Reading & Use of English: Part 1
Multiple-choice lexical cloze (8 questions)
168:Read the text
below, click on the gaps and decide
which word best fits each gap.
check the correct answers.
It is surely
beyond dispute that soap opera is the
most consistently popular type of
television programme in the world. It
has succeeded in the
imagination of millions since it first
genre back in the 1930s.
The word 'soap'
alludes to the role originally played by
detergent manufacturers, who promoted their
products during commercial breaks. Soap
operas have been as
mindless entertainment, with viewers only
these programmes in order to escape from
Soaps are often set in friendly, tightly-knit
neighbourhoods, evoking nostalgic feelings
in some viewers, since such communities may
no longer exist in many areas. The subject
matter of soaps also great
appeal for viewers since the stories
on domestic problems they may have
There has been a significant shift in
attitudes with many soaps now moral
and social issues. The characters and
complex and ambiguous, providing much food
for thought and no easy answers.