For questions 17-24, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of some of the lines to form a word that fits in the gap in the same line. There is an example at the beginning (0). In the exam, write your answers IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.
An incredible vegetable
Garlic, a member of the Liliaceae family which also includes onions, is 0 _____ used in cooking all around the world. China is currently the largest 17 of garlic, which is particularly associated with the dishes of northern Africa and southern Europe. It is native to central Asia and has long had a history as a health giving food, used both to prevent and cure 18 In Ancient Egypt, workers building the pyramids were given garlic to keep them strong, while Olympic athletes in Greece ate it to increase their resistance to infection.
The forefather of antibiotic medicine, Louis Pasteur, claimed garlic was as 19 as penicillin in treating infections. Modern-day 20 have proved that garlic can indeed kill bacteria and even some viruses, so it can be very useful for people who have coughs and colds. In 21, some doctors believe that garlic can reduce blood 22
The only 23 to this truly amazing food is that the strong and rather 24 smell of garlic is not the most pleasant!
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