CAE Practice Test

CAE Reading and Use of English Part 3: Word Formation

For Questions 1-8, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals to form a word that fits in the gap. There is an example at the beginning.

Training Sports Champions

What are the abilities that a (0) ........ sports person needs? To guarantee that opponents can be (1) ........, speed, stamina and agility are essential, not to mention outstanding natural talent. Both a rigorous and comprehensive (2) ........ regime and highly nutritious diet are vital for top-level performance. It is carbohydrates, rather than proteins and fat, that provides athletes with the (3) ........ they need to compete. This means that pasta is more (4) ........ than eggs or meat. Such a diet enables them to move very energetically when required. Failure to follow a sensible diet can result in the (5) ........ to maintain stamina.

Regular training to increase muscular (6) ........ is also a vital part of a professional's regime, and this is (7) ........ done by exercising with weights. Sports people are prone to injury but a quality training regime can ensure that the (8) ........ of these can be minimised.

(Source: CAE Handbook. Reproduced with permission from Cambridge English)