Task 2

Read the text below and choose the correct word 23–32 for each space. For each
question, mark the correct letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.

James Cook

James Cook sailed around the world in the late 18th century and (0) ___________ famous as an explorer. He first went to sea in 1746. Eleven years later, he (23) ___________ the navy. He was a very good sailor and (24) ___________ was not long before he was given his own ship.
In 1768, the Royal Society (25) ___________ a scientific voyage to Tahiti. Cook was asked to command the ship, Endeavour, and to take a group of scientists (26) ___________ board. The voyage lasted three years. Cook made (27) ___________ that his sailors ate fresh fruit. In this way, he was able to(28) ___________ them from the terrible illnesses (29) ___________ by a bad diet. Cook was the first European to draw maps of New Zealand and to (30) ___________ eastern Australia. He also sailed to Antarctica and drew maps of the Pacific and its (31) ___________ islands. In 1779, he died (32) ___________ a fight in Hawaii.