​Pedicabs: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test

What do London and Edinburgh have in (0)       B      ? Well, they are both popular destinations for tourists (1)________ to learn about the cultural heritage of Britain and to see the spectacular sights. However, they are also cities that offer an alternative form of transport, the pedicab. For those who don’t like walking or are (2)________ about polluting the environment, this is a(n) (3)________ way to get about.

The pedicab is a sophisticated version of the rickshaw, a (4)________ of transport that has been popular in the Far East for many years. Basically, it is a lightweight tricycle which can carry up to three passengers. There is no engine and so them is no pollution. The power is provided by your driver, a fit cyclist! A short ride of around half a mile (5)________ £3perpassenger, which is rather expensive, but there is no shortage of customers, with some drivers (6)________ up to40 miles and carrying 50 different sets of passengers during a (7)________ eight-hour shift.

The vehicles are very popular with tourists. In London, for example, you can enjoy a visit to a theatre and then (8)________ a pedicab ride to one of the many restaurants in Soho or the West End. With around 250 pedicabs in use yon should be able to find one easily. Be warned, though – you won’t find one in the daytime, as they only (9)________ in the evenings. They have also become a popular mode of transport for weddings, birthday parties and so on. In Edinburgh, there are now 40 pedicabs (10)________ tourist:, between the city’s many attractions.

Some people are not (11)________ on the idea of pedicabs, especially taxi drivers. However, it seems that they are hereto (12)________,adding yet another dimension to Britain's vibrant culture.

A B C D
0 share common standard stock
1 anxious keen eager enthusiastic
2 regarded afraid concerned troubled
3 classic model fine ideal
4 style shape form pattern
5 costs sells pays amounts
6 moving covering crossing passing
7 normal standard typical usual
8 take hold grab seize
9 act function operate work
10 bringing sporting ferrying moving
11 intense keen fond eager
12 stop keep remain stay



1.C; 2.C; 3.D; 4.C; 5.B; 6.C; 7.C; 8.A; 9.C; 10.C; 11.B; 12.D

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