FCE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 15 Printable - EngExam.info
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FCE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 15 Printable

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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).

A appealВ taste C interestD attraction

The joy of photography

Photography is a hobby with wide 0 _____. And I don’t mean taking photos on your mobile phone, though it cannot be 1 _____ that such pictures can be surprisingly good these days. Serious photography means taking the 2 _____ to do some research, exploring the technical 3 _____ of the subject and investing in what might be quite expensive equipment. So why take up photography? Firstly, it allows you to 4 _____ special moments that you want to remember forever. In addition, it 5 _____ your imagination because you are always in search of ideas for original and out of the ordinary photos.

However, a lot of practice is required before you 6 _____ to take really good pictures on a regular basis. When you finally do it, it will be a 7 _____ of great satisfaction for you. Photography can also transform the way you look at the world. You start to see details that in the past you used to miss 8 _____. All in all, it’s a highly absorbing hobby.

1rejectedB contradictedC deniedD refused
2A troubleB careeffortconcern
3characteristicsB formsC qualitiesD aspects
4A seizeB captureC grabD catch
5A motivatesB renewsC stimulatesD reacts
6A manageB succeedC achieveD reach
7A reasonB causeC sourceD means
8A utterlyB completelyC fullyD absolutely

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). In the exam, write your answers IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.
Example: NO

Running a marathon

So you want to run a marathon? There is 0 _____ doubt that running 42 kilometres is a great achievement. Many training plans involve running four times a week for at 9 _____ three months, and sometimes longer. Experts strongly recommend that you should 10 _____ used to running long distances gradually. If you don’t, it can increase the chances 11 _____ picking up an injury. It 12 _____ generally thought that runners should initially go on fairly relaxed training runs. The pace should be gentle enough to allow you 13 _____ have a conversation with someone running alongside you.

Don’t make the mistake of eating too little before the race, or you will rapidly run 14 _____ of energy. But 15 _____ should you eat a large meal. It goes without saying that choosing the right footwear is also essential. 16 _____ you do, avoid clothes made of cotton and go for artificial materials, or even some types of wool such as merino. Choose clothing that will be comfortable.

Part 3

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.

An interesting new planet

Until recently, the 0 _____ of planets outside our own solar system was difficult to prove. Now, thanks to increasingly 17 _____ equipment, hundreds have been discovered orbiting distant stars. Recent 18 _____ of the nearest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri, have led to a 19 _____ discovery: a rocky planet similar in size to the Earth which may have liquid water on its surface.

Although the new planet is 20 _____ closer to Proxima Centauri than the Earth is to the Sun, there is still a 21 _____ of life there. This is because the star is much smaller and cooler than our sun, so conditions on the planet may be 22 _____ enough to support life. Temperatures on the planet will be 23 _____ on whether there is an atmosphere surrounding it.

Travelling to Proxima Centauri and exploring its planet is totally 24 _____ at the moment. Despite it being one of the nearest stars to the sun, it would take thousands of years to get there using current technology.

24. REAL

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