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).
|A have||В make||C get||D put|
Slacklining is an increasingly popular activity in London’s parks. All you need if you want to 0 _____ a go at slacklining is a two trees about fifteen metres apart, a five-centimetre-wide strap of around the same length and the equipment to 1 _____ the strap to the trees.
The slackline is not a rope, but a flat piece of strong webbing material. The 2 _____ is to try to walk along the line without 3 _____ your balance. As the line is usually 4 _____ about a metre or so above the ground, there is no 5 _____ risk of injury if you don’t 6 _____ to stay on the line. Other street sports, such as skateboarding and parkour are much more dangerous.
Basically, slacklining 7 _____ quite a lot of practice, but it is something you can learn to do. At first, most people like to 8 _____ on to a friend’s hand until get used to the feeling of the moving line under their feet.
|1||A join||B attach||C unite||D stick|
|2||A aim||B target||C plan||D schedule|
|3||A dropping||B missing||C losing||D slipping|
|4||A positioned||B stood||C settled||D arranged|
|5||A deep||B great||C wide||D tall|
|6||A realise||B achieve||C manage||D succeed|
|7||A asks||B requests||C calls||D requires|
|8||A keep||B hold||C touch||D stay|
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). In the exam, write your answers IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.
Blanca Huertas: butterfly expert
As a little girl growing 0 _____ in Colombia, Blanca Huertas was fascinated by wildlife, and especially by butterflies. In those days you couldn’t buy butterfly nets locally, so her father made 9 _____ for her using the end of a broom. He also bought her some books and took her to different places at the weekends so 10 _____ she could see different species and learn about different types of habitat. It was at this time that she started her butterfly collection.
11 _____ she was sixteen, Blanca went to university to study biology. Her professor convinced her that the study of butterflies 12 _____ become a career, not just a hobby. What’s more, he encouraged Blanca to apply 13 _____ a place on a field trip to the Cauca region of the Amazon, 14 _____ was being organised by students from Oxford and Cambridge.
The two-month trip was an incredible experience. Blanca rediscovered a butterfly that hadn’t 15 _____ seen for thirty years and collected information about new species. 16 _____ a result of the trip, the region was turned into a national park.
For questions 17-24, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of some of the lines to form a word that fits in the gap in the same line. There is an example at the beginning (0). In the exam, write your answers IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.
In praise of plastic
Wherever you are, you’re likely to be surrounded by objects made of some kind of plastic material. There are many types of plastic, each one 0 _____ for a particular use. Thin, flexible plastic is good for making objects such as bags, whereas thick, hard plastic is a 17 _____ material for making functional objects, and has been used to make very 18 _____ pieces of furniture.
Although plastic has a 19 _____ for being cheap and disposable, in the hands of a good 20 _____ it can be used to make objects of great beauty. As well as offering 21 _____ high quality at a low price, plastic can take almost any shape, colour or consistency.
Plastic can also be seen as an environmentally friendly 22 _____ of material. It can be used in place of wood and other materials that are in short supply in their 23 _____ state, and it is also very hard-wearing. A good plastic chair, for example, could last you a lifetime and when you no longer wanted it, then it would probably be possible to 24 _____ the material