Cambridge B1 Preliminary

B1 Preliminary - Gapped Text Exercise 11

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 Day In The Life Of A Zookeeper

In the heart of the bustling city, there lies a sanctuary for wildlife - the city zoo. This is where I work as a zookeeper, a job that is both rewarding and challenging. _____1_____ Ever since I was a kid, I've always been fascinated by animals. Therefore, when the opportunity to work at the zoo presented itself, I jumped at the chance.

A typical day for me starts early, as animals don't follow human schedules. At the crack of dawn, I'm already at the zoo, ready to start my work. _____2_____ It's crucial to check that all animals are well and none have fallen ill overnight.

Next, it's feeding time, one of the most demanding parts of my day. Each species has a specific diet, and it's my responsibility to ensure they get the nutrition they need. _____3_____ This task requires careful planning and preparation.

Then it's time to clean the cages, which is quite the workout! Despite being a messy job, it's vital for the animals' health and wellbeing. _____4_____ After cleaning, I set about improving the animals' environment with toys or puzzles to keep them stimulated.

One of the most rewarding parts of my job is the educational aspect. I often give talks to visitors about the animals and the importance of conservation. _____5_____ It's so rewarding to see people leave with a better understanding and appreciation of wildlife.

Despite the hard work and early starts, I absolutely love my job. Each day brings something new and I continually learn more about these incredible creatures. Working as a zookeeper has given me a unique perspective on wildlife and I wouldn't trade it for anything.


A. I have to admit that it can be a bit smelly, but you get used to it.

B. There is something incredibly peaceful about the zoo in the early morning.

C. I ensure that the diet is tailored to each animal's age, health status, and specific needs.

D. I've always had a love for animals, so it seemed like the perfect career for me.

E. It's about more than just feeding animals and cleaning cages.

F. Their reactions and curiosity are a constant reminder of why I do what I do.

G. No two days are the same, that's what makes it so exciting.

H. This is not a job you come into for the money.

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