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CLOZE TESTS - B RAZINA

A) Alphabet

It can come as a bit of a surprise to learn that the word alphabet arrived (0)
_IN____ English quite
late almost a thousand years after the language was first written down.
We are so used (26) _______ the idea of an alphabet nowadays that its difficult to
imagine a time
(27) _______ it was not a routine part of everyday life. Once we (28) _____ learned
to read, we dont think twice about putting things into alphabetical order. We also
expect words to be in
alphabetical order when we look them (29)_______ in a dictionary.
When in 1604 the first English dictionary was written by English school teacher
Robert
Cawdrey, he felt it was (30) _________ a new idea that he had to explain how his
Table Alphabeticall should be used.

B) The London Eye

The London Eye isnt just (0) _one___ of Londons top tourist attractions. Since
the opening in March 2000 it (26) ______ become a symbol of modern Britain. Its
visited (27) _______ over 3.5 million people a year. The London Eye is the tallest
observation wheel in Europe built (28) ______ mark the new Millennium. Its
architects David and Julia Marks, (29) ______ design is described as visionary,
have won several architectural awards since its opening. It (30) _______ seven
years and the work of hubdreds of people to finish the project.

C) Greenhouses
Everybody knows (0) what_____ the greenhouse effect is. Its a rise in the Earths
temperature.
But what about a greenhouse? (26) _______ you ever seen one? Do you know
how it works?
Greenhouses (27) _______ used for growing various flowers, vegetables and
fruits. They look
(28) _______ a small glass house. Its glass walls let the sunrays in but keep them
(29) _______
going out. This causes the greenhouse (30) _______ heat up and keep the plants
warm especially during the winter period.

KEY
Alphabet

It can come as a bit of a surprise to learn that the word alphabet arrived (0)
_IN____ English quite
late almost a thousand years after the language was first written down.
We are so used (26) __to_____ the idea of an alphabet nowadays that its difficult
to imagine a time
(27) ____when___ it was not a routine part of everyday life. Once we (28)
___have__ learned to read, we dont think twice about putting things into
alphabetical order. We also expect words to be in
alphabetical order when we look them (29)__up_____ in a dictionary.
When in 1604 the first English dictionary was written by English school teacher
Robert
Cawdrey, he felt it was (30) ____such_____ a new idea that he had to explain how
his Table Alphabeticall should be used.

A) The London Eye

The London Eye isnt just (0) _one___ of Londons top tourist attractions. Since
the opening in March 2000 it (26) _has_____ become a symbol of modern Britain.
Its visited (27) ___by____ over 3.5 million people a year. The London Eye is the
tallest observation wheel in Europe built (28) ___to___ mark the new Millennium.
Its architects David and Julia Marks, (29) ___whose___ design is described as
visionary, have won several architectural awards since its opening. It (30)
__took_____ seven years and the work of hundreds of people to finish the project.

A) Greenhouses
Everybody knows (0) _what____ the greenhouse effect is. Its a rise in the Earths
temperature.
But what about a greenhouse? (26) __Have___ you ever seen one? Do you know
how it works?
Greenhouses (27) ___are__ used for growing various flowers, vegetables and
fruits. They look
(28) _like____ a small glass house. Its glass walls let the sunrays in but keep
them (29) __from___
going out. This causes the greenhouse (30) to _____ heat up and keep the plants
warm especially during the winter period.