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PRACTICE EXERCISE 1

Read the text and complete each blank with ONE suitable word from the list supplied. Then write your answers in the boxes provided at the bottom of the page. Each word can only be used ONCE. There are THREE words that you will not use. The first blank has been completed as an example.

Text messages

Can you remember where you were (0) when the first text message

(1) sent in the UK?

(2) anyone else. But it’s an unpredictable world, and nothing (3) the rise of text messaging. It came from nowhere to become

You can’t? I’m not surprised. Nor has been less predicted

(4) fastest growing phenomenon

(5) recent times.

Over 2 million text messages are sent

(6) hour in the UK. The mobile phone industry

(7) 95% of them arrive within 10 seconds in ‘normal circumstances’. Texting has opened

(8) in communication that didn’t exist before – brief messages for

claims up an entirely new

(9) there is a huge demand but which don’t need the fuss of a written letter.

(11)

children, for grandparents to bond with grandchildren, for television to interact with the audience. It is a

marketing

individual users and target them

(12) of huge potential for companies which, for the first time, can build up profiles of

Texting has become a means

(10) parents to maintain contact with

(13) special offers.

Texting has not been successful

(14) because it enables you to communicate with others

(16) of

(15) phone and without speaking, but because it is brief and no one expects the usual formalities. Its simplicity may ensure its long life.

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PRACTICE EXERCISE 2

Read the text and complete each blank with ONE suitable word from the list supplied. Then write your answers in the boxes provided at the bottom of the page. Each word can only be used ONCE. There are THREE words that you will not use. The first blank has been completed as an example.

I’MI’MI’MI’M THETHETHETHE BOSSBOSSBOSSBOSS

The idea of being your own (0) boss is very attractive. No more working for

(3) benefits are, broadly speaking, true. Working for

(1)

(2) sacked or made redundant, and time off whenever you

(4) means being in

else; no more orders; no prospect of

like

charge of your own destiny. If you succeed, the sky’s the limit for your ambitions.

(5), self-employment can be extremely hard work and comes without the

certainty of a regular income or benefits

hours are usually times it

(6) as sick leave and pension arrangements. The

(7) longer – especially with the mountain of paperwork to get through – and at (8) be a lonely, thankless task.

Taking leave, at will be impossible Thousands of young firms

you see

(9) in the early stages when you are unlikely to have any staff to cover,

(11) the financial risks.

(12) started out with such promise go bankrupt every year,

(14) into years of debt. So, if (16) think again.

(10) losing money. There are

(13) swallowed up their owners’ life savings and put (15) as an automatic route to an easier life, perhaps you

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PRACTICE EXERCISE 3

Read the text and complete each blank with ONE suitable word from the list supplied. Then write your answers in the boxes provided at the bottom of the page. Each word can only be used ONCE. There are THREE words that you will not use. The first blank has been completed as an example.

Simply Entertainment?

Many youngsters these (0) days easily devote more time to the box than they

(1) to

(2) and watch television more

(3) of about four hours of TV viewing a day.

(4) they spend talking to parents, playing

any other form of entertainment. Each year children read less and

and more. In fact, a typical child sits through an They spend more time on this form of entertainment with friends, attending school or reading books.

(5), sixty-two percent of television programmes contain scenes of

(6) of violent images on

screen cannot be seen simply as entertainment. The bright colours, quick movements and sudden (7) will always capture a child’s attention and there are certainly very few children

(8) find television totally uninteresting.

violence. It would be logical then to assume that watching a steady

According to a recent

If we listen to the experts, it seems that viewing necessarily cause a child to act in a violent (11) acceptable in everyday life, as well attacked on the streets.

(9) amounts of TV violence does not (10), but can lead to the view that violence (12) possibly creating a fear of being

With governments finally parents must now become aware that

(13) measures to improve the quality of children’s TV, (14) many hours of viewing can have serious effects

(16) be the best

(15) a child’s behaviour and attitude. Obviously, turning off the set

solution in the end.

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PRACTICE EXERCISE 4

Read the text and complete each blank with ONE suitable word from the list supplied. Then write your answers in the boxes provided at the bottom of the page. Each word can only be used ONCE. There are THREE words that you will not use. The first blank has been completed as an example.

ARCHAEOLOGY: The bare bones?

If we want to find out (0) what happened in the past, we can read history books. Another

(1) to learn about the past is archaeology: the study of the past through things people have left

(3) other,

(4) tempted to say that something

(5) a pile of old bones, say, or weapons from a prehistoric

(2). The written word and archaeological remains are very different from

of course, but is one more reliable than the other? You might

written down is more dependable

period. But stop a minute and think: is this really the case?

On an archaeological dig, excavation

(6) uncovering artefacts and structures that have

been buried for a archaeologists

different foods have been cooked in a clay pot, for example, human skeleton.

(7) time. Things literally “come to light”. Modern scientific techniques enable

(9)

(10) the sex, age and size of a

(8) get detailed information on what they have discovered, like

It is probably almost impossible to be completely objective

(11) writing history, (12) historical research, is

(13) to be separated from subjective falsehood.

(14) archaeological remains and historical documents need to be interpreted: neither can be

(15) is, the evidence from a clay pot or a pile of bones may be just

whatever period one is writing in. Reading history, therefore, and

also a process of uncovering: the objective truth

taken at face value. The

(16) reliable as a written historical account.

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PRACTICE EXERCISE 5

Read the text and complete each blank with ONE suitable word from the list supplied. Then write your answers in the boxes provided at the bottom of the page. Each word can only be used ONCE. There are THREE words that you will not use. The first blank has been completed as an example.

RSPB.RSPB.RSPB.RSPB. ForForForFor Birds,Birds,Birds,Birds, ForForForFor People,People,People,People, ForeverForeverForeverForever

Since it was founded in (0) 1889 in London, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

(2) a

(1) grown into Europe’s largest wildlife conservation charity, with more

million members. It has offices across

(3) UK and its activities include a huge variety of issues.

Originally set

(4) to protect the Crested Grebe, whose members had

(5)

(6) 19 th century, the RSPB has spent most

(8) way, it has prevented

reduced due to demand for its feathers for hats in the

of

the extinction of rare species, as

(7) 104-year history buying land for nature reserves. In

(9) as increasing public awareness of the dangers

(10) by bird life in Britain and Europe. The RSPB has

laws

(11) managed to have very important

(12) by Parliament to ensure the conservation of birds in Britain. The success of societies

(14) indeed many people out there who

(13) as the RSPB proves that there (15) care about the world around

(16).

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PRACTICE EXERCISE 6

Read the text and complete each blank with ONE suitable word from the list supplied. Then write your answers in the boxes provided at the bottom of the page. Each word can only be used ONCE. There are THREE words that you will not use. The first blank has been completed as an example.

Are we Over the Hill at 40?

(2) does the

(3) found that people start to slow

(5) to

remember names and faces, speed of reaction to situations, and concentration on tasks of decision

(7) mid-forties people’s mental faculties

Some say that (0) life begins at 40,

process of mental decline. Psychologists in Reading

(1) scientists have discovered that

(4) mentally in their mid-forties. They tested routine abilities such as time

(6). The results clearly showed that in

remain

(8), it also showed that thinking speed starts to decline and might

front of their

(9) a long time to recall someone’s name. They are also (11) quickly.

(10) to bring things to the

Nevertheless, experts agree that older people can rely

compensate

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experience and

(12) their greater experience to

(13) the slowdown in their mental functioning. In other words, they cannot process

(14) they did in the past, but they know the shortcuts. After all, (15) are qualities which do not decline with age. Is it better to come

(16) with a quick decision or a wise one?

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