CLIMBING MOUNT EVEREST
You are going to read an article about a Sherpa – a member of an ethnic group that lives mainly in Nepal, in the Himalayas. Some words are missing from the text. Use the words in brackets to form the words that fit in the gaps.
There might be cases when you do not have to change the word in brackets.

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints!
The tallest mountain in the world appeared (1) (frighten) in front of 16-year-old Temba Tsheri. He had always dreamed of climbing Mount Everest. Now all Temba could think about was surviving the 8,850-meter (2) (climb) to the top. One of the youngest people ever to reach the summit of Everest, Temba is a Sherpa. Sherpas exhibit almost superhuman (3) (strong) climbing at high altitudes. Living in mountain villages as high as 4,267 meters, with no roads or cars, they hike everywhere and lug everything on their backs – even TVs and refrigerators. But that's nothing (4) (compare) with climbing Everest. Temba's expedition braved avalanches, subzero temperatures, and (5) (death) cracks in glaciers that can be 30 meters deep.
Temba's courage comes partly from his religious (6) (believe). As followers of a religion called Tibetan Buddhism, the Sherpas believe in being (7) (peace), honouring all people, and accepting suffering without (8) (complain). Temba's trek continues his people's tradition of climbing. It began nearly a hundred years ago when Sherpas started carrying (9) (supply) for visiting mountaineers. In 1953, the Sherpas won fame when Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and (10) (explore) Edmund Hillary became the first people to climb Everest. Without his heritage, Temba might have given up. As he climbed past 7,925 meters, he had never felt so tired. But (11) (final) he took the last step and stood on the summit of Everest – the top of the world. He knew his success was a triumph for his people.