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1 For question 1-16 find the missing words in the spaces. Use only one word for each space.

Where Have All The Good Cartoons Gone?

Childhood will (1)
____
never
be the same again. Remember Saturday mornings spent lounging on the sofa, hour (2)
____
after
hour, watching your favourite cartoons? (3)
____
Could
there have been a better reward for the long school week that had had to be endured? Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse brought virtually live into (4)
____
our
living rooms. Back then, they were in black and white, and back then, they were meant to amuse, to entertain.

It seems (5)
____
this/that
has changed - and definitely (6)
____
for
the worse. Now when you turn on the television on a Saturday or Sunday morning, you do (7)
____
so
at your own risk! Be prepared to confront violence in all its animated glory: exploding bombs, falling buildings, blazing weapons, and bad guy after bad guy. I don't see (8)
____
what
is funny about this warped vision of our times and our society. (9)
____
Nor
do I see what's worth watching on these programmes with (10)
____
their/such
gruesome caricatures of good and evil. Who is responsible for children's programming these days?

It cannot be good for today's youth to be exposed (11)
____
to
this type of entertainment. (12)
____
At
best they are missing out (13)
____
on
the humour, sensitivity and moral lessons that were to be had from the cartoons of old. At worst, their childish brains are (14)
____
being
filled with scenes of non-stop violence and ideas that are morally corrupt. Childhood should be a time of innocence, short-lived as it (15)
____
may
be in these turbulent times in which we live. Perhaps we should bear this in mind the next time we see our child glued (15)
____
to
the TV on a Saturday morning.




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