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FCE Use of English Part 1, Test 14 - Hot Dog - with answers and explanations

FCE Use of English Part 1, Hot Dog

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).


A dish В meal C course D feast

Hot dog

The famous hot dog. No matter where you come from, you must have heard of this 0 _____. Some people 1 that it was invented in the United States, but that is not quite accurate. Most sources 2 to Germany as the source country. This is where many immigrants came from at the time, 3 bringing with them many new things, including some of their own cuisine.

The reason for hot dogs unparalleled popularity is probably the simplicity of making and eating it. New York, the original hot dog city, is known to have a very fast 4 of life. They can be bought at the nearest hot dog stand and are easy to eat, even as you go about your business.

As for the name itself, this is where it gets a bit confusing. The name of the sausage is Frankfurter, 5 at its place of origin. Because of the elongated 6 , it is called dachsund, a dog breed whose body is unusually long. This is what gave 7 to the name ‘hot dog’.

The annual hot dog eating contest, which is said to have contributed to its popularity, is a 8 that is preserved to this day.

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