Here is a text with gaps for you. Read it attentively and think of the possible answers.
The concept of “fast food” is very important in English-speaking countries (1) … one major reason: the working day starts at around the same time (2) … in European countries, but finishes (3) … earlier, typically at about five o’clock in (4) …evening when the offices, banks and many of the shops begin to close. As a result, there’s not much time for lunch, (5) … many people bring something from home to eat at their desks, (6) … with a cup of tea or instant coffee made with the office kettle, (7) … than going out to a restaurant for a “proper” lunch as do many European office workers, (8) … usually finish work much later in the evening.
For (9) … who prefer to get out of the office to have a break or (10) …fresh air, there are the various fast food options (11) … as sandwiches, Cornish pasties, burgers, kebabs, or fish and chips, many of (12) … can be eaten “on the move”, (13) … even the need to sit down!
Only on special occasions is a British office worker likely to eat lunch in a restaurant. (14) ….someone’s birthday, promotion, engagement or retirement, for example, a group of colleagues will eat together in a pub or restaurant. It is for this reason (15) …. foreign visitors are often surprised (16) … the lack of affordable, good quality, places to have lunch in the major British cities.
Now do the quiz. The highest score is 16. After finishing the quiz you’ll be able to check your answers.
Complete the text using one word in each space.
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