The Story of a Town

Publicado: 16 octubre, 2013 en Exercises

1. Read the following text. There is an unnecessary word in most lines. Find them and correct the mistakes.

                                            Cambridge

Cambridge was important long before the University has existed. In the                  ……………….

first century BC an Iron Age tribe built a settlemente on what is now known          ……………….

Castle Hill. This site was taken over by the Romans around 40 AD;                              ……………….

  the Saxons had followed, then the Normans under William The Conqueror,         ……………….

who he raised a castle on a steep mound as a base for fighting the Saxon               ………………

rebels at Ely. The earthworks of William’s castle are still stand, and                             ………………

Ely Cathedral is visible from the top on a clear day.                                                           ………………

The first scholars dindn’t there arrive until 1209, and another 75 years                     ………………

passed before Hugh de Balsham founded Peterhouse, the first college. Five          ……………..

more colleges were being established in the first half of the 14th century,               ………………

then another ten during the 15th and16th centuries were.                                         ………………

Heny VI took off nearly a quarter of the medieval city for King’s                                 ………………

College; after Henry VIII united two existing colleges to make Trinity                       ………………

  grand enough to rival Christ Church in Oxford. But these wome didn’t have      ………………

  a proper college building until Girton was first founded in 1869.                            ………………

 

Mistakes: Has, known, Correct, had, he, are, correct, there, correct, being, were, off, after, these, first

If you want to send me your answers or your doubts, you can send an eamil to the following address:

learning.english.lidibre@gmail.com

 

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