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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).

The Galapagos (1)

Visitors to the Galapagos Islands could (0) BE forgiven for asking what all the fuss is (1) ............ Disaster workers and ecologists (2) ............ outnumber tourists, but there are few visible signs of a disaster. A wrecked oil tanker, stranded on rocks a mile (3) ............, is a blot on the tropical landscape. Simply keeping catastrophe at (4) ............ was never going to satisfy an environmental (5) ............ that wants the Galapagos Islands to remain as they were when Darwin visited in 1839, (6) ............ since most of the credit for the narrow escape is thanks to the winds and currents that carried the spill (7) ............ to sea. About a third of the islands' 600 or (8) ............ native plant species are found only there.

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