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NEW CPE EXERCISES

PART 1
Turn off the heating
By thrusting your hand into a ........C....... (0) cold bucket of water,
you can discover how quickly your body ........... (1) calories. This
basic experiment is the starting point for a pioneering study into the
effects of brown or good fat in the body.
Everyone is born with brown fat around the shoulder ............... (2). It
is central to keeping a babys body temperature on an
even ............... (3) by using up this store of fat in order to keep
babies warm. Scientists, though, have long believed that this brown
fat vanishes as babies grow out of ............... (4) and it is no longer
needed.
Howeve, a few years ago researchers were ............ (5) scans on
adults during the winter and realised there were areas of fat that
seemed to have been .............. (6) by the cold weather. This
discovery has encouraged scientists to .............. (7) further research
in the hope it is the .............. (8) gun that will help solve weight
problems amongst the obese. They have already determined that
the cold, certain foods and exercise can activate this brown fat to
peoples benefit.

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perform
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absorb
proof

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Lond Coffee Houses


The independent coffee shop is nothing new, particularly in London.
Over the last decade, there has been a ......A....... (1) of cafes, in
which to drink latte, but the real development in coffee houses was
in the late 1600s to early 1700s, when around three thousand coffee
houses suddenly ............. (1) on the streets of London.

The very first coffee shop in Britain opened in 1650 in Oxford. Only
two years later, Pasqua Rosee, a Greek servant, ............... (2) coffee
to London by opening a coffee shop in St. Michaels Alley, Cornhill. It
proved to be an immediate success and others soon
followed ................. (3).
Men almost ............... (4) gathered in coffee houses rather than
taverns, leading to more ............... (5) business deals. The better
places soon attracted ................ (6) customers who were those who
were interested in marined insurance, so it is no surprise that this
coffee shop developed into Lloyds of London. The London Stock
Exchange, Sothebys and Christies also have their .............. (8) in
London coffee houses.

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B recovery

restoration

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swelled

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A suit
A closely

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D trend
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The curious village of Gammelstad


In Gammelstad in Lapland stands a 15th century church, the
most .......B....... (0) of the village, encircled by cottages that were
not slept in for more than one night a week, in any week of the year.
when the cottages were built, Laplanders were obliged by .......... (1)
to attend church, however far away they lived.
The majority of people lived on ........... (2) farms, some a hundred
miles or more from their nearest church, so the parishioners
answer to being unable to travel so far and ............ (3) their farm in
one day, was to construct church villages. Churchgoers could
travel to these improvised villages from .............. (4), stay overnight
to be present at church the next day, before starting the ................
(5) back home.
Each cottage was constructed without nails so that in the ...............
(6) of fire they could be disassembled quickly. Gammelstad is the
biggest and best-preserved of the villages that have survived
centuries. Today, jsut over four hundred red-timbered cottages are

still standing in their original ............ (7), frozen in time just as if


each .............. (8) will be back at any minute.

A attraction

A legal

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B law

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5
6
7
8

A
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lonely
go back
far afield
travel
episode
profile
lodger

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retiring
return to
long shot
wander
incident
figure
occupant

midpoint

interior

commandm
ent
solitary
go again
away with
trail
event
form
habitat

edict

D
D
D
D
D
D
D

isolated
take back
near enough
trek
occasion
structure
tenatn

C
C
C
C
C
C
C

Hidden Disneyworld
Not everything is ........A........ (0) as it seems in Diesneyland, due to
the clever use of forced perspective, or ............ (1) illusions, which
enable the builders to create buildings that appear bigger or smaller
tan they really are. For instance, the Sleeping Beautys Castle is only
77 feet high, yet it appears much ............. (2). Disneyworld has
achieved this by using bricks and other ............. (3) items that get
smaller and smaller as teh towers get higher.
The Matterhorn Mountain has been ............ (4) to look huge, by
using the simple ............. (5) of planting the tallest trees at the
bottom of the mountain and the smallest at the top. Then, when you
first walk onto Main Street, the castle seems far off in the distance,
thanks to the technique of scaling and a clever ............. (6) that
have been used. Yet when you leave Main Street, everything
appears much smaller and nearer. Walt Disneys ............ (7) was
that people entering the park would be full of energy and eager to
epxlore, but when they were leaving, they would be exhausted and
not want to ............ (8) the prospect of a long walk.

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1
2
3

A
A
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quite
ocular
broader
elevation

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B
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5
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7

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generated
trap
angle
reflection

B
B
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B

A admit

rather
visual
taller
architectur
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changed
stunt
outlook
considerati
on
meet

C
C
C
C

somewhat
sight
longer
landscape

D
D
D
D

fairly
optical
wider
blueprint

C
C
C
C

fashioned
scam
slant
reasoning

D
D
D
D

produced
ploy
position
forethought

deal

D face

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