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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 settling В placing C putting D sitting
So Who Needs People?
People have always seen themselves as social animals, with living together as the norm, but increasing numbers are 0 settling down as singles. Why is this happening?
It’s often presented as indicating the undesirable 1 ______ of society but, actually, the reality is more interesting and less worrying. One reason more people 2 ______ for the single life is they can 3 ______ it but since we are able to do many things that we decide not to do, this financial answer is just one part of the explanation. Another is the communications and technological revolution, which allows people to 4 ______ social events when they’re living alone. But a key 5 ______ seems to be that today, young people define living alone in a positive way, as a 6 ______ of success. They see it as a way to 7 ______ time in developing themselves personally and professionally. This means that the whole social framework is being transformed, changing not only how we understand ourselves and our relationships but also the way we build places to live and 8 ______ economic growth.
|1||A damage||B breakage||C splinter||D fragmentation|
|2||A pick||B opt||C select||D decide|
|3||A afford||В pay||C spend||D provide|
|4||A get through with||В put up with||C take part in||D keep out of|
|5||A contingency||В factor||C enquiry||D question|
|6||A mark||В brand||C label||D symptom|
|7||A contribute||В make||C invest||D supply|
|8||A expose||В outline||C uncover||D promote|
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) ALL
Communication gone too far?
We are keen to keep in touch with friends at 0 all hours of the day or night – and tweeting has become a mainstream form of communication. But 9 ______ it really appropriate in all situations?
Many tweeters have a strange urge to post their reactions to things as quickly as possible, to avoid being thought of as behind the times. But 10 ______ if in a theatre, people tweet during the performance itself, thereby ruining it for those around them? It’s hard to imagine a live theatrical experience as anything 11 ______ than devalued when half the audience can be seen in the glow of their phone screens, tweeting away 12 ______ of following the play. But the success of a performance requires the audience to 13 ______ attention.
Some US theatres have 14 ______ matters into their own hands 15 ______ designating some sections as ‘tweet seats’, well away from others. Nevertheless, when even part of the audience is inattentive – doing something 16 ______ composing a thought in a tweet – it affects the whole atmosphere.
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) FASCINATING
Two million followers — really?
|Some users of Twitter have thousands of followers. Clearly, they are 0 fascinating people. But some of their followers are pretty silent and 17 _______; in fact, they don’t seem remotely interested in the 18 _______ of the person they are following. And there’s a reason for this: they are 19 _______, added to the person’s account by companies that sell fake social media followers to anyone hoping to boost their reputation. The number of followers a user has is often seen as an indicator of their social influence or 20 _______. Therefore, people such as artists or aspiring musicians might not find the idea 21 _______. Having thousands of followers could enhance their image as a 22 _______ commodity and even lead to offers of work. Although it’s not 23 _______ to sell followers, and it can be lucrative, somehow it feels 24 _______ and unsatisfying. If your followers are fake, they don’t care about you – and certainly don’t read your comments. So what’s the point of tweeting at all?||0 FASCINATE|
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