space with one appropriate word from the box.

Fill in each blank space with one appropriate word from the box.

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Projections issued in 2000 showed the world population (1)___________from 6.1 billion in 2000, to 7.9 billion in 2050. “High” and “low” projections for 2025 are 8.4 billion and 7.5 billion respectively. The average world birth rate is projected to (2)___________from the 1990 level of 26 per 1,000 to 22 per 1,000 at the .end of the century and to 17.6 per 1,000 in 2025 (corresponding to a fall in TFH from 3.3 in 1990 to 2.1 in 2025). Because of the (3)___________share of the population at high-mortality ages, the average world death Tate is expected to decline only (4)___________; from 9 (per 1,000) in 1990 to 8.4 in 2025. Average world (5)___________expectancy, however, is projected to rise from 65 years in 1990 to 71.3 years in 2025. Wide (6)___________in population growth will undoubtedly persist. In the developed world, population growth will continue to be very low and in some nations will (7)___________decline. Western Europe as a whole is projected to have a declining population after 2000. U.S. Census Bureau projections, assuming middle fertility and (8)___________levels, show U.S. (9)___________increasing from 250 million in’ 1990 to 349 million in 2025 and 420 million in 2050. Thereafter, (10)___________would be virtually zero.

 From the four phrases – A, B, C or Dchoose the one that best completes the sentence.

1. _______ daily promotes physical as well as emotional well-being in people of all ages.


2. Not until the seventeenth century ______ to measure the speed of light.


3. It is a fact that _______ form of energy.


4. After seeing a movie based on a novel, _______.


5. When _______ is not known


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