B1 Preliminary Part 5 Exercise 3

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B1 Preliminary Part 5 Exercise 3

For B1 Preliminary Part 5 Exercise 3, the text is about single or mixed gender schools. It provides practice for this reading section of the Cambridge English B1 Preliminary exam. 

B1 Preliminary Part 5 Exercise 3

Read the text below and choose the correct word for each space.

After the talk at on school, we have discussed a (1) about if single or mixed-sex schools are better. (2) students say that it would be better for girls and boys not to study together. However, I think mixed-sex classrooms are the best way (3) all of us.

Firstly, girls and boys (4) not always have a bad effect on each other. (5) fact, the opposite is often true as girls can calm (6) boys in the classroom. Also, the sense of competition boys (7) to the classroom can make girls study harder.

Secondly, schools help us prepare (8) the life outside school and our future workplaces will not separate us along gender lines. Therefore, we need to practice working with the opposite sex today if we are going to be any (9) at it in the future.

In the end, mixed-sex classrooms will not (10) everyone happy, but it is important we learn how to work together because we will be doing it for a long time to come.


 

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