Karaoke Fever

CAE Use of English Part 2: Open Cloze 6

Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap.
Then press "Check" to check your answers. You can click on the "HINT" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
Karaoke is fast (0) becoming the nation's Number One party pastime. Public humiliation has (1) been so fashionable. lt's 1 a.m. at an exclusive location in the heart of London. A major pop singer has taken the stage but rather than sing her latest hit, she treats the crowd to a Michael Jackson song. What was (2) the party habit of teenagers is now favoured by London's coolest crowd and everyone is having a (3) . So why are so many of our young celebrities queueing up to make fools of (4) . in clubs and bars across the country? Maybe it's because belting out a naff pop song to a public audience shows that even though you may be a celebrity, you don't (5) yourself too seriously. And if you are a big movie star, that's a good message to get across. Nobody gets away without being laughed (6) on a karaoke evening, no matter how famous they are.
(7) all, that's the whole point of the exercise. But for the musical experts among you, a word of warning: this isn't about proving to the world that you know all the lyrics to a serious song. lt's about expressing your inner performer. Don't bother (8) up at a karaoke night if you aren't prepared to sing; you've got to put in the effort and prove that you are one of the 'in-crowd'. Break a leg!