Cambridge B1 Preliminary

B1 Preliminary - Reading Matching Exercise 3

Below, you will find descriptions of five people who want to find a market to go to, and descriptions of eight markets. Decide which market would be the most suitable for the people below.

For each question, write the correct letter after each name.


1. Michael is searching for the perfect antique clock to complete his living room. His schedule is quite packed, so he would prefer a market that opens early in the morning, letting him browse before work.

2. Sophia adores homemade crafts and loves to decorate her home with unique pieces. She often brings her dog, Toby, along with her on shopping trips, so she needs a pet-friendly market.

3. Liam is a food enthusiast who loves to cook. He is particularly interested in trying out new spices and flavours, and he would like to find a market that offers a wide selection of these.

4. Emma is planning her wedding and looking for a market that sells decorative items and wedding accessories. However, as she is always busy during the day, she needs a market that stays open until late.

5. Oliver is a book collector who loves hunting for rare editions. He would love to find a market that offers these, but he would also prefer it to be indoors as he does not like shopping in the cold.


A. 'Fashion Parade Market': Catering to fashion enthusiasts, this market boasts an array of trendy clothes and accessories. However, it operates only during regular shopping hours and does not offer antiques, crafts, spices, wedding items, or books.

B. 'Crafty Creations Market': A haven for lovers of homemade crafts, this vibrant market welcomes all, including our four-legged friends. Stallholders here offer a wide range of unique, handcrafted goods that are perfect for adding a special touch to your home decor.

C. 'Spice Street Market': A paradise for foodies, this market offers an exotic array of spices and flavours from around the world. Discover new tastes and bring your cooking to the next level with the fantastic selection of seasonings available.

D. 'Moonlight Bridal Bazaar': This late-night market caters to all things wedding-related. From delicate tiaras to handmade wedding favours, it offers a myriad of decorative items and accessories. Plus, the late opening hours are ideal for those who can't make it during the day.

E. 'Bookworm's Indoor Market': Nestled within a grand, old building, this indoor market offers an extensive collection of books, including some rare editions. With the warmth of the indoors, it's the perfect place to shop for books even during colder months.

F. 'Garden Green Market': This outdoor market is an excellent place for those looking for plants and gardening supplies. It does not permit pets and does not offer antiques, crafts, spices, wedding items, or books.

G. 'Sunrise Antique Bazaar': Open from the crack of dawn, this market specialises in all things antique. Shoppers can browse a wide array of stalls selling vintage items, from furniture to jewellery. The early morning opening times are perfect for those looking to shop before the day gets busy.

H. 'Furniture Fair Market': A must-visit for furniture hunters, this market does not offer items early in the morning or late at night. Plus, it does not cater to those looking for antiques, crafts, spices, wedding items, or books.

1. Sophia

2. Liam

3. Emma

4. Michael

5. Oliver

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