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).
Female pilot Mary Heath was the 0original Queen of the Skies, one of the best-known women in the world during the 1 age of aviation. She was the first woman in Britain to gain a commercial pilot’s licence, the first to 2 a parachute jump and the first British women’s javelin champion. She scandalised 1920s’ British society by marrying three times (at the 3 of her fame she wed politician Sir James Heath – her second husband, 45 years her senior).
In 1928, aged 31, she became the first pilot to fly an open-cockpit plane, solo, from South Africa to Egypt, 4 9,000 miles in three months. It was a triumph. Lady Heath was 5 as the nation’s sweetheart and called ‘Lady Icarus’ by the press. However, her life was 6 tragically short. Only a year later, she 7 a horrific accident at the National Air Show in Ohio in the USA, when her plane crashed through the roof of a building. Her health was never the 8 again, and she died in May 1939.