B2 First Reading & Use of English | Part 2 Set 2

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B2 First Grammar and vocabulary

Set 2 of our practice exercises for the Cambridge English B2 First (FCE) Reading & Use of English Part 2. It is explaining about a person who has invented a cardboard bike. The emphasis is on grammar and vocabulary.

Part 2 consists of a text in which there are 8 gaps. You are required to draw on their knowledge of the structure of the language and understanding of the text in order to fill the gaps.

In this part, as there are no sets of words from which to choose the answers; you have to think of a word which will fill the gap correctly.

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A cardboard bike

For questions 1-8 read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap.

If you're looking for a cheap new bike for Christmas, you may want (1)   think about buying Stephen Jones' amazing eco-friendly bicycle. Can you guess (2) it's made of? You might be surprised to find out that it is made of cardboard! And, just in case if you're wondering, it is water-resistant too!

The inventor came (3) with the idea after reading about a boat made of cardboard which was designed by students at Cambridge University. Stephen's biggest challenge was creating a bike that was strong (4) to be ridden by someone at almost any size. After experimenting (5) several options, he discovered that if he folded the cardboard in a particular way, it could carry (6) weight of a rider.

Most cyclists need to be able to use their bikes in wet weather especially in the UK, so his next challenge was to work out ways to protect the bike from the water. It (7) him a while to get this right, but he found he could spray it with a special waterproof substance. In the end, the result is a smart bike that looks and feels as (8) it's made of lightweight plastic. Steve's next project is to make a plane out of cardboard too.

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