CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH EXAMINATIONS / CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY EXAM / CPE / USE OF ENGLISH / Open Cloze / Test 9

CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH EXAMINATIONS / CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY EXAM / CPE / 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.

 

Scotland's Mountain Ridges

Size, as they say, is not everything. In comparison to the greater ranges, Scotland's mountains might look diminutive, but the punch (1) ... their weight. Although they tend to be short by international standards, Scottish scrambles, traditional rock climbs and winter routes are as good as any of their type. What Scottish peaks lack in altitude they make up (2) ... in attitude: long walkins, rough terrain and mercurial weather are the norm.
It is often claim that (3) ... who learn to handle Scotland's mountain mood swings can adapt their climbing to pretty much (4) ... in the world – and it's more or less true, give or (5) ... hypoxia and crevasses. But why climb elsewhere at all, when (6) ... we have here in Scotland is so good? While we're spouting old clichés it just remains to say that in the trade-off between quantity and quality, the Highlands hold their (7) .... The Scottish hills contain an almost limitless supply of superb objectives – challenging trips in beautiful settings. Metre for metre, there can be no finer mountains. It is amazing just how much is packed (8) ... such a small country.

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answer keys

 

1)    ABOVE
IDIOM PUNCH ABOVE YOUR WEIGHT
To perform, achieve, or do something at a level that is considered beyond one's abilities, talents, or personal attributes:
This player seems to be able to constantly punch above his weight.

 
2)    FOR
PHRASAL VERB MAKE UP FOR
To provide something good, so that something bad seems less important:
He bought her some flowers to make up for being late.

 
3)    THOSE
DETERMINER THOSE
Used when you are saying which person or thing you are referring to:
Those who could not walk were left to die by the roadside.

 
4)    ANYWHERE
ADVERB ANYWHERE
In, at or to any place, when it does not matter where:
Have you been anywhere else in Spain?

 
5)    TAKE
IDIOM GIVE OR TAKE
Used for talking about numbers or quantities that are not exact:
Each talk lasts half an hour, give or take five minutes.

 
6)    WHAT
PRONOUN WHAT
The thing or things that; whatever:
Nobody knows what will happen next.

 
7)    OWN
PHRASE HOLD YOUR OWN
To successfully defend yourself or succeed in a difficult situation:
Business isn't good but we're managing to hold our own.

 
8)    INTO
PHRASAL VERB PACK INTO
To fit a lot of people or things into a place in large numbers or quantities:
They've managed to pack a lot of information into a very small book.