Use of English Part 1D

Part 1

From the words listed below, choose the ones which best fit the space, A, B, C or D.

Skeleton of a monarch found in car park

Richard III as portrayed in a Shakespeare’s (1)….. as well as though the mysterious disappearance of his young nephews has become (2)….. amongst British society. It might create the (3)….. that after his death nobody seemed to care about the burial as his remains have not been found until quite recently. In the early spring of 2012, a (4)….. of passionate archaeologists began excavating beneath a carpark in Leicester, hoping to find Richard’s final (5)….. place. The search captured the public’s imagination and the remains subsequently found were confirmed as those of Richard. According to the lead archaeologist, who had been working closely with his team on the project, the bones belong to the last Plantagenet king. In addition, (6)….. of battle wounds on the skeleton, and features of the remains (7)…..as their curved spine, provide a “highly convincing case” for this being Richard. His death was probably caused by one of two injuries to the base of the skull, both inflicted with a bladed weapon. After 3 years of indepth examination of the, as it looked, random (8)….. , it was decided that Richard’s remains were to be reburied at Leicester Cathedral.

1

A

play

B

act

C

drama

D

stage

2

A

offensive

B

unfriendly

C

infamous

D

outstandig

3

A

view

B

impression

C

sight

D

consequence

4

A

fortnight

B

several

C

handful

D

mass

5

A

unwinding

B

drowsing

C

lying

D

resting

6

A

evidence

B

proof

C

testimony

D

statement

7

A

much

B

similar

C

such

D

like

8

A

grave

B

funeral

C

excavation

D

cave