FCE Use of English Part 1, Test 5

FCE Use of English Part 1, Coffee

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 to В by C of D with


Coffee is one of the oldest drinks known 0_____ human. It is 1 that coffee comes from Ethiopia, where a shepherd noticed how energised sheep would get after chewing on coffee shrubs. These berries even kept sheep 2 at night, they could not sleep from the excessive energy. The shepherd decided to give these berries a(n) 3 himself and discovered their wonderful effect. The practice of 4 the beans and using them in a drink soon followed.

Coffee is believed to have a 5 of beneficial effects. It has been scientifically 6 that coffee improves your cognitive and physical abilities, helps battle certain mind-affecting diseases, it can even increase one’s life expectancy! Of course moderation is key here, so you might want to limit your coffee consumption 7 three or four cups a day. Excessive doses of coffee may 8 anxiety, panic attacks and make you easily irritated.

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