Practice for Part 3 of the Reading and Use of English paper with this sample exam question about ultramarathons. In part 3 candidates will be given a text to read with eight gaps. They need to think of an appropriate word to go in each gap based on a stem word given to them.
Use the word given in capitals below the text to form a word to go in each corresponding gap. (0) has been given as an example. Write down your answers for each gap and then check to see how many you got correct by clicking on the “Answers” tab below the questions.
What are Ultramarathons?
Ultramarathons are long-distance running events that are longer than a (0)…… marathon. Ultramarathon runners (1)…… run distances of 50 miles, 100 miles or even more. Ultramarathons can be run on any terrain but are (2)…… road races, although off-road courses are becoming (3)…… common.
In recent years there has been a large increase in (4)…… of ultra-endurance events in general. Over 600,000 people ran an ultramarathon in 2018, which is an (5)…… high number when compared to how many ran an ultramarathon just ten years prior.
These long distance races put a huge amount of strain on the body of the (6)……. Although the damage caused is (7)…… reversed within a few days, there is still no (8)…… data showing how ultramarathons affect the heart in the long term.