First Certificate Reading/Use of English Part 3

Number 49 of 74 in B2 - UPPER-INTERMEDIATE

New English word? Translate any word using double click.


Read the text below. Use the word given in capitals to form another word which matches the logic and grammar of the sentence. There is an example given at the beginning.

This exercise should not take more than 12 minutes. Use this timer to help you.

An Incredible Vegetable

Garlic, a member of the Liliaceae family which also includes onions, is (0) COMMON (Answer: COMMONLY) used in cooking all around the world. China is currently the largest (1) PRODUCT of garlic, which is particulary associated with the dishes of northern Africa and southern Europe. It is native to central Asia and has long had a history as a health-giving food, used both to prevent and cure (2) ILL . In Ancient Egypt, workers building the pyramids were given garlic to keep them strong, while Olympic athletes in Greece ate it to increase their resistance to infection.


The forefather of antibiotic medicine, Louis Pasteur, claimed garlic was as (3) EFFECT as penicillin in treating infections. Modern-day (4) SCIENCE have proved that garlic can indeed kill bacteria and even some viruses, so it can be very useful for people who have coughs and colds. In (5) ADD, some doctors believe that garlic can reduce blood (6) PRESS.


The only (7) ADVANTAGE to this truly amazing food is that the strong and rather (8) SPICE smell of garlic is not the most pleasant!

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NOTEPAD: Your ideas

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