Samuel Pepys

Read the passage below and choose the correct word for each space –

A. B, C or  D

Example answer:     0          A  in

The most famous diary (0) ……….. English was written by Samuel Pepys. It gives a detailed and interesting (1) ………… of everyday life in England (2) ……. 1660 and 1669. Pepys writes about important news stories of the time, like disease, an enemy navy (3) …………….. up the river Thames, and the Great Fire of London.

He also writes about himself, even about his (4) ….. – he often slept during church or (5) …………….. at the other people. He describes his home life – a (6) ………. with his wife and how they became friends again, his worry about her illness As well as books, he liked music, the theatre, card (7) ………., and parties with good food and (8) …………….. of fun. Pepys was a busy man who had many important (9) ……… – he was a Member of Parliament and President of the Royal Society He is also (10) …………. for his work for the British Navy.

0          A         in                     B          about               C         from                 D         of

1          A description B letter C notice D story

2          A between B from C through D to

3          A driving B flying C running D sailing

4          A accidents B plans C tastes D faults

5          A looked B prayed C talked D thought

6          A conversation B discussion C quarrel D talk

7          A battles B games C matches D plays

8          A amount B plenty C much D some

9          A acts B hobbies C jobs D studies

10        A reviewed B remembered C reminded D reported