Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
watch the intro of the cartoon and complete the narration:

There was a , not very ago, when we lived in an world of elegant and grand parties.The year was and my son Nicholas was the Czar of imperial Russia.
We were the anniversary of our 's rule.And that , no star burned brighter than that of our sweet Anastasia, my .she bedgged me not to return to ,So I had a very special made for her to make the easier for both of us.
But we would never be in ,for a dark shadow had descended upon the house of the Romanovs.His was Rasputin.We thought he was a man, but he was a ,power-mad and .
Consumed by his hatred for Nicholas and his ,Rasputin sold his soul for the to them.

From that on, the spark of in our country was fanned into a flame that would soon our lives for ever.
So many lives were destroyed that .What had always been was now gone for ever.And my Anastasia, my grandchild,I never her .