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Two authentic examination papers for the revised Cambridge English: First (FCE) exam from 2015. (test 1 and 2)
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  Test 1 READING AND USE OF ENGLISH (1 hour 15 minutes) Part 1 For questions 1-8, read the text below and decide which answer (A' B' C or D) best fits each gap' There is an example at the beginning (0)'Mark your answers on the separate answer sheet' Example: 0 A have Bdo C get D take WhY we need to PlaY Human beings are not the only creatures that like to (0) ......... fun. Many animals play, as do some birds'However, no other creatures spend so much time enjoying themselves as human beings do' lndeed' we (1) ........ onto our sense oÍ Íun right into adulthood' so why do human beings spend so much time playing? one reason is that we have time for leisure; animals have very little time to play as most of their life is spent sleeping and (2) ' Íood'so, isplay just an opportunity for us to (3) in enjoyable activities or does it have a more important (4)'''....?Accordingtoscientists,(5)frombeingfun,playhasseveralveryreal(6)'..'. Íorus_ithelpsourphysical,intellectualandsocialdevelopment.ltalsohelpsto(7).....usfor whatwehavenotyetexperienced.withvery(8)risk,wecanactoutwhatwewoulddoin unexpected, or even dangerous, situations' ABCD r--:f:l  Reading and IJse of Englìsb ach gap b Dme birds. tant.... us fordo in 1 A hold 2 A searching 3 A engage 4 A motive 5 A excluding 6 A assets 7 A plan 8 A brief B keep B looking B ioúbine B purpose B except B profits B prepare B short C save C seeking C contribute C intention C apart C services C practise C narrow D stay D gaining D involve D cause D away D beneÍits D provide D little  Test 1 Parl2 For questions 9-16, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0). Write your answers lN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet. Example: E A bicycle you can Íold up Folding bicycles have (0) around for quite some time now. However, an amazing new Japanese version (9) ..... be folded with a swiftness and efficiency never seen beÍore. This bike is designed (10) ......... that it is possible to Íold it up quickly. Once folded, you pullthe bike along (11) ...... ease.This remarkable bike has a half-folding Írame with a hinge in ttre miOOte.And, although the basic idea is (12) srcinal, its inventor has created an especially clever variation, combining compactness (13) ....... convenience with smart design. Recently, folding bicycles (14) ...... become very popular in Japan, particularly in congested urban areas like Tokyo, a city (15) every square centimetre of space is in great demand. Japanese cyclists need to be able to store their bikes in tiny areas at home or the office. And (16) ......... theyshould want to take their bicycle on the underground, a folding model is a big advantage. B EE N 10  gap. use only Reading and Use of Englisb Part 3 For questions 17-24, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end oÍ some oÍ thelines to form a word that Íits in the gap in the same line. There is an example at the beginning (0). Write your answers lN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet. Example: E E x T K E M E L Y amazrng newThis bike the bike along the basic idea compactnessurbanJapanese......... they Tea Tea is an (0) popular drink with many people. lt is estimated that the consumption of tea in England alone exceeds 165 million cups daily. Despite this, the drink was virtually (171 .......... in England until about 400 years ago. The first (18) to tea in England comes in a diary written in 1660. However, its (19) really took off after the (20) .......... oÍ King Charles llto Catherine of Braganza.lt was her great love oÍ tea that made it (21) . It was believed that tea was good Íor people as it seemed to be capable of reviving the spirits and curing certain minor (22) . lt has even been suggested by some historians that it played a significant part in the lndustrial Revolution. Tea, they say, increased the number of hours that (23) ......... could work in Íactories as the caffeine in tea made them more(24) .......... and consequently able to work longer hours. EXTREMEKNOWREFERPOPULARMARRYFASHION ILLLABOUR ENERGY t1
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