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Reading 4 Part 1
Read the texts. Choose the correct answer to complete each text.
Reading 4 Part 2
Read the text. Use the sentences to complete the text. Choose the correct sentence for each gap. There is one extra sentence you will not need.
Flowers for everyone!
Flora’s Flowers is the prettiest shop in East Street. The flowers are fresh every day and you can smell the wonderful roses. . People enjoy the smell of the perfume from all the fresh flowers every time they go shopping in East Street.
Flora decided to open a flower shop a few years ago. . She used to help her dad do the gardening. He was a very good gardener and knew a lot about all the different trees and flowers that he grew. There was a big apple tree in the middle of the garden. . It was in the autumn when it was starting to get colder, so the home-made apple pie she made was always welcome!
After university, Flora wanted to open a flower shop. . At first, it was difficult for Flora to make any money because people didn’t know about the shop. . More and more customers came and bought all kinds of flowers for their own homes and for friends. Flora decided to expand her business, so she opened another shop in her home town. . He knows more about flowers than Flora. He taught her everything about the flower business – her dad!
Reading 4 Part 3
Read the four texts. Which text gives you the answer to each question? Choose the correct text (A-D) for each question.
1. is from someone asking for information about the club?
2. is giving suggestions to the English Club organisers?
Which text tells you
3. someone is angry with the English Club?
4. the club meets at least twice a week?
5. someone has recently arrived in the town?
6. the English Club students enjoy talking about films?
7. about someone’s plans to return to the English Club?
Reading 4 Part 4
Read the text and answer the questions. Use a maximum of three words for each answer.
In an area of southern England called Salisbury Plain is Stonehenge, a circle of huge stones. Many scientists and historians have studied the site but have still not come to any definite conclusions about exactly why people built it.
There are some facts about it they are certain about. People started building the circle approximately 5,000 years ago. It took about 1,000 years to complete in four stages. It was originally made with an outer circle of 30 standing stones which surrounded five huge stone arches. There were also two circles of smaller stones inside the outer ring.
The stones are huge and heavy. The Sarsens, which are the largest ones, are the same weight as four elephants and even the smaller Bluestones weigh as much as two cars. Geologists, who study rock formations, have identified that some of the smaller stones came from a place called the Preseli Hills over 225 kilometres away. The largest stones came from Salisbury Plain which was a distance of 30 kilometres from the site.
There have been many theories about how people at that time could have transported the stones. Some people have suggested that the only way they could have done it was with the help of a wizard, a person who can do magic. He was known as Merlin and appeared in many stories about the legendary King Arthur. A more realistic idea is that they were put on boats and floated down a river.
There is no definite agreement on why an ancient civilisation built Stonehenge. One idea is that they used it as a calendar because it shows when the longest and shortest days of the year are. Another suggestion is that it was a place where people came to get better from illnesses because of the monument’s amazing powers. One other thought was that it was a place to worship the sun and moon gods.
Stonehenge annually attracts over a million visitors. The largest crowds are there on 21st June, the longest day, when over 20,000 people come to watch the sun rise. However, because of its popularity, there is concern that the stones might get damaged. As a result, people are not permitted to touch the stones.