Oxford Quick Placement Test

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  • 5. 

     Where can you see these notices? 1. YOU CAN LOOK, BUT DON'T TOUCH THE PICTURES 

    • A.

      in an office

    • B.

      in a cinema

    • C.

      in a museum

    Correct Answer
    C. in a museum
    Explanation
    These notices can be seen in a museum. Museums often display valuable and delicate artworks or artifacts that should not be touched by visitors. Therefore, it is common to find notices like "YOU CAN LOOK, BUT DON'T TOUCH THE PICTURES" in museums to remind visitors to maintain a respectful distance and not handle the exhibits.

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  • 6. 

     Where can you see these notices? 2. PLEASE GIVE THE RIGHT MONEY TO THE DRIVER 

    • A.

      in a bank

    • B.

      On a bus

    • C.

      in a cinema

    Correct Answer
    B. On a bus
    Explanation
    These notices can be seen on a bus because they are specifically addressing the passengers who are supposed to give the correct amount of money to the driver. This indicates that the notices are placed inside the bus to inform and remind the passengers about the payment procedure.

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  • 7. 

     Where can you see these notices? 3. NO PARKING PLEASE 

    • A.

      In a street

    • B.

      On a book

    • C.

      on a table

    Correct Answer
    A. In a street
    Explanation
    You can see the notice "NO PARKING PLEASE" in a street. This notice is typically displayed in areas where parking is prohibited, indicating that vehicles are not allowed to park there. It is commonly found on street signs, lampposts, or walls along the street to inform drivers of the parking restriction.

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  • 8. 

     Where can you see these notices? 4. CROSS BRIDGE FOR TRAINS TO EDINBURGH 

    • A.

      in a bank

    • B.

      in a garage

    • C.

      in a station

    Correct Answer
    C. in a station
    Explanation
    These notices can be seen in a station because they indicate the direction or location of a specific train route, in this case, the trains to Edinburgh. Stations typically have signage and notices to provide information to passengers, including directions, train schedules, and other important announcements. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that these notices would be displayed in a station.

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  • 9. 

     Where can you see these notices? 5. KEEP IN A COLD PLACE 

    • A.

      on clothes

    • B.

      on furniture

    • C.

      On food

    Correct Answer
    C. On food
    Explanation
    These notices can be seen on food items. The phrase "KEEP IN A COLD PLACE" suggests that the food should be stored in a cold environment to maintain its freshness and quality. This notice is commonly found on perishable items such as dairy products, meat, and certain fruits and vegetables that require refrigeration to prevent spoilage.

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  • 10. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the text below

    • A.

      At

    • B.

      Up

    • C.

      On

    Correct Answer
    A. At
    Explanation
    The word "at" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate a specific location or point in time. In the given context, "at" is the most suitable word to fill in the blank as it implies a specific position or moment.

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  • 11. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the text below

    • A.

      Very

    • B.

      Too

    • C.

      Much

    Correct Answer
    A. Very
    Explanation
    The word "very" is the best fit for the space in the text below because it indicates a high degree or intensity of something. It suggests that the subject being described is significant or extreme in some way.

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  • 12. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the text below

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Be

    • C.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    C. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "are" because it is the correct form of the verb "to be" to match the plural subject "you must choose the word."

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  • 13. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the text below

    • A.

      That

    • B.

      Of

    • C.

      Than

    Correct Answer
    C. Than
    Explanation
    The word "than" is used to compare two things or indicate a difference in degree or amount. It is commonly used in comparative sentences to show a preference or to indicate that one thing is greater or lesser than another. In this context, "than" is the most appropriate word to use as it helps to establish a comparison or difference between two elements in the text.

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  • 14. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the text below

    • A.

      Use

    • B.

      Used

    • C.

      Using

    Correct Answer
    B. Used
    Explanation
    The word "used" is the correct answer because it is the past tense form of the verb "use" and fits grammatically in the context of the sentence.

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  • 15. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the texts.

    • A.

      Getting

    • B.

      Got

    • C.

      Have

    • D.

      Having

    Correct Answer
    C. Have
    Explanation
    The word "have" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate possession or ownership. In the given context, it fits grammatically and makes sense in the sentence structure. The other options ("getting," "got," and "having") do not fit in the sentence or convey the same meaning as "have."

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  • 16. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the texts.

    • A.

      Their

    • B.

      His

    • C.

      Them

    • D.

      Theirs

    Correct Answer
    A. Their
    Explanation
    The word "their" is used to indicate possession by multiple people. It is the correct answer because it fits grammatically in the sentence and agrees with the plural subject.

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  • 17. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the texts.

    • A.

      From

    • B.

      Of

    • C.

      Among

    • D.

      Between

    Correct Answer
    B. Of
    Explanation
    The word "of" is used to indicate possession or association. It is commonly used to show a relationship between two things or to indicate that something belongs to or is a part of something else. In this context, "of" is the most appropriate choice as it suggests a connection or belonging between the space and the text.

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  • 18. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the texts.

    • A.

      Much

    • B.

      Lot

    • C.

      Many

    • D.

      Deal

    Correct Answer
    A. Much
    Explanation
    The word "much" is used to indicate a large quantity or degree. It is commonly used with uncountable nouns, such as "much water" or "much time". In the given question, "much" is the appropriate word to use as it fits the context of the text.

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  • 19. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the texts.

    • A.

      Person

    • B.

      People

    • C.

      Children

    • D.

      Family

    Correct Answer
    C. Children
    Explanation
    The word "children" is the best fit for the space in the text because it is the most appropriate word to describe a group of individuals who are young and not yet adults. The other options, such as "person," "people," and "family," do not specifically refer to individuals who are young and not yet adults.

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  • 20. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the texts.

    • A.

      Made

    • B.

      Pointed

    • C.

      Was

    • D.

      Proved

    Correct Answer
    D. Proved
    Explanation
    The word "proved" is the best fit for the space in the text because it indicates that something has been demonstrated or shown to be true or valid. It suggests that evidence or arguments have been presented to support a claim or assertion.

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  • 21. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the texts.

    • A.

      Lied

    • B.

      Told

    • C.

      Cheated

    • D.

      Asked

    Correct Answer
    A. Lied
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "lied." This means that in the given texts, the word that best fits the space is "lied."

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  • 22. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the texts.

    • A.

      Find

    • B.

      Know

    • C.

      Think

    • D.

      Expect

    Correct Answer
    B. Know
    Explanation
    The word "know" is the most appropriate choice for filling in the space in the text. This is because the word "know" indicates having information or being aware of something, which is a suitable fit in the context of the sentence. The other options - find, think, and expect - do not convey the same meaning as "know" and would not make sense in the given context.

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  • 23. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the texts.

    • A.

      Next

    • B.

      Secondly

    • C.

      Finally

    • D.

      Once

    Correct Answer
    C. Finally
    Explanation
    The word "finally" is the best fit for this question because it suggests that something is happening at the end or as the last step in a sequence of events. It implies that there have been previous steps or actions mentioned before this point, and now this is the last step or action.

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  • 24. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the texts.

    • A.

      As

    • B.

      But

    • C.

      Because

    • D.

      If

    Correct Answer
    B. But
    Explanation
    The word "but" is used to show a contrast or contradiction between two ideas or statements. It is often used to introduce a contrasting element in a sentence. In this case, "but" is the best fit for the space in the text because it is likely that the sentence following the space will present a contrasting idea to the one mentioned before.

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  • 25. 

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.The children won´t go to sleep.......we leave a light on outside their bedroom.

    • A.

      Except

    • B.

      Otherwise

    • C.

      Unless

    • D.

      But

    Correct Answer
    C. Unless
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "unless". This word is used to introduce a condition that must be met for the children to go to sleep. It suggests that the children will only go to sleep if a light is left on outside their bedroom.

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  • 26. 

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.I´ll give you my spare keys in case you.........home before me.

    • A.

      Would get

    • B.

      Got

    • C.

      Will get

    • D.

      Get

    Correct Answer
    D. Get
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "get" because it is the most appropriate verb to complete the sentence. The phrase "in case you" suggests a hypothetical situation, and "get" is the simple present tense form of the verb that fits in this context. It implies that the speaker is giving their spare keys as a precaution in case the person arrives home before them.

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  • 27. 

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.My holiday in Paris gave me a great..........to improve my French accent.

    • A.

      Occasion

    • B.

      Chance

    • C.

      Hope

    • D.

      Possibility

    Correct Answer
    B. Chance
    Explanation
    Paris is known for its French language and culture, so a holiday in Paris would provide a great opportunity or chance to improve one's French accent.

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  • 28. 

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.The singer ended the concert...........her most popular song

    • A.

      By

    • B.

      With

    • C.

      In

    • D.

      As

    Correct Answer
    B. With
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "with". This is because the phrase "ended the concert" implies that the singer finished the concert, and "with" is used to indicate the last action or event in a series. Therefore, the sentence suggests that the singer concluded the concert by performing her most popular song.

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  • 29. 

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.Because it had not rained for several months, there was a............of water.

    • A.

      Shortage

    • B.

      Drop

    • C.

      Scare

    • D.

      Waste

    Correct Answer
    A. Shortage
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "shortage" because the sentence states that there had not been any rain for several months, implying that there is a lack or scarcity of water. The word "shortage" accurately describes this situation.

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  • 30. 

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.I ´ve always.............you as my best friend.

    • A.

      Regarded

    • B.

      Thought

    • C.

      Meant

    • D.

      Supposed

    Correct Answer
    A. Regarded
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "regarded". This word fits best in the sentence because it implies a strong and positive perception of the person as a best friend. The other options, "thought", "meant", and "supposed", do not convey the same level of depth in the relationship.

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  • 31. 

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.She came to live here ............a month ago.

    • A.

      Quite

    • B.

      Beyond

    • C.

      Already

    • D.

      Almost

    Correct Answer
    D. Almost
    Explanation
    The word "almost" is the best choice to complete the sentence because it indicates that she came to live here very recently, just a short time ago. The other options do not convey the same meaning of a recent arrival.

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  • 32. 

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.Don´t make such a..........! The dentist is only going to look at your teeth.

    • A.

      Fuss

    • B.

      Trouble

    • C.

      Worry

    • D.

      Reaction

    Correct Answer
    A. Fuss
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fuss". In this sentence, the speaker is telling someone not to make a fuss because the dentist is only going to look at their teeth. "Fuss" refers to unnecessary or excessive excitement, worry, or activity, which is not needed in this situation. The other options, "trouble", "worry", and "reaction", do not fit as well in the context of the sentence.

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  • 33. 

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.He spent a long time looking for a tie which..........with his new shirt.

    • A.

      Fixed

    • B.

      Made

    • C.

      Went

    • D.

      Wore

    Correct Answer
    C. Went
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "went" because it indicates that the tie matched or coordinated well with the new shirt. The verb "went" implies a sense of compatibility or suitability between the tie and the shirt, suggesting that they looked good together.

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  • 34. 

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.Fortunately,.........from a bump on the head, she suffered no serious injuries from her fall.

    • A.

      Other

    • B.

      Except

    • C.

      Besides

    • D.

      Apart

    Correct Answer
    D. Apart
    Explanation
    The word "apart" is the best choice to complete the sentence because it indicates that the person did not suffer any serious injuries despite the bump on the head. It suggests that the head injury was separate or different from the injuries that the person did not experience.

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  • 35. 

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.She had changed so much that.........anyone recognised her.

    • A.

      Almost

    • B.

      Hardly

    • C.

      Not

    • D.

      Nearly

    Correct Answer
    B. Hardly
    Explanation
    The word "hardly" is the best choice to complete the sentence because it implies that the person has changed so much that it is difficult for anyone to recognize her. This word suggests a significant and noticeable transformation.

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  • 36. 

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. ..........teaching English, she also writes children´s books.

    • A.

      Moreover

    • B.

      As well as

    • C.

      In addition

    • D.

      Apart

    Correct Answer
    B. As well as
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "As well as". This phrase is used to indicate that in addition to teaching English, the person also writes children's books. It shows that both activities are done by the same person and are equally important or significant.

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  • 37. 

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.It was clear that the young couple were.........of taking charge of the restaurant

    • A.

      Responsible

    • B.

      Reliable

    • C.

      Capable

    • D.

      Able

    Correct Answer
    C. Capable
    Explanation
    The word "capable" best completes the sentence because it implies that the young couple has the necessary skills and abilities to take charge of the restaurant. This suggests that they are competent and able to handle the responsibilities and tasks associated with running the establishment. "Responsible" and "reliable" also convey positive qualities, but "capable" specifically emphasizes their ability to perform the required tasks effectively. "Able" is similar in meaning to "capable," but "capable" is a stronger and more confident word choice in this context.

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  • 38. 

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. The book.........of ten chapters, each one covering a different topic.

    • A.

      Comprises

    • B.

      Includes

    • C.

      Consists

    • D.

      Contains

    Correct Answer
    C. Consists
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "consists". "Consists" is the most appropriate word to complete the sentence because it means to be made up or composed of something. In this case, the book is made up of ten chapters, each covering a different topic. "Comprises" is also a possible choice, but "consists" is more commonly used in this context. "Includes" and "contains" are less suitable because they imply that the chapters are just part of the book, rather than being the main components.

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  • 39. 

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.Mary was disappointed with her new shirt as the colour...........very quickly.

    • A.

      Bleached

    • B.

      Died

    • C.

      Vanished

    • D.

      Faded

    Correct Answer
    D. Faded
    Explanation
    Mary was disappointed with her new shirt as the color faded very quickly. This means that the color of the shirt became less vibrant or noticeable over a short period of time. The other options, such as bleached, died, and vanished, do not accurately convey the idea of the color becoming less vibrant.

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  • 40. 

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.National leaders from all over the world are expected to attend the ........ meeting.

    • A.

      Peak

    • B.

      Summit

    • C.

      Top

    • D.

      Apex

    Correct Answer
    B. Summit
    Explanation
    The word "summit" is the most appropriate choice to complete the sentence because it refers to a high-level meeting or conference attended by national leaders from different countries. The other options, such as "peak," "top," and "apex," do not specifically convey the idea of a meeting or gathering of leaders.

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  • 41. 

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.Jane remained calm when she won the lottery and......about her business as if nothing had happened.

    • A.

      Came

    • B.

      Brought

    • C.

      Went

    • D.

      Moved

    Correct Answer
    B. Brought
    Explanation
    The word "brought" is the best choice to complete the sentence. It implies that Jane remained calm and continued with her business as if nothing had happened. The word "brought" suggests that she brought her attention back to her business and carried on with her normal routine.

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  • 42. 

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.I suggest we.........outside the stadium tomorrow at 8.30.

    • A.

      Meeting

    • B.

      Meet

    • C.

      Met

    • D.

      Will meet

    Correct Answer
    B. Meet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "meet" because the sentence is in the present tense and suggests a future plan. "Meeting" is a noun and does not fit grammatically in the sentence. "Met" is past tense and "will meet" is future tense, both of which do not match the verb tense of the sentence. Therefore, "meet" is the best option.

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  • 43. 

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.My remarks were..........as a joke, but she was offended by them.

    • A.

      Pretended

    • B.

      Thought

    • C.

      Meant

    • D.

      Supposed

    Correct Answer
    C. Meant
    Explanation
    The speaker's remarks were intended as a joke, but the person they were directed towards took offense to them. This suggests that the speaker did not mean to cause any harm or offense, but rather intended their remarks to be lighthearted or humorous.

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  • 44. 

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.You ought to take up swimming for the..........of your health.

    • A.

      Concern

    • B.

      Relief

    • C.

      Sake

    • D.

      Cause

    Correct Answer
    C. Sake
    Explanation
    The word "sake" is the best choice to complete the sentence because it implies that taking up swimming would be beneficial or advantageous for one's health. The phrase "for the sake of" means to do something for the purpose or benefit of something or someone. Therefore, choosing "sake" emphasizes that swimming would be done for the benefit or improvement of one's health.

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  • 45. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each  space in the texts.

    • A.

      Despite

    • B.

      Although

    • C.

      Otherwise

    • D.

      Average

    Correct Answer
    B. Although
    Explanation
    The word "although" is used to introduce a contrast or contradiction between two ideas. It suggests that there is some unexpected or surprising information that goes against what was previously stated. In the given question, we are asked to choose the word that best fits in a text. The word "although" would be the most appropriate choice in this case as it indicates a contrast or contradiction between the information in the text and the word that is being inserted.

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  • 46. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each  space in the texts.

    • A.

      Average

    • B.

      Medium

    • C.

      General

    • D.

      Common

    Correct Answer
    D. Common
    Explanation
    The word "common" is the best fit for the space in the text because it suggests that the word being chosen is something that is frequently or widely found or seen. It implies that the word being chosen is not rare or unusual.

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  • 47. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each  space in the texts.

    • A.

      Vast

    • B.

      Large

    • C.

      Wide

    • D.

      Mass

    Correct Answer
    D. Mass
    Explanation
    The word "mass" is the most appropriate choice to fill the space in the text. "Mass" is a noun that means a large amount or quantity of something. It fits well in the context of the sentence, indicating that the space is meant to be filled with a word that represents a significant amount or quantity. The other options, such as "vast," "large," and "wide," do not convey the same meaning as "mass" in this context.

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  • 48. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each  space in the texts.

    • A.

      Lasted

    • B.

      Endured

    • C.

      Kept

    • D.

      Remained

    Correct Answer
    D. Remained
    Explanation
    The word "remained" is the best fit for the space in the text because it implies that something stayed or continued to exist without any change. The other options - "lasted," "endured," and "kept" - do not convey the same sense of continuity or lack of change as "remained" does.

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  • 49. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each  space in the texts.

    • A.

      Mostly

    • B.

      Chiefly

    • C.

      Greatly

    • D.

      Widely

    Correct Answer
    D. Widely
    Explanation
    The word "widely" is the best fit for the space in the text because it implies that something is happening or being done to a large extent or in a widespread manner. This suggests that the action or phenomenon being described is not limited or restricted to a specific area or group, but is instead happening on a broad scale.

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  • 50. 

    In this section you must choose the word which best fits each  space in the texts.

    • A.

      Introduce

    • B.

      Present

    • C.

      Move

    • D.

      Show

    Correct Answer
    A. Introduce
    Explanation
    The word "introduce" is the best fit for the given space in the texts because it implies bringing something new or unfamiliar into a situation or making it known for the first time. The other options, "present," "move," and "show," do not convey the same meaning of bringing something new or unfamiliar into a situation.

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