CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH / ADVANCED / CAE / USE OF ENGLISH / Open Cloze / Test 14

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.

 

Earth's Fiercest Storms

 

A hurricane’s immense power - capable (1) … killing thousands of people – captures the imagination of people around the world, even those who expect never to experience (2) ... a storm. The complex interplay of forces that create hurricanes and similar storms makes them even more fascinating to those who want to learn a little (3) ... how nature works.
New images and reports of Hurricane Katrina’s physical and human devastation to New Orleans and coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, beginning on August 30, 2005, showed the world (4) ... only the power of a strong hurricane, but (5) ... the consequences (6) ... to individuals and the society of not being prepared to cope (7) ... such a storm (8) ... ample warnings. Hurricanes are neither the largest nor strongest storms, but their combination of size and strength make them the deadliest and most destructive storms on Earth.

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answer keys

 

1)    OF
ADJECTIVE + PREPOSITION CAPABLE OF
Having the qualities or ability needed to do something: 
He's quite capable of lying to get out of trouble.

 
2)    SUCH
DETERMINER SUCH
Of the same kind as the thing or person which has already been mentioned: 
He said he didn't have time or made some such excuse.

 

 

 
3)    ABOUT
VERB + PREPOSITION LEARN ABOUT
To gain knowledge or skill by studying, from experience, from being taught, etc:
He learned about his appointment by telephone yesterday.

 
4)    NOT
CONJUNCTION NOT ONLY ... BUT ALSO
In addition to being or doing something:
He not only read the book, but also remembered what he had read.

 

 

 
5)    ALSO
CONJUNCTION NOT ONLY ... BUT ALSO
In addition to being or doing something:
He not only read the book, but also remembered what he had read.

 
6)    BOTH
CONJUNCTION BOTH ... AND
Used to emphasize that something is true not just of one person, thing, or situation but also of another: 
He can both speak and write Dutch.

 
7)    WITH
VERB + PREPOSITION COPE WITH
To deal successfully with something difficult:
She feared she wouldn't be able to cope with two new babies.

 
8)    DESPITE
PREPOSITION DESPITE
Used to say that something happens or is true even though something else might have prevented it:
Her voice was shaking despite all her efforts to control it.