CAE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 11

CAE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 11

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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).

The Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 0 achieved worldwide fame almost immediately after its completion in 1937, not just because it was a technical masterpiece but also 1 of its elegant design. The eye-catching orange-red colour of the bridge also 2 its popularity.
Construction of the road bridge started in 1933. At the time, many people doubted whether it was technically possible to span the 1,600-metre-wide strait. But despite this, the project 3 . There is also a sidewalk for pedestrians on the bridge but it’s quite a 4 to walk across it. For a start, it is three kilometres long and 67 metres above sea level. In extreme weather conditions, the bridge can 5 almost eight metres, which can make the crossing rather unpleasant.
The Golden Gate Bridge is at its most 6 in the morning when it is often shrouded by mist.
At night, it’s also spectacular because the lighting makes it seem as if the towers are 7 into the darkness. The bridge has long since 8 its record of being the longest bridge but it is still one of the world’s most famous landmarks

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