FIRST / Paper 3 / Use of English
Practice Test 2
Part 1 (Multiple-Choice Cloze)
For questions 1 – 12, read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap.
There is an example at the beginning (0). Mark your answers on the separate answer sheet.
0 A gain B earn C collect D receive
A wildlife cameraman
I (0) ….. a living as a freelance wildlife cameraman working all over the world. It is my job to provide the (1) ….. material from which a natural history programme is (2) ….. up. If the lifestyle agrees with you, the travel and the filming can be great. There is fantastic variety: I often do not have the slightest (3) ….. where I am going or what I will see. There is also a certain pleasure in (4) ….. some of the film you take on TV, though as I am often away working, I do not always (5) ….. the programmes when they are shown.
It is unusual to get an ‘easy’ filming job. One of the most challenging things is (6) ….. your sense of humour under sometimes difficult circumstances. I (7) ….. to work in the region of 300 days a year and I often (8) ….. I had more time to play my guitar or see friends. Sometimes there is no (9) ….. even unpacking, when I get home.
But it is an amazing job, even though there are frustrations. What I hate most is flying – I really cannot (10) ….. with that. All things (11) ….. , if it were not for the flying, this job would be (12) ….. about perfect.