FCE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 3 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 moment В present C current D minute

The Gesture Interface

At the 0 _____ if we want mobile 1 _____ to the Web, we have to travel around with things like tablets and smartphones in our bags or pockets. But the inventor of something called the Gesture Interface has 2 _____ up with a way of doing this using only something we’ve 3 _____ around with us for millions of years – our hands.

The idea is 4 _____ on simple technology that is already in existence. 5 _____ carrying around the usual hardware, you have a small wearable device on your hands. This contains a projector, a camera and wireless technology to 6 _____ you to the Web. It also has sensors which read and interpret simple hand gestures. For example, when you want to 7 _____ a photograph, simply make a frame around the image with your hand and click your fingers. The device 8 _____ out what you want and operates the camera.

1lineB entryC accessD link
2A comeB thoughtC foundD done
3A deliveredB fetchedC broughtD carried
4A basedB startedC foundedD begun
5A Along withB Instead ofC Except forD Apart from
6A signB downloadC logD connect
7A makeB takeC doD get
8A worksB reckonsC meetsD knows

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 tho separate answer sheet.

Example: OF

Choosing the best shades

Most of us buy a new pair 0 _____ fashionable sunglasses each year. To be honest, we probably 9 _____ more thought into looking cool than we do into ensuring that the glasses match our needs.

It seems an obvious thing to say, 10 _____ the main role of sunglasses isn’t actually to enhance your image. It is rather to protect your eyes from the potentially harmful rays of the sun. What’s 11 _____, price isn’t necessarily the best guide 12 _____ the effectiveness of sunglasses. Indeed, expensive designer glasses may not provide the best defence against sun damage. 13 _____ you may still want to choose a pair of sunglasses that look good on you, it’s also crucial to check out just how effective they will be in protecting your eyes.

There are three types of light 14 _____ can harm the human eye. They are known 15 _____ ultra-violet light, visible light and infra-red light. If you 16 _____ the choice of sunglasses seriously, then you will want to protect yourself against all three.

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.


Rafting on the Zambezi river

Victoria Falls on the Zambezi river in Africa is one of the most 0 _____ sights in the world. It is also an 17 _____ place for water sports. The translation of the local Zambian name for the falls is ‘the smoke that thunders’ and it’s a pretty good 18 _____. On arrival, it’s the noise that makes the greatest 19 _____ on you as the water drops 108 metres in a waterfall that is nearly two kilometres wide. The 20 _____ landscape is also awesome, and well worth a visit.

You can’t go white-water rafting over the falls themselves, but the rapids 21 _____ down the Zambezi river provide a very exciting location. Although the rapids are given grades five and six on the sports 22 _____ scale, there are places where relative 23 _____ can have a go, as long as they are accompanied by experienced operators. These people guide you through the rapids and ensure that you don’t stray into the more 24 _____ sections by mistake

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