B2.2 – FCE Use of English – Part 2 (open-cloze)

This week in Portugal:  An American surfer claims that he rode a wave bigger than any previously surfed wave in history.

Check out the video by clicking here and then complete the transcript with the word that best fits each gap.  There is an example at the beginning (0).

When you have finished, play the video again and check your answers.

Example:  (0)  a

With an offshore submerged canyon, (0) ___ small fishing town 70 miles north of Lisbon produces (1) ______ of the biggest waves on earth.

And it’s to this terrifying place that the big wave riders come, towed into position (2) _____ jet skis.

Garret MacNamara travels the world (3)_____ search of waves like this but this particular (4) ____ just kept on growing behind him.

He’s totally engulfed by the breaking wave.  It looks (5)_____ he must be knocked off but, amazingly, he emerges unscathed.

“This wave is very mysterious and very magical…and…it’s just (6) _____ a mystery…you never know what you’re going to get out there.”

(7) ____ is difficult to measure the height of a wave but this particular one was estimated at 90 feet high.  The previous record for a wave (8) _____ was surfed was a mere 77 feet.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15670415

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