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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).

Radio

Many people think radio is the (0) FASTEST-moving, most up-to-date, most (1) ............ medium available in any location from ear to kitchen. They perceive newspaper news as lagging (2) ............ radio and television. The ... (3) ............ tabloids are seen simply as entertaining and (4) ............ scandal sheets, focusing more on TV and movie stars than real news events. The broadsheet newspapers are perceived as more concerned with detailed analysis and comment. Despite the (5) ............ of 24-hour news channels like CNN, Sky News and BBC News 24, television too is thought of as a complex medium needing a great many people to make it work, with its ability to react fast to a breaking news story sometimes hampered (6) ............ technicalities. It is no surprise that when a big news story breaks, TV channels (7) ............ to 'radio mode' and broadcast telephone interviews with eyewitnesses and reporters (8) ............ the necessary satellite equipment takes hours to get to the scene for live pictures and good quality sound. People listen to radio news when they need to know quickly what is going on.

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