CAE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 10

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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 fulfil В accomplish C manage D perform

Book Review
Galapagos: The islands that changed the world

I was lucky enough to 0 fulfil an ambition and visit the Galapagos Islands two years ago. 1 no substitute for a visit, this superbly attractive book provides a fascinating commentary and scientific background to the Galapagos experience. BBC books have 2 their usual high-quality job in producing the volume that will accompany their TV series of the same name.

Nothing can compare to exploring the strange landscapes, 3 up close and personal with the unique wildlife and witnessing the rich biological and environmental history that is so very apparent on the islands. However, this book does 4 close. The superb descriptive prose of award-winning cameraman Paul Stewart is another plus 5 as is the fact that this is punctuated by his iconic photography. This book 6 in celebrating the weird and wonderful sights but don’t 7 read this book as an alternative to actually going, use it as the 8 of inspiration for your own trip, a useful guide once you’re there and a stunning reminder on your return.

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