Read the passage about tourism in Wales and circle the best option (A, B, C, or D) to fill in each numbered blank.
It is estimated that in north Wales 30 per cent of all jobs can be directly attributed to tourism, but the fact that visitors spend their money in a variety of ways has a beneficial effect (1)____________ other things too. Many village shops would have to close if they were not supported by income from tourists, and the money spent on local souvenirs can (2)____________ local industries from going out of business.
Unfortunately, tourism also has disadvantages. (3)____________, many of the roads in the Snowdonia area are extremely narrow and tourist cars cause traffic jams. Some farmers and local merchants complain that they make it difficult for them (4)____________ their work as car parks full up during busy periods and many visitors cause obstructions by parking across gateways, etc. In addition, in the summer, thousands of people use the network of footpaths across Snowdon and its foothills. Often the grassy surface is (5)____________, leaving rough stone or mud. This makes the paths hard to see, and it can be dangerous to walk on.
Read the text and choose the best option to fill in each blank numbered.
Global warming is the rise in the average temperature of the earth (1) _____the increase of greenhouse gases. Climate scientists now believe that (2) ______ are mainly responsible for this. The burning of fossil fuels and the cutting down of large areas of forests have contributed to the (3) _______ of a large amount of harmful gases into the atmosphere in recent years. The thick layer of these gases traps more heat from the sun, which leads to the increase in the earth’s temperature.
Global warming (4) _______climate change and catastrophic weather patterns such as heat waves, floods, droughts, and storms, which can affect human lives. Hundreds of millions of people may suffer (5) _____ famine, water shortages, and extreme weather conditions if we do not reduce the rate of global warming.
Fill in each numbered blank with one suitable word or phrase.
Like any other universities, the Open University can give you a degree. However, you don’t have to ___(1)___ working to study. It can also open up a whole variety of interest. If you have ___(2)___ studied before, you will enjoy the special, new pleasure of increasing your knowledge. You will make friends of all kinds. You may also find that your qualification provides new career opportunities.
You don’t actually ___(3)___ to the Open University for lectures, but study at home, using television, radio and computer software. You can ___(4)___ one class a month if you wish at an Open University center. Of course, there are exams to take, as in any universities. If you ___(5)___ like to know more, all you have to do is complete the form below. It could be the start of a wonderful new period in your life.
Read the passage and choose the best answer to fill in each gap.
THE KOREAN EDUCATION SYSTEM
The Korean education system basically consists of primary schools, (1) ............. schools, high schools, and
colleges or universities, with graduate courses leading to Ph.D degrees. Primary education is compulsory for
children aged six to eleven. The basic primary school curriculum is generally divided into eight (2) ............ : the Korean language, social studies, science, (3) ............., ethics, physical education, music and fine arts.
Students in secondary schools are required to take a number of additional subjects, such as English, and can
take elective, such as technical or vocational courses. Afterwards, students can (4) ............. between general education and vocational high schools. (5) ............. general, high school tends to be strict, as college and university admission is very competitive.
Read the passage below and then choose the best answer (A, B, C or D) that fits best for the gap.
Everyone knows that exercise is good for the body and the mind. We all want to keep fit and look good, but too many of us take (1) ___________ the wrong sport and quickly lose interest. So now fitness experts are advising people to choose an activity that matches their character.
For instance, those (2)______________ like to be with other people often enjoy golf or squash, or playing for a basketball, football or hockey team. (3) _____________, you may prefer to go jogging or swimming if you’re happier on your own.
Do you like competition? Then try something like running, or a racket sport such as tennis.
If, on the other hand, (4) _____________isn’t important to you, then activities like dancing can be an enjoyable (5)______________ without the need to show you’re better than everyone else.
Finally, think about whether you find it easy to make yourself do exercise. If so, sports like weight training at home and cycling are fine. If not, book a skiing holiday, Taekwondo lessons, or a tennis court. You’re much more likely to do something you’ve already paid for!