Directions: In order to help you with the Sentence Completion exercise, use your vocab unit 3B for this exercise. First, read the sentence and identify what part of speech is needed (a descriptive word – adj; a person, place or thing – n; or an action – v) Label the blank with the part of speech and then search through your vocab words for options. This should help you narrow down and focus. 1. Edgar Allan Poe’s story “The Gold Bug” concerns treasure buried by the _________________ Captain Kidd. 2. Despite a bad case of stage fright, I tried to maintain a ________________ of calm as I sang my solo. 3. The general who led the coup __________________ the office of the duly elected president. 4. Long delays caused by bad weather are likely to make even the most unflappable traveler _______________. 5. During the Great Depression, many people were reduced to leading the desperate lives of _________________. 6. When you write an essay or a story, be especially careful to avoid using _____________ expressions. 7. An employee who ______________ from the petty cash box will get caught sooner or later. 8. If you fail to perform your job satisfactorily, your boss may ____________________ your employment. 9. Wilma Rudolph ___________________ childhood illness and physical disabilities to win three Olympic gold medals. 10. Failure to repay a loan can be the cause of an angry ________________ between longtime friends.