A Minister Resigns
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Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Use of English Practice
The Home Secretary Resigns
This exercise gives you practice in the cloze exercises where you have to modify words
to complete the text. Complete the gaps using the correct form of the word given in
The (1)_______ of the Home Secretary was announced today after
days of (2) _______. The minister denied that he had done
anything (3) _______, though the evidence against him published in
the newspapers suggested that this was not the case.
Always a (4) _______ figure, he lost the support of many of his
colleagues because of his (5) _______ criticisms of them which
were published in a recent biography. When the first (6) _______
that he had abused his position to help the visa (7) _______ of his
lover’s nanny, an (8) _______ was set up. When an email came to
light that said that no favours were given, but the process had been
speeded up, the minister felt that he had no (9) _______ but to
resign, though he claimed that he had no (10) _______ of the email
until the day before he quit.
His opponents considered him an (11) _______ politician who
passed a number of (12) _______ laws, exaggerating the threat
posed by international (13) _______ as a (14) _______ for passing
measures to restrict our (15) _______.