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A2 Flyers Reading Part 4 Exercise 3

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This is A2 Flyers Reading Part 4 Exercise 3 practice for the Cambridge Assessment English A2 Flyers (YLE) exam about whales. Students should be able to read and understand a factual text about chickens.

Here is a text about whales for A2 Flyers Reading 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 whales. Choose the right words in the gaps.


Whales are sea animals that look like very big fish. But whales are different from fish because their babies (1) with their mothers and drink their mother's milk (2) a year or more. Whales are also different from fish because they (3) to swim up to the top of the water (4) take air in every 30 or 40 minutes.

(5) are two different kinds of whales: whales with teeth and whales without teeth. One kind of whale that (6) have teeth is the Blue Whale. Blue Whales are the (7) animals in the world, but they only (8) very small sea animals.

Whales have strange songs (9) they whistle or sing under the water. These songs are very loud. The whale is noisier (10) all other animals.


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