Standardized Test Skill Builders for Reading: Vocabulary 3

Read the paragraph below. For each numbered blank, choose the word that best fits in the sentence.

If you sailed seven miles out from the coast of Florida near Miami, you would see a surprising sight. There are houses standing in the ocean, far from the __1__. They are completely surrounded by ___2__. This group of houses is known as "Stiltsville." Each house is __3__ by tall posts called "stilts." At one time there were twenty-five houses in Stiltsville, but now __4__ seven remain. Some environmental groups would like to __5__ the houses because they worry that humans will __6__ the ocean's fragile ecology. But to the people who live there, Stiltsville is home.

Mrs. Adams

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