PET Practice Test

PET (Cambridge English B1: Preliminary) Reading Part 6 Open Cloze Practice Test

For each question, write the correct answer. Write one word for each gap.

Cornish Pasties

I'm having a fantastic time here in the UK and I thought I'd write (1) ........ tell you about somthing I've eaten which I loved!

As you know, I'm in a place called Cornwall, (2) ........ is in the south west. They have something called a Cornish Pasty. It looks like a parcel made of pastry and the pastry holds together a mixture of meat and vegetables. Cornish pasties have (3) ........ interesting history. In the past, they were the basic meal for Cornish miners who worked underground digging for tin. After a hard morning's work the miners would sit down to eat (4) ........ lunch. But because of the job they were doing, their hands (5) ........ covered in dangerous materials. The design of the pasty meant they could eat the meat and vegetables before throwing away the dirty pastry.

I don't know if it's true and (6) ........ seems a shame that they couldn't eat all of it! You can get Cornish pasties anywhere in the UK but I've been told the best ones are in Cornwall.