Prepare for part 1 of the Reading and Use of English paper by doing these practice questions related to a text about asbestos.
Read the extract below and try to choose the correct answer from the four options given for each question. An example has been given (0) with the correct answer indicated. You have eight questions to answer like in your actual exam.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is the name given to a group of minerals that are resistant to heat and corrosion. Due to this it has been (0)…… used for building materials and products (1)…… as insulation of pipes. Nowadays the use of asbestos is highly regulated as a (2)…… of health problems associated (3)…… breathing asbestos fibres. Breathing these fibres can (4)…… lung cancer and other lung diseases.
Heavy exposures (5)…… to occur in the construction (6)……, particularly during the removal of asbestos materials due to renovation, repairs, or demolition. Companies now have to do risk (7)…… to consider the potential exposure to asbestos, and where appropriate (8)…… suitable measures to reduce the risk to anyone working in close proximity.