Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 31 to 35
Do you know that your place on the family ladder may have certain effects on the sort of person you grow up to be? You may be the only child, the eldest, youngest or (31) ……… one; you may be the youngest of three boys or the eldest girl with a younger brother and sister. All the different combinations of relationships will have helped to make you the person you are. (32) ……… of years between your siblings and you also helps to shape your character.
Knowing such details about your best friend or loved one (33) ……… also tell you about the type of friend or partner he needs. For example, a boy with a younger sister would normally (34) ……… much better with a girl who has an older brother than with a girl who has a younger brother. similarly, if your girlfriend is the oldest in her family, she would probably be more than a little domineering.
Fortunately for all of us, family psychology is not entirely accurate. There are always exceptions to the rule. Most important of all, we should always judge people (35) ……… to who they are, not the relatives they have.
(thirty first) ……………….
Correct answer: A
You may be the only child, the eldest, youngest or (33) ……….. one.
– You can be the only child, the oldest child, the youngest or (33) …………
Answer A. in the middle
The remaining answers are not valid: