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Multiple Choice - (C2) Certificate of Proficiency in 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).

Music

Music in some (0) FORM has existed since the (1) ............ of mankind. With primitive people, it may have consisted only of chanting and beating drums. In those very early times, music was used as a (2) ............ of communication and in various religious and ceremonial activities. Today we have (3) ............ our disposal centuries of music from the past, as well as new styles of music. Modern technology also allows us to listen to music anywhere; concerts, for example, are available on videos, cassettes, and compact discs. There are several reasons why music has played a significant role in people's lives and thus remained a dominant art form. The rhythm of music moves us, quite literally, to (4) ............ our toes, clap our hands, and sway our bodies to its beat. Music is also the language of emotions and seeks to convey meaning and feeling. Soft, quiet music can relieve our stress resulting (5) ............ serenity, while more robust music can (6) ............ enthusiasm, such as that witnessed at political (7) ............ and athletic events. Music can also (8) ............ memories and feelings from the past.

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