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Task 1

Decide which word/phrase best fits each space. You will see the alternatives by clicking on the grey parts.

The Great Plague

In the 17th century London was a dirty, smelly and densely populated city. Official estimates say that nearly 500,000 people lived in the capital. London was a dangerous place. Disease was everywhere. The rubbish which people 1. leave had been leaving left leaving in the streets was collected by garbage men who threw it into the river or put it outside the city walls. These heaps of rubbish 2. became have become become has become breeding places for black rats and the fleas living on the rats spread plague.

In the Middle Ages plague epidemics were common in England. In 1665 the plague swept London again and killed more than 70,000 people. Poor people, who lived in unhealthy conditions in overcrowded houses without clean water and bathrooms, were the most 3. like likely probably probable to catch this infectious disease. Not 4. surprise surprisingly surprising surprises the poorest areas of London were the most devastated.

5. A few Few A little Little was known about the causes of the plague. The first symptoms were painful lymph glands, tiredness, headache and high fever. There was no cure 6. available attainable achievable accomplishable so everybody was terrified. In May 1665 a few people were infected. When they began to die of the plague, those who were rich and could 7. allow afford let permit it, left London. The king, his family and his court also fled. But the people who left the city carried the disease 8. at in on with them. In this way, the plague reached many provincial towns and villages. In order to stop spreading the disease, anyone who wanted to leave London after July 1665 needed a health certificate confirming that he or she was 9. empty clean free independent of the plague.

The people who decided to 10. stay live keep lag in London provided us with an account of the Great Plague. When a person died of the plague, a red cross was painted on 11. a the - some door. The house was locked and the family was nailed up inside. Families sometimes concealed the fact that one of them had died of the plague because they were 12. alarmed shocked afraid worried of being shut in. Doctors 13. helped protected safeguarded saved themselves against the plague by wearing long leather costumes and sniffing herbs. People could come out only 14. at in on during night when the carts were pulled through the streets, and everybody could hear the cry: ‘Bring out your 15. dead death die dying‘ When all the church-yards were full, bodies were 16. widely timely shortly hastily buried in huge plague pits.

17. In By On Up the end of 1665 the epidemic was over. Doctors had not found a cure, but with the colder weather in the autumn the number of deaths declined. The plague disappeared and many people returned to the city. 18. Since So Although But the streets were still empty and shops were shut, London was a 19. alive living lived life city again. The Great Plague in 1665 was the worst and the last widespread 20. breakup breakdown breakout outbreak of the plague in England.

Adapted from https://www.britannica.com/event/Great-Plague-of-London https://londontopia.net/site-news/featured/bring-dead-brief-history-bubonic-plague-london/


Task 2

Fill in the gaps with the appropriate form of the word given at the end of each line.

The Titanic

The sinking of the Titanic was one of the biggest naval disasters of the twentieth century. This ship seemed unsinkable since it embodied 1.TECHNOLOGY progress, human accomplishments and the latest scientific advances of that time. The Titanic was a large luxurious steamship. Her 2.LONG was more than 269m and her breadth 28m. There were electric elevators, a swimming pool, a gym, a café, a 3.TURKEY bath, libraries and barber shops. The rooms for passengers in the first-class section were 4.BEAUTIFUL decorated and comfortably furnished. Many wealthy people were travelling on the Titanic. Among them were some 5.FAME businessmen, industrialists and writers. Class divisions were 6.EVIDENCE  on board. The ship never made it to her destination of New York City as she sank in the middle of the Atlantic in April 1912. The terrible accident resulted in the 7.DIE of 1,517 people. Soon after the 8.COLLIDE , with an iceberg, water began pouring into the ship. People panicked and scrambled to get in the lifeboats.  9.FORTUNATELY , there were not enough places for all the passengers. The 10.MAJOR  of them quickly died of hypothermia because the ocean was very cold. A ship named Carpathia, which had picked up the Titanic’s SOS signals, rescued only 706 survivors out of a total of 2, 223 people who had been aboard the Titanic.

Adapted from
https://titanicfacts.net/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic

Task 3

Read the text below and fill in the gaps (1 – 10) with one suitable word that has some grammatical function.

My First Day at University

Do you remember your first day at secondary school? What was it like? Well, I will never forget my first day at university. As I had always 1.   interested in political history, I decided to study History at the University of Dublin. I was very happy 2.  be accepted onto the program which I had chosen. I was very anxious and excited at the same time. I was looking forward to meeting new people, but on the 3. hand, I was scared of being in an unfamiliar place. 

I packed all my things and the next day my parents dropped me off at the hall of residence in

Dublin. While they 4. taking my suitcases out of the boot, I was standing there looking at the tall building in front of me. As I saw my parents leave, I suddenly realised that I was completely alone in this big city where I did not know anybody and I had to rely on 5. . I slowly walked in and asked for my room key at reception. They gave me the key to my room and a Student Handbook where I found information about the time and place of the first pre-session.

My room was on the sixth floor. It was nice and comfortable. I went to bed early. I knew that I could not oversleep and miss my first pre-session at university.  I was so tired in the evening 6. I fell asleep quickly. Next day at the  university,  I was afraid of 7. lost, but I found the way easily. When I opened the university gate, I started to search for some familiar faces. Obviously, 8. was  nobody I knew. As I was entering the room where the pre-session 9. going to take place, somebody grabbed my arm shouting: ‘My goodness! I haven’t seen you for ages.’ It was Eva, my schoolmate from primary school. She had been accepted onto the same programme and had gotten a hostel room in the same corridor as 10. had. We spent the rest of the day together and our first day at university marked the beginning of a long-lasting friendship between the two of us.