Cambridge Reading Part 2 - Write the correct word

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Cambridge Reading Part 2 - Fill in the blanks with the correct word.

Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word per gap.

The American Civil War


The American Civil War (1) ______________ the worst war in the history (2) __________ the United States. It started (3) ______ 1861 when the Southern States of the United States decided to leave the Union (the North).

The South had (4) ________________ of the best officers (5) _____________ the North, but the North had better industry, resources, and a larger population than the South.

(6)___________ the beginning of the war, the South (7) _____________ many battles, but after 1863 the greater industrial strength of the North began to give the Union the advantage. The war (8) ______________ when General Lee of the South surrendered to General Grant of the North in 1865.

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The American Civil War (1) was the worst war in the history (2) of the United States. It started (3) in 1861 when the Southern States of the United States decided to leave the Union (the North).

The South had (4) more of the best officers (5) than the North, but the North had better industry, resources, and a larger population than the South.

(6) At the beginning of the war, the South (7) won many battles, but after 1863 the greater industrial strength of the North began to give the Union the advantage. The war (8) ended when General Lee of the South surrendered to General Grant of the North in 1865.

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