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Multiple Choice - (C1) Advanced Certificate of English

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 (0).

The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is the final game of the American football season in which the two best teams of the National Football League (NFL) play (0) AGAINST each other. The football season starts in August. Each team has 16 games in the regular season. Then the best teams (1) ............ in a series of play-offs, which finally leads to the last game of the season, the Super Bowl. Today, the Super Bowl takes (2) ............ on the first Sunday in February. It has been the most-watched TV broadcast in recent history with over a hundred million people in the USA glued to their TV sets. (3) ............ so many people watch the Super Bowl it has become the most expensive time for (4) ............. Many companies produce their best commercials for this event and want to get on TV when almost half of America is watching. (5) ............, pop singers and celebrities want to perform before the game and during half time. The Super Bowl is marked with Roman numerals instead of years. For example, Super Bowl XXV was the 25th Super Bowl game in the (6) ............ of the series, which started in 1967. The game is held in a city that is selected a few years (7) ............ . New Orleans, Miami and Los Angeles have become (8) ............ hosts of the game. No team has ever played in their home stadium. In most cases, Super Bowl games are given to cities with warmer climates and higher than average temperatures.

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