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2009 FCE 12th form EXAM ()
Read the text below and circle the letter next to the word or phrase, which best completes each sentence.

The first has been done for you as an example (0).

A DEEPER SHADE OF GREEN

Listen carefully to Bill McKibben author of the best seller The End of Nature � and you�ll hear an upsetting message __(0)__ transforms the idea of what �green� can mean.

We finally started to understand what we are in __(1)__. Exactly 12 months ago, Kerry Emanuel published a paper in Nature showing that hurricanes __(2)__ in strength for a generation. It __(3)__ attract widespread attention for a few weeks not until Katrina roared across the Gulf of Mexico and__(4)__ half a million people refugees. The scenario kept __(5)__: Rita choking highways with __(6)__ Texans; Wilma __(7)__ an Atlantic Ocean record for barometric lows; Zeta spinning on New Year�s Day.

In January, three significant announcements __(8)__. First, British scientist James Lovelack published an essay predicting that we __(9)__ too much CO2 to the atmosphere. __(10)__ days later came a much more alarming announcement. The long-serving NASA climatologist James Hansen__(11)__ reporters that new calculations about the __(12)__ of Greenland�s ice shelf showed �we can�t let __(13)__ go on another ten years like this�. Finally, even President Bush announced America was �addicted __(14)__ oil�. The future of our planet is at stake. Humans __(15)__ never faced a civilizationscale challenge before.

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2. A would be gaining����������� B was gaining����������������� ��C had been gaining���������������� D has been gaining

3. A don�t������������ ������B didn�t�������������������C couldn�t������������������ D won�t

4. A reduced��������� ���� B reinstated�����������C registered�������������� �D rendered

5.A repeating���������� ��B reproducing���� ���C repenting����������������� D repelling

6. A flowing��������������� B flying����������������� �C fleeing�������������������� D floating

7. A keeping������������� �B placing���� ��������� C holding���������������� ��D setting

8.A were made������� ���B had made������������C was made�������������� D has made

9. A have already added������ �� B would have already addedC have already been added�D had already added

10. A Few����������������� � B Another��������������C A few�������������������� � D When

11.A told������������������� �B said�������������������� C announced������������ � D claimed

12. A incorrigibility����� �B inability������������ C incredibility���������������D instability

13. A him��������������������B it������������������������ C us���������������������������� D them

14.A to��������������������� � B from������������������ � C in�������������������������� �� D of

15. A are����������������� ��� B had��������������������C have������������������������� D were

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Look carefully at each line. Some lines are correct, but some have a word which should not be there. Tick each correct line. If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word in the space.

The task begins with two examples.

QUEEN BURIES HATCHET WITH A HOST OF THE MOHEGANS

0. It had taken almost 300 years but yesterday the Queen��������������������vvv

00. helped the leaders of the Mohegans who finally accomplish who���� who������

1. a mission which begun by a tribal chief in the reign of King��������������

2. George II. In London�s Southwark Cathedral she attended a��������������
3. Mohegan funeral blessing and received from a native American�������
4. peace pipe and, more significantly, a antique copy of the����������������
5. petition Mahomet Weyonomon had tried, but failed, to hand out������
6. personally to the king in 1736. The Mohegans had lost it their���������
7. lands to the English settlers, and Mahomet left Connecticut to��������
8. plead for royal and help in protecting his hunting grounds.���������������
9. But he died on the way. The small red stone pipe was��������������������
10. presented to the Queen was decorated with a 300-year-old�����������
11. eagle feathers were taken from Mahomet�s headdress. She����������
12. was free, said chief Two Dogs later, to use the pipe as she�����������
13. wished. �It�s her pipe. She could have smoke it in a ceremony,������
14. he suggested, is conjuring up an unlikely image. �When you���������
15. will smoke it, as the smoke goes through your lungs, you��������������
16. look out to the sky and say your prayers to your creators.��������������
The Daily Telegraph, 23 November, 2006