Read the passage below. It contains blank spaces numbered 1 to 15. For each blank space, choose the best alternative from the choices given.
I enjoy doing many things in my free time. But of all of them, __1__ travelling is the best. There are three versions why this is so.
Firstly, when I travel, I learn many __2__ Things about the culture of __3__ place I am visiting. This is __4__ true when I travel to a foreign country, __5__ it is also true when travelling in my own country. People often forget __6__ there is much variety even within one's own country.
__7__, I like travelling because I can try __8__ Food. Eating is one one of my favourite activities, so __9__ I travel, I try as many different dishes as possible. Some people say they eat to live. __10__, I know many others who live to eat although they __11__ not admit it. Perhaps I am one of them.
Food is a major part of culture. Therefore, to really experience and understand different cultures, it is __12__ to eat the things the people of that culture eat.
The last reason travelling is the best thing to do when I am free is that when I travel, I can __13__ all my problems at home. I don't have to think __14__ work or school. I can relax concentrate on the things that bring __15__ to my heart.
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