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The report suggests that if the birth rates stay the same, there’ll be a huge expansion of the __________________ population.
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You may think it __________________ but three centuries from now there may be over one hundred and thirty trillion people.
The report says that the world’s population is likely to be __________________ older. The average age will be fifty while today it is twenty six.
Almost a quarter of all the __________________ of the planet will live in Africa.
__________________ think that India, China and the United States will continue to be countries with the biggest population.
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Old Margaret was just the kind of cook that we wanted. Lots of cooks can do rich dishes well. Margaret couldn’t. But she A22 ______ to cook simple, everyday dishes in a way that made our mouths water. Her apple-pies were the best pies I’ve ever tasted.
But to A23 ______ the truth, even Margaret sometimes miscalculated. A large, royal-looking steak would be set before Father, which, upon being cut into, would turn A24 ______ to be underdone. Father’s face would darken with disappointment. He would raise his foot and stamp slowly and heavily three times on the rug.
At this solemn A25 ______ , we would hear Margaret leave the kitchen below us and come up the stairs to the dining-room door.
“Margaret, look at the steak.”
Margaret would peer with a shocked look at the platter. She would then seize the platter and make off with it.
Father and Margaret were united by the intense interest they both took in cooking. Each understood the other instinctively. I have to A26 ______ that they had a complete fellow-feeling. Mother’s great interest was in babies. She loved her children and her happiness depended A27 ______ them. She wanted to keep Father pleased somehow, and if it was too difficult or impossible she didn’t always care about even that.
At table it was Father who carved the fowl, or sliced the roast lamb or beef. I liked to A28 ______ him take the knife and go at it. And usually the cooking had been as superb as the carving. Sometimes it was so perfect that Father would summon Margaret and say in a low voice, “You are a good cook”.