(Print-friendly)CAE Reading and Use of English 2015 Practice Test 5

CAE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 5
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CAE Reading and Use of English Part 1

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).

Example:
A
in other words Bin addition Cin fact Din truth

Exceptionally talented or just over-confident?

According to a study on what lies at the heart of success, it seems that the key is not what might be expected, 0in other words talent, hard work or a good education, but instead it’s total, unadulterated confidence. Confident people tend not to be 1________by their own shortcomings and of ten have 2________ than life personalities. This means they make themselves more visible in the workplace, pushing themselves forward at every opportunity and so 3________promotion over those who may well be more competent but appear on the 4________ to be less talented.Confident people are often admired and their opinions valued; 5 ________, they are able to influence decisions made within a group. This could have implications for the recruitment procedures of many companies, as a typical job interview often involves a group task which unfairly 6________ the over-confident. Such a display of confidence may carry too much 7________ with interviewers,and better, quieter candidates may be 8________ down, leading to a less efficient workforce.

1put backput offput underput across
2A biggerB widergreaterlarger
3beingВ makingreachinggetting
4topВ headsurfacefront
5consequentlyВ sowhileas
6supportsВ favoursshowsdemonstrates
7considerationВ powerforceweight
8movedВ sentturnedpassed

CAE Reading and Use of English Part 2

For questions 9-16, read the text below and think of 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)BETWEEN

Dancers or athletes?

Are dancers really just athletes? There are similarities 0 between them and it has long been acknowledged that their level of fitness is remarkably similar. In fact, experiments where footballers took9 ________ in training sessions with dancers showed that 10________ was the players who got tired first!

Many people already view dancers as elite athletes. Unfortunately, 11 ________ is also apparent is that while dancers possess an enviable range of flexibility, 12________ to mention amazing muscular strength, they are also highly susceptible to injury. And 13________ from those who are lucky enough to dance at the highest level, they may have little real support when something serious occurs, so careers can be cut short.

To return to the original question, many would argue that dancers are more than athletes.
14 ________ training equally hard, they have the added pressure of looking beautiful and 15 ________ everything appear effortless. So it is not only the physical capabilities of the dancers that is admirable but the grace and artistry with 16 ________ they perform.

CAE Reading and Use of English Part 3

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)PERSONALITY

Sleeping: Not as Simple as it Seems

It seems our 0 personality is affected by many things, including the position we sleep in! This is because our sleeping position partly determines how we feel when we wake up. To 17_______, people who sleep on their backs with their arms stretched out typically awake feeling 18_______ and eager for the day ahead. Conversely, those who sleep face down with arms outstretched awake feeling fatigued, as this position seems to generate a sense of losing control. 19_______, those who sleep lying straight tend to show signs of 20_______, although whether this is simply because they feel stiff in the morning is 21_______! Most people appear to sleep on their side with their knees drawn up, often described as ‘the foetal position’. Actually, this is 22_______because although the position is often said to denote stress, people who sleep like this awake feeling 23_______, having somehow worked through their problems. It’s unclear what it means if you are a 24_______sleeper and change your position frequently!0. PERSON
17. CLEAR
18. VITAL
19. APPEAR
20. STUBBORN
21. DEBATE
22. SURPRISE
23. FRESH
24. REST
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