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FCE Use of English Part 2, Sloths

Part 2

For questions 9-16, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0). In the exam, write your answers IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.

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Sloths are fascinating animals. The name comes from how slow and seemingly lazy slots are. Interestingly, 0 _____ translated to other languages, the name of the animal usually means ‘tree lazy’ or ‘a lazy person’.The species is divided into two big groups: two- and three-toed sloths, named so after the 9 of toes and, respectively, claws they have.

Probably one of the slowest animal of its size, sloths actually benefit 10 their hasteless lifestyle. Conservation of energy is one of the main reasons sloths live the 11 they do. Combined with their thick, camouflage-like fur, they become more difficult to get 12 by predators, blending with the environment they live in.

Sloth’s habitat is mostly limited 13 South and Central America as well as the neighbouring islands. This is largely 14 to unique climatic conditions which combine warm, humid weather all year around and abundant vegetation of the rainforests. Interestingly, sloths are distant relatives of armadillo and anteaters.

Another peculiar feature is the expression on their faces. It can be easily 15 for smiling, even though we know all too well that animals do not possess distinct facial expressions, at least 16 that a human eye could pick up.

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