A2 Key Reading Part 5 Set 2

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This is Set 2 practice for the Cambridge Assessment English A2 KEY Reading & Writing (KET) examination for Part 5.  This is a short text about the countryside with eight numbered spaces.

Each space represents a missing word and you have to choose the right answer. This part of the examination assesses your ability to find the right structural word, e.g. a preposition like ‘for’ or ‘since’, or verb form like ‘keeping’, ‘keep’ or ‘kept’, etc.

The countryside

Read the article about the countryside. Choose the best word for each space.

Away from the problems (1) the city is the peace and quiet of the countryside. This is often a short drive (2) the air is clear and unpolluted. If you stop at a small village, you will find life is slower than the city (3) relaxed and friendly people.

(4) of the land has crops growing, as well as animals (5) the farms. As you drive further, you might find some areas of natural beauty.

These areas (6) created as National Parks by the government, and here wildlife (7) live and move about safely. It is in these places (8) from the noisy cities, that you can experience the natural beauty of the countryside.


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More exercises for A2 KEY Reading & Writing Part 5:

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Here are links to all parts of the A2 KEY Reading and Writing Paper:

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Section A | Part 3 Section B | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9