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Homework #39 for the Cambridge PET course. This part is focused on reading.

Dear students, read the text below and choose the correct word for each space.

A completed
B reached
C closed
D covered

Answers: A


Creative English Teacher

Windsurfer Makes Channel Crossing

Andy Ward, a windsurfer from Dorset in the UK, has recently (0) . . . . . . what is thought to be the first crossing from the Channel Islands to the coast of England. The 70-mile journey (1) . . . . . . almost six hours but a delighted Mr Ward (2) . . . . . . that he thought it was ‘all over’ on a few (3) . . . . . ..

He says, ‘There were difficulties from the start. First I couldn’t leave the beach (4) . . . . . . the wind wasn’t strong enough. When I (5) . . . . . . finally get off the beach I worked hard but only managed to travel three or four miles in (6) . . . . . . first hour. Then the sail fell into the water and it was (7) . . . . . . before I could get it up again.’

Andy has been wind surfing for (8) . . . . . . three years. During the crossing, he was accompanied (9) . . . . . . a support boat and had a land-based team following his (10) . . . . . . to the English coast.

1 A used

2 A told

3 A minutes

4 A although

5 A was

6 A that

7 A times

8 A even

9 A by

10 A travel

B took

B blamed

B occasions

B unless

B had

B those

B lots

B only

B with

B movement

C spent

C spoke

C moments

C because

C will

C this

C ages

C always

C at

C departure

D needed

D admitted

D periods

D though

D did

D these

D loads

D ever

D beside

D progress



Listening forces automatic learning and leads to general language acquisition.


Writing ideas down preserves them so that you can reflect upon them later.


Reading is the best way to learn and remember the proper spelling of words.


Speaking provides the ability to engage others in social circles

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