Stage 1: Introduction?

This is the introduction stage to the Cambridge First Year 1 track.

Stage 2: Repetition?

This is the repetition stage of the Cambridge First Year 1 track.

Stage 3: Reinforcement?

This is the reinforcement stage of the Cambridge First Year 1 track.
#01 Reading Practice – Part 1

Dear students, for questions 1 – 8, read the text below and decide which answer best fits each gap. There is an example at the beginning 0).

Example:

People with bicycle problems may get some help quickly here.
0) A) well B) much C) lots D) far
Answer: D

Space Junk

The Space Age began 0) . . . . . . . over half a century ago, and ever since then the area just 1) . . . . . . . the Earth’s atmosphere has been filling up with all kinds of man-made objects that have become 2) . . . . . . . as ‘space junk’. The items up there 3) . . . . . . . from old satellites and parts of rockets to hundreds of thousands of pieces smaller than one centimetre, all of them travelling at extremely 4) . . . . . . . speed. Over the last five years, the number of such objects in space is 5) . . . . . . . to have risen by 50 per cent, and this has 6) . . . . . . . increased the risk of damage to working satellites or space vehicles with crews on board.

International agreement has therefore now been 7) . . . . . . . on limiting the amount of new space junk. Scientists have also 8) . . . . . . . some interesting suggestions for tidying up space. These include using laser beams, giant nets and even an enormous umbrella-like device to collect tiny bits of junk.