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Today we’ll see how the 6th part of the CPE looks like! It is the Gapped Text. Some think that this is the worst exercise of all the reading ones, as it needs you to pay a lot of attention to spare parts of a text. Also, there is one option that won’t fit anywhere, so it is only useful for messing up with our minds. And, if it wasn’t enough, each right answer grants you 2 marks. Anyway, I found that this exercise gets easier while you practice it, so I promise I will find more examples in a near future and share it here with you. Meanwhile, we’ll work on the one provided by Cambridge.
This part tests candidates’ understanding of text structure and their ability to follow text development. The task requires candidates to select from 8 options the correct extract to fit in each of the seven gaps in the text. In order to suceed, t is necessary to practise skimming and scanning texts. The internet is a lovely place for finding those texts.
This is the sort of exercise that each person applies a technique to. I tend to read the first and the following parts of the text, and then seek for what I think is the first answer. Then, I re-read it and check if it is working well. When I am 100% sure, I move to the next one. After I finish the whole question, I re-read the whole text again. If it is not making sense, I tend to restart the exercise. But I am not sure this is the best way of doing it! Please share your technique :D
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37. F / 38. D /
39. G / 40. A / 41. C / 42. H / 43. B
37. F / 38. D / 39. H / 40. A / 41. C / 42. E / 43. B
Well, as I thought this text was very hard, I am not feeling disappointed by my results, but, I could’ve done better!
How did you go? Do you really find this the most difficult part of the Reading and Use of English?
Happy Studying! :-)