B1 Preliminary Reading & Writing | Part 5 Set 6

Set 6 of our practice exercises Part 5 of the Cambridge English B1 Preliminary Reading & Writing Section. The text is about playing computer games.

Before attempting to answer the 10 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 10 questions, trying to select the correct word to fit in each space.

It may often be necessary to read a complete sentence before settling on their choice of answer. Once you have decided on an answer, you should check that the remaining options do not fit in the space. Having completed all 10 questions, you should read the whole text again with your answers, to check that it makes sense.

Computer games

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

There are (1) different kinds of computer game. Casual games are quick and easy to play. People can pick up and play the game (2) they have a spare minute or two. You can find (3) on your mobile phone and on your computer. They include popular games (4) Solitaire, Chess and Candy Crush

(5) type of game is serious games. These games are designed to teach players something useful. One of the (6) running serious games is the Microsoft Flight Simulator. It was made in 1982, and since then, many (7) 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 (8) , however. These are educational games. In recent years, an increasing number of games have been created to (9) the player’s skills and knowledge. They help younger kids learn to count and spell, and teach older kids (10) mathematics and science.


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More exercises for B1 Preliminary Reading and Writing Part 5:

Set 1 Set 2Set 3Set 4Set 5Set 6

Here are links to all parts of the B1 Preliminary Reading and Writing Paper:

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Writing Section Part 1Writing Section Part 2Writing Section Part 3

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