Gap Fills Exercise | Class 10 English Grammar

Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word or phrase.

Rejection is a part of life, and it’s important ……1……. (that / for / to) children learn how to deal ………2……. (in / at / with) setbacks — whether they’re cut ………3…… (from / out / of) a sports team or left out of a clique. Here’s ………4…….. (a / an / the / some) advice on how to ease the hurt.

Rejection is an inevitable part of ……5……. (grow / growing / to grow) up. All children at one time or ………6……. (other / another / an other) feel rejected by their peers. The reasons are often silly. A ………7………. (child’s / childs / childs’) appearance, manners, economic or ethnic background, poor social skills, or personality can all be the factors leading to his/her ………8….. (be / being / been) rejected by their peers.

………9……. (when / while / as) you are snubbed, tell yourself that life is not a popularity contest. When you are snubbed it can bring ………10….. (out / up / off) odd feelings of rejection. But brooding ……11……. (about / over / on) something that didn’t turn ……12……. (up / on / out) the way you wanted it to be is not going to help. Don’t wallow ……13……. (with / in / over) self pity.

So what ………14……. (about / if / of / is) you were dropped from your school soccer team? Understand that ………15….. (that / what / which) is important is your happiness, and not ………16……. (be / been / being) in the soccer team. So, you must try ………17…… (and / but / or) find ways to make yourself feel better. This will give you the opportunity to see ………18…… (you / yourself / yourselves) as someone who can survive a difficult social situation. You may be surprised to find out that you have more inner resources ……19……. (than / then / which) you think.

Answers

Rejection is a part of life, and it’s important that (1) children learn how to deal with (2) setbacks — whether they’re cut from (3) a sports team or left out of a clique. Here’s some (4) advice on how to ease the hurt.

Rejection is an inevitable part of growing (5) up. All children at one time or another (6) feel rejected by their peers. The reasons are often silly. A child’s (7) appearance, manner , economic or ethnic background, poor social skills, or personality can all be the factors leading to his/her being (8) rejected by their peers.

When (9) you are snubbed, tell yourself that life is not a popularity contest. When you are snubbed it can bring up (10) odd feelings of rejection. But brooding over (11) something that didn’t turn out (12) the way you wanted it to be is not going to help. Don’t wallow in (13) self pity.

So what if (14) you were dropped from your school soccer team? Understand that what (15) is important is your happiness, and not being (16) in the soccer team. So, you must try and (17) find ways to make yourself feel better. This will give you the opportunity to see yourself (18) as someone who can survive a difficult social situation. You may be surprised to find out that you have more inner resources than (19) you think.

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