This quiz is given by the University of Cambridge as a free sample of Paper 3 (Use of English), Part 1 (Selective cloze) of the ESOL Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).
The format of this exam is currently undergoing major changes, so from the December 2008 session onwards, it will be different.

Anyway, are you ready to challenge your grasp of vocabulary and understanding of (apparently) similar words? Here we are!


What we know about music and the brain.

Work on the human brain has how different parts are centres of activity for different skills, feelings, perceptions and so on. It has also been shown that the left and right halves, or hemispheres, of the brain are for different functions. While language is processed in the left, or analytical hemisphere, music is processed in the right, or emotional hemisphere. of music like tone, pitch and melody are all probably processed in different parts of the brain. Some features of musical experience are processed not just in the auditory parts of the brain, but in the visual ones. We don’t yet fully understand the of this.
The tempo of music seems to be related to its emotional impact, with fast music often as happier and slower music as sadder. It is the same with the major biological rhythm of the body: our heart quickens when we’re happy, but slows when we’re sad. Military music may have from attempts to get us ready for by using fast drumming to our hearts into beating faster. Music is perhaps one of the most complex experiences the brain with and it has become an absolutely part of our rituals and ceremonies. It has power beyond language to mood and co-ordinate our emotional states.
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"You scored 8 out of 13"

Wow! It isn't too bad! =D
Thanks Tanit for this quiz, I really appreciate it!
And now I know how I lissen to music every time o/
Same score here, 8 out of 13. This is the part I hate most in the English in Use..Emotion: rolleyes
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11 out of 13

But there's something weird about it... My two mistakes are exactly the ones I felt were strange and didn't know which one to choose. Oh well, whatever... Emotion: wink
You scored 12 out of 13 Emotion: sad I got stimulate / motivate wrong..
9 out of 13.

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12 out of 13

I was suprised... Nice article though
" You scored 9 out of 13"

i.e 69%...Emotion: rolleyes
You scored 13 out of 13, yay~!
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