Nyelvhelyesség – Task 3

Angol középszintű érettségi, 2017. május

You are going to read an article about the origins of the name of Wall Street. Some words are missing from the text.
Use the words in brackets to form the words that fit in the gaps.
Then write the appropriate form of these words in the boxes.
There might be cases when you do not have to change the word in brackets.
Use only one word for each gap.
When you have entered all your answers, cick on the button "Check answers".
If you make a mistake, please try again until all your answers are correct.
You can get the next correct letter in a word by clicking on the button "Give me a letter" but you'll lose points.
Why is it called 'Wall Street'?

Wall Street signWall Street, an actual street by that name, is located in Lower Manhattan in New York City. The street is the epicenter of the city's (1) (finance) district.
The name of the street originates from an actual wall that was built in the 17th century by the Dutch, who were living in what was then called New Amsterdam. The 4-meter wall was built to protect the Dutch against (2) (attack) from pirates and various Native American tribes, and to keep other potential dangers out of the town.
The area near the wall became (3) (know) as Wall Street. Because of its (4) (locate), the road developed into one of the busiest trading areas in the entire city. Later, in 1699, the wall was demolished by the British colonial (5) (govern), but the name of the street stuck.
The financial industry got its (6) (office) start on Wall Street on May 17, 1792. On that day, New York's first stock exchange was established by the (7) (sign) of the Buttonwood Agreement. The agreement, so-called because it was signed under a buttonwood tree which early (8) (trade) and speculators had previously gathered around to trade (9) (informal), gave birth to what is now the modern-day New York Stock Exchange.