Cloze Passage (4.8)Read the passage carefully and fill in the blanks with the most suitable word.
Guarding Christmas Trees
Thieves have ____________ a major British supermarket chain
store to call in a squad of army veterans. These ____________, clad
in camouflage outfits and equipped with night ___________ goggles,
are being employed to _________ a plot of woodland with thousands
of Christmas trees.
As the festive season ___________ near, the conifer trees have
become more valuable. A truckload of these trees can ____________
tens of thousands of dollars. ________ by theives are well organised
and stolen trees are extremely easy to _________ as there are many
buyers. In previous years, truckloads of trees have ______________
The soldiers have already put their army ____________ to good
use by building hideouts of foliage _________ which they can survey
the estate. However, the guards are ___________ strict orders not to
shoot or injured the thieves. This is best left to the police.
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