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.

Monarchies

Many countries today have a monarch who is the (1) _____________  head of the country. While many monarchies are very (2) ____________ , most have their powers (3) ______________  by a constitution which says what they can, and  (4)  _________ do.

Europe is a (5)________________ centre for many monarchies, such as Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and of course the (6) ________________ Queen Elizabeth the Second.

 We (7) _____________ forget other important monarchies such as in Japan, Thailand, and  (8) _________________ Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

1. A.symbol         B. symbolic           C. symbolises    D. symbolise
2. A. older            B. elder                C. oldest           D. old
3. A. limited          B. limiting             C. to limit           D. limit
4. A. should not    B. will not             C. cannot           D. shall not
5. A. well-known    B. proverbial       C. existing         D. story
6. A. Britain           B. British             C. European      D. Western 
7. A. some times    B. often times     C. rarely               D. sometimes
8. A. other               B. even             C. now             D. partly

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Many countries today have a monarch who is the (1) symbolic head of the country. While many monarchies are very (2) old, most have their powers (3) limited by a constitution which says what they can, and  (4)  cannot do.

Europe is a (5) well-known centre for many monarchies, such as Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and of course the (6) British Queen Elizabeth the Second.

 We (7) sometimes forget other important monarchies such as in Japan, Thailand, and  (8) even Jordan and Saudi Arabia.


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