FCE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 4


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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).

Example:

A or В and C in D nor

Royal Residences

Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle 0 _____ the Palace of Holyroodhouse are these 1 of the Sovereign and, as such, serve as both home and office for the Queen, whose personal flag flies 2 her Majesty is in residence.

These buildings are used extensively for State ceremonies and official entertaining and are opened to the 3 as much as these commitments allow. They are furnished with fine pictures and works of art from the Royal Collection, assembled over four centuries by successive sovereigns. Many of the State Apartments and rooms at the official residences have been in continuous use since their conception and many of the paintings are 4 in the rooms for which they were originally 5 .

The official residences are in regular use and the style and manner in which they are shown to visitors reflects their working status. Rooms are kept as close to their normal 6 as possible. Inevitably, opening times are subject to change at short notice depending on circumstances.

The Royal Collection, which is owned by the Queen as Sovereign in trust for her successors and the Nation, is administered by the Royal Collection Trust to which a proportion of the admission fee and other 7 from visitors is directed. The remainder of this money funds the majority of the cost of restoring Windsor Castle which was badly 8 by fire in November 1992.

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