Cambridge B1 Preliminary

B1 Preliminary - Gapped Text Exercise 2

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

A Glimpse Into The Life Of A Genius

Albert Einstein, famous worldwide as one of the greatest scientists of all time, was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Germany. He didn't show special skills in his early years. _____1_____ These were his favourite subjects at school and he was never happier than when he was in a classroom studying them.

He later moved to Switzerland to finish his school education. After graduating, Einstein had a hard time finding a job and finally started working at the Swiss Patent Office. _____2_____ This job, despite being ordinary, gave Einstein plenty of time to focus on his love for theoretical physics.

Einstein had a remarkable ability to visualise complex scientific ideas. _____3_____ In 1905, Einstein published four revolutionary papers in the field of physics, marking his 'miracle year'. These papers greatly changed our understanding of nature.

The world's scientific community started to recognise Einstein's genius after these publications. He received offers to teach at top universities and was later awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. _____4_____

Einstein's theories continue to be important for modern physics and space studies, and his legacy remains unchallenged. _____5_____


A. It was there that he could let his mind wander, which ultimately led to his amazing theories.

B. However, the young Einstein loved mathematics and physics.

C. He continued to change the world of science until his death in 1955.

D. He was a rule breaker who questioned established beliefs.

E. It was during this time that he developed the theory of relativity.

F. His theories have opened new areas of thought and discovery.

G. Everybody knew he was right, but it remained controversial.

H. Despite the praise and awards, Einstein stayed humble and always curious.

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