Posted by: crisdiaz24 | October 26, 2011

TRACING YOUR FAMILY TREE – CLOZE TEST

CLOZE TEST


Complete the following passage. Use only ONE word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

TRACING YOUR FAMILY TREE

Genealogy, the history of a family from the past to the present, is one of the most popular subjects 0) on the Internet. Although genealogy has always been conducted professionally 1) __________ serious legal and financial reasons, 2) __________ a hobby it began to take off in the 1990s when people started to use the Internet to share information.

When embarking on genealogy 3) __________ a hobby, though, you are advised to decide on what it is you want to find out about your family and what you will do with the information. 4) __________ go from what you 5) __________ know and work backwards. You should undertake to find out the basic facts about as many relatives as 6) __________: their date and place of birth, marriage, death and burial. You are encouraged to look through photo albums and talk to relatives and their friends, 7) __________ a breakthrough [1]often hangs on a single conversation. It’s important that you remember to write everything down, 8) __________ a note of where the information came from, for some of the clues 9) __________ not be obvious at first sight.

After that, you 10) __________ visit a local records office or reference library to look for useful documents, 11) __________ wills and tax records. You might 12) __________ want to join a Family History Society and share information with others. From then 13) __________ , it’s time to make good use of the computer, 14) __________ the Internet or the vast number of family histories stored on a CD-ROM.

Genealogy can be a frustrating hobby, full of dead ends and misleading trails, but, 15) __________ no amount of software is a substitute for patience and an enquiring mind, with the Internet it has never been easier to pursue.


[1] making an important discovery.

 

KEY

TRACING YOUR FAMILY TREE

Genealogy, the history of a family from the past to the present, is one of the most popular subjects 0) on the Internet. Although genealogy has always been conducted professionally 1) FOR serious legal and financial reasons, 2) AS a hobby it began to take off in the 1990s when people started to use the Internet to share information.

When embarking on genealogy 3) AS a hobby, though, you are advised to decide on what it is you want to find out about your family and what you will do with the information. 4) FIRSTLY, go from what you 5) ALREADY know and work backwards. You should undertake to find out the basic facts about as many relatives as 6) POSSIBLE: their date and place of birth, marriage, death and burial. You are encouraged to look through photo albums and talk to relatives and their friends, 7) SINCE a breakthrough [1]often hangs on a single conversation. It’s important that you remember to write everything down, 8) INCLUDING a note of where the information came from, for some of the clues 9) MAY  not be obvious at first sight.

After that, you 10) MIGHT / SHOULD visit a local records office or reference library to look for useful documents, 11) LIKE wills and tax records. You might 12) ALSO / EVEN want to join a Family History Society and share information with others. From then 13) ON, it’s time to make good use of the computer, 14) WHETHER the Internet or the vast number of family histories stored on a CD-ROM.

Genealogy can be a frustrating hobby, full of dead ends and misleading trails, but, 15) ALTHOUGH no amount of software is a substitute for patience and an enquiring mind, with the Internet it has never been easier to pursue.



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