Part 3

In most lines of the following text, there is one unnecessary word. It is either grammatically incorrect or does not fit in with the sense of the text. For each numbered line 31—46, find this word and then write it in the box on your answer sheet. Some lines are correct. Indicate these with a tick (7) in the box. The exercise begins with two examples (0) and (00)


0     In the early part of the 20th century, Bob Tisdall became famous by the winning four events in just two hours in a university athletics

00 He won the 400 metres, the 100 metres hurdles, the

31 long jump, and putting the Because of at that time university

32 athletics made it the front page of national newspapers, and as Tisdall was extremely handsome, he became very well-known.

33 He was offered to parts in films and attractive jobs in business

34 but he was more interested in seeing round the world and he

35 took up a position in India. He forgot about sport for a while but

36 then someone reminded him about that the Olympics were taking

37 place soon in four months’ time. He decided to have a go and went

40 to Los Angeles, where he represented for Ireland in the 400 metres

41 Although it was not only the third time he had competed

42 in this event, he won it with a record-breaking time of 51.7

43 This is remarkable if we could compare Tisdall’s training with

44 the intense training that modern athletes undergo to prepare them

45 for the Olympics. Tisdall’s  ‘training’  consisted of staying in bed for

46 a week, going straight out from his bed to the track – and winning!