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).
The Joy of Mathematics
Are you good at maths? Many people would say ‘no’. They have no confidence in their 0 dealings with numbers. Maths lessons at school are remembered as hours of 17 rather than enjoyment, and this memory is 18 what colours their attitude to maths in adulthood.
But in some ways, society is 19 of this attitude. We accept without question the need to be literate, so why isn’t numeracy valued in the same way? For those who loathe maths, there seem to be 20 psychological barriers preventing them from appreciating the 21 of maths to our everyday lives.
But all is not lost. A professor of maths in the USA has set up a blog that aims to make maths 22 to those who missed out at school and to remove the many 23 that some people have about the subject. He wants to share some of his enthusiasm for maths, and by introducing people to the beauty of maths, 24