A2 Flyers Reading Part 4 Exercise 4

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This is A2 Flyers Reading Part 4 Exercise 1 practice for the Cambridge Assessment English A2 Flyers (YLE) exam about ducks. Students should be able to read and understand a factual text about chickens.

Here is a text about for A2 Flyers Reading Section with some missing words (gaps). Next to the line where each word is missing, there is a choice of three possible answers. You have to decide which answer is correct and copy the word into the gap.


Read the text about ducks. Choose the right words in the gaps.


There are many different kinds of ducks and they (1) on the lakes and rivers of the world. They have short legs and feet which are good (2) moving in the water, but not very good for walking or running.

Ducks often dive (3) the water to get their food. They fly to different places to find food too. Ducks eat insects, small fish and (4) small creatures. Some people have ducks because (5) eggs and meat are good to eat. People also have some kinds of ducks because they like (6) at their beautiful colours.

Ducks (7) places for their eggs out of grass, on the ground or on little islands. After (8) a month, baby ducks come out of the eggs. Baby ducks are called 'ducklings'. The mother duck takes the duckings (9) the water after 4 weeks for their first swim. The ducklings can fly (10) they are three months old.


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