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First - Use of English Part 2 (Open Cloze)

FCE Gold Plus SB p119 Unit 10
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The Emperor Napolean got by on four hours of sleep a night, and the scientist Thomas Edison claimed it was ________ waste of time.
a
So why ________ we need to sleep?
do
The answer ________ that no one knows.
is
Some believe that sleep gives the body a chance to recover ________ the day's activities.
from
In reality, the energy saved by sleeping for eight hours is minimal - about ________ same as that obtained from eating a piece of toast.
the
One way to understand the role of sleep is to look at ________ happens if we don't get it.
what
Lack of sleep has serious effects ________ our brain's ability to function.
on
After one night without sleep, concentration becomes difficult. If sleeplessness continues, the part of the brain ________ controls language, memory, planning and our sense of time is affected.
which/that
In ________ words, it seems...
other
It seems we must all sleep in ________ to maintain normal levels of skills.
order
...normal levels of skills ________ speaking
like
But ________ we spend a third of our lives sleeping, it seems that...
although
It seems that ________ is no set amount of time that everyone needs to sleep each night. The only definite fact is that none of us can manage without it.
there
My cousin had a terrible experience _____ she was working for a big advertising agency.
when
Her boss had ordered _____ to think up a new slogan for a very important client.
her
After a week, my cousin had not _____ able to think of any good slogans.
been
She went to her boss and apologised ______ being so slow.
for
He warned her _______ if she didn't think of something in the next twenty-four hours, there would be trouble.
that
The company might lose ______ client and it would be her fault.
their
My cousin stayed awake _____ night trying to think of a catchy slogan.
all
She was about to phone her boss and admit that she ______ not thought of anything.
had
She should try listening _____ some of her favourite records for inspiration.
to
_____ first, nothing seemed very inspiring.
At
Nothing seemed very inspiring _____ then she heard a song called 'Simply the best'.
and
My cousin rang her boss and told _____ that she thought it would make a great slogan.
him
He accused her _____ having copied another very famous advertising campaign in which the same slogan had been used.
of
These days, in millions of homes around the world, people make cups of tea _________ tea bags.
with
But _________ first thought of putting tea leaves into small bags?
who
It was an American, in 1919. At _________ time, the bags were mainly used by tea companies to allow customers to try the tea before buying it.
that
But the idea of the tea bag took _________.
off
By 1935 most were being bought for use _________ home.
at
It wasn't long _________ tea bags started to become popular in countries outside America.
before
But they were not an immediate success everywhere. In Britain, for _________, people held very strong views on how to make a good cup of tea.
example/instance
There was a strict procedure which involved warming the teapot, putting one spoonful of tea for each person into the pot and then filling _________ with boiling water.
it
The pot was then left _________ five minutes before the tea was poured into cups, and milk and sugar were added last.
for
However, _________ this tradition...
like
...nowadays things _________ changed.
have
Modern people live busy lives, and making the perfect cup of tea properly is _________ important than making it easily and conveniently.
less
These days, over 75% of the cups of tea drunk in Britain _________ made with tea bags.
are
Throughout history, people have searched for gold. ________ this precious metal has not always been...
but
...this precious metal has not always been associated ________ happiness.
with
For example, ________ the 1840s, thousands of people died in the USA looking for gold.
in/during
So why is gold so desirable? ________ from its market value, it has many different uses.
apart
Unlike other metals it won't discolour and it can be shaped easily into beautiful jewellery. It also has some _______ practical uses than this.
more
Televisions and video players have gold components inside, and it is even used in the instruments ________ enable astronauts to travel...
that/which
...enable astronauts to travel ________ space.
in/into/through
And, of course, it can be used almost anywhere ________ of money.
instead
For these reasons, gold remains ________ desirable now as it ever was.
as
Even though gold prices have declined in recent years, the desire to find gold remains strong. But now the focus has changed and ________ huge leisure industry has developed around it.
a
In the USA, for example, ________ men fought over gold before, families can now spend a happy and enjoyable day searching for the precious metal.
where
...men fought over gold more than a century ________...
ago
It seems that for most people, gold still has ________ power to excite and thrill.
the
Neil is providing us ________ a lot of practice.
with
Two cars ran ________ each other this morning.
I ran __________ my boss yesterday at the market.
into
The police ran _______ the thief.
He finally became tired of running _____ her.
after
My research career is taking ____ because my professor asked me to write a paper for an international journal.
I have a feeling this band will take ___ after their first real concert.
off
My mother provides me ______ tupper boxes of food.
with
___ you're late, I will be angry.
if
My plane stopped __ Barcelona
at
I have a meeting __ Edinburgh
in
A large number of people gathered __ protest.
to
I have been __ the computer since this morning.
on
Real Madrid's Pepe is famous ____ kicking people.
for
Kilian Jornet is very talented ____ running on mountains.
at
I'm so excited ____ my brother. He just got a new job!
for
Do not apply for the job at the zoo unless you are good _____ animals!
with
I am very puzzled ____ this Use of English question.
by / at
I think you're totally wrong _____ her - she's nice!
about
I'm really keen ___ going to the park with my daughter.
on
I can't ____ used to the lifestyle here - everyone is so busy!
get
She ____ great difficulty getting her new passport because the office was shut.
had
She saw a lot of flats, but there weren't ___ that she liked.
any
I'm keen _____playing with my daugther in the park.
on
I was impressed____subways my first time in Europe.
By
There is absolutely ___ possibilty of failure!
no
I will call the police ______ you pay me for what you have taken!
unless
The companies profits fell ___ a new record low of 2%.
to
I don't work at home, ___ a rule.
as
It's very difficult to concentrate ___ prepositions!
on
There wasn't very much interest ____ the idea.
in
I'm very fond ___ my grandmother.
of
There is ___ little time before the exam!
so
There were as _____ as 200 people at a poorly attended match.
few
______ you are ready, you can start.
once / when / if
_____ of the reasons I came to the UK was to learn English.
one
It was ____ a terrible day that we stayed indoors.
such
Michael Taylor came up ___ the idea of walking around the world after a trekking holiday in the Himalaya.
with
Three weeks ___ I returned from my holiday, I received something interesting in the post.
after
It was __ hot to go out in the middle of the day.
too
I was never very good __ skiing as a child.
at
The first aircraft were small, noisy __ very uncomfortable.
and
When you're driving, concentrate __ the road!
on
Teachers spend a large part of ___ working day preparing lessons.
their
I don't like driving long distances - I prefer to go __ air.
by
It's not ____ cheap, but high quality too.
only
As ____ as pasta dishes, they offer a wide range of pizzas.
well
Disappointingly, there were only as _____ as three students in the class.
few
Many acts are performing at Sonar, ____ as the Pet Shop Boys and Modeselektor.
such
Vilanova's been working ___ a coach for many years.
as
They've got me working ___ a slave! It's not fair!
like