1.     lack of success and financial reward, Vincent van Gogh persevered with his painting.

2. Did you     Japan for pleasure or on business?

3. The lectures have been published in book form     numerous requests.

4. The firm’s success is largely due to its CEO’s commercial    .

5. Paul is a famous chef. He always uses fresh     when he cooks.

6. The body is composed of some hundred thousand million cells,     is complete in itself.

7. If you don’t hurry up with your proposal, by the time you present it to the screening committee, others     better ones.

8. Salt and sugar are usually used to     food.

9. Although the manager apologized many times for his poor decision, there was nothing he could do to     his mistake.

10. Typhoon Soudelor     across Taiwan and made great damage this August.

11. My uncle has a big beautiful house, which has twenty rooms crowded with delicate    .

12. The recently launched     will send images to the earth and help scientists predict the weather.

13. He is not a punctual person. Worst of all, he always gives     excuses for being late.

14. I was as     as I could be, but I still ended up several thousand dollars in debt.

15.    , the new government has done nothing but talk.

16. When taking a drug for a while, some patients would gradually develop a     for it and need to be given a larger dose.

17. The rope was getting loose, so she tried to     the rope by pulling on it.

18. The court found him     and he was released.

19. Jessica,     when I need her, knows me very well.

20. Walking by the corner the other day,     for the light to change.

21. Unfortunately, his     attacks on the ramifications of the economic policy have been undermined by his wholehearted acceptance of that policy's underlying assumptions.

22. The town’s water-supply has been     by chemicals from the factory.

23. Tests will be run to determine if the fumes from the chemical are highly    .

24. Y.C. Wang passed away in 2008 at the age of 91 as a business     with few rivals in Taiwan.

25. The whole affair is an outrage and the authorities have done nothing to     it.

26.     I reached the front porch when it started pouring.

27. One common cause of Osteoporosis, or thinning bones, is the     of nutrients such as calcium and Vitamin D.

28. If the hotel     to withstand an earthquake, it would not have collapsed.

29. The restaurant     next to the bank sells excellent pasta so it attracts a number of guests.

30. If all the manufacturers can     during this financial crisis, the economy may get better next quarter.

31. Playing sports in school     meant to teach teamwork and leadership skills students can use later in life.

32. People with certain kinds of heart disease must     eating fatty foods.

33. Everyone in the department is supposed to     suggestions for the project.

34. Kate would have been the one hospitalized if she     to you and taken the flu vaccine.

35.     exposure to sunlight is one of the most common causes of skin cancer.

36. A good way to keep your feelings of anxiety     is to meditate, relax, and calm yourself down.

37. The doctor advised him to have monthly check-ups     any return of symptoms might be detected immediately.

38. Although we are spending a lot now, the new system will save us more money    .

39. Alcohol and drugs have     effect on young people.

40. The influence of the financial tsunami in 2008 was tremendous. The stock markets tumbled    .

41. Some doctors have been criticized for being insensitive; they seem to be     the suffering of their patients.

42. The government promised a substantial reduction in the     of greenhouse gases.

43. The spellings of many Old English words have been preserved in the living language,     their pronunciations have changed.

44. Excess sodium in the diet may lead to high blood pressure or hypertension,    .

45. Years later, in    , Steve Jobs realizes that he made the right decision—to drop out of college to start a business.

46. Kevin decided to still apply for the graduate programs in the US,    that he might not get into one because of his below average TOFEL score.

47. The company’s     on the formula expires after a number of years.

48. I have waited in front of this store for 2 hours     my friends finally show up.

49. The end of year sales seminar will be held on     Saturday the 21st or Sunday the 22nd.

50. If John     satisfied with his TOEIC score, he wouldn’t be taking it again.