(Print-friendly)CAE Reading and Use of English 2015 Practice Test 2

CAE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 2
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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).

Female pilot Mary Heath was the original  Queen of the Skies, one of the best-known women in the world during the 1 __________ age of aviation. She was the first woman in Britain to gain a commercial pilot’s licence, the first to 2 __________ a parachute jump and the first British women’s javelin champion. She scandalised 1920s’ British society by marrying three times (at the 3__________ of her fame she wed politician Sir James Heath – her second husband, 45 years her senior).

In 1928, aged 31, she became the first pilot to fly an open-cockpit plane, solo, from South Africa to Egypt, 4 __________ 9,000 miles in three months. It was a triumph. Lady Heath was 5 __________ as the nation’s sweetheart and called ‘Lady Icarus’ by the press. However, her life was 6 __________ tragically short. Only a year later, she 7 __________ a horrific accident at the National Air Show in Ohio in the USA, when her plane crashed through the roof of a building. Her health was never the 8 __________ again, and she died in May 1939.

Example:

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A originalB initialC primaryD novel
1A goldenВ sweetC brightD shiny
2A putВ holdC takeD make
3A crestВ heightC fullnessD top
4A coveringВ stretchingC crossingD ranging
5A exclaimedВ declaredC hailedD quoted
6A cutВ leftC stoppedD brought
7A undertookВ sufferedC receivedD underwent
8A likeВ equalC betterD same

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) AS

TRIATHLETES

Stuart Hayes had launched him self on a promising career 0 __________ a swimmer when something odd happened 9 __________ him at the local pool. Flogging up and down for the umpteenth time, he suddenly realised 10__________ bored he had become with the monotony. Wasn’t there a more interesting way of 11__________ sporty, for heaven’s sake? There was and there is: the colour, sweat and sheer emotion of triathlons. Stuart became a world-class triathlete and won the London Triathlon, the biggest event of 12__________ kind in the world.

Triathlons are 13__________ but boring. Combining swimming, cycling and running in one physical onslaught, they offer huge variety within a single racing framework. In Britain, the sport is growing by 10 percent a year. ‘People are moving away 14__________ just running, and are looking for new challenges,’ says Nick Rusling, event director for the London Triathlon. Triathlons are a 15__________ deal more interesting to train for and you can vary training to fit busy lifestyles, swimming in your lunch break and 16__________ on.

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) WINNER

Restaurant of the Year

One more chance! That’s all we’re giving you to tell us about your favourite restaurant and boost its chances of becoming the 0__________ of our Restaurant of the Year competition. This is the last time the official 17__________ form will appear in the paper and next Thursday is the final date for 18__________ of completed forms.

Over the past few weeks we have been swamped by a paper mountain as 19__________ across the city jot down the compelling reasons why they believe their 20__________ restaurant should definitely win our hotly 21__________ competition.

Once the 22__________ has passed, our judges will sit down and count all the forms. The three restaurants which receive the most votes will then be visited by the judges. These visits will of course be 23__________, so the restaurants themselves will not know that the judges are there. After their visits, the judges will make their final decision over who wins the 24__________ title ‘Restaurant of the Year’.

0 WIN
17 NOMINATE
18 RECEIVE
19 DINE
20 CHOOSE
21 CONTEST
22 DEAD
23 ANNOUNCE
24 PRESTIGE 
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