Cambridge FCE Reading / Use of English Part 3 (for schools)

Number 50 of 74 in B2 - UPPER-INTERMEDIATE

New English word? Translate any word using double click.


For Questions 1 – 8, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals in the text to form a word that fits the same gap. There is an example at the beginning.

You should not take more than 12 minutes to do this exercise. Use the timer to help you.

When you are ready, press ‘START’ and write the answers in Capital Letters. There is also a notebook after the exercise to write any provisional answers.

Playing Chess

Have you ever played chess? Some say you need to be very (Example = SKILL) __SKILFUL____ to play it well but it is quite easy to learn. I started learning when I was only six years old and it helped me to develop my powers of (1. CONCENTRATE) ____________ . If you want to achieve (2. SUCCEED) ___________ as a chess player, the main requirement is an ability to analyse a situation (3. EFFECTIVE) _____________ . Chess even helped me find various (4. SOLVE) __________ to the mathematical problems I was given for homework.


At first, one of my big problems was not having enough (5. PATIENT) __________ . Learning chess at school taught me the importance of waiting to make the right move! My teacher was critical of my tendency not to think (6. CARE) _______ before making a move. I discovered that every single error in chess gets instant (7. PUNISH) _______ , enabling your opponent to take control and putting you at a great (8. ADVANTAGE) _______ in the game.

Use this notebook to write your provisional answers:

NOTEPAD: Your ideas

Now press ‘START’ and write your answers IN CAPITAL LETTERS (no punctuation).