CAE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 12

CAE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 12


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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).

Solar Power for Indian Villages

Gulab Devi looks like a 0 typical rural woman from Rajasthan in north-west India. She can neither read nor write, but is 1 a successful pioneer in the Barefoot Solar Engineering Project, a scheme 2 to bring solar power to hundreds of villages across India. The availability of solar power 3 women from the arduous task of searching for wood for fuel and also reduces their 4 to unhealthy wood smoke.

Gulab is her family’s sole breadwinner. Her job as a solar engineer 5 making electronic circuits and chargers for solar lighting panels, and she and her family are able to live comfortably on her salary.

Most of the engineers in the scheme are women, and are trained at the Barefoot College 6 by social worker Bunker Roy. His 7 is to address problems by building on skills that people already have, and then place the solutions to their problems in their own hands. Early 8 are that the project is having a powerful impact on the lives of women like Gulab.

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