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Book review: Wall have Ears by Mark Mitchell
Avid (0) readers (READ) of Mark Mitchell's critically acclaimed historical novels will not be disappointed by his (1) _______ (LATE) offering, Walls have Ears, a simple, but (2) ___________ (BEAUTY) written tale of childhood innocence in a world of adult corruption. Mitchell, a former history teacher, shot to fame three years ago thanks to the television (3) _______ (ADAPT) of his fourth novel, Baroques of Ages, which followed the fortunes of two teenage siblings in seventeenth-century Britain. Despite de author's (4) ________ Read more(SATISFY) with the TV production, (5) __________ (STAR) Marian Blackshaw and Edek Sobera, it was a huge success and (6) ________ (SELL) of his books for children rocketed overnight as a result. Walls have Ears is a (7) ________ (VARY) on the central theme of Baroque of Ages, though this time set against the background of Hadrian's Wall during its contraction in the second century. The chance (8) ________ (DISCOVER) by two young friends of a plot to assassinate the Roman Emperor responsible for the defensive wall turns their world upside down. The children are sworn to secrecy, but their conscience (9) _________ (THREAT) to get the better of them. (10) ________ (HISTORY) have criticized Mitchell for being too liberal with the facts, but this will not deter his young fans from queueing up for their copy of the book when it is released on June 20th.


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    (1) _______ (LATE)  

    Explanation
    The word "latest" is the correct answer because it is the adjective form of the word "late." "Late" refers to something that occurs or arrives after the expected or desired time, while "latest" refers to the most recent or newest thing. The word "latest" is therefore the appropriate choice to complete the sentence.

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    (2) ___________ (BEAUTY) 

    Explanation
    The word "beautifully" is the adverb form of the adjective "beautiful." It describes how something is done in a beautiful manner. In this context, the missing word should be a verb that describes an action done in a beautiful way. Therefore, "beautifully" is the correct answer.

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    (3) _______ (ADAPT)  

    Explanation
    Adaptation is the correct answer because it is the noun form of the verb "adapt." When something adapts, it changes or adjusts to fit new circumstances or conditions. Adaptation refers to the process or act of adapting. In this context, the word is used to complete the sentence and maintain grammatical and semantic coherence.

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    (4) ________ (SATISFY)  

    Explanation
    The word "dissatisfaction" is the correct answer because it is the noun form of the verb "satisfy." When someone is dissatisfied, they are not satisfied or pleased with something. Therefore, "dissatisfaction" is the opposite of satisfaction and is the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.

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    (5) __________ (STAR)  

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    (6) ________ (SELL)  

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sales" because it is the noun form of the verb "sell". In this context, the word is likely referring to the activity or process of selling goods or services.

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    (7) ________ (VARY)  

    Explanation
    The word "variation" is the correct answer because it is a noun form of the verb "vary". In this context, "vary" means to change or alter something. "Variation" refers to the act or process of varying or the state of being varied. Therefore, it is the most suitable word to complete the given sentence.

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    (8) ________ (DISCOVER)  

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "discovery" because it is the noun form of the verb "discover". When we add the suffix "-y" to the verb, it changes it into a noun. In this case, "discovery" refers to the act of finding or learning something new.

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    (9) _________ (THREAT)  

    Explanation
    The word "threatens" is the correct answer because it is the verb form of the noun "threat." When someone threatens, they express an intention to harm or cause damage to someone or something. In this context, the word "threatens" fits logically as it suggests an action that is related to the concept of a threat.

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    (10) ________ (HISTORY)  

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