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FCE Use of English Part 1, Test 19, Sleep. The test is complete with answer keys and explanations

FCE Use of English Part 1, Sleep

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 state В condition C time D period


Simply put, sleep is a 0 _____ of lowered consciousness and awareness. The biological reasons for sleep are many. To begin with, sleeping helps to process and organise 1 memory. Secondly, when you are asleep, your brain activity is reduced significantly, 2 the mind as well as the body to get the much-needed rest.

Sleep deprivation, or lack of sleep, impairs both physical and 3 performance. Most of us have 4 it at some point in our lives. The causes of that might vary from 5 sleep schedule to a poor sleeping environment. Not getting enough sleep systematically leads to accumulation of so-called sleep debt. This inevitably leads to drastic reduction in one’s 6 of life.

In the past, the process of sleeping in general and dreaming in particular was 7 by legends and superstitions. People believed that dreams could bestow the ability to foresee the 8 . Even today, some cultures have retained mystic beliefs and rituals associated with sleep.

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