Playing Computer Games

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For this exercise about playing computer games, you have to read the text and choose this best word to fit the gap. It provides practice for the reading section of the Cambridge English B1 Preliminary exam.

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Before attempting to answer the 6 questions, you should read through the whole text to establish its topic and general meaning. After this, you should go back to the beginning of the text and consider the example. Then you should work through the 6 questions, trying to select the correct word to fit in each space.

Playing Computer Games

Read the article about the use of computer games. Choose the best word for each space.

There are many different kinds of computer game. Casual games are quick and easy to play. People can pick up and play the game (1) they have a spare minute or two. You can find them on your mobile phone and on your computer. They include popular games (2) Solitaire, Chess and Candy Crush

(3) type of game is serious games. These games are designed to teach players something useful. One of the longest-running serious games is Microsoft Flight Simulator. It was made in 1982, and since then, many (4) have used it to learn to fly planes. Other games teach police and firefighters what do in an emergency.

Language learning software does not typically fall into this (5) , however. These are educational games. In recent years, an increasing number of games have been created to (6) the player’s skills and knowledge. They help younger kids learn to count and spell and teach older kids about mathematics and science.


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Part 1 - Read five real-world notices, messages and other short texts for the main message.

Part 2 - Match five descriptions of people to eight short texts on a particular topic, showing detailed comprehension.

Part 3 - Read a longer text for detailed comprehension, gist, inference and global meaning, as well as writer’s attitude and opinion.

Part 4 - Read a longer text from which five sentences have been removed. Show understanding of how a coherent and well-structured text is formed.

Write about 100 words, answering the email and notes provided.

In addition, we add listening and speaking exercises in order to practise for this part of the B1 Preliminary test.

Part 3 - Gap-Filled Exercise

The B1 Preliminary Speaking test has four parts and you take it together with another candidate. There are two examiners. One of the examiners talks to you and the other examiner listens.

The more words you encounter and understand, the broader your day-to-day vocabulary will become. Our word games and puzzles are an excellent way to help to reinforce spellings in your mind.
Especially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practice so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully.

Cambridge English Examinations:

Cambridge English exams are designed for learners at all levels from the pre-intermediate 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.

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