Question 20: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks. Sheffield Football Club was (1) _____one-hundred-and-functiony years ago, and is the oldest in the world. As part of its anniversary celebrations, the club has joined forces with the world’s largest express company, FedEx Express, in a charitable scheme known as Boots for Africa. The (2) ______ of the scheme is to send more than two thousand pairs of used football boots to South Africa. The boots will be given to young people living in remote rural areas who are interested in taking up the sport and setting up local teams. Sports organizations in Africa are giving their full support to the scheme which will help make the game more accessible to thousands of young people and could have a beneficial effect on the country’s performance in future World Cup championships. People in Sheffield are, (3) ____, being asked to donate any football boots, astro boots or football trainers of any size to the scheme. All the boots donated must be in good (4) ____, complete with laces and studs. Local businesses and schools who may be able to donate more than one pair of boots can receive a special ‘group donation pack’. This pack contains posters and leaflets, which can be used to publicize the scheme, plus collection bags to encourage people to (5) _____ a donation. The club’s website has further information about the scheme. (first)……………….
Sheffield Football Club was founded one hundred and fifty years ago, and is the oldest club in the world.