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Homework #16 for the Cambridge FIRST course. This part is focused on Reading.

Dear students, for questions 1 - 8, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap.

Example:
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EUGENE MARSDEN

Creative English Teacher

Action Plan:

  1. Look at the title and the example.
  2. Without trying to fill in any answers, quickly read the text to see what it’s about.
  3. For each gap, look at the context and decide what kind of word (e.g. relative pronoun) is needed.
  4. Study the words either side of the gap for more clues.
  5. Think of words that might fit and try each one.
  6. When you have filled in all the gaps, read your text to check it makes sense.

Cycling makes financial sense

These days, most people are aware (0) . . . . . . . . . . the environmental impact of motor vehicles, and they realise that cars are responsible (1) . . . . . . . . . . many of the problems facing their cities. Not (2) . . . . . . . . . . people, however, ever stop (3) . . . . . . . . . . think about how much money they would save by switching from driving to cycling.

Cars cost a lot to buy, and (4) . . . . . . . . . . other major investments such as houses, they quickly lose their value. On (5) . . . . . . . . . . of that, there are running costs such as repair bills, tax and insurance, all of (6) . . . . . . . . . . seem to go up every year.

Bicycles, by contrast, are far (7) . . . . . . . . . . expensive to purchase and maintain, do not require petrol and are easy to park. And if a lot more people took up cycling, the government could spend less of the nation’s resources on roads, which at present their taxes help pay for (8) . . . . . . . . . . they drive on them or not.

Advice:

  1. Which preposition often follows ‘responsible’?
  2. Complete an expression meaning ‘few’.
  3. Complete a verb form.
  4. You need to make a contrast.
  5. Complete an addition link.
  6. Which relative pronoun is used for things?
  7. Make a contrast with ‘costs’ that ‘go up’.
  8. A conjunction is needed.

Tip!

  • Remember always to read the whole text before you try to fill in any gaps.
  • Some answers may be auxiliary verbs like has or will.
  • If you can’t think of an answer, make the best guess you can. Your answer may be correct.
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