For Questions 1-12, read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each space.
Example: (0) A in B at C of D to
No More Classes
The use (0) … computers has meant students can study language programmes (1) … their own speed when and for how long they want – and no need to worry about the teacher having a favourite or doing (2) … another boring lesson. What’s more, in the virtual classrooms of the future the student will (3) … on their headset, and be transported into an imaginary school, choose their class, take the books they need off the shelf and (4) … conversations with other computerised students.
They might (5) … choose to pay a visit to the supermarket or the train station, the bank or the restaurant. At the (6) … of a button they would be transported to (7) … realistic settings where they could practice their English, maybe getting a hand (8) … a virtual English companion. All this perhaps, at the computer, from the comfort of their home: no (9) … to catch the bus to college, or a plane to England.
Exciting? Certainly, and an interesting alternative to traditional classroom lessons. But would it ever (10) … the classroom? Hopefully not. (11) … the need to relate to real people talking about real issues and generally learning a little more about others will always lead language learners to (12) … at least a little of their time with real people.
1 A with B for C at D in
2 A still B for C yet D already
3 A place B put C set D get
4 A take B do C catch D hold
5 A although B preferably C instead D contrary
6 A force B hit C depress D push
7 A so B such C like D alike
8 A with B to C from D for
9 A role B duty C obligation D need
10 A replace B restore C succeed D recover
11 A definitely B mainly C totally D surely
12 A spend B make C have D do