CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH / ADVANCED / CAE / USE OF ENGLISH / Open Cloze / Test 12

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.

 

Precious Metals
 

Of course, the positions of precious metals (1) … the periodic table are not their only basis for value. Virtually all precious metals exhibit extraordinary properties that establish value based on function. (2) ..., from an earthy viewpoint, gold, silver, and the platinum group are uniquely deposited throughout the globe. Mining and refining processes (3) ... difficult. Discovery is tedious. Recovery is expensive. All of this adds (4) ... the allure of precious metals. Eventually, technology or invention can displace usage. By the (5) ... token, technology or invention can create new roles and applications. There are strong indications that precious metals may account (6) ... political and monetary power at some point in the future. Control over (7) ... metals may represent control over government and society. Ownership is a sign of power. Power is a means to dominate. For (8) ..., humans are an aggressive species. This implies that power and dominance will continue as our motivation throughout the twenty-first century and beyond.

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[answer="on"]

[answer="moreover#futhermore"] [answer="are"] ! [answer="to"][answer="same"][answer="for"][answer="these"]

[answer="now"]

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answer keys

 

1)    ON
PREPOSITION OF PLACE ON
Included in a group or team of people or in a list: 
What's the next item on the agenda? 

 
2)    MOREOVER/FURTHERMORE
ADVERB MOREOVER/FURTHERMORE
Used to introduce some new information that adds to or supports what you have said previously:
Moreover, the evidence he does provide is seriously flawed.

 
3)    ARE
AUXILIARY VERB ARE
Used with a present participle to form progressive tenses:
You are always being criticized.

 
4)    TO
VERB + PREPOSITION ADD TO
To put something together with something else so as to increase the size, number, amount, etc:
Shall I add your name to the list?

 
5)    SAME
IDIOM BY THE SAME TOKEN
For the same reasons:
Some say he is a real charmer, but by the same token others are put off by his manner. 

 
6)    FOR
PHRASAL VERB ACCOUNT FOR
To give an explanation of something:
He was unable to account for the error.

 
7)    THESE
DETERMINER THESE
Used to refer to a person, thing, idea etc that has just been mentioned or to something that has just happened: 
Is there any way of solving these problems?

 
8)    NOW
PHRASE FOR NOW
For a short time:
Just leave your tools on the table for now.