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).
To Sell or not to Sell?
You may think selling your house is easy but everyone wants to get the 0 best deal. Unfortunately, the housing market is 1 to highs and lows, which could prevent your 2 the price you want. However, displaying your house at its best could persuade 3 buyers it’s worth paying more for than a similar one nearby. Here are some simple steps you can take that might 4 a sale.
De-clutter and throw away or store superfluous stuff. It may have sentimental value for you but to a buyer it’s junk. Tidy shelves and work surfaces. 5 most buyers will renovate a house as soon as they move in, it is worth 6 up the place by painting, replacing worn carpets and so on. The look you want is neat but lived in — comfortable and cosy but suggesting that there is still 7 for a purchaser to put their own 8 on the house. It’s your home and you love it but the trick is to make others love it, too!