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questions 1-8, Complete the following article by writing each missing word in
the space. Use only one word in each space.
other national cuisine enjoys quite the degree of popularity that Thai food
(0) ... . Ten years ago it was a rarity in Europe and the United States and
prior (1) ... that it was virtually unknown. Now Thai cooking has become
(2) ... of the Wests favourite exotic styles of cooking. As well
as the growing popularity of Thai restaurants throughout the world, there has
been an increase little by little in (3) ... availability of ingredients
on supermarket shelves.
One of the things that makes Thai cooking (4)
... challenging is the sheer variety of types of dish.
Thai food lies between
Chinese and Indian cuisine, with influences from Burma, Cambodia and Malaysia,
(5) ... of which has had an effect on Thailand at different stages
of its history. Some of the ingredients come from far afield. Chillies, to give
(6) ... one example, are originally from Central and South America but
were incorporated quickly (7) ... the national diet. Taken all (8)
..., these influences from abroad have made Thai cooking a strongly regional set