Posted by: crisdiaz24 | April 14, 2011



Read the following text and choose which of the sentences below fits into the numbered gaps. There are FOUR extra sentences which do not fit in any of the gaps. Blank 0 has been answered as an example.



A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) 0) __________. The list is maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 state partieswhich are elected by their General Assembly.

The program catalogues, names, and conserves sites 1) __________. Under certain conditions, listed sites can obtain funds from the World Heritage Fund. The programme was founded with the Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage, which was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO on November 16, 1972. Since then, 186 state parties have ratified the convention.

As of 2010, 911 sites are listed: 704 cultural, 180 natural, and 27 mixed properties, in 151 States Parties. Italy is 2) __________ with 45 sites inscribed on the list. UNESCO references each World Heritage Site with an identification number; but new inscriptions 3) __________. As a result, the identification numbers exceed 1200 even though there are fewer on the list.

While each World Heritage Site remains part of the legal territory of the state wherein the site is located, UNESCO considers it in the interest of the international community to preserve each site.

In 1954, the government of Egypt decided to build the Aswan Dam, an event that would flood a valley containing treasures of ancient Egypt such as the Abu Simbel temples. 4) __________. As a result, The Abu Simbel and Philae temples were taken apart, moved to a higher location, and put back together piece by piece.

The cost of the project was US$ 80 million, about $ 40 million of which 5) __________. The project was regarded as a success, and led to other safeguarding campaigns, saving Venice and its lagoon in Italy, the ruins of Mohenjo-daro in Pakistan, and the Borobodur Temple Compounds in Indonesia. UNESCO then initiated, with the International Council on Monuments and Sites, a draft convention to protect the common cultural heritage of humanity.

a)     home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites to date

b)    irrespective of the territory on which it is located

c)     of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity

d)    often include previous sites now listed as part of larger descriptions

e)     that would flood a valley containing treasures of ancient Egypt

f)      UNESCO then encouraged participation of the local population in the preservation of their cultural and natural heritage

g)     UNESCO then launched a worldwide safeguarding campaign

h)    were collected from 50 countries

i)       were sent to different countries around the world

j)       which is listed by the UNESCO as of special cultural or physical significance







 1    2    3    4    5  


1. c

2. a

3. d

4. g

5. h


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