CAE Reading and Use of English Part 2
For questions 9-16, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).
Example: (0) AS
Stuart Hayes had launched him self on a promising career 0 AS a swimmer when something odd happened 9 him at the local pool. Flogging up and down for the umpteenth time, he suddenly realised 10 bored he had become with the monotony. Wasn’t there a more interesting way of 11 sporty, for heaven’s sake? There was and there is: the colour, sweat and sheer emotion of triathlons. Stuart became a world-class triathlete and won the London Triathlon, the biggest event of 12 kind in the world.
Triathlons are 13 but boring. Combining swimming, cycling and running in one physical onslaught, they offer huge variety within a single racing framework. In Britain, the sport is growing by 10 percent a year. ‘People are moving away 14 just running, and are looking for new challenges,’ says Nick Rusling, event director for the London Triathlon. Triathlons are a 15 deal more interesting to train for and you can vary training to fit busy lifestyles, swimming in your lunch break and 16 on.