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.