Gateway B2 Unit 3 Use Of English

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Next weekend we are going to the Dark Skies Park in Scotland. My brother is really interested in astronomy. but living in London means that it’s almost (1) ……………………… (possible) for him to see the stars because of all the pollution.

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Living in London with all the pollution makes it almost impossible for the brother to see the stars.

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It’s his 18th birthday so my parents want to give him a special present but one (2) ……………………… (advantage) is that it’s a long way to go. We’re flying to Glasgow and then driving to the park.

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The word "disadvantage" is the correct answer because it is the opposite of "advantage" and fits logically in the sentence. The sentence states that it is the person's 18th birthday and their parents want to give them a special present, but one disadvantage is that it's a long way to go. This implies that the long distance is a negative aspect or drawback of the situation.

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By the time we get back we will have (3) ……………………… (fly) nearly 700 miles, which is not good for the planet, ...

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The correct answer is "flown". In this sentence, the phrase "by the time we get back" suggests that the action of flying will be completed in the future. The use of the future perfect tense "will have flown" indicates that the flying will be finished before the time of our return. Therefore, "flown" is the correct verb form to use in this context.

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By the time we get back we will have ……………… (fly) nearly 700 miles, which is not good for the planet, but I’m (4) ……………………… (look) forward to going.

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The correct answer is "looking". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing their anticipation or excitement about going somewhere. The verb "looking" is used in the present continuous tense to show that the speaker is currently feeling this anticipation.

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I really care about (5) …………………… (environment) issues so it will be a good opportunity for me to see all the wildlife there. I’m taking my camera because my mum has booked me a place on a photography workshop.

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The word "environmental" is the correct answer because it directly relates to the phrase "I really care about...environmental issues." The word "environmental" is an adjective that describes things related to the environment, such as wildlife and conservation. It aligns with the speaker's interest in seeing wildlife and their intention to bring a camera for a photography workshop, indicating a focus on capturing the natural environment.

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She says she just wants to relax but she likes cycling and I think she and my dad will go mountain biking. We are (6) ……………………… (stay) in a nice hotel just outside the park which has great views and is close to the bike trails.

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The correct answer is "staying". In the given sentence, the speaker mentions that they will be in a nice hotel just outside the park. This implies that they will be staying at the hotel.

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My dad says he’s going to play golf but I don’t think my mum will let him. Of course the main thing will be the star gazing. Apparently, we (7) ……………………… (will) need a telescope because you can see thousands of stars with the naked eye, but we will also be visiting the observatory while we are there.

Explanation
The correct answer is "won't" or "will not". This is because the speaker is expressing doubt that their dad will be able to play golf, indicating a negative future possibility. The use of "won't" or "will not" suggests that the speaker does not believe their dad will be allowed to play golf.

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My brother says it’s one of the best places in the world to see the night skies and he hopes to see the Milky Way and the aurora borealis. It will probably be freezing cold at night with (8) ……………………… (zero) temperatures but we will take lots of warm clothes. I think it will be a birthday to remember!

Explanation
The word "sub-zero" is used to describe temperatures that are below zero degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit. In the given context, the speaker mentions that it will probably be freezing cold at night with zero temperatures. Therefore, the word "sub-zero" is a suitable answer as it means temperatures below zero and accurately describes the freezing conditions expected at night.

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