Словообразование упражнение №22
Read the texts below and decide what part of speech in A, B, C or D best fits each gap in the sentences.
The Canary Islands or Canaries is the group of islands, the (1) _______ region of Spain, in the Atlantic Ocean, off the north-western coast of Africa, (2) _______ the provinces of Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Their capitals are, (3) _______ , Las Palmas on Grand Canary and Santa Cruz de Tenerife on Tenerife Island; the cities also serve as dual and (4) _______ capitals of the region. The chief islands of the group, in (5) _______ order of size, are Tenerife, Fuerteventura, the (6) _______ to the African mainland, Grand Canary, Lanzarote, La Palma, Gomera, and Hierro. In addition, several barren islets are (7) _______ in the group The Canary Islands are of volcanic (8) _______ and are noted for their scenery and mild, dry climate, which makes them an ideal site for astronomical (9) _______ . Precipitation (10) _______ mainly during the winter season. In areas below about 400 m elevation, the (11) _______ is typically northern African; characteristic (12) _______ are the date palm, dragon tree, and cactus. Growing at higher levels are laurels.
holly, myrtle, eucalyptus, pine, and a variety of flowering plants. Farming and fishing are the principal industries. The volcanic soil of the Canaries is extremely (13) _______ .
The islands have no rivers, however, and severe drought are common; (14) _______ irrigation is therefore a (15) _______ in most cultivable areas. Among important crops are ba¬nanas, citrus fruits, sugar cane, peaches, figs, winegrapes, grain, tomatoes, and potatoes. (16) _______ products include textiles and fine (17) _______ . (18) _______ is also important, and the islands are a (19) _______ winter-resort area.