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Open cloze #3

А вот и третий выпуск упражнения, с незамысловатым названием open cloze. Как обычно, напоминаю правила: ваша задача заключается в следующем: вам необходимо вставить в текст пропущенные слова. Причем слово может быть любое - вариантов ответа не дано. Но, чаще всего, это простые слова: артикли, предлоги, местоимения, формы вспомогательных глаголов вроде up, to, has, which и так далее. В этом упражнении довольно часто встречаются связующие слова (типа although, nevertheless), фразовые глаголы и типичные словосочетания. Ответы, как обычно, в конце упражнения.

Swallowed by the sea?

The 'Lost City of Atlantis' was first described (1) _____ Plato, the famous Greek philosopher, over 2,000 years ago. His story paints a picture of an ancient civilisation whose hunger for power over others led to (2) _____ final downfall. According to Plato, after a failed attempt to invade Athens, 'the island of Atlantis was swallowed up by the sea and vanished' in only one day.

Ever (3) _____ this legendary account was given, philosophers and scientists have taken (4) _____ in many debates and discussions about (5) _____ the city was real or not. Some say that Plato was merely trying to warn people about the dangers of political greed, (6) _____ others believe the island really existed.

One American classical scholar, Daniel Dombrowsi, claims that Plato wanted to show (7) _____ happened when man attempted to create an 'ideal state'. However, some people have (8) _____ forward the idea that Atlantis could (9) _____ been one of the islands we know today as Crete, Santorini, Malta (10) _____ Cyprus. And in their book 'When The Sky Fell', Rand and Rose Flem-Ath suggest that the lost nation could still exist today under the thick snow of Antarctica. Could a once sundrenched paradise now (11) _____ a frozen tomb?

(12) _____ theory we choose to believe, the myth of Atlantis seems set to remain a subject of debate for quite (13) _____ time to come!

  1. by
  2. its
  3. since
  4. part
  5. whether
  6. while / whilst / whereas
  7. what
  8. put
  9. have
  10. or
  11. be
  12. whichever
  13. some