Read the text below and choose the correct word for each space -A, B, C or D
The Australian Desert
Most of the central part of Australia is a desert. It is (0) more than 1500 kilometres across. As the (1) __________ is so dry, bush fires are common, but the seeds of many of the plants are not damaged by these fires. (2) __________ of the plants will not start to grow unless fire has passed over (3) __________.The animals of the Australian desert are very interesting (4) __________ they are found nowhere else in the world.
Before Europeans (5) __________ to Australia, the country’s original inhabitants (6) __________ in the desert. They knew all about the animals and plants and where to (7) __________ water.
Many people today work on farms or in towns which (8) __________ built when gold was (9) __________ in the desert. These towns have to get their water from the city of Perth, over 500 kilometres (10) __________ .
0 A more B above C over D further
1 A climate B time C temperature D season
2 A Some B Any C Much D Such
3 A it B them C their D itself
4 A instead B until C during D because
5 A went B departed C changed D passed
6 A came B left C lived D stood
7 A search B look C find D meet
8 A are B was C is D were
9 A invented B discovered C intended D disappeared
10 A along B among C away D far