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1 For questions 1-7, read the following text and then choose from the list A-J the best phrase given below to fill each of the spaces. Each correct phrase may be used only once. Some of the suggested answers do not fit at all.

Buying a photocopier


Already in existence before the computer revolution, the photocopier is regarded as rather old-fashioned. Its basic function can now be done by a fax machine or a combination of scanner and printer, (1)
_____
but fax machines take just one page at a time
and the scanner-printer combination can be time-consuming.
There are two main types of photocopier, analogue and digital. An analogue copier works by shining light on to an original document, reflecting its pattern on to a photosensitive printing drum. This charges the drum, attracting ink, (2)
_____
which is then transferred to the copy paper
. Analogue copiers offer the best value for money for simple copying operations. With a digital copier, the original pattern is changed into a digital signal by optical sensors. This signal controls a laser (3)
_____
which shines on the drum
, attracting ink in the same way as the analogue copier. Large digital copiers reduce paper jams (4)
_____
because each page need to be scanned only once
.
Colour copiers do not cost much more than monochrome, (5)
_____
but buyers should check print quality on the cheaper models
. The best models can make eight-and-a-half copies a minute in colour and can also act as a printer and scanner. The big stores usually have a good range of copiers in stock at reasonable prices, (6)
_____
but a local supplier may offer better advice
. If you go to one, however, it makes sense to check the supplier's service (7)
_____
because copiers need more looking after than other office machines
.

Gap fillers

  1. because copiers need more looking after than other office machines
  2. because a more robust copier is required
  3. because each page need to be scanned only once.
  4. but buyers should check print quality on the cheaper models
  5. but fax machines take just one page at a time
  6. but if you want to make a lot of copies it may be the best answer
  7. but a local office supplier may offer better advice
  8. which is then transferred to the copy paper
  9. which can print four copies a minute
  10. which shines on the drum




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