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Word Formation - (C1) Advanced Certificate of English

For Questions 1-8, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals to form a word that fits in the gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

The parallel universe theory

'Confabulation' a term that is (0) COMMONLY (COMMON) used to describe an (1) ............ (CONSCIOUS) change in someone's memory concerning the details of a particular historic event, which results in them remembering the event (2) ............ (DIFFER) to how it actually happened. When groups of (3) ............ (DIVIDE) side experience the same confabulation of memory, the phenomenon is attributed to the 'Parallel Universe Theory', in which, it is claimed, a possible (4) ............ (FINITE) number of universes exist, with each one producing minutely different (5) ............ (REAL) to the other. This collective confabulation of memory is known as 'The Mandela Effect', so called because of the apparent collective memory held by a large group of people that Nelson Mandela, the (6) ............ (REVOLT), freedom fighter and late president of South Africa, died in 1990, while incarcerated on Robben Island. This is despite the historical fact that he was released from prison in 1990 and passed away many years later, in 2013. 'The Mandela Effect' is also (7) ............ (TRIBUTE) to differences in collective memory of certain popular films, most (8) ............ (NOTE) the Tom Hanks film Forrest Gump, in which, for many, the line 'My mother said life is a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get' appears to have changed to 'My mother said life was like a box of chocolates....'.

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