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Open Cloze - (B2) First Certificate of English

For questions 1-8, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Cambridge University

The University (0) OF Cambridge was founded (1) ............ 1209 and today is made (2) ............ of 31 individual colleges spread across a city with a population of 120,000 people. It is ranked as one of the best academic institutions in the world and (3) ............ educated many famous people in its 800-year history. There are many myths and legends surrounding the University, many of which are untrue. One legend is that the game of football was invented (4) ............ students of one of the colleges while another concerns the Mathematical Bridge, (5) ............ was built in the 18th century. According to the legend, it was designed by Sir Isaac Newton and (6) ............ original construction did not involve any nails or bolts to keep the wooden structure together. The legend goes on to say that, years later, some students (7) ............ the bridge apart to find out exactly how it had been made but they were unable to put it back together without using nails and bolts. In reality, the original construction did contain nails and bolts and Newton could not have (8) ............ involved with its construction because he died almost twenty years before it began.

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