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• In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best fits each space in the
texts.
• For questions 41 to 50, choose the correct answer.

The tallest buildings – SKYSCRAPERS
Nowadays, skyscrapers can be found in most major cities of the world. A building which was many (41) ……………….. high was first called a skyscraper in the United States at the end of the 19th century, and New York has perhaps the (42) ……………….. skyscraper of them all, the Empire
State Building. The (43) ……………….. beneath the streets of New York is rock,(44) ……………….. enough to take the heaviest load without sinking, and is therefore well-suited to bearing the (45) ……………….. of tall buildings.

41.