FCE Use of English Part 1, Videogames

FCE Use of English Part 1, Test 4

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).

Example:

A around В close C near D over

Violence in videogames

Videogames have been 0_____ for well over thirty years now. They have pretty much become an integral 1 of our lives. Such games  2 us entertained when we have nothing to do, and for some they even 3 into a hobby. So what could possibly go 4 ?

The problem is that videogames and violence go 5 . Many involve shooting, blood and other cruel aspects of gameplay. Some people are 6 this might 7 similar behaviour in real life. Worried parents 8 concern for the well-being of their children who might get the wrong message from their favourite gaming titles. Some countries even went so far as to ban certain videogames.

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FCE Use of English Part 1, Gold

FCE Use of English Part 1, Test 3

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).

Example:

A range В change C switch D shift

Gold

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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FCE Use of English Part 1, Stress

FCE Use of English Part 1, Test 2

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).

Example:

A by В with C because D of

Stress

Stress is an unpleasant feeling or condition that can be caused  0_____ something like fear or some unexpected change in one’s life. It can be either physical – relating to your body, or 1 , which means it is connected to your mind. Symptoms may 2 dizziness, nausea, shaking hands and many others. So what can we do to reduce its negative impact 3 our lives?

There are different methods of coping 4 this condition. One approach is to 5 the thing, activity or person that causes it. If that doesn’t work, consider cutting 6 on coffee and alcohol. Another effective solution is to take a 7 from your regular activities. If that doesn’t help, you might want to 8 a doctor.

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FCE Use of English Part 1, Wolves

FCE Use of English Part 1, Test 1

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).

Example:

A over В in C on D at

Wolves

Wolves are carnivorous mammals that can be found all 0_____ the globe. They 1 in size and colour, but one thing remains the same – they are 2 by both people and smaller animals. Wolf is a 3 animal, which means that they prefer to live and hunt in packs, or large groups; they are territorial, so they tend to stick to a certain area that usually covers around 40 square miles.

Monogamous by nature, wolves stay with the same 4 until they die. Wolves are commonly disliked by humans and hunters because they tend to 5 on livestock. If population of the animal is at risk of going out of 6 , local governments might issue a decree to reduce it. This is done to prevent wolves from 7 the balance of the local ecosystem.

Some people attempt to domesticate them, although without much 8 . As the creature matures, its instincts take over and it becomes extremely dangerous.

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