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Movie Star
The restless, jiggling knee, the (0) __________ he says 'yeah yeah' impatiently, the (1) ________ tapping of cigarette over ashtray -- all give the (2) _________ that Ewan McGregor has been, somehow, overwound. Perhaps this is how someone behaves when they are struggling to (3) __________ their ego in check -- trying to (4) ___________ to terms with being an international star.
Success seems to come naturally to McGregor.'I've never been (5) __________ of work. I've been in a rush to get to the top, since I was a kid. I was always (6) _________ for success.'
He Read moreearns 5 million pounds a film, and plays opposite Hollywood's most celebrated women actors. It's likely that, in the age-old Hollywood (7) __________, film publicists encourage gossip about McGregor and his female co-stars, but the rumours are without (8) ___________. In fact, his wife and family always travel with him on location.
McGregor grew up in Scotland. When he and his older brother were at school, the young Ewan was (9) ______ hauled up before the headmaster for anti-social conduct. He thinks this was because he (10) ________ it hard to live up to his brother.
There was some rivalry, I guess. My brother was academic and sporting -- the important things at our school. I was keen on music and artistic studies, which didn't (11) _________ as serious activities. I realize now, all I cared about was being a performer, (12) ___________ on a show.'


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The restless, jiggling knee, the (0) __________ he says 'yeah yeah' impatiently,

    • A.

      Way

    • B.

      Means

    • C.

      Method

    • D.

      Manner

    Correct Answer
    A. Way
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "way". In this context, "way" refers to a manner or a way of doing something. The sentence describes someone who is restless and impatiently saying 'yeah yeah', indicating a certain manner or way of expressing impatience.

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  • 2. 

    The (1) ________ tapping of cigarette over ashtray 

    • A.

      Many

    • B.

      Varied

    • C.

      Numerous

    • D.

      Repetitive

    Correct Answer
    D. Repetitive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "repetitive." This word suggests that the action of tapping the cigarette over the ashtray is done repeatedly or in a consistent pattern. The other options, such as "many," "varied," or "numerous," do not convey the idea of repetition.

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  • 3. 

     all give the (2) _________ that Ewan McGregor has been, somehow, overwound. 

    • A.

      Opinion

    • B.

      Viewpoint

    • C.

      Impression

    • D.

      Persuasion

    Correct Answer
    C. Impression
    Explanation
    The word "impression" best fits the context of the sentence because it suggests that Ewan McGregor has been perceived or judged in a certain way. The other options, such as opinion, viewpoint, and persuasion, do not convey the same meaning of being perceived or judged. Therefore, "impression" is the most suitable choice.

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  • 4. 

    Perhaps this is how someone behaves when they are struggling to (3) __________ their ego in check

    • A.

      Contain

    • B.

      Keep

    • C.

      Provide

    • D.

      Support

    Correct Answer
    B. Keep
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because "keep" is the most appropriate word to complete the sentence. When someone is struggling to keep their ego in check, it means they are having difficulty controlling or managing their ego. The other options - contain, provide, and support - do not convey the same meaning in the context of the sentence.

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  • 5. 

    Trying to (4) ___________ to terms with being an international star.  

    • A.

      Go

    • B.

      Set

    • C.

      Reach

    • D.

      Come

    Correct Answer
    D. Come
    Explanation
    The word "come" is the correct answer because it fits grammatically and semantically in the sentence. The phrase "come to terms with" means to accept or understand something, in this case, the person is trying to accept or understand the fact that they have become an international star. The other options do not fit in the context of the sentence.

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  • 6. 

    Success seems to come naturally to McGregor. 'I've never been (5) __________ of work.

    • A.

      Wanting

    • B.

      Minus

    • C.

      Short

    • D.

      Lacking

    Correct Answer
    C. Short
    Explanation
    McGregor's natural success can be attributed to his lack of aversion towards work. He has never been short of work, indicating that he is always willing to put in the necessary effort and dedication to achieve success.

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  • 7. 

    I've been in a rush to get to the top, since I was a kid. I was always (6) _________ for success.' 

    • A.

      Envious

    • B.

      Selfish

    • C.

      Jealous

    • D.

      Greedy

    Correct Answer
    D. Greedy
    Explanation
    The word "greedy" best fits the context of the sentence because it suggests a strong desire for success and a willingness to do whatever it takes to achieve it. The person mentioned in the sentence has been in a rush to get to the top since childhood, indicating a relentless pursuit of success. "Envious," "selfish," and "jealous" do not convey the same level of ambition and determination as "greedy."

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  • 8. 

    He earns 5 million pounds a film, and plays opposite Hollywood's most celebrated women actors. It's likely that, in the age-old Hollywood (7) __________, film publicists encourage gossip about McGregor and his female co-stars, 

    • A.

      Performance

    • B.

      Tradition

    • C.

      Nature

    • D.

      Procedure

    Correct Answer
    B. Tradition
    Explanation
    In the given context, the word "age-old" suggests that the Hollywood industry has a long-standing practice or custom. The statement also mentions that film publicists encourage gossip about McGregor and his female co-stars. This indicates that there is a customary behavior or pattern of promoting rumors or speculation about actors and their relationships in Hollywood. Therefore, the most suitable word to fill in the blank would be "tradition," which refers to a long-established or inherited way of doing things.

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  • 9. 

    But the rumours are without (8) ___________. In fact, his wife and family always travel with him on location.  

    • A.

      Foundation

    • B.

      Discovery

    • C.

      Beginning

    • D.

      Establishment

    Correct Answer
    A. Foundation
    Explanation
    The word "foundation" fits in the blank because it suggests that the rumors mentioned in the sentence are baseless or unfounded. It implies that there is no solid evidence or support for the rumors. This is further reinforced by the information that the person's wife and family always travel with him, indicating that the rumors are false.

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  • 10. 

    McGregor grew up in Scotland. When he and his older brother were at school, the young Ewan was (9) ______ hauled up before the headmaster for anti-social conduct.

    • A.

      Gradually

    • B.

      Radically

    • C.

      Steadily

    • D.

      Regularly

    Correct Answer
    D. Regularly
    Explanation
    The word "regularly" fits in the blank because it means that Ewan was frequently or consistently hauled up before the headmaster for his anti-social conduct. This suggests that his behavior was a recurring issue, rather than a one-time occurrence. The other options, "gradually," "radically," and "steadily," do not convey the same meaning of frequent repetition.

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  • 11. 

    He thinks this was because he (10) ________ it hard to live up to his brother.  

    • A.

      Found

    • B.

      Accepted

    • C.

      Saw

    • D.

      Realized

    Correct Answer
    A. Found
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "found". The word "found" implies that he discovered or realized that it was difficult for him to live up to his brother's expectations. This suggests that he may have compared himself to his brother and felt inadequate or struggled to meet the same standards.

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  • 12. 

    There was some rivalry, I guess. My brother was academic and sporting -- the important things at our school. I was keen on music and artistic studies, which didn't (11) _________ as serious activities. 

    • A.

      Depend

    • B.

      Rely

    • C.

      Count

    • D.

      Rest

    Correct Answer
    C. Count
    Explanation
    The word "count" fits in the blank because it means to be considered or regarded as important or significant. In the given context, the speaker is saying that their interests in music and artistic studies were not seen as serious or significant activities compared to their brother's academic and sporting pursuits. So, the speaker's interests did not "count" as important activities at their school.

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  • 13. 

    I realize now, all I cared about was being a performer, (12) ___________ on a show.'

    • A.

      Putting

    • B.

      Giving

    • C.

      Presenting

    • D.

      Producing

    Correct Answer
    A. Putting
    Explanation
    The phrase "all I cared about" suggests that the person's main focus or priority was on something specific. The word "putting" fits well in this context because it implies actively taking action or making an effort towards being a performer. The other options - giving, presenting, and producing - do not convey the same sense of actively pursuing a goal or passion.

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