PA003-The History of Paper

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!

Fill in the correct form of the verbs in brackets: active or passive .

Today, paper (USE) for hundreds of things - not only books and newspapers, but also money, stamps, bags and even clothes.

In ancient times, before the invention of paper,people (WRITE) on animal skins, bones and stones. In 2700 BC the Egyptians (START) to make papyrus, which was similar to paper. But the first real form of paper (INVENT) in 105 AD by a Chinese government official. It (MAKE) from a mixture of plants and clothes. The Chinese (KEEP) their new discovery a secret for many centuries.

Finally, in the 10th century, paper (BRING) to Europe by the Arabs. The first European paper mill (BUILD) in Spain in 1150. Since the 18th century, most paper (MAKE) out of wood, because it is much stronger than cloth.

Today, each person (USE) about 300 kg of paper every year. It has become a material that we cannot do without.