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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 (23).

indifférents

Correct Answer: 
No

repentants

Correct Answer: 
No

prudents

Correct Answer: 
No

reconnaissants

Correct Answer: 
Yes

The passage says Ils offrent des petits cadeaux à ... envers qui ils sont, which means “They offer small gifts to ... to whom they are.” It makes sense to say that people offer gifts to show that they are grateful (D). It is illogical to suggest that people would offer gifts to show that they are indifferent (A), and there is no reason to suggest that people offer gifts to show that they are repentant (B), or careful (C).

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