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Choose the word which best fits each gap of the passage.

Choose the word which best fits each gap of the passage.

Although all Americans do not (1) … the same way, their speech  has enough in common that American English can be recognized as a (2)  … of English distinct from British English, Australian English and other national varieties. American English has grown up with the country. It began to (3) ….. from British English during its colonial beginnings and (4) …. regional differences and ethnic flavor. Today it (5) … ….other languages and other varieties of English because it is the medium by which the attractions of American culture – its literature, (6) ….pictures and television programs – are transmitted to the world.

Read the passage below carefully and choose the best answer

Read the passage below carefully and choose the best answer 

Langston Hughes was one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. He was born in Joplin, Missouri, and moved to Cleveland at the age of 14. Several years later he spent one year in Mexico before attending Columbia University in New York. For a few years after that, he roamed the world as a seaman, visiting portsaround the world and writing some poetry. He returned to the United States and attended Lincoln University, where he won the Witter Bynner Prize for undergraduate poetry. After graduating in 1928, he traveled to Spain and to Russia with the help of a Guggenheim fellowship. His novels include Not without Laughter (1930) and The Big Sea (1940). He wrote an autobiography in 1956 and also published several collections of poetry. The collections include The Weary Blues (1926), The Dream Keeper (1932),