Cambridge B2 First (FCE) Practice Test

FCE Reading and Use of English Part 1: Multiple Choice Cloze

For Questions 1-8, read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap. There is an example at the beginning.
Example (0)
A) band B) set C) series D) branch

What is Genealogy

Genealogy is a (0) ........ of history. It concerns family history, (1) ........ than the national or world history studied at school. It doesn't merely involve drawing a family tree, however - tracing your family history can also (2) ........ in learning about your roots and identity. The Internet enables millions of people worldwide to (3) ........ information about their family history, without great (4) ........ .

People who research their family history often (5) ........ that it's a fascinating hobby which (6) ........ a lot about where they come from and whether they have famous ancestors. According to a survey involving 900 people who had researched their family history, the chances of discovering a celebrity in your past are one in ten. The survey also concluded that the (7) ........ back you follow your family line, the more likely you are to find a relation who was much wealthier than you are. However, the vast majority of people who (8) ........ in the survey discovered they were better off than their ancestors.


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