CAE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 9

CAE Reafing and Use of English Test 9


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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).

A success story — or is it?

Success, like beauty, lies in the 0 eye of the beholder. How one person chooses to define it can be very different from how others perceive it. For some people, it’s earning a fortune, 1 for others it’s working in a voluntary position helping those less fortunate. It’s also relative rather than 2 because the person who 3 a new skill has achieved success in their terms just as much as the self-made millionaire.

Ironically, there may also be an underlying contradiction in the term. 4 , an actress who has a glamorous life and seems to have everything she wants may actually be troubled by the loss of her 5 life as paparazzi invade her personal 6 .

It also has something to do with the length of time success 7 . Many young people are happy with short-term fame but 8 it’s true that reaching that one goal might be comparatively straightforward, maintaining that success is often much harder. And surely, it’s long-term success that is ultimately the most satisfying and also the most enviable?

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