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For questions 1-8, 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).

Aspiring Journalists (2)

Travel, educational specialties, volunteer (0) WORK, knowledge (1) ............ languages or different cultures are experiences that could give you that leading edge (2) ............ the competition. Before you apply, (3) ............ time with the newspaper you're hoping to write for. You might find past issues in your college or journalism school library, or you (4) ............ get a one-month subscription. Read the paper, then study it. Is it well organised? Are features and sections easy to locate? Does it carry information that is useful to someone new (5) ............ the area? Are the stories interesting, informative and balanced? Jot (6) ............ your impressions on the paper's strengths and weaknesses Learn the basics about the paper: (7) ............ major market, circulation, history (8) ............ traditions.

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