FCE: Use of English, part 2

Vydáno dne 04.11.2006

Cvičný test cambridgeské zkoušky FCE zaměřený na gramatiku a slovní zásobu, část 2. Do textu o potápění doplníte 15 chybějících slov (dle vlastního uvážení).

FCE: Use of English, part 2

Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each space. There is an example at the beginning.


People have been diving without mechanical aids since ancient times. In those days, divers mainly went underwater to search ___________________________(1) pearls or sponges.Various ways of supplying divers with air, and so permitting them to stay underwater for long periods of time, have been tried for well ___________________________(2) two thousand years.Alexander the Great ___________________________(3) said to have gone underwaterin an early ___________________________(4) of diving machine,and Aristotle talked about apparatus ___________________________(5) permitted divers to breathe underwater.

It was not ___________________________(6) the beginning of the 18th century that more advanced equipment was developed.In 1717, the first practical diving machine, or ‘diving bell’ ___________________________(7) it was called, was invented.This was a small wooden room with an open bottom, glass windows at the top to ___________________________(8) in light, and a supply of air coming through leather tubes.Something similar, made of steel, is ___________________________(9) use todayfor underwater work, ___________________________(10) as building the foundations of bridges.

However, ___________________________(11) divers want to move freely underwater, they require a suit.Early suits were made up ___________________________(12) a leather jacket with a metal helmet over the head into which air was pumped down from the surface through tubes.Divers gained even ___________________________(13) freedom of movementwhen they could ___________________________(14) rid of these tubesand carry ___________________________(15) own air with them in cylinders.

Správné odpovědi: 1) for ; 2) over ; 3) is / was ; 4) kind / type ; 5) which / that ; 6) until / till ; 7) as ; 8) let ; 9) in ; 10) such ; 11) if ; 12) of ; 13) more / greater ; 14) get ; 15) their
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