(Print-friendly) CAE Reading and Use of English 2015 Practice Test 4

CAE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 4
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CAE Reading and Use of English Part1

For questions 1-8, read the text below and decide which answer (А, В, C or D) best fits each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

High notes of the singing Neanderthals

Neanderthals have been misunderstood. The early humanoids traditionally 0characterizedas ape-like brutes were deeply emotional beings with high-pitched voices. They may 1__________ have sung to each other. This new image has 2__________ from two studies of the vocal apparatus and anatomy of the creatures that 3__________ Europe between 200,000 and 35,000 years ago.

The research shows that Neanderthal voices might well have produced loud, womanly and highly melodic sounds – not the roars and grunts previously 4__________ by most researchers. Stephen Mithen, Professor of Archaeology and author of one of the studies, said: ‘What is emerging is a picture of an intelligent and emotionally complex creature whose most likely 5__________ of communication would have been part language and part song.’

Mithen’s work 6__________ with the first detailed study of a reconstructed Neanderthal skeleton. Anthropologists brought together bones and casts from several sites to re-create the creature. The creature that emerges would have 7__________ markedly from humans, Neanderthals seem to have had an extremely powerful 8__________ and no waist.

Example:

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A characterizedB indicatedC detailedD accounted
1A furtherB justC evenD so
2A revealedB resultedC concludedD happened
3A residedB dweltC filledD occupied
4A judgedB assumedC consideredD taken
5A sortB practiceC approachD form
6A coincidesB occursC relatesD co-operates
7A differedB distinguishedC comparedD contrasted
8A assemblyB formationC buildD scheme

CAE Reading and Use of English Part2

For questions 9-16, read the text below and think o f the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Write your answers IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet
Example: (0) PLACE

World Book Day

This year’s World Book Day (WBD), which is taking 0__________ on March 2, hopes to encourage everyone, and especially children, to discover the joy of reading.

Schools and libraries are getting involved, with a packed schedule of events designed 9__________ bring books to life. There will be writers popping 10__________ schools to read from their books and answer questions, and story-telling events. Children will also be able to take part in readings 11__________ that they really have a chance to engage with the books.

As 12__________ as hoping to encourage children to catch the reading bug, WBD also hopes to 13__________ reluctant adults hooked on books. So, 14__________ the first time, World Book Day will also have an adult focus, with the launch of Quick Reads, 15__________ selection of short, fast-paced stories by well-known authors. The first set of Quick Reads will be published on World Book Day, 16__________ a further collection of books being released later in the summer.

CAE Reading and Use of English Part3

For questions 17-24, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of some of the lines to form a word that fits in the gap in the same line. There is an example at the beginning (0).
Write your answers IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.

Example: (0) EFFECTIVE

Nordic Walking

Nordic walking is an 0__________ technique that uses poles to bring the upper body into more use and boost the calorie-burning effects of walking. It was 17__________ devised in Finland by elite cross-country skiers as a way to keep their fitness levels up during the summer.

At first 18__________, Nordic walking may look like skiing without the skis – or the snow. But although, to the 19__________ eye, striding around the local park with a pair of poles may look a bit silly, it actually offers a serious 20__________ for people of all ages and abilities. You don’t 21_____ have to go faster to get more out of it – just put in more effort with the poles. The poles, which can be made from aluminium or carbon fibre, are specially designed to 22__________ the work done by the upper body. And because Nordic walking is also a weight-bearing exercise, it’s great for 23__________ bones and joints. But the best news is that because the effort is spread across the 24__________ of the body, Nordic walking can actually feel easier and less tiring than normal walking.

0 EFFECT
17 ORIGIN
18 SEE
19 TRAIN
20 WORK
21 NECESSARY
22 MAXIMUM
23 STRONG
24 ENTIRE
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