B2 FIRST: USE OF ENGLISH
PART 1: MULTIPLE CHOICE GAPS FILL (A-D) IN PDF B2 USE OF ENGLISH PART 1
The key to this part of the exam is to study word patterns and collocations (HERE). You should read the text with the gaps and think, which type of word is missing? Then look at the options and select the best word. If there is an option with two words that mean exactly the same, you know that they will be incorrect because there is only one possible answer. It is important to understand prepositions (HERE) and phrasal verbs (HERE) to pass this part of the exam. You also need to focus on what type of word they are assessing. It can be based on grammar; there is usually only 1 of the 8 gaps. Grammar is assessed with connectives, relative pronouns, quantifiers etc. The vocabulary points (usually 7 of the 8) are based on word patterns, phrasal verbs, collocations or fixed expressions. They key is to look at clues around the gaps (PREPOSITIONS, articles etc.)
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Countless of un-natural items are zipping 1)………….. our planet—these include dead satellites
to seemingly insignificant nuts and bolts. This may not be considered 2)………. a problem to you
and I, but it could have a knock effect to our daily lives.
Space junk is 3)……….. man-made items that have been discarded by astronauts and space
agencies since the 1950 ´s when we first took a trip into orbit.
The most catastrophic incident took 4)…….. in 2006, 5)…….. two satellites collided at a speed of
22,300 mph, bursting 6)…….. a cloud of thousands of pieces of rubbish flying around space.
These pieces of trash can 7)……… serious problems to working navigation satellites by
damaging telescopes or even disabling them altogether.
After almost 4,700 launches, it is estimated that there are around 23,000 pieces of debris that
are 4 inches or bigger. There is, 8)…………, a minimal risk to us on planet earth, as it is 9)…….
that most of the junk with burn up when re-entering the earth ‘s atmosphere. This does not
reduce the risk to future space travellers and the equipment we 10)…….. on each already
orbiting our planet.
Fill in each gap with the correct word (A,B,C or D)
1) A. along B. through C. around D. up
2) A. be B. to C. as D. for
3) A. unwanted B. undone C. unfound D. unused
4) A. part B. up C. in D. place
5) A. when B. where C. that D. who
6) A. in B. to C. into D. for
7) A. make B. cause C. do D. put
8) A. however B. whereas C. also D. and
9) A told B. said C. speak D. say
10) A. keep B. switch C. rely D. catch