General Election called in the UK
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Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Use of English Practice
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
It was announced yesterday that the British prime minister
had been to Buckingham Palace to ask the Queen for a 1) _____
of parliament, and that the general 2) _____ would be in May.
If Tony Blair wins, it will be a 3) _____ victory, as he will be
the first Labour leader to win three terms. He will campaign
on 4) _____ stability, but the other parties have shown their
5) _____ to make Blair the focus, with his broken promises.
In fact, many believe that he is now a 6) _____ to his party
because of the anger over the Iraq war and questions about his
However, most political 8) _____ are predicting a victory for
his party, but with a reduced 9) _____. Many within his party
feel little 10) _____ about his 11) _____ and would prefer it
if he had stepped down; many feel that he has become
increasingly 12) _____ . Attacks from the 13) _____ parties
have put him on the 14) _____, but now the real campaign has
begun, the possible results are very uncertain.