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Read the following text and fill in the gaps using the words in the box below. There are THREE EXTRA words you dont need to use. Home alone Stella and Fiona Simpson live ....................(1) a deserted island ....................(2) the coast of Britain. Apart from friends who come to visit , they are ....................(3) alone. They saw the island when they were on holiday and they immediately ....................(4) in love with it. When the only house on the island came up for sale, they decided to buy it. They gave ....................(5) their well-paid jobs in London and moved. Their friends were amazed at what they were doing ....................(6) luckily, the sisters have never ....................(7) their decision. Since our arrival here, we havent had one days illness, they told me. And its ....................(8) peaceful! London ....................(9) to be very noisy. The sisters are incredibly independent. They repair the house ....................(10) and grow their own food. Now in their eighties they have no intention of leaving their dream island.

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completely used

them off

on fell

up

regretted themselves

felt such

so

VERBAL TENSES. Read the following text and fill in the gaps with the correct tense of the verb in brackets. Fame! Do you ever wish you ..............................(1. can) change your life? Maybe you wish you .............................. (2. be born)rich or that you were a top model or pop idol? Wishes rarely come true but for Paul McCartney they did. Paul ..............................(3. be) a very ordinary boy, at school in the North of England, when fame called. In his free time Paul ..............................(4. use/play) the guitar and sing. Then he met John Lennon. If the boys ..............................(5. not/get on) together, nothing more ..............................(6. happen). But they became great friends. They formed a band called the Beatles. Maybe nobody ..............................(7. hear) of The Beatles if the boys hadnt started ..............................(8. write) their own songs. They went on tour and fans went crazy. In the end, life became so dangerous that they suggested ..............................(9. hide) from the public. After only seven years, the group split up. This was not the end for Paul or John, however. Both became famous as solo artists. Meanwhile, Beatles music .............................. (10. still/play) all over the world.

MULTIPLE-CHOICE LEXICAL CLOZE. Read the following text and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each space. Mother Theresa Mother Theresa is one of the most influential personalities of the twentieth century. However, her life was ....................(1) easy nor glamorous. When she was young, she went to India ....................(2) a missionary. She became a teacher of English in a secondary school. The school was in a nice area but there were slums ....................(3). Conditions there were ....................(4) terrible. She was horrified by what she saw. She ....................(5) on leaving her comfortable convent and going to live ....................(6) the poor. At first her superiors tried to ....................(7) her from leaving the convent but in the end they ....................(8) to let her go. Soon other people heard about her work and came to help her. Although she had no money herself, she ....................(9) in building shelters for the dying and schools for the poor. By the 1990s she had ....................(10)famous and she was eventually given the Nobel Prize for her service to the poor. 1. 2. 3. a) nor a) as a) next b) either b) to b) nearby b) awfully b) suggested b) along b) convince b) accepted b) succeeded b) became c) neither c) like c) beside c) more c) insisted c) middle c) suggest c) allowed c) managed c) made d) or d) for d) by d) d) thought d) among d) d) d) reached d)

4. a) very absolutely 5. 6. a) decided a) between

7. a) persuade discourage 8. a) agreed made 9. a) obtained

10. a) been become

OPEN CLOZE. Read the following text and fill in the gaps with the most suitable word. Use only ONE word in each space. Survival

Dear Linda, Guess what? Were going to be ....................(1) TV! The producer rang last night. He said they were making a survival programme and asked if we ....................(2) be interested in taking part. He explained that we ....................(3) to live alone on a small island for three months. He asked if we had ....................(4) done anything like that before. We ....................(5) him we hadnt but that we would be happy to try it. He told us that we would be given some basic equipment and a little food and water. He asked us ....................(6) we could all swim. He explained that the sea was very dangerous in that area. We asked him to tell us ....................(7) the camera crew would live. He said that they would stay on the mainland and come over the island every day. He asked us how we felt ....................(8) being on TV and whether we would be nervous. We assured him that we would be fine. We asked how ....................(9) we would earn from the film and he said it would be a lot of money. ....................(10) it exciting? I cant wait to go!

KEY ANSWERS GAPPED TEXT. HOME ALONE. 1 on, 2 off, 3 completely, 4 fell, 5 up, 6 but, 7 regretted, 8 so, 9 used, 10 themselves. VERBAL TENSES. FAME! 1 could, 2 had been born, 3 was, 4 used to play, 5 hadnt got on, 6 would have happened, 7 would have heard, 8 to write / writing, 9 hiding, 10 is still played / still plays. MULTIPLE-CHOICE LEXICAL CLOZE. MOTHER THERESA. 1 C neither, 2 A as, 3 B nearby, 4 D absolutely, 5 C insisted, 6 D among, 7 D discourage, 8 A agreed, 9 B succeeded, 10 D become. OPEN CLOZE. SURVIVAL. 1 on, 2 would, 3 had, 4 ever, 5 told, 6 whether/if,7 where, 8 about, 9 much, 10 Isnt.