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) BETWEEN
Dancers or athletes?
Are dancers really just athletes? There are similarities 0 between them and it has long been acknowledged that their level of fitness is remarkably similar. In fact, experiments where footballers took 9 in training sessions with dancers showed that 10 was the players who got tired first!
Many people already view dancers as elite athletes. Unfortunately, 11 is also apparent is that while dancers possess an enviable range of flexibility, 12 to mention amazing muscular strength, they are also highly susceptible to injury. And 13 from those who are lucky enough to dance at the highest level, they may have little real support when something serious occurs, so careers can be cut short.
To return to the original question, many would argue that dancers are more than athletes.
14 training equally hard, they have the added pressure of looking beautiful and 15 everything appear effortless. So it is not only the physical capabilities of the dancers that is admirable but the grace and artistry with 16 they perform.