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English Reading Practice – A Fair and Free World

Put in the correct words based on the story you have just read. Press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if you don't know. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints!
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Robert listens his parents talk about war. They say war is on its way.

Robert excited. A war in his country means lots of and activity! A war is also good for business.

that day, Robert runs into his good Lamar.

" Lamar!" Robert says, "What do you think buddy? War is on its ! These are exciting times!"

Lamar looks . "War is not exciting, Robert. War is ."

"Well, , it is not fun, but our country is sure win. And war is great for business. My company lots of money from war."

Lamar sighs. "Robert, your makes money at first, but soon, the entire economy down. People cannot work. Everyone lives in fear. People . There is nothing good about war. No one really ."

Robert pauses, "No one really wins? Is that what think?"

Lamar answers, "I know. It is not like is on TV or in a movie. War destroys and countries. War kills people we love. We all the right to live in a world with proper , to enjoy the rights and freedoms in our country. destroys that right. War makes everything worse."

Robert thinks a minute. Then he says, "Yes. I guess you right. Sorry about that Lamar. Let's hope for peace ."

"Yes," Lamar agrees, "But hoping is not enough. We have the responsibility to make it happen."