Curso First Certificate Exam



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Multiple-choice gap-filling

ACTIVITY 23: Read the text below and choose from the menus the suitable answer. The first alternative [ eager - fast - important - urgent ] is already done for you.


Is the history of the world in    need of correction?

Some historians, mostly women, argue that insufficient 

   has been paid to a very important group: women.

These historians    history textbooks to be revised

so that they show accurately the role    by women.

  the history books, cavemen  most of the food for their

families through hunting animals. But the  shows that 80% of the diet of

prehistoric humans was vegetarian and it was collected by females.  ,

women's efforts in fighting in wars or leading revolutions have been ignored. Textbooks 

concentrate on men such as Hannibal or Che Guevara and neglect 

women such as Théroigne de Méricourt, an opera singer who led the storming of the

Bastille in 1789, or Mariya Bochkareva, a Bolshevik who organised a well-trained and

  successful troop of 2,000 fighting women during the Russian revolution in 

1917.  Women rulers are also forgotten. Between 962 and 1582 there were at least 16

women rulers in countries  from Italy to Angola.

Women  up half the human  . If there is no    to their

contribution to history in the textbooks, then the real story is not being told. However

many male historians  that important female figures have been kept 

the history books.

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