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).
Thomas Cook could be 0 SAID to have invented the global tourist industry. He was born in England in 1808 and became a cabinetmaker. Then he 1 on the idea of using the newly-invented railways for pleasure trips and by the summer of 1845, he was organising commercial trips. The first was to Liverpool and featured a 60-page handbook for the journey, the 2 of the modern holiday brochure.
The Paris Exhibition of 1855 3 him to create his first great tour, taking in France, Belgium and Germany. This also included a remarkable 4 — Cook’s first cruise, an extraordinary journey along the Rhine. The expertise he had gained from this 5 him in good stead when it came to organising a fantastic journey along the Nile in 1869. Few civilians had so much as set foot in Egypt, let 6 travelled along this waterway through history and the remains of a vanished civilisation 7 back thousands of years. Then, in 1872, Cook organised the first conducted world tour and the 8 of travel has not been the same since.