CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH / ADVANCED / CAE / USE OF ENGLISH / Open Cloze / Test 11

CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH / ADVANCED / CAE / USE OF ENGLISH / open Cloze

For questions 1-8, read the text below and think of the word which fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap.

Machu Picchu
 

In one of the most spectacular settings on earth, the great Inca ruler Pachacuti built a royal retreat and sacred center that is known (1) ... Machu Picchu. Commenced in the middle of the fifteenth century, it was used by Pachacuti and his panaca (royal corporate family group), (2) ... continued to improve the site until the empire was destroyed by the conquering Spaniards in the 1530s. (3) ... there is evidence that the Spaniards were aware (4) ... a place called Piccho, there is (5) ... record that they ever visited this site.
Certainly, the sacred rocks, defaced by Spaniards in (6) ... locations, remained intact here. Centuries of Jungle growth enveloped the great granite structures and temples, (7) ... the castle in “Sleeping Beauty,” for (8) ... than three hundred fifty years. Then, in 1911, a young American explorer named Hiram Bingham led an expedition into the Urubamba Valley, looking for a “lost city of Incas.”

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[answer="as"]

[answer="who"] [answer="though#although"] ! [answer="of"][answer="no"][answer="other"][answer="like"]

[answer="more"]

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answer keys

 

1)    AS
PREPOSITION AS
Used to say what someone thinks or says a person or thing is: 
The problem is regarded as serious.

 
2)    WHO
RELATIVE PRONOUN WHO
Used to give more information about somebody:
Dr. Mark Nolan, who lectured at Cambridge for more than 20 years, should have known the difference.

 
3)    THOUGH/ALTHOUGH
CONJUNCTION THOUGH/ALTHOUGH
Despite the fact that:
Though/Although she gave no sign, I was sure she had seen me.

 
4)    OF
ADJECTIVE + PREPOSITION AWARE OF
If you are aware that a situation exists, you realize or know that it exists:
She wasn't aware of the problem.

 
5)    NO
DETERMINER NO
Not one; not any; not a:
There's no food left in the fridge.

 
6)    OTHER
DETERMINER OTHER
Used to refer to a different person or thing from the one you have already mentioned or the one that is already known about:
You'd better change into some other clothes. 

 
7)    LIKE
PREPOSITION LIKE
Similar to something else, or happening in the same way: 
Her hair is dark brown like mine.

 
8)    MORE
ADVERB MORE
Used before an adjective or adverb to form the comparative, having a particular quality to a greater degree:
You'll have to be more careful next time.