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Open Cloze - (C1) Advanced 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).

Henry's Gym

Henry’s Gym, based in East London, encourages members to make good (0) USE of their energy by combining street-running exercise with helping others. What the gym (1) ............ is work with charities and local community groups to assign runners to elderly people and encourage them to drop in for a chat while they are out on their run. (2) ............ came up with the idea must have realized that visits like this would make (3) ............ the difference to some old people’s lives. Having a break in the running can work well from a training (4) ............ of view too. Runners can do a speed run to the house, rest there, have a chat, then do a more gentle, warm-down jog on the way bag. So far, the initiative has been a great success (5) ............ the fact that elderly people living on their own are usually reluctant to let strangers into their homes. (6) ............ a safety measure, every runner, (7) ............ exception, has to have a criminal record check. The idea has taken off locally, but (8) ............ it will catch on nationally or even further afield is yet to be seen.

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