FCE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 5

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: USED

Holidays with friends

I always 0 _____ to go to Porchester 9 my summer holidays. It is a quiet little town, full of old and interesting buildings. Very 10 visitors ever go there, so there are no crowds. I enjoyed its sleepy atmosphere. I work in a big city, so a holiday in Porchester was a complete change 11 my usual life. Besides, I found out about the history of the place. I wanted to learn how life used to be in Porchester – the stories of 12 people and buildings.

I made notes on all these things 13 my holidays and I soon knew more about the history of Porchester than most of the people 14 lived there.

I am not a rich man and I cannot afford to stay in hotels. When Jack Thompson heard that I wanted to spend my holidays in Porchester again all these years later, he invited me to stay with 15 . Jack and I were in the Army 16 during the war and we were good friends.

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