Reading and Use Of English 1

Language: English
Subject: English language > Reading comprehension
School grade: Ecuador Ecuador > Bachillerato

Reading and Use Of English Part 1

For questions 1-8, read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap. There is
an example at the beginning (O).
Mark your answers on the separate answer sheet.
A) thoughts B) ideas C) wits D) emotions

Asnwer: C

Why do we lave horror films?

Why will some people pay good money to be scared out of their (O)

As someone

who has seen just one
horror film in their life, this never ceases to (1)

me. You can keep your

horror; to be (2)

I would rather have surgery without anaesthetic. But according to

psychologists, the fear we (3)

is safe: we know that when the film ends, we'lI be unharmed.

Horror films make our hearts (4)

and that's part of what (5)

to us: if our lives are

uneventful, weseek
excitement - in fact , it's good for our nervous system .

A study carried out in 1995 showed that the higher people (6)

on a scale that measures

the more likely they are to be fans of horror films. People in their teens

and twenties tend to seek out (7)

experiences , and this makes them the biggest

audience for horror films. That usually (8)

with age: maybe we
start to realise that real

life is scary enough.