This test was composed by Célpont Foundation and downloaded from www.angolnyelvtanitas.hu . It is not an official CITY&GUILDS test, only very similar.
You have 2 hours and 10 minutes to complete the paper.
Read the text and fill the gaps with the sentences A – H. Write the letter of the missing sentence in the box in the correct gap. There are two extra sentences you will not need.
We all suspected that traffic jams were harmful. ______1______ The Sunday Times reported that sitting in a traffic jam for as little as one hour could be enough to trigger a heart attack. ______2_____ . They have estimated that as many as one in 12 of all heart attacks could be caused by traffic pollution. _____3_____ . Of the victims, 450 had been in traffic just hours before they felt ill. 75 were in traffic an hour or less before their symptoms appeared, and 175 had been exposed to traffic in the preceding three days. _______4______ After allowing for these factors, the researchers calculated that the risk of a heart attack tripled in the first hour of exposure to traffic fumes.
______5______ These tiny particulates are to be found in pollution caused by cars.
_______6______ Regardless of whether patients were in cars, public transport or on bicycle increased pollution was the most likely trigger. Since the patients had more than double the risk if they were in traffic shortly before their attack Jeremy Pearson of the British Heart Foundation agreed with the German scientists, who conducted the research.
A They believe that particulates are to blame.
B This time, however, research has proved it to be true.
C So say German scientists based on their research results.
D It depends on what form of transport you pick.
E Factors such as smoking and diet should be counted in.
F The researchers studied 691 heart attack sufferers.
G It doesn’t matter what form of transport you pick.
H The British Heart Foundation learnt