September 9

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Day 3. Mistakes

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Reading and Use of English Part 1 Multiple Choice Cloze

The ancient Chinese philosophers who considered feng (wind or air) and shui (water) to be the (1) ……………. of mankind also understood that these were not the only supportive elements flowing through the (2) …………….. They perceived a subtler (3) ……………. , calling it chi or ‘cosmic breath’. This life force is well-known to acupuncturists, who have (4) ……………. elaborate maps of the ‘meridians’ or channels it uses to flow through the body. Kung Fu masters believe that chi can be concentrated in the human body, allowing someone to (5) ……………. almost supernatural feats, such as the breaking of concrete blocks (6) …………… by using the edge of their hand. A real feng shui master is able to (7) ………….. the flow of chi in a site, and may advise changes to the environment to (8) ………….. health, wealth and good fortune.

1 A sustainers B providers C keepers D promoters
2 A background B location C outlook D landscape
3 A vigour B weight C energy D stimulus
4 A shown up B built up C put up D laid up
5 A perform B play C act D conduct
6 A barely B merely C hardly D slightly
7 A suspect B realise C sense D endure
8 A set about B come about C go about D bring about

Source: Objective Proficiency

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Kristian

Kristian is from The Netherlands, but he lives in Prague, Czechia. He is a CELTA qualified teacher who passed the Cambridge C2 Proficiency exam with grade A. When he's not working, he likes to chill out with music, podcasts or an audiobook.


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