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Open Cloze - (B2) First Certificate of 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).

Angling Skills

Angling (fishing with worms or artificial flights, using a rod, line and hook) is (0) ONE of the most popular outdoor pursuits in the UK, with between two and four million people taking part (1) ............ a regular basis. For a father, (2) ............ able to spend some quality time with his son must be a big attraction but (3) ............ else would anyone want to spend hours in the wind and rain, standing waist-high in water in the hope of catching a fish? If they (4) ............, they would probably throw it back away! Until recently, 97 percent (5) ............ all anglers have been male. (6) ............, a few years ago the Environmental Agency made a decision to try and attract more female participants to the sport. They appear to have succeeded (7) ............ their aim, since more and more women are now using angling (8) ............ an effective way of relaxing.

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