For questions 1-8, read the text below and think of the word which best fits eachgap. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).
The Edinburgh Festival
If you are interested (0) in the arts, Edinburgh in August is theplace to be. Apart from the main International Festival,(1) __________ is what is called ‘The Fringe’, offering 2,700different shows in over 270 venues throughout the city, manyof (2) __________ are free.
Visitors are often surprised (3) ____________ the range ofshows on offer. This includes comedy, cutting-edge theatre,dance, children’s shows and music. As there is no selectioncommittee, (4) __________ kind of event is possible and thequality varies.
While many high-profile performers take part, the vast majority(5) __________ a mixture of unknown professionals, actors andstudents, who use the festival as a way of bringing their talents(6) __________ an audience for the first time. Indeed, manywell-known comics first appeared there (7) __________student productions.
In recent years many new audiences have been drawn almostexclusively to stand-up comics and some regular visitors aredisappointed (8) ____________ .
However, as a comedy is very much in fashion, they will have toget used to it.