First - Use of English Part 2 (Open Cloze)
FCE Gold Plus SB p119 Unit 10
Terms in this set (100)
The Emperor Napolean got by on four hours of sleep a night, and the scientist Thomas Edison claimed it was ________ waste of time.
So why ________ we need to sleep?
The answer ________ that no one knows.
Some believe that sleep gives the body a chance to recover ________ the day's activities.
In reality, the energy saved by sleeping for eight hours is minimal - about ________ same as that obtained from eating a piece of toast.
One way to understand the role of sleep is to look at ________ happens if we don't get it.
Lack of sleep has serious effects ________ our brain's ability to function.
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.
In ________ words, it seems...
It seems we must all sleep in ________ to maintain normal levels of skills.
...normal levels of skills ________ speaking
But ________ we spend a third of our lives sleeping, it seems that...
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.
My cousin had a terrible experience _____ she was working for a big advertising agency.
Her boss had ordered _____ to think up a new slogan for a very important client.
After a week, my cousin had not _____ able to think of any good slogans.
She went to her boss and apologised ______ being so slow.
He warned her _______ if she didn't think of something in the next twenty-four hours, there would be trouble.
The company might lose ______ client and it would be her fault.
My cousin stayed awake _____ night trying to think of a catchy slogan.
She was about to phone her boss and admit that she ______ not thought of anything.
She should try listening _____ some of her favourite records for inspiration.
_____ first, nothing seemed very inspiring.
Nothing seemed very inspiring _____ then she heard a song called 'Simply the best'.
My cousin rang her boss and told _____ that she thought it would make a great slogan.
He accused her _____ having copied another very famous advertising campaign in which the same slogan had been used.
These days, in millions of homes around the world, people make cups of tea _________ tea bags.
But _________ first thought of putting tea leaves into small bags?
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.
But the idea of the tea bag took _________.
By 1935 most were being bought for use _________ home.
It wasn't long _________ tea bags started to become popular in countries outside America.
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.
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.
The pot was then left _________ five minutes before the tea was poured into cups, and milk and sugar were added last.
However, _________ this tradition...
...nowadays things _________ changed.
Modern people live busy lives, and making the perfect cup of tea properly is _________ important than making it easily and conveniently.
These days, over 75% of the cups of tea drunk in Britain _________ made with tea bags.
Throughout history, people have searched for gold. ________ this precious metal has not always been...
...this precious metal has not always been associated ________ happiness.
For example, ________ the 1840s, thousands of people died in the USA looking for gold.
So why is gold so desirable? ________ from its market value, it has many different uses.
Unlike other metals it won't discolour and it can be shaped easily into beautiful jewellery. It also has some _______ practical uses than this.
Televisions and video players have gold components inside, and it is even used in the instruments ________ enable astronauts to travel...
...enable astronauts to travel ________ space.
And, of course, it can be used almost anywhere ________ of money.
For these reasons, gold remains ________ desirable now as it ever was.
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.
In the USA, for example, ________ men fought over gold before, families can now spend a happy and enjoyable day searching for the precious metal.
...men fought over gold more than a century ________...
It seems that for most people, gold still has ________ power to excite and thrill.
Neil is providing us ________ a lot of practice.
Two cars ran ________ each other this morning.
I ran __________ my boss yesterday at the market.
The police ran _______ the thief.
He finally became tired of running _____ her.
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.
My mother provides me ______ tupper boxes of food.
___ you're late, I will be angry.
My plane stopped __ Barcelona
I have a meeting __ Edinburgh
A large number of people gathered __ protest.
I have been __ the computer since this morning.
Real Madrid's Pepe is famous ____ kicking people.
Kilian Jornet is very talented ____ running on mountains.
I'm so excited ____ my brother. He just got a new job!
Do not apply for the job at the zoo unless you are good _____ animals!
I am very puzzled ____ this Use of English question.
by / at
I think you're totally wrong _____ her - she's nice!
I'm really keen ___ going to the park with my daughter.
I can't ____ used to the lifestyle here - everyone is so busy!
She ____ great difficulty getting her new passport because the office was shut.
She saw a lot of flats, but there weren't ___ that she liked.
I'm keen _____playing with my daugther in the park.
I was impressed____subways my first time in Europe.
There is absolutely ___ possibilty of failure!
I will call the police ______ you pay me for what you have taken!
The companies profits fell ___ a new record low of 2%.
I don't work at home, ___ a rule.
It's very difficult to concentrate ___ prepositions!
There wasn't very much interest ____ the idea.
I'm very fond ___ my grandmother.
There is ___ little time before the exam!
There were as _____ as 200 people at a poorly attended match.
______ you are ready, you can start.
once / when / if
_____ of the reasons I came to the UK was to learn English.
It was ____ a terrible day that we stayed indoors.
Michael Taylor came up ___ the idea of walking around the world after a trekking holiday in the Himalaya.
Three weeks ___ I returned from my holiday, I received something interesting in the post.
It was __ hot to go out in the middle of the day.
I was never very good __ skiing as a child.
The first aircraft were small, noisy __ very uncomfortable.
When you're driving, concentrate __ the road!
Teachers spend a large part of ___ working day preparing lessons.
I don't like driving long distances - I prefer to go __ air.
It's not ____ cheap, but high quality too.
As ____ as pasta dishes, they offer a wide range of pizzas.
Disappointingly, there were only as _____ as three students in the class.
Many acts are performing at Sonar, ____ as the Pet Shop Boys and Modeselektor.
Vilanova's been working ___ a coach for many years.
They've got me working ___ a slave! It's not fair!