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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).

Musical Gifts (2)

Buy someone (0) THE wrong album and it's (1) ............ not to notice the look of disappointment as they lift the wrapping paper. There are two rules about buying albums as a Christmas present. First, steer (2) ............ of the novelty purchase and second, avoid (3) ............ too difficult. Such albums will get played twice, laughed (4) ............ once. then never touched (5) ............ Christmas is about easy-access entertainment, not challenging art. Other (6) ............ that, it's a minefield. The truth (7) ............ that people's tastes are personal and frequently difficult (8) ............ guess.

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