CPE: Use of English, part 2

Vydáno dne 15.08.2009

Cvičný test cambridgské zkoušky CPE, druhá část sekce USE OF ENGLISH: Word forms – doplňování správného tvaru daných slov do textu.

CPE, Use of English, part 2

Read the text below. Use the words given in brackets to form words that fit in the spaces.

The Desire to Know

Curiosity goes back to the dawn of human existence (EXIST). This irrepressible desire to know is not a ___________________________(1) (CHARACTER) of inanimate objects. Nor does it seem to be attributable to some forms of living organism which, for that very reason, we can scarcely bring ourselves to consider alive. A tree, for example, does not display ___________________________(2) (RECOGNISE) curiosity, nor does a sponge or even an oyster. If chance events bring them poison, predators or parasites, they die as ___________________________(3) (CEREMONIOUS) as they lived.

Early in the scheme of life, ___________________________(4) (DEPEND) motion was developed by some organisms. It meant an ___________________________(5) (ORDINARY) advance in their control of the environment. A moving organism no longer waited in stolid ___________________________(6) (RIGID) for food to come its way, but went out after it. The individual that hesitated in the ___________________________(7) (ZEAL) search for food, or that was overly ___________________________(8) (CONSERVE) in its investigation, starved.

As organisms grew more complex, more messages of greater variety were received from and about the ___________________________(9) (ROUND) environment. At the same time, the nervous system, the living instrument that interprets and stores the data collected by the sense organs, became ___________________________(10) (INCREASE) complex.

Správné odpovědi: 1) characteristic ; 2) recognisable / recognizable ; 3) unceremoniously ; 4) independent ; 5) extraordinary ; 6) rigidity / rigidness ; 7) zealous ; 8) conservative ; 9) surrounding ; 10) increasingly
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