For this exercise about the Edinburgh Festival, you have to read the text and choose the correct answer to each of the five questions. This provides practice for A2 Key Reading Part 3 of the A2 Key examination.
For A2 Key Reading Part 3, you read one long text for detailed understanding and main ideas.
Edinburgh Festival: A2 Key Reading Part 3
Every year, thousands of people come to Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland to be part of the Edinburgh Festival. For three weeks every August the city is filled with actors and artists from all over the world. They come to Edinburgh for the biggest arts festival in the UK. During this time the streets of the city are alive with music and dance from early morning until late at night. You can even see artists painting pictures on the streets. One of the best parts of the Festival is the 'Fringe', where students do comedy shows in small halls and cafes.
Tens of thousands of tourist come to the Festival to see new films, plays and hear music played by famous musicians. This year, you can see over eight hundred performances with actors from more than sixty countries.
The tickets for these performances are quite cheap, and it is usually easier to see your favourite star in Edinburgh than it is in London. So come to Edinburgh next summer, but remember it can be hard to find a room, so why not book your hotel now.
More exercises available for A2 Key Reading Part 3:
Cambridge English exams are designed for learners at all levels from the elementary level Cambridge English: Key (KET) to the very advanced level Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE). These exams give candidates proof of their ability to use English in a wide variety of contexts, relevant to work, study and leisure activities.