New Habits: Multiple Choice Grammar Test

When we develop a habit, we are actually engineering a physical change in the cell structure of our brains. (1) _________ young, you have a wonderful opportunity to engineer good habits into (2) _________ structure of your brain. It will never be easier. (3) _________ you get, the harder it will be to change. Try an experiment. Take 30 days and force yourself (4) _________ a good habit. Say your current habit is to come home, grab a snack and plop down in front of the TV. Maybe you will get to your homework, maybe you won’t.

Make yourself (5) _________ something different. Have your mind (6) _________ your body to walk in the door, grab a snack, leave the TV off, head straight to the table and work on homework. After you finish your homework, reward yourself (7) _________ with some TV, video games or basketball. Relish the fact that you don't have to think about those (8) _________ assignments again. You are free from them!

The key, no matter how difficult, is to make yourself (9) _________ it 25 or 30 times in a row. It will then be a habit. Finishing your homework first will become (10) _________. It will feel (11) _________ to walk in the door and not head straight for the homework. If you try to turn on the TV, an invisible force field pull you back—must...not...touch...remote!

Thirty days of teeth-gritting self-discipline is a small price to pay for custom (12) _________ your brain cells for a lifetime of successes!

1 While Until Unless Once
2 vary the very the really the truly
3 The older The elder The more older The oldest
4 to be developed to develop developing developed
5 to be done doing do to do
6 to be commanded commanding to command command
7 as immediately immediate immediately more immediate
8 completion complete completing completed
9 do doing done to do
10 automatic automatically less automatic automation
11 weirdly weird weirdness the weird
12 engineeres engineere engineered engineering

1.A; 2.B; 3.A; 4.B; 5.C; 6.D; 7.C; 8.D; 9.A; 10.A; 11.B; 12.D

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