CAE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 15

CAE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 15

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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).

Changing Typefaces

In what can only be described as an impressive 0 piece of research, a schoolboy in the USA has calculated that the state and federal governments could save getting on for $400m a year by changing the typeface they use for printed documents.

Shocked by the number of printed handouts he was receiving from his teachers, the 14-year old boy decided to investigate the cost. He established that ink 1 up to 60% of the cost of a printed page and is, gram for gram, twice as expensive as some famous perfumes. He then started looking at the different typefaces and discovered that, by 2 to one called Garamond with its thin, elegant strokes, his school district could reduce its ink 3 by 24% annually. Working on that 4 , the federal savings would be enormous.

5 , earlier studies of the 6 of font choice have shown that it can affect more than just cost. The typeface that a document uses also 7 how much of the information is 8 and whether it is worth taking seriously.

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