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Here is a CAE multiple-choice cloze practice exercise.
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Say ‘no’ to plastic bags
Read the text below and decide which answer (A, B C or D) best fits each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0):
Did you know that on (0) A we take home 150 plastic bags annually? In (1) words, that means a global figure of one million plastic bags taken home every minute. We are sure you will all agree this is a truly shocking statistic.
Plastic bags cannot be simply (2) of along with your domestic rubbish – they can blow off landfill sites and become highly (3) litter which can remain in the environment for a number of years. They are not only an eyesore but they are a (4) to the environment. For example, plastic bags almost dammed the Buriganga river in Bangladesh, and they are widely (5) responsible for causing devastation floods there on two separate (6) .
They also (7) a particular threat to wildlife. More and more (8) dead turtles and whales are discovered washed up on beaches, killed by swallowing plastic bags. To marine life, a plastic bag closely (9) a jellyfish.
These are the (10) why you should reuse plastic bags you already have or take a small rucksack on trips to the supermarket. Why not take (11) and show how much you care about the environment by (12) this small step!
0 A average B normal C example D ratio
1 A fewer B some C those D other
2 A disposed B thrown C finished D used
3 A evident B observable C visible D marked
4 A risk B danger C difficulty D problem
5 A shown B taken C made D held
6 A occasions B activities C incidents D episodes
7 A model B set C pose D generate
8 A repeatedly B frequently C usually D generally
9 A resembles B reminds C equates D appears
10 A motives B reasons C sources D causes
11 A against B advantage C action D account
12 A helping B doing C following D taking