Gap Fill - 2018 - Level 2


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This year is over. For some people it was a great year, and for people it wasn't. In Japan, an organization asked for the word they thought described 2018. The was the word "disaster". The kanji (Chinese ) that people chose means "disaster or ". The organization said this of the many natural disasters in Japan in 2018. Japan was hit by , earthquakes, heavy rains, and a killer heatwave. Hundreds of people lost their in disasters. Many roads and homes were destroyed.

The is the Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation. It has found a "word of the year" since 1995. This year, 193,214 people chose a word. The most popular word was "". Last year, "north" was the winner, because of over North Korea's nuclear . The world was also hit by natural disasters, including wildfires, hurricanes and . Wars also raged in Syria and Yemen. There was also a lot of because of immigration - people trying to move to other to find a better life. People hope year's word will be "happiness".

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