PET Reading Part 5


Read the text below and choose the correct word (A, B, C or D) for each space.

London Parks

London is famous (1) ... its parks and gardens. Some of them belong to the Crown, but they are all open to the public, and the entrance is free of charge. In St James's Park, you can watch and (2) ... swans, ducks, geese, and other water birds. Hyde Park (3) ... to be a hunting ground and is still popular with horse riders.

Those who like a good argument should go to the Speakers' Corner to listen to individuals (4) ... speeches on various subjects. Regent's Park now houses London Zoo and open-air theatre where Shakespeare's plays are staged in summer. Not (5) ... the parks are in the city centre. Greenwich and Richmond are located in the suburbs. All these areas of green give the city dwellers an excellent (6) ... to enjoy some peace away from traffic and crowded streets.

  1. A) by B) for C) from D) with
  2. A) feed B) eat C) breed D) lead
  3. A) should B) ought C) used D) have
  4. A) doing B) giving C) taking D) talking
  5. A) each B) whole C) every D) all
  6. A) chance B) knowledge C) account D) source

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