FCE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 6


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 majorВ frequentC similarD various

The Eighth Wonder of the World

The Thames Barrier is a 0 _____ part of the flood defence scheme for protecting London 1 rising water levels. The defenses 2 include raised river embankments and additional flood gates at strategic points, including the Barking Barrier. The unique structure that is the Barrier spans the 520-metre wide Woolwich reach and 3 of 10 separate movable gates, each pivoting and supported between concrete structures which house the operating machinery.

When raised, the four main gates 4 stand as high as a five storey building and as wide as the opening of Tower Bridge. Each 5 3700 tonnes. During the first twelve years of 6 , the Barrier has been closed twenty nine times to protect London.

7 the Barrier from the comfortable cafeteria. Picnic on the riverside embankment. Enjoy beautiful views from the riverside walk. Visit the shop which stocks a large selection of souvenirs, books and Barrier information.

There is a children’s play area suitable for 4- to 12-year olds, located adjacent to the riverside walk. A visit to the spectacular Thames Barrier is a 8 experience.

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