Curso First Certificate Exam



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Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only ONE word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning [ doing ]. Then check the correct answers.

HOW TO EVALUATE: 1 (one) mark for each correct answer.
Maximum scoring: 15 marks


In 1846 an Irish immigrant in New York named Alexander

Stewart opened a business called The Marble Dry-Goods

Palace. By    he gave the world something

completely new – the department store.

Before this, no-one    tried to bring together such a wide range of goods

  a single roof. The business did very  . It expanded rapidly

and soon had    staff of two thousand. For Stewart even that was not

enough,  . In 1862 he moved to an eight-storey building nearby, 

  he renamed A.T. Stewart's Cast-Iron Palace. It was,   

for many years would remain, the largest shop in the world.

Others followed Stewart's example and soon there were stores    his

in many major cities in the United States. We don't    when people started

calling them 'department stores'. This expression wasn't used in print 

1893, when it appeared in Harper's magazine but the way that it is used there

  it clear that it was already widely understood.

  is certain is that department stores completely changed the shopping

experience for millions of people. They offered not only an enormous range of goods,

  also levels of comfort, luxury and excitement previously unknown to

customers. Almost from the start they had restaurants, toilets and many 

facilities, so    was no need to go elsewhere for anything.


Fill each mini-dialogue with the correct form of one of the phrasal verbs in the box. The explanations in brackets can help you find a suitable phrasal verb. Then check the answers.

HOW TO EVALUATE: 1 (one) mark for each correct answer (phrasal verb and verbal tense). 0 (zero) marks for each answers when the phrasal verb chosen is correct but the verbal tense is wrong. Maximum scoring: 4 marks

stand up for

give in

bring about

get away with




It was the storm that caused the damage to the fishing village.


Yes, it was    by very bad weather.
(cause to happen)



Some protesters are trying to protect the rights of animals.


Yes, they are    helpless creatures.
(support, defend against attack)



The smugglers won't be able to hide their crime from the police.


No, they won't    it.



The strikers won't return to work in spite of the management's threats.


No, they won't    so easily.
(admit defeat, consent reluctantly, surrender)

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