FCE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 2


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 numberВ amountC quantityD drive

Where to go whale watching

When asked to list the things they would most like to experience in life, a surprising 0 _____ of people mention seeing whales in their natural habitat. It’s an ambition that can be 1 surprisingly easily. It is 2 that the seas around Iceland are home to over five thousand orca whales. But their behaviour, and therefore your chances of seeing them, varies 3 to the season.

In summer, the whales have a 4 to hang out near the coast and can be seen swimming up fjords and inlets. During the winter months, however, the animals are generally to be found 5 out at sea. 6 season you choose for your trip, whale-watching trips are very easy to organise, and there’s a chance you’ll get to see other whale species too.

Besides Iceland, another option is to 7 for northern Norway between October and January. Orcas arrive here at this time of year in 8 of large shoals of herring, which form an important part of their diet.

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