B1 Preliminary (PET) >> Gapped Text Worksheets >> The fourth part of the B1 Preliminary reading paper is gapped text, where students have to read a passage from which five sentences have been removed.

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Gapped Text Worksheet 5

Five sentences have been removed from the text below. For each question, choose the correct answer. There are three extra sentences which you do not need to use.

A Colourful Adventure

Paintball is a fun and exciting game that many people enjoy around the world. It started in the United States in the early 1980s. _____1_____ Two friends, Hayes Noel and Charles Gaines, thought of using these guns for a survival game. This led to the first paintball game in New Hampshire in 1982. Paintball then spread around the world as millions of people discovered this fun activity

Paintball is a team game, where players try to hit each other with balls of paint. These paintballs are shot from a special gun. When a player is hit, they are 'out' of the game. _____2_____ It's a fast game that requires quick thinking and good team work.

Over the years, paintball has grown a lot. Now, it is played in over 40 countries and it's also a professional sport. There are even world championships where teams from different countries compete. _____3_____

Paintball is not just about winning or losing. It's also a great way to make friends, have fun, and get some exercise. _____4_____ And, it helps people learn how to work together in a team.

While paintball is a lot of fun, it's important to play safely. Players must always wear protective gear, like helmets and special clothing. _____5_____

In the end, paintball is more than just a game. It's a colourful adventure that brings people together. If you are interested in getting involved, contact your local paintballing club and go along to the next meeting they have for beginners. You won't regret it!

A. And the team that hits all the players of the other team first wins.
B. This is because the paint can hurt if it hits your skin.
C. You have to run, hide, and make quick decisions.
D. It started with guns used by farmers and foresters to mark trees and cattle.
E. And more and more people are watching these games on TV and online.
F. It's also a good way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature.
G. Older people need to speak to a doctor before they begin such an activity.
H. After all, the most important thing is to have a good time.


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