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Open Cloze - (C2) Certificate of Proficiency in 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).

Memories of childhood (2)

(0) BUT they (1) ............ to come much later. The war in Europe intruded, inadvertently giving me a taste for what (2) ............ scorned as "classical" music. When I was 12, back in 1943, wartime radio broadcasts were preceded by four emphatic musical notes. (3) ............ notes replicated the Morse code's three dots and a dash for the letter V and were conscripted as a symbol for "V for Victory", the slogan we lived with in those troubled (4) ............ "Who wrote (5) ............? I once asked an aunt. "Beethoven," she said. (6) ............ was my introduction to genius. For those, of course, were the opening notes to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. So at a tender (7) ............, I learned there was more (8) ............ music than 'Genie from Bizerte' and 'Besame Mucho', two of 1943's hit parade ditties.

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