CAE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 14

CAE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 14

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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).

Mountain rescue in Scotland

Last year, over 200 climbers were rescued from the mountains of Scotland by local teams, who go out in all weathers whenever disaster 0 hits. Many of these people are volunteers, giving their time and energy freely and, on 1 putting themselves in danger. They will risk life and 2 in an emergency when they are 3 on to rescue foolhardy or unlucky climbers. A whole 4 of things can go wrong up in the mountains, from sudden, violent storms with virtually zero visibility to unforeseen accidents, and many walkers and climbers owe a huge 5 of gratitude to the rescue teams!

While rescue teams often work for little or no pay, there are still considerable costs 6 in maintaining an efficient service. Equipment such as ropes and stretchers is of 7 importance, as are vehicles and radio communications devices. Although some of the costs are borne by the government, the rescue teams couldn’t operate without 8 from the public. Fortunately, these tend to be very generous.

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