KET Reading and Writing Part 5

Index

Read the article about living in the past.
Choose the best word (A, B or C) for each space.

The Old Days

Life was much better in the old days when there (1) ... none of those inventions (2) ... are said to be useful but in fact mainly seem to cause us so (3) ... problems. Imagine life without the telephone! How peaceful it would be! You could have a bath without being interrupted by its demanding tones! We might even start writing letters to each other again! I've almost forgotten what it's like to get a letter (4) ... a friend or relation.

Even (5) ... attractive still is the thought of having no television. We might start talking to each other again! I wouldn't be sorry to (6) ... goodbye to modern food preserving methods. Dried, frozen, tinned products certainly (7) ... the housewife time, but for what – to watch more television? Bring back the good old days of fresh food! I can do without the variety in the modern supermarket. Last but not the least how much better (8) ... was to travel in the old days.

  1. A) are B) were C) was
  2. A) which B) who C) what
  3. A) many B) much C) a lot of
  4. A) to B) for C) from
  5. A) more B) most C) as
  6. A) say B) tell C) talk
  7. A) saving B) saves C) save
  8. A) it B) there C) these
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WERE => (used in the second person singular and plural and first and third person plural) a past tense of 'be'.

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WHICH => used to be exact about the thing or things that you mean.

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MANY => used with plural nouns and verbs, to mean 'a large number of'.

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FROM => used to show who sent or gave something/somebody.

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MORE => used as the comparative of 'much', 'a lot of', 'many'.

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SAY => SAY + GOODBYE = COLLOCATION.

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SAVE => used with plural (PRESENT SIMPLE).

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IT => used to refer to an animal or a thing that has already been mentioned.