In the following three passages, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.
The wings of some birds are so small that they are (56) for flying. Earlier such birds  _(57)_ fly. But after living for thousands of (58) in places where they had no _(59)__ there was no need for them to fly, and they (60) on the ground. After a while their (61) ones could no longer rise into the air. The ostrich, rhea, emu and cassowary (62) fly, but they can run fast on their long, strong legs. Ostriches (63) in Africa and are found on the grassy places (64) they live along with big groups of zebras. The rhea looks like the ostrich, (65) it is smaller and has three toes on each feet, while the ostrich has only two.
  • stepped

  • stayed

  • crept

  • crawled




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