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).
Dancing is good for you
Since the dawn of civilisation, dance has been an important part of life, and dance 0 historians struggle to identify the first evidence of dance as it has always been an intrinsic part of human 17. The earliest recorded dances, discovered in the 9,000-year-old Bhimbetka rock paintings in India, were used to tell stories and celebrate 18 events, whilst also serving as a way of passing on information to future generations.
But why has dance, something which can make someone look utterly 19 if done wrong, always seemed to be natural to our DNA? Experts argue that its psychological and physiological benefits are the cause. 20 studies have discovered that dancing is not only an 21 form of non-verbal communication, but is also a mood-boosting cure that can alleviate 22 , improve interpersonal 23 and cure illnesses. Physically, dancing makes us happy because, as with any repetitive exercise, it releases endorphins. Also it’s a socialising event, 24 us to be physically close to people and more emotionally connected to them.