Family Tree: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test

What do you know about the (0)      A      of your family? Tracing your ancestors can be a very interesting (1)________. But, if you do not go (2) _______ it in a methodical (3)______, it can also become very frustrating, if you want to (4)______ progress with your family tree without tearing your hair out in frustration, there are some simple rules, which you should (5)______.

First of all note the names of your (6)_________ family and draw a rough family tree, starting with yourself at the bottom. Don't worry if you can only go back as (7)________ as your grandparents, You will have made a good start, especially if you can fill (8)________ most of the dates relating to births, marriages and deaths (BM&D for (9)________).

Next, write down the names of all older (10)________ who are still alive: grandfathers, grandmothers, great-aunts and great-uncles can be a mine of information.

You often find that they have originals of BM&D certificates, in which (11)________, ask nicely for copies because this will (12)________ you time and money. They might also have family Bibles (13)________ information going back many years, or photo (14)________ and other documents that will help you in your search.

Thirdly, look in telephone directories for other possible family contacts.

This is particularly valuable if you have a really (15)________ surname. Of course, if your name is a common one such as Smith or Brown, this is less (16)________ to be worthwhile, (17)_______ you know that yours is a local family, or one which has stayed in the same business for (18)_______ generations.

After that, you will be ready to visit places that keep official (19)________ libraries, registry offices and so on. But (20)________ that until after you have done all the groundwork.

Have fun!

0 history legend story report
1 leisure game sport hobby
2 to for after about
3 route way work task
4 do have make take
5 correspond succeed follow answer
6 immediate next actual recent
7 long far near soon
8 off up out in
9 short letters brief initials
10 parents cousins relatives families
11 matter fall way case
12 spare save keep prevent
13 receiving containing enclosing presenting
14 files books catalogues albums
15 unheard unknown unusual unwanted
16 possible useful likely interesting
17 unless although except in case
18 several more long few
19 volumes records accounts works
20 insist persist stop ensure

1.D; 2.D; 3.B; 4.C; 5.C; 6.A; 7.B; 8.D; 9.A; 10.C; 

11.D; 12.B; 13.B; 14.D; 15.C; 16.C; 17.A; 18.A; 19.B; 20.D

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