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Homework #15 for the Cambridge First course. This part is focused on reading.


1. Which word goes with ‘residents’?
2. One of these adverbs often goes with ‘published’.
3. Which of these words goes with ‘satellite’?
4. Only one of these adverbs can go with ‘rapidly’.
5. Which is often followed by ‘with’?
6. Which forms a phrase meaning ‘to make something more likely’?
7. Which goes with ‘have’ and is followed by ‘on’?
8. Which is followed by ‘to’?



  • Understanding the overall meaning of the text makes it easier to choose the correct words for the gaps.
  • Remember to look for prepositions that often follow certain verbs and adjectives.

Dear students, for questions 1-8, read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap.

0) A keep out of B put up with C miss out on D stand up for
answer: B


Creative English Teacher

Action Plan:

  1. Look at the title and the example.
  2. Without filling any gaps, quickly read the text to get an idea of what it’s about.
  3. For each gap, decide what kind of word (e.g. nouns, adverbs) the four options are.
  4. Study the words either side of the gap, underlining any possible collocations.
  5. Try each answer in the gap, checking whether it fits grammatically.
  6. Check that the word you choose fits the overall meaning of the sentence.
  7. Read through the completed sentence, checking that everything makes sense.

Planes can make it rain

Living next to an airport has always meant have to (0) . . . . . . . . . . the noise of planes landing and taking off. Now it seems that (1) . . . . . . . . . . residents also have bad weather, according to a (2) . . . . . . . . . . published study.

The scientists looked at satellite (3) . . . . . . . . . . of clouds above airports, and also studied computer models of the way clouds behave. What they found was that as a plane flies through a very cold cloud, the air behind it expands and the cools (4) . . . . . . . . . . rapidly. This sudden drop in temperature, (5) . . . . . . . . . . with the hole formed in the could where the plane has passed through, can increase the (6) . . . . . . . . . . of rain or snow on the ground.

In the case of major airports, with hundreds of flights every day, this can have a significant (7) . . . . . . . . . . on weather patterns up to 100 kilometres away. The researchers point out, however, that aircraft passing through clouds are (8) . . . . . . . . . . to affect the global climate.

1 A neighbouring

2 A lately

3 A images

4 A totally

5 A joined

6 A forecasts

7 A result

8 A doubtful

B close

B recently

B figures

B extremely

B attached

B certainties

B influence

B unsure

C local

C lastly

C aspects

C entirely

C composed

C chances

C consequences

C unlikely

D surrounded

D freshly

D portraits

D perfectly

D combined

D opportunities

D impression

D improbable



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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