FCE Use of English Part 1, Test 10

FCE Use of English Part 1, Procrastination

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 anything В nothing C something D thing

How to battle procrastination

Have you ever found yourself in a situation when you don’t feel like doing 0_____? If you have a tendency to put doing things 1 for later, it means you’re a procrastinator. It is a behavioural pattern characterised 2 postponing something that can (and sometimes has to be) done now, without a reason. This probably sounds familiar, as according to a recent study almost 37% of population suffer from this condition in one way or another.

So how does one overcome laziness and get more productive? One way is 3 up a plan and sticking to it. It should 4 small, easy to do tasks like washing dishes, doing your homework and many others. This creates a sense of 5 and therefore reinforces your desire to stay productive.

Another effective approach is to reward yourself for accomplishing personal goals. 6 yourself to a piece of cake after completing yet another task. You don’t have to limit this 7 food, it can be virtually anything you like. You can also spoil yourself by buying a nice piece of clothing or a new phone – do whatever it 8 to stay productive!

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