Section II Use of EnglishRead the following text. Choose the best word numbered blank andmark A, B, C, or D on your ANSWER SHEET 1.
TextIn Britain, winter is the season not only for visits to the theatre, opera, concerts and ballet, but also for shopping or for sightseeing.London, one of the __1__ cities in the world, has plenty to offer during the winter months, __2__ in the way of entertainment - and the __3__ act like a magnet with __4__ array of presents for the Christmas __5__, followed by large scale bargains in the January __6__. But it's not only London that __7__ value shopping - most of our suburban and __8__ centres have offer to the __9__ shopper.Even if you're based __10__ London, you don't have to spend all your __11__ there - and that goes for all the year __12__, too. Take a train or coach and __13__ what else Britain has to offer; __14__ are many excursions, even in winter, and among the great country houses __15_ keep their stately front doors open __16__ the year are Longleat and Woburn Abbey. __17__ a car and drive __18__ into the beauty of the winter landscape - the scenery will be __19__ beautiful - and the people to chat to you __20__ this time of year.
Section III Reading ComprehensionPart ARead the following three texts. Answer the questions on each text by choosing A, B, C or D. Mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET 1 by drawing a thick line across the corresponding letter in the brackets.