FCE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 10


The old, print-friendly test

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).

Example:

A bandВ set C branchD series

What is genealogy

Genealogy is a 0 _____ of history. It concerns family history, 1 than the national or world history studied at school. It doesn’t merely involve drawing a family tree, however – tracing your family history can also 2 in learning about your roots and your identity. The internet enables millions of people worldwide to 3 information about their family history, without great 4 .

People who research their family history often 5 that it’s a fascinating hobby which 6 a lot about where they come from and whether they have famous ancestors. According to a survey involving 900 people who had researched their family history, the chances of discovering a celebrity in your past are one in ten. The survey also concluded that the 7 back you follow your family line, the more likely you are to find a relation who was much wealthier than you are. However, the vast majority of people who 8 in the survey discovered they were better off than their ancestors.

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