Read the following passage and then fill in the numbered blanks with best answer.
The Algarve, Portugal's beautiful sunny beach is an interesting mixture of __1__old villages and modern __2__ centers with lots of large international hotels. The Atlantic shore is lined with tall cliffs and long sandy __3___. Small fishing villages are clustered round tiny picturesque __4___ full of small colourful boats. __5__ the pace of life is still __6__ and hurried, the Algarve offers plenty of activities for today's holidaymakers - __6__ ranging from golf and tennis to sea-fishing __8__ plenty of first-class restaurants and nightclubs. Shopping is a very popular pastime with most tourists as everywhere there are shops full of attractive local crafts at bargain prices.
1 A asleep B sleepy C sleeping D slept
2 A tourist B visitor C holidaymaker D traveller
3 A coasts B shores C beaches D lands
4 A towns B landings C places D docks
5 A After B Since C When D Although
6 A leisurely B slowly C quietly D gently
7 A exercises B sports C games D matches
8 A but also B instead of C rather than D as well as
What are so tiny that __1__ are invisible to the naked eye yet thrive on __2__ you see, touch and eat and are inside all plants and animals? What __3__ helpful to humans but can __4__ decay and disease? The answer is bacteria (one __5__ a bacterium) - also known as bugs, germs or microbes.
Bacteria __6__ in a special kingdom of living things called Monerans. Their simple structure makes __7__ neither plant nor animal. Nor are they to be confused __8__ viruses, which also cause disease but have a __9__ structure and cannot reproduce themselves. Bacteria largely rely on being carried around in water or air. You can __10__ bacteria by mere touching. That is why they are said to be dangerous.
1 A it B we C she D they
2 A nothing B everything C something D all thing
3 A is B have C was D were
4 A cause B causes C caused D causing
5 A calls B called C is called D was called
6 A place B placed C is placed D are placed
7 A it B us C your D them
8 A an B with C again D against
9 A differ B different C differing D difference
10 A get B kill C spread D multiply
Midway between Martinique and St Vincent, the island of St Lucia is one of the __1__ scenic areas in the Caribbean. Its coastline __2__ spectacular and from the beach you can __3__ the volcanic Piton Mountains, each rising to __4__ 24000 feet. Inland, there __5__ remote valleys with dense jungle and many beautiful __6__. The island's lush greenery is caused by the large amount of rainfall. When it rains __7__ usually heavy but sunshine is never far away. The island's volcano is one sight __8__. You can hire a guide to __9__ there or take a boat for the lovely view of the volcano from the ocean. The __10__ areas are beautiful and it is never a good idea to try and hurry anywhere.
1 A such B much C most D nearly
2 A is B was C were D are
3 A seen B see C saw D sight
4 A few than B more than C most than D more then
5 A is B has C are D have
6 A river B waterfall C waterfalls D wells
7 A it B its C its' D it's
8 A see B seen C to see D seeing
9 A take me B take you C took you D takes you
10 A mountain's B mountains C mountain D mountainous