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Question 19 of 37

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The paragraph below contains blank spaces indicating omissions in the text. For some blanks, it is necessary to choose the completion that is most appropriate to the meaning of the passage; for other blanks, you have to choose the one completion that forms a grammatically correct sentence. Be sure to read the entire paragraph completely before answering the questions related to it.

Selon Blank   (19)   , les Français célèbrent les fêtes de fin d’année en Blank   (20)    un bon nombre d’huîtres et d’autres Blank   (21)    de mer. Ils offrent de petits cadeaux à Blank   (22)    envers qui ils sont Blank   (23)   . Et ils envoient des Blank   (24)    de voeux à Blank   (25)    amis et collègues.

No

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Select the most appropriate completion for blank (19).

la coutume

Correct Answer: 
Yes

l’utilisation

Correct Answer: 
No

l’habit

Correct Answer: 
No

le temps

Correct Answer: 
No

Choice (A) is correct. The sentence Les Français célèbrent les fêtes de fin d’année means “The French celebrate the holiday season.” It makes sense to describe this celebration as a custom (A) that is followed. It does not make sense to say that the French celebrate the holiday season according to the use (B), clothing (C) or time (D).

Question Difficulty: 
easy