Part 1
For questions 1-8, read the text below and decide which answer (А, В, C or D) best fits each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).


A bright В fair C keen D sharp


The incredible pre-historic Chauvet cave art in France is painted in 0 _____ colours and dates back to a period around thirty thousand years ago when early humans first started to create rock art. Although various 1 ________ of this art have been found in caves in Western Europe, very few people have seen the art at Chauvet because it is located 2 ____________ inside an inaccessible underground cave system. Those who have seen it say that it is very impressive, showing animals 3 ___________ horses, rhinos and cows, and that the artwork is good enough to 4 _________ modern compositions.

The first scientists to 5 ______________the Chauvet paintings missed some other important 6 __________however. The walls of the cave are also marked with a series of lines and symbols, that were initially 7 __________ as insignificant. But recent research has suggested that these marks may represent humankind’s first steps towards the development of writing, which is 8 _________ people to rethink their ideas about when written communication first started.