Posted by: a2cristina | April 30, 2019

PROSECUTORS RULE OUT ARSON AT PARIS’ FAMOUS NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL – Cloze Test

PROSECUTORS RULE OUT ARSON AT PARIS’ FAMOUS NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL

 

A huge fire swallowed up Paris’ Notre Dame, the world-famous, 850-year-old cathedral 0) ON Monday, damaging 1) __________ of the structure and causing its iconic spire to fall.

2) __________ to the Associated Press, no sooner had the fire started 3) __________the Paris fire brigade told local media that it could be linked 4) __________ a renovation project on the church’s spire. The Paris prosecutors’ office said it was treating the fire 5) __________ an accident and had ruled out arson and possible terrorist motives, AP said.

The French Interior Ministry said 6) __________ Twitter that over 400 fire-fighters were mobilized to the location to battle the blaze. AP reported that the condition had stabilized by late Monday night and that the lights of what were thought to be investigators inspecting the scene 7) __________ be made out through the windows. One fire-fighter has been reported injured.

The news agency cited officials who said that most of the artwork in the building had been recovered.

Paris police said the fire did not spread to the northern belfry tower, and Paris fire chief Jean-Claude Gallet 8) __________ AP the church’s structure had been saved.

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that the burning cathedral was the “emotion of a whole nation.”

“9) __________ all our countrymen, I am sad tonight to see this part of us burn,” he tweeted 10) __________ news of the fire began to spread.

©Peter Allen Clark, Time Magazine

 

KEY

 

  1. MOST / PART
  2. ACCORDING
  3. THAN
  4. TO
  5. AS
  6. ON
  7. COULD / MIGHT
  8. TOLD
  9. LIKE
  10. AS

Click on the following links to get to know the different uses of AS and LIKE:

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/as-or-like

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/as-and-as-expressions/as

https://www.grammar.cl/Notes/Like_vs_As.htm

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