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    Read the text and choose the correct answer for each gap.

    Amelia's heart raced as she walked down the dimly lit street. She had a nagging feeling that she was being followed. Glancing over her shoulder, she saw that the shadowy figure was 1 behind her. Her mind raced back to the past few days, wondering if this was the same person who 2 stalking her.

    The more she thought about it, 3 certain she became. The unnerving sensation of 4 had grown too strong to ignore. She quickened her pace, hoping to lose 5 it was, but the footsteps behind her grew louder, closer.

    Amelia wished she 6 so long at the café earlier. It was 7 nice evening, and she had lost track of time enjoying her coffee. Now, that moment of relaxation seemed like a dangerous luxury.

    Turning a corner, she found herself in a narrow alleyway, desperate 8 a way out. Suddenly, a figure stepped into her path. Her pursuer was revealed: a man with a black 9 hoodie pulled low over his face.

    Trying to keep her voice steady, Amelia warned 10 following her.

    'We need to talk,' the man said, his voice surprisingly soft. 'It's about your brother.'

    Amelia's heart 11 a beat. Her brother had been missing 12 months. Could this stranger have information about him?

    'Can you tell me 13 ?' she asked, her fear momentarily overshadowed by curiosity.

    'It seems we have 14 been looking for him,' the man said. 'I'm a private investigator. I didn't want to alarm you.'

    Amelia was relieved and a bit annoyed. 'You 15 me directly.'

    'I'm sorry,' the investigator said. 'I didn't want to scare you more than necessary. Your brother is in serious trouble, and I believe you're the key to finding him.'


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