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Multiple Choice - (C1) Advanced Certificate of English

For Questions 1-8, read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Book Review - Galapagos

I was lucky enough to (0) FULFIL an ambition and visit the Galapagos Islands two years ago. (1) ............ no substitute for a visit, this superbly attractive book provides a fascinating commentary and scientific background to the Galapagos experience. BBC books have (2) ............ their usual high-quality job in producing the volume that will accompany their TV series of the same name. Nothing can compare to exploring the strange landscapes, (3) ............ up close and personal with the unique wildlife and witnessing the rich biological and environmental history that is so very apparent on the islands. However, this book does (4) ............ close. The superb descriptive prose of award-winning cameraman Paul Stewart is another plus (5) ............ as is the fact that this is punctuated by his iconic photography. This book (6) ............ in celebrating the weird and wonderful sights but don't (7) ............ read this book as an alternative to actually going, use it as the (8) ............ of inspiration for your own trip, a useful guide once you're there and a stunning reminder on your return.

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