FCE Use of English Part 1, Test 3

FCE Use of English Part 1, Gold

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 range В change C switch D shift


Gold is a metal that can 0_____ in colour from bright yellow to white, to even copper red. Throughout human history gold has remained a 1 desirable possession.

The history of gold in human culture 2 back to Ancient Egypt. Egyptians used it to create tools as well as jewellery and associated the glitter of gold 3 the Sun. Later gold found its use in money in the 4 of coins. This ensured that coins keep their value as they are made from the 5 metal.

Until recently, gold has mostly been used because of its attractive, shiny texture. Nowadays, it has found 6 in electronics thanks to its great conductive 7 . Surprisingly, it is even used in culinary art, however only for the most expensive of 8 .

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