For questions 9-16, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0). In the exam, write your answers IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.
Music really can reduce that pain
A survey has recently been carried 0 _____ into the way music affects people in pain, and 9 it seems to show is that certain songs can actually reduce the sensation of physical pain. About 40% of people suffering 10 continuous pain said that music helped them feel better, with an even higher figure 11 young people: a remarkable two-thirds of those taking part 12 reported to have said it had had a positive effect 13 their symptoms.
The type of music played appears to make less difference than might 14 imagined. Pop music, as 15 as it is fairly gentle and not too loud, is slightly ahead of classical as the favourite for dealing with pain. Researchers believe that listening to your favourite music, 16 may directly affect both your emotions and your thoughts, can have the very welcome effect of distracting you from what is hurting.