Open Cloze Exercise 1

Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap.
Then press "Check" to check your answers. You can click on the "HINT" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
It is common knowledge amongst British taxpayers that keeping Britain's streets free of litter requires a 0) lot of money. Every year, a staggering 660 million pounds 1) spent on clearing litter from the streets - all this 2) the fact that dropping litter is against the law in the UK. Nowadays, you can be fined up 3) £1,000 for littering. Not 4) is litter ugly, but it can be dangerous 5) well. Litter attracts rats and this in turn 6) cause water contamination and widespread sickness. We all have to make 7) responsible for maintaining high standards of cleanliness on our streets before 8) is too late. If you see rubbish in the street, pick it up and take it to a rubbish bin 9) in to set a good example.