FCE sample test (reading)

CLIMBING IN THE ANDES

The Acongagua is a challenge to any

mountaineer, yet it is (0) ..APPEALING..... to

amateurs and professionals alike. Bolivia

welcomes anyone whose (1) .............. it is to


it is to

test their stamina and (2) .............. making the


making the

arduous journey to the summit of this beautiful

mountain. (3) .............., this four-day trek can


this four-day trek can

prove more of a challenge than first expected.

The initial stretch seems (4) .............. , a gentle


a gentle

stroll through the lush valleys of the Andes,

where the climbers can enjoy the stunning

(5) .............. of the Acongagua in the lake.


However it soon becomes (6) .............. more

challenging for even the fittest of

mountaineers. Many have to be treated for


Many have to be treated for

(7) .............. or altitude sickness in their


(8) ..............

though, more and more climbers are making

it to the top. The secret? To be cautious and

take a much slower pace.




























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With multiple choice comprehension questions based on a text, a simple trick is to take obvious and prominent words from the text and put them in an incorrect option. Seeing a word or phrase from the text is not enough; these questions are designed to test comprehension not recognition of a word from the passage.
For questions 1–8, read the text below. Use the word
given in capitals at the end of each line to form a
word that fits in the space in the same line

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