In each question, there are three sentences. Each has a pair of words that are italicised and highlighted. From the italicised and highlighted words, select the most appropriate words (A or B) to form correct sentences. The sentences are followed by options that indicate the words, which may be selected to correctly complete the set of sentences. From the options given, choose the most appropriate one.

The focus on jobs is obviously vital (A)/ peripheral (B).

At the root of the crisis is the step (A) / steep (B) fall in the prices of agricultural goods.

Growth can come about without any substantial (A) / sustainable (B) job-creation in the formal sectors of the economy, but through improvements in productivity.

A AAB Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B AAA Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C BAA Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D ABA Correct Answer Incorrect Answer


vital means important peripheral means unimportant step means move, pace, stairs steep means sharp, abrupt substantial means significant sustainable means able to be maintained at a certain rate or level

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