Reading 2.4

  • Read the text below and decide which answer (A, B or C) best fits each gap.


The perfect paper plane

Let us suppose you have developed some designs for paper planes and wish to 1___________ which of these is best. Having 2___________ paper planes in the past will allow you to 3___________ a hypothesis – for example, that planes with wider wingspans fly further. You will then need to 4___________ hypothesis by designing an experiment. This is relatively straightforward. You simply make some planes with 5___________ wingspans, throw them, measure how far they travel and record the distances. The planes should be thrown at least five times. You should record your results, 6___________ them on a graph and then examine your 7___________ before writing them up. In your conclusion, you should say whether your 8___________ hypothesis has been confirmed or not. If it has not, it will need to be modified.



1               A find out                                    B determine                                         C know

2              A watched                                    B looked at                                           C observed

3              A get to                                         B make                                                  C arrive at

4              A validate                                    B check                                                  C try

5              A different                                   B varying                                              C distinct

6             A plot                                            B write                                                   C put

7             A discoveries                               B findings                                              C answers 

8             A first                                            B starting                                              C initial  


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