Cambridge Reading Part 2 - Write the correct word

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Cambridge Reading Part 2 - Fill in the blanks with the correct word.

Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word per gap.

The Value of Salt


(1) ____________________ ancient times, salt has been very important (2) _________________ human beings. First, human beings (3) _______________ a small amount of salt in their diets in order to be healthy. 

Also, salt is (4) __________________ to preserve meat. It acts by (5) _____________________ the meat; that is, taking the water out of it, so that the meat will not spoil. 

Salt is (5) _________________ naturally on the Earth, in salt mines and (6) __________________ in the oceans. Animals  (7) ______________________ salt in their diets and can be found around naturally- occurring blocks of salt. (8) ________________ much salt, though, can lead to a higher-risk of heart disease.

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1) Since ancient times, salt has been very important (2) for / to human beings. First, human beings (3) need a small amount of salt in their diets in order to be healthy. 

Also, salt is (4) used to preserve meat. It acts by (5) drying the meat; that is, taking the water out of it, so that the meat will not spoil. 

Salt is (5) found naturally on the Earth, in salt mines and (6) also in the oceans. Animals too (7) need salt in their diets and can be found around naturally- occurring blocks of salt. (8) Too much salt, though, can lead to a higher-risk of heart disease.

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