Cambridge Reading Part 1 - Choose the correct word

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The first part of the Cambridge Reading Test consists of a reading section with missing words.


You do not need to have any special knowledge in order to complete the reading, even if the subject might be historical or technical. The reading is usually around 150 words, with 8 - 10 words missing.

Choose the right words for the following reading:

Computer use 1. __________________ with what is known as the Operating System. This is the system 2. ______________ allows the parts of the computer (the memory, the screen, the mouse, the keyboards) to 3. ____________________ with each other.

One of the earliest operating systems was MS-DOS. MS meant Microsoft, and DOS meant disk operating system. At first it                   4. ______________ on floppy disks, later it was installed on the computer. The 5.  ________________ pressed the power button, and the computer accessed  the DOS 6. ___________ the hard drive.

MS-DOS permitted other programs to run. Developers used MS-DOS as the basis for their programs. The user 7. _____________ a shortcut for the program (such as "wp" for WordPerfect) and the program 8. _____________________ on the screen.

1. A. begin              B. begins                 C. is beginning        D. has begun
2. A. where             B. when                   C. who                    D. which
3. A. interact           B. intercept              C. internal               D. inside
4. A. sold                B. came                   C. see                     D. find
5. A. user                B. joystick                C. keyboard            D. mouse
6. A. inside             B.  under                  C. on                       D. for
7. A. forced            B. read                     C. created               D. typed
8. A. appear           B. appeared             C. appearance        D. had appeared

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Computer use begins with what is known as the Operating System. This is the system 2. which allows the parts of the computer (the memory, the screen, the mouse, the keyboards) to 3. interact with each other.

One of the earliest operating systems was MS-DOS. MS meant Microsoft, and DOS meant disk operating system. At first it           4. came on floppy disks, later it was installed on the computer. The 5.  user pressed the power button, and the computer accessed the DOS 6. on the hard drive.

MS-DOS permitted other programs to run. Developers used MS-DOS as the basis for their programs. The user 7. typed a shortcut for the program (such as "wp" for WordPerfect) and the program 8. appeared on the screen.


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