19-25. The Thorn Birds
The Thorn Birds is a 1977 bestselling novel by the Australian author Colin McCullough. The story gives 19 (WE) information about life on Australiansheep stations, but it also includes a dramatic love story. The book 20 (BRING) the writer international fame as soon as it was published. In 1983 it was adapted into a TV miniseries 21 (STAR) Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward.

GPS functions
Car GPS Tracking appears a lot in new vehicles, offering drivers tracking and navigation. Yet, the 22 (LATE) inventions are even more modern and sophisticated, offering extra opportunities to people. Smart box technology is one example of how car GPS tracking systems 23 (USE) to lower car insurance. If the driver 24 (NOT BREAK) the rules, he gets a discount or an insurance premium. Without doubt, this new technology 25 (BECOME) popular among drivers very soon.
26-31. Auckland
Auckland is the largest and most populous city in New Zealand. The 26 (POPULATE) of Auckland is getting close to 1.4 million residents. It is 27 (CONVENIENT) situated in the North Island of thecountry, between the Waitakere Ranges and the Hauraki Gulf. The city enjoys an oceanic climate, which is 28 (COMPARE) to the climate in most of Europe. Nothing can 29 (APPOINT) you about Auckland, which is why it is a popular destination for numerous immigrants to New Zealand. Expats have an overall good experience when staying in Auckland. Most expats find it very easy to communicate with the locals, who are very 30 (FRIEND). Another positive thing about Auckland is the amount of nature and free space, which is appreciated a lot, especially by those coming from more densely inhabited 31 (LOCATE).
32-38. Olivia
I never took Olivia to the theatre, but it was there I met her. I 32 ______ the habit now of going every Saturday night, usually alone, sometimes with George. It was George who 33 ______ me to Olivia Nelson. She was an only child whose father, a cotton merchant, had died and left her all he had. She was not very beautiful but she was tall, very graceful, smartly dressed and 34 ______ me at once. Olivia got interested when George said that I was a novelist. Novelists were not too common in Cornwell then, though I believe they are now as numerous as knights. Olivia adored famous people. She was delighted to meet me. It turned 35 ______ that Olivia had read my books, at least some of them and she liked them. She could 36 ______ intelligently about them. She praised them and criticized them with a good deal of common sense. She discussed new plays and new books with me. She developed a habit of being wherever I was to be found. We had a few meals together at restaurants, and I 37 ______ that I was dressing with unusual care. She was so excited and happy, so full of good conversation, that I was charmed and captivated by her company. But I couldn’t help thinking that something was wrong. There was no 38 ______ to think the worst. However, I couldn’t make myself propose to her.
32. 1) formed 2) held 3) used 4) kept
33. 1) represented 2) acquainted 3) introduced 4) familiarized
34. 1) engaged 2) involved 3) attracted 4) appealed
35. 1) up 2) down 3) on 4) out
36. 1) tell 2) talk 3) say 4) discuss
37. 1) discovered 2) disclosed 3) revealed 4) determined
38. 1) account 2) reason 3) matter 4) cause