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For questions 1- 8, read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap. EXAM DESCRIPTION

The Story of Gold

The story of gold is an adventure involving kings, queens, pirates, explorers, conquerors, and the native peoples they conquered. Throughout history, gold has woven a magic spell over those it touched. Gold is beautiful and rare; a soft shiny metal that can be moulded into many (1) ... . It has been used for money, jewellery, and to decorate special buildings such (2) ... palaces and places of worship. (3) ... the precious metal was discovered, prospectors rushed to mine it, starting new cities and countries as they went. Gold and the people who love it have helped shape the world we live (4) ... today. Gold is one of many elements, or substances that cannot be changed by normal chemical means, that are found in the Earth's crust. Gold has a warm, sunny colour and (5) ... it does not react (6) ... air, water, and most chemicals, its shine never fades. In its natural (7) ... , gold is soft and easily shaped. When heated to 1,062 Celsius it melts and can be poured into moulds to form coins, gold bars, and other objects. Stories have been told, movies (8) ... and legends born about the discovery of the world's great gold deposits. It is a saga of dreams, greed, ambition and exploration.

  1. A) formats B) outlines C) shapes D) lines
  2. A) as B) like C) many D) to
  3. A) Whoever B) However C) Forever D) Wherever
  4. A) at B) in C) for D) on
  5. A) yet B) despite C) because D) so
  6. A) with B) in C) of D) at
  7. A) estate B) stage C) state D) position
  8. A) done B) made C) composed D) built

Answers

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CORRECT!

GAP 1 ... can be moulded into many shapes. It has been used for money, ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _↑ MOULD STH into a SHAPE => COLLOCATION

SHAPES => collocates with MOULD INTO.

INCORECT!

GAP 1 ... that can be moulded into many (1) ... . It has been used for money, ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _↑ MOULD STH into a ... => COLLOCATION

FORMATS => does not collocate with MOULD INTO!

INCORRECT!

GAP 1 ... that can be moulded into many (1) ... . It has been used for money, ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _↑ MOULD STH into a ... => COLLOCATION

OUTLINES => does not make sense here!

INCORRECT!

GAP 1 ... that can be moulded into many (1) ... . It has been used for money, ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _↑ MOULD STH into a ... => COLLOCATION

LINES => does not collocate with MOULD INTO!

CORRECT!

GAP 2 ... to decorate special buildings such as palaces and places ... ↑_ _↑ SUCH AS => FOR EXAMPLE

SUCH AS => FOR EXAMPLE, used when giving an example of something.

INCORECT!

GAP 2 ... to decorate special buildings such (2) ... palaces and places ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ SUCH + PREPOSITION

LIKE does not collocate with AS!

INCORRECT!

GAP 2 ... to decorate special buildings such (2) ... palaces and places ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ SUCH + PREPOSITION

MANY does not collocate with AS!

INCORRECT!

GAP 2 ... to decorate special buildings such (2) ... palaces and places ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ SUCH + PREPOSITION

TO does not collocate with AS!

CORRECT!

GAP 3 ... worship. Wherever the precious metal was discovered, prospectors ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _↑ WHEREVER => CONJUNCTION

WHEREVER in any place, no matter where.

INCORECT!

GAP 3 ... worship. (3) ... the precious metal was discovered, prospectors ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _↑ You will need to use a CONJUNCTION!

WHOEVER does not fit the context here!

INCORRECT!

GAP 3 ... worship. (3) ... the precious metal was discovered, prospectors ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _↑ You will need to use a CONJUNCTION!

HOWEVER does not make sense here!

INCORRECT!

GAP 3 ... worship. (3) ... the precious metal was discovered, prospectors ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _↑ You will need to use a CONJUNCTION!

FOREVER does not make sense here!

CORRECT!

GAP 4 ... world we live in today. Gold is one of many elements, or substances ... ↑__↑ LIVE + IN => VERB + PREPOSITION

LIVE IN => if you live in a place, you have your home there.

INCORECT!

GAP 4 ... world we live (4) ... today. Gold is one of many elements, or ... ↑_ _ _ ↑ LIVE + PREPOSITION

Do you know which preposition must be used here?

INCORRECT!

GAP 4 ... world we live (4) ... today. Gold is one of many elements, or ... ↑_ _ _ ↑ LIVE + PREPOSITION

Do you know which preposition must be used here?

INCORRECT!

GAP 4 ... world we live (4) ... today. Gold is one of many elements, or ... ↑_ _ _ ↑ LIVE + PREPOSITION

Do you know which preposition must be used here?

CORRECT!

GAP 5 ... colour and because it does not react with air, water, and most ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _↑ BECAUSE => CONJUNCTION

BECAUSE => (CONJUNCTION), used when you are giving the reason for something.

INCORECT!

GAP 5 ... colour and (5) ... it does not react with air, water, and most ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _↑ REACT is a verb!

YET wouldn't make sense in this gap.

INCORRECT!

GAP 5 ... colour and (5) ... it does not react with air, water, and most ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _↑ REACT is a verb!

DESPITE must be followed by a verb!

INCORRECT!

GAP 5 ... colour and (5) ... it does not react with air, water, and most ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _↑ REACT is a verb!

SO wouldn't make sense in this gap.

CORRECT!

GAP 6 ... because it does not react with air, water, and most chemicals, ... ↑_ _ _↑ REACT + WITH => VERB + PREPOSITION

REACT WITH => If a chemical substance reacts, it changes when it is mixed with another chemical substance.

INCORECT!

GAP 6 ... because it does not react (6) ... air, water, and most chemicals, ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ REACT + PREPOSITION

IN does not collocate with REACT!

INCORRECT!

GAP 6 ... because it does not react (6) ... air, water, and most chemicals, ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ REACT + PREPOSITION

OF does not collocate with REACT!

INCORRECT!

GAP 6 ... because it does not react (6) ... air, water, and most chemicals, ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ REACT + PREPOSITION

AT does not collocate with REACT!

CORRECT!

GAP 7 ... shine never fades. In its natural state , gold is soft and easily ... ↑_ _ _↑ NATURAL + STATE => COLLOCATION

NATURAL STATE => a wild primitive state untouched by civilization.

INCORECT!

GAP 7 ... shine never fades. In its natural (7) ... , gold is soft and easily ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ You are looking for a COLLOCATION

ESTATE => does not make sense!

INCORRECT!

GAP 7 ... shine never fades. In its natural (7) ... , gold is soft and easily ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ You are looking for a COLLOCATION

STAGE => does not make sense!

INCORRECT!

GAP 7 ... shine never fades. In its natural (7) ... , gold is soft and easily ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ You are looking for a COLLOCATION

POSITION => does not make sense!

CORRECT!

GAP 8 ... Stories have been told, movies made and legends born about ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ MAKE + MOVIE => COLLOCATION

MAKE A MOVIE => produce a film.

INCORECT!

GAP 8 ... Stories have been told, movies (8) ... and legends born about ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ VERB + MOVIE => COLLOCATION

DONE does not collocate with MOVIE!

INCORRECT!

GAP 8 ... Stories have been told, movies (8) ... and legends born about ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ VERB + MOVIE => COLLOCATION

COMPOSED does not collocate with MOVIE!

INCORRECT!

GAP 8 ... Stories have been told, movies (8) ... and legends born about ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ VERB + MOVIE => COLLOCATION

BUILT does not collocate with MOVIE!

Multiple Choice Cloze

Task Type: Multiple-choice cloze.
Focus: Lexical/lexico-grammatical.
Format: A modified cloze test containing 8 gaps and followed by 8 four-option multiple-choice items.
Number of questions: 8.
How many marks are there: One mark for each correct answer.
What is testing: General Advice: