Choose the word (a, b, c or d) that best fits the context.
Captain James Cook is (0)________ today for being one of Britain’s most famous explorers of the 18th century. Cook was (1)________ most other explorers of the same period as he did not come from a wealthy family and had to work hard to (2)________ his position in life. He was lucky to be (3)________ by his father’s employer, who saw that he was a bright boy and paid for him to attend the village school. At sixteen, he started (4)________ in a shop in a fishing village (5)________ on the coast and this was a turning (6)________ in his life. He developed an interest in the sea and eventually joined the Royal Navy (7)________ to see more of the world.
Cook was (8)________by sailing, astronomy and the production of maps, and quickly became an expert (9)________ these subjects. He was also one of the first people to (10)________ that scurvy, an illness often suffered by sailors, could be prevented by careful (11)________ to diet. It was during his (12)________ to the Pacific Ocean that Cook made his historic landing in Australia and the (13)________ discovery that New Zealand was two (14)________ islands. He became a national hero and still (15)________ one today.
- A thought B known C found D famous
- A different B contrary C distinct D unlike
- A manage B succeed C achieve D fulfil
- A remarked B viewed C glanced D noticed
- A trade B work C career D job
- A held B placed C positioned D situated
- A moment B instant C point D mark
- A in view B in order C as D due
- A keen B eager C fascinated D enthusiastic
- A from B over C in D for
- A regard B estimate C catch D realise
- A attention B organisation C observation D treatment
- A travel B voyage C excursion D tour
- A serious B superior C major D leading
- A shared B particular C common D separate
- A keeps B stands C maintains D remains