FCE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 8

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: OF

Cycling makes financial sense

These days, most people are aware 0 _____ the environmental impact of motor vehicles, and they realise that cars are responsible 9 many of the problems facing their cities. Not 10 people, however, ever stop 11 think about how much money they would save by switching from driving to cycling.

Cars cost a lot to buy, and 12 other major investments such as houses, they quickly lose their value. On 13 of that, there are running costs such as repair bills, tax and insurance, all of 14 seem to go up every year.

Bicycles, by contrast, are far 15 expensive to purchase and maintain, do not require petrol and are easy to park. And if a lot more people took up cycling, the government could spend less of the nation’s resources on roads, which at present their taxes help pay for 16 they drive on them or not.

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