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Paper 3 Use of English

For questions 31-40, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar
meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word

given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given.

There is an example at the beginning (0).


Write only the missing words on the separate answer sheet.
Example:

The tennis star ignored her coach's advice.


attention
The tennis star didn't ........................................ her coach's advice.

The gap can be filled by the words

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'pay any attention to' so you write:

No one has explained why our flight is delayed.


reason
No one has ............................................... the delay to our flight.

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I'd rather you didn't phone me at work.


prefer
I'd ............................................... me at work.

33

When Mary wanted a new car, she had to save up for a year.
Mary
lt ............................................... save up to buy a new car.

34

They are letting David out of hospital next week.


released
David ............................................... hospital next week.

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'Did you leave a tip for the waiter, Dad?' I asked.

he
I asked my father ............................................... a tip for the waiter.

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Test 1

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Jane didn 't expect to win the competition, but she entered it anyway.
went

Jane didn't expect to win the competition, but she

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. . . . . ..... . . . ... . .. .. . . ... . ............ ... ... . .

it anyway.

I do not intend to tell you my plans.


intention

I
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. . ..... .....

. . . ..

. .
..

.... . .

. ..
..

. . . .. ... .

..

...

you my plans.

Don't sign for the parcel until you have checked that everything is there.

you
Make sure that nothing is ............................................... sign for the parcel.

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Sasha only moved to a new class because her teacher recommended it.

Sasha
If her teacher hadn't recommended it, ............................................... to a new class.

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The mot or in this machine needs cleaning once a week.

has
The motor in this machine ............................................... once a week.

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Paper 3 Use of English

lij;ifi
For questions

31-40,

complete the second sentence so that it has a similar

meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word
given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given.
There is an example at the beginning

(0).

Write only the missing words on the separate answer sheet


Example:

The tennis star ignored her coach's advice.


attention

The tennis star didn't ........................................ her coach's advice.


The gap can be filled by the words 'pay any attention to' so you write:

31

lt would be difficult for me to finish the work by the weekend.


difficulty

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........ ....... . . . ........ . . . ..................

the work by the weekend.

Harry's home is sti!l in Spain, is it?


lives
Harry ............................................... he?

33

When S andra walked out of the meeting, she didn't say goodbye to anyone.
without
Sandra left ............................................... goodbye to an yone

34

You can borrow my bike if you're In a hurry.


mind

I.

......

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.. .. .
.

.....

...

......

...

.. . . .. you my bike if you're in a hurry.


..

..

..

Angus rarely takes a holiday.


rare

..

.. . .
..

...

...

.. .
.

............

..

...

. . . . take a holiday.
.

..

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Test 2

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We lost the game because of my mistake.

fault
lt was

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.. . . . .. . .......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... . . .. . . . . ..

win the game.

Are you planning to do anything on Saturday?

plans
Do ............................................... Saturday?

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Tim looks nothing like his father.

take
Tim .. .... .... .....
.

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. .

. . .....

.. . ....... .
.

. .

......

his father at all.

The film I saw last week was better than this one.

good
This film ............................................... the one I saw last week.

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I regret giving Dennls my phone number.

Denrns
I wish ............................................... my phone number.

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Paper 3 Use of English

For questions 31-40, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar
meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word

given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given.
There is an example at the beginning (0).
Write only the missing words on the separate answer sheet.
Example:

The tennis star ignored her coach's advice.

attention
The tennis star didn't ........................................ her coach's advice.

The gap can be filled by the words 'pay any attention to' so you write:

31

I'd rather not spend another day at the beach.

feel
I ........................................ another day at the beach.

32

I've never seen a match as good as this before.

match
This is the ........................................ seen.

33

The staff in that office all have great respect for their boss.

look
The staff in that office all ........................................ their boss.

34

'Is there anything you want from the shops?' Alison asked her mother.

there
Alison asked her mother if ........................................ from the shops.

35

Sally might not bring her camera to the party, so I'll take mine.

in
I'll take my camera to the party ........................................ bring hers.

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Test 3

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We missed the turning because we forgot to take a map with us.

remembered
If
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a map with us, we wouldn't have missed the turning.

June was sure there were no mistakes in her homework.

nothing
June was sure ........................................ with her homework.

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The picnic went ahead as planned ........................................ in the weather.


I advise you to think carefully before accepting William's offer.

better
You ............ ............................ carefully before accepting William's offer.
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Jackie hasn't been swimming for five years.

swimming
The last ........................................ was five years ago.

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c
a
s

Although the weather changed, the picnic went ahead as planned.

spite

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Paper 3 Use of English

For questions 31-40, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar
meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word
given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given.

There is an example at the beginning (0).


Write only the missing words on the separate answer sheet.
Example:

The tennis star ignored her coach's advice.

attention
The tennis star didn't

... . .... . . . .. ... .......... ..............

her coach's advice.

The gap can be filled by the words 'pay any at tention to' so you write:

31

Martin hasn't mentioned the party to me at all.


word
Martin hasn't ........................................ about the party.

32

Apparently, Sheila wasn't listening to me.

appear
Sheila ........................................ listening to me.

33

Margaret was offered a place on the course but couldn't accept because
she was Ill.

turn

Margaret was offered a place on the course but ...................................... .


.

because she was Ill.

34

'I wouldn't trust Frank with your money if I were you, Carl,' I said.

advised

I .. . .
.

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..

...

. .
.

. . ..

...

. ...
.

. . . ..

. .
. .

. . ...

Frank with his money.

I don't know Lesley's reasons for resigning.


idea

I .
.

. ... .

...

. . .. . .

...

. ..

. . . . ..

...

... . . .

Lesley resigned.

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Test 4

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Have you any desks in stock which are cheaper than this?

desk
Is this
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... . . . ..................................

in stock?

Teams of experts were examining the damage to the building.

examined
The damage to the building ........................................ teams of experts.

38

Joe's father used to insist that he washed the car at the weekend.

make
Joe's father used to ........................................ the car at the weekend.
39

I wish John still wrote to me.

miss
!
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.....

. . .......................

........

from John.

Everyone thinks Alan will accept the job within the next few days.

expected
Alan ........................................ the job within the next few days.

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Practice Test 1

PART4
For questions 35-42, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence,
using the word given. Do not change the word given . You must use between two and five words,
including the word given. Here Is an example (0).
Example:
0 A very nice man gave us directions
GIVEN

Read the whole sentence, look at the key word

We ...........................................................................

and then try to work out wbat the question is

..

testing (passive, conditionals, etc).

a very nice man.

0 I WERE GIVEN DIRECTIONS BY

Example:

Write only the missing words IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.

35 Please don't touch the exhibits.


RATHER
I

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ ............

..............

........

.........

..................

...............

touch the ex:hibits.

36 It s a good thing you gave me a lift o r I would have been late for my interview.
'

GIVEN
I would have been late for my interview ........................................................................................ me a lift.

J1 Please do not drop litter in the park.


REQUESTED
You

....................................

. drop litter in the park.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................. .................................

He doesn't get on with his colleagues.


'IERMS
Re is not .......................................................................................................................... with his colleagues.
Light travels faster than sound

TIL\VEL

Sound

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

as light.

He could not explain why he was always late to work.


ACCOUNT
He could not ............................................................................................................................... late to work.
Our boss wouldn't let us go home until w e bad done our work.
.fADE
Our boss

.....................

...

..................

........................................................

our work before we went borne.

!lad never been to a theme park before.


fiRST
::

_...

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............. .... ...............

....

....

..............

............

.........

I had ever been to a theme park.

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Practice Test 2

PART4
For questions 35-42, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence,
using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two a n d five words,
Including the word given. Here is an example (0).
Example:
0 Terry's car needs repairing.
SHOULD

Make sure you use between two and five words.

Terry

Contractions (e.g. can't, isn't) count as two words.

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o oo .o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

repaired.

Example:

0I

SHOULD HAVE HIS CAR

Write only the missing words IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.

35 Sanjay couldn't get his parents' permission to buy an expensive car.


ALLOW
Sanjay's parentS

ooOOooOOooooooooooooooo o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

to buy an expensive car.

36 Ann got this painting ten years ago.

HAS
Ann

oo

000 0 0 0 0 0 0 000 0 0 0 0 0 0o o o o .o o 000 0 0OOooOO0000oooo.00.oooo.000000 0 0000000000 00o o 000 0000 0 0000 0.0000.00000000.oooo0 0 0 . 0 0 0 0 .o o o o 0 0

0 000 0 0 o o

ten years.

37 Let's visit the art gallery this afternoon.

WE
Why

...

OOOOOOOOOOOOO O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O o o o oooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooo.. oo., .........

to the art gallery this afternoon?


..

38 You shou.ld book your ticket beforehand if you want to get a good seat.
ADVANCE
Your ticket

ooooooooooooooooooooo-oooooooooo. . . . . .oooooo .... oo . . . . . .o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

if you want to get a good seat.

39 We don't have any milk left, so we must go and buy some.


RUN
We

.. 00 ......................... ...........

........... oo...... oo ... . ... . .... ..oo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . oo

........

milk, so we must go and buy some.

.-J I could never have finished the job without your help.
IF
l could never have finished the job

o o o o o o........o o .... o o..o o o o o o . . . . oo. . . . . . . . . . . . . .oo......oooo........oooo................. o o . . . . . .o o . . . .

me

-41 Sophia was often ill when sh.e was a child.


USED
Soph.ia

. . . . . . . . oooo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......................................... oo.oo........... 00 .........................

.............

when sh.e was a child.

Parking llere is free after Spm

PARK
It doesn't

..................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .......................

here after 5pm.

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Practice Test 3

PARt4
For questions 35-42, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence,
using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words,
Including the word given. Here is an example (0).
Example:
0 A very nice man gave us directions.
GIVEN
We .............................................................................
a very nice man

Some of the given words could either be verbs or


nouns. Try both forms to see which fits the sentence.

0 I WERE GIVEN DIRECTIONS BY

Example:

Write only the missing words IN CAPITA.L LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.

35 Steve asked me how much I paid for my new sweater.


COST
Steve wanted ........................................................................................................................ my new swea ter.
36 What a pity you didn't tell me earlier!
WISH
I

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............................................

earlier!

37 The plane couldn't take off because of the rain.


PREVENTED
The rain ....................................................................................................................................................... off.
38 She doesn't see or bear from her childhood friends any more.
TOUCH
She bas ........................................................................................................................ her childhood friends.
l9 He gave the impression that he wasn't working.
SEEM
He ....................................................................................................................................................... working.
You didn't pay attention in class.
OUGHT
You

..

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............... ................

..

....... ..............

....

...........

................................

attention in class.

U Iessica was late due to the traffic.


TIME
Jessica didn't ...................................................................................................................... due to the traffic .
.C

' w on t allow my son to stay out past midnight," Mike sad


i .

"

'

REFUSED
}tike ............................................................................................................................. son stay out past midnight.

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PraCtice Test 4

PART4

For questions 35-42, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence,
using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words,
including the word given Here is an example (0).
.

Example:
0 Why are you interested in learning a new language?
WANT

possible in meaning to the sentence gv


i en.

Why ..........................................................................

a new language?

Example:

)
J

Check your answer to make su re it is as similar

G I DO YOU WANT TO LEARN

Write only the missing words IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.
35 They o ffered her a job but she refused.
TURNED
She

........................................................................ ...............................................................................

of a job.

36 I ftnd drivi ng on the left in England very strange.


ACCUSTOMED

I ... .

... ....

. ... .. .... .. .... ...

.. ... ..
...

...

.... ...

...

...

..

..

..

.. .. .. ... ... ... ... .. .... ... driving on the left

....

...

...

...

...

..

..

...

...

..

37 I expect you were very tired by the end of the week.


MUST
By the end of the week . ..
...

..

....

.. .
.

..

.....

....

. .

............

..

........ .....

.. . ... ..... . . ... . . ..


..

. ..

. .

....

...

in England.

.. . .. exhausted.

....

..

38 Being late is inexcusable.


EXCUSE
There is ...................................................................................................................................................... late.

39 Matthew decided not to do his homework and went to play football.


INSTEAD
Matthew went to play football .................................................................................................... liomework.
40 "I wouldn't stay out too late, Lee," said Mary.
ADVISED

Mary .. ... ... .... .. ... .. ..


...

41

..

..

...

..

...

...

... .... .... .... .. ... ... ... . .. .... ..... .... ... ... ... .. .. ... . out too l ate.

..

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..

..

...

...

...

..

..

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...

...

..

...

...

Her mother won t tolerate rudeness.


'

PUT
Her mother ....................................................................................................................................... rudeness.
42 Natalie didn't listen carefully enough to the spoken instructions.
ATIENTION
Natalie didn't ........................................................................................................... the spoken instructions.

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Practice Test 5

PART4

For questions 35-42, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence,
using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words,
including the word given. Here is an example (0).
Example:
0 A very nice man gave us directions.
GIVEN
We

;PJ
When transferring your

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .......................

answers

to the answer

sheet, don't write out the full sentence.

a very nice man.

0 I WERE GIVEN DIRECTIONS BY

Example:

Write only the missing words IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.

35 He took a taxi so he wouldn't have to walk in the rain.


AVOID
He took a taxi

... ..... ...... .............................. ............. ....................... ............ ... ...... . ....... . .. .. . .. .. . .. in

.......

the rain.

36 The hotel charged the group for the damage they caused in their rooms.
PAY
The hotel

.................... ................

..................................................

the damage they caused in their rooms.

37 She can't decide what to wear to the party.


MIND
She can't ............................................................................................................... what to wear to the party.
38 Colin finds it easy to remember people's names and phone numbers.
DIFFICUL1Y
Colin

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................

people's names and phone numbers.

39 Pollution is measured by special instruments.


USED
Special instruments

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

pollution.

40 Penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming.


WHO
It
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......................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

penicillin.

Jane is efficient and qualified.


WELL
As

..

................ ................. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . is

also qualified.

42 Kate and Ann look exactly the same to me.


TELL
I

....... ......

..... ....

........

..

....

....

...................................................................................

between Kate and Ann.

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Practice Test 6

PART4
For questions 35-42, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence,
using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words,
including the word given. Here is an example (0).
Example:
0 The school I studied at last year was better than
this one.

Don't forget to use the word in bold and make

GOOD
This school ..............................................................

sure that you do not change this word in any way.

my last one.

0I

Example:

IS NOT AS GOOD AS

Write the missing words IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.

35 1 cannot afford to buy a train ticket.


HAVE
I .. ..... .. .. .. .. .... .. .. .
.

..

..

..

...

..

......... ....

. to buy a train ticket.

...... ................... ...... ............................................. .

36 There is no more petrol in the car.


RUN
The car

...................................................................................................................................................

petrol.

37 It is useless to worry about what has already happened.


POINT
There is

... . . ........ .. .. .. ..... .. . .. .

............ ...

.. .

..

..

..

.. .

..

.. ...... ...... .

. .

... ..

. . .. . . . . what has already happened.

... ..

..

..

.. ..

..

36 "Have you bad anything to eat?" Mum asked Uam.


WHETHER
Mum asked ............................................................................................................................ anything to eat.
39 Did you mean to kick him, or did it happen by accident?
PURPOSE
Did you kick him ........................................................................................................................ an accident?
40 If you don't know bow to spell the word, why don't you check in the dictionary?
UP
If you don't know bow to spell the word, you ................................................................. in the dictionary.
41 The senior managers are interviewing the candidates.
INTERVIEWED
The candidates ............................................................................................................. the senior managers.
42 It's too cold to go for a walk today.
IF
We could go for a walk ................................................................................................................ cold today.

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Practice Test 7

PART4
For questions 35-42, c omplete the second sentence so that it has a similar mea ni ng to the first sentence,
usi ng the w or d give n Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words,
Including the word given Here is an example (0).
.

Example:
0 A very nice man gave us directions.

If you change your mind and want to replace a

GIVEN
We ...........................................................................

..

a very nice man.

word on the answer sheet, clearly rub i t out and


replace it. Don't try changing the word itself and
don't put it in brackets because it will seem as if
you are providing an alternative answer.

Example:

I WERE GIVEN DIRECTIONS BY

Write only the missing w ords IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.
35 Luggage must not be left unattended.
REQUESTED
You ........................................................................................................................ your luggage unattended.
36 I don't see why I should try harder.
WORTH

In my opinion, it .................................................................................................................................. harder.


:n They decided to throw out all the old furniture.
RID
They decided

....................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

all the old furniture.

38 She spent her childhood in Spain.


BROUGHT
She

......................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

..............

..............

...............................

in Spain.

a9 She likes to travel abroad.


KEEN
She

.......................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

abroad.

itO You need to reach a decision as soon as possible.


MIND
You need to
ill

........................ ................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

as

soon as possible.

He wasn't involved in the project.


NOTHING
The project

..

.. .
.

.....

................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

him.

lt2 You can stay here, but don't make too much noise.
LONG
You can stay here ............................................................................................... not make too much noise.

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Practice Test 8

PART4

For que stions 35-42, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence,
using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words,
incl ud ing the word given. Here Is an example (0).
Example:
0

Greg has been unemployed for almost two years.


OUT
Greg has

proper noun or pronoun, pay special attention to


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .

for almost two years.

Example:

If the first part of the second sentence includes a

0I

it as the

answer

often requires a pronoun that

agrees with it.

BEEN OUT OF WORK

Write only the missing words IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.
35 Andre was too worried to sleep.
THAT
Andre was

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

not sl eep

36 We've missed the last bus, so there is no point in waiting.


WORTH

It ........................................................................................................... , because we've missed the last bus.


37 "Is washing the

car

now really necessary?"

HAVE
"Does the car ........................................................................................................................................ now?"
38 You shouldn't take a dictionary into the

examination

room.

SUPPOSED
You ............................................................................................... a dictionary into the examination room.
39 Lisa's aunt is teaching her German.
TAUGHT
Lisa

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................

her aunt.

40 He said be would only do the job if we paid him first.


NOT
He said be would ............................................................................................................... we paid him first.
41

"Could you help me move this heavy wardrobe?"


HAND
"Could you ................................................................................................................. this heavy wardrobe?"

-12 She was smiling, so I'm sure she was happy.


MUST
Sbe was smiling, so ... . .... . . . ..
.

..

..

......

......

.....

..

....

.............

......

..
.

....

......

..

....

... . ..
...

....

....

...................

happy.

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Practice Test 9

PART4
For questions 35-42, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence,
using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words,
including the word given. Here is an example (0).
Example:
0

A very nice man gave us directions.


GIVEN

There are two marks for each question, so even if

We ............................................................................

Example:

you cannot complete an answer, fill in as much as


you can.

a very nice man.

0 I WERE GIVEN DIRECTIONS

BY

Write only the missing words IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.

35 It isn't easy for Lyoda to express her feelings.


DIFFICULTY
Lynda .

. ....................

.................. ..................................................................................................

her feelings.

36 There was nobody in the office but me.


APART
The office ................................................................................................................................................... me.
37 People say roc.k-climbing is a dangerous sport.
SUPPOSED
Rock-climbing .................................................................................................................. a dangerous sport.
38 It was unfair that he was disqualified.
DESERVE
He ................................................................................................................................................. disqualified.
39 I don't think she will apply for this post.
INTENTION
I don't think she

........................

................................................................................................

for this post.

40 His pare nts made him stay at home last night.


LET
His parents ............................................................................................................................... out last night.
41

It is John's duty to deliver the parcel on time.


RESPONSIBLE
John .................................................................................................................................. the parcel on time.

42 Jane wasn't late for once.


TIME
Jane

....................................................................................................................................................

for once.

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Practice Test 1 0

PART4
For questions 35-42, complete the second sentence so that it has a s i milar meaning to the first sentence,
using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words,
Including the word given. Here is an example (0).
Example:

0 A very nice man gave us directions.


GIVEN

The first sentence sometimes contains a word which

We ............................................................................

a very nice man.

0 I WERE GIVEN DIRECTIONS

Example:

is to be included in the second sentence, using a


different part of speech (e.g. object - objection).

BY

Write only the missing words IN CAPITAL LETIERS on the separate answer sheet.

35 Jake has been completely unsuccessful with his enquiries.


NO
Jake .......................................................................................................................... at all with his enquiries.
36 The ending of the film was so unexpected that we were all speechless.
SUCH
The film ended in ............................................................................................. that we were all speechless.
37 I don't think Matt meant to upset you

INTENTION
I don't think Matt ...................................................................................................................................... you.
38 Samuel is not trying to improve himself.
EFI<'ORT
Samuel

is

................ ........................................ ..............

..

....................................................................

himself.

39 The guide book doesn't recommend staying in that hotel.


ADVISABLE
It is

............... ...........

........................

.....................................................

in that hotel, the guide book says.

40 Melinda was the only one to pass the test.


NOBODY
Apart
41

...................................................................................................................................................

the test.

People say that Paris is beautiful in the Spring.


SAID
Paris ........................................................................................................................... beautiful in the Spring.

42 My dad helped me with my homework last night.


HAND
My dad ........................................................................................................... with my homework last night.

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PART 4
For questions 35-42, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the
first sentence, using the word given. Do not c h a n g e the word given. You m ust use between
two and five words, including the word given. Here is an example (0).
Exa m ple:
0

Ma king new fri e n d s was easy for h e r.

D I FFICULT
S h e did n't

______

n e w fri e n d s .

The gap can be filled with the words 'find it difficult to make', so you write:

Write the missing words I N CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.

35 Despite winning the race, he wasn't very pleased.


EVEN
He wasn't very pleased,

______

the race.

36 it's a fa irly long time since I last watched this pro g ra m me.
Q U ITE
I haven't watched this pro g ra m m e

______

time.

37 Were you a b le to complete all your work yesterday?


G ET
Did you m a n a g e

______

a l l yo u r work yesterday?

38 H is first novel was better than this o n e.


GOOD
This novel i s n o t

______

o n e he wrote.

39 I'm s o rry, could you wait fo r a moment, p l ease?


MIND
I 'm sorry,

______

for a m o m e nt, please?

40 We're so late now that we definitely won't get to the pa rty on time.

CHANCE
We're so late that we have

______

to the pa rty on time.

41 The food she eats affects her h ea lth bad ly.

EFFECT
The food she eats

______

h e r health.

42 The only thing I did at the weekend was h o usework.

APART
I did

______

h o usework at the weekend.

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PART 4
For questions 35-42, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the
first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word g iven. You must use between
two and five words, including the word given. Here is an example (0).
Exa m ple:
0

M a k i n g n e w fri e n d s was easy for h e r.

DIFFICULT
S h e d i d n't

______

n e w fri e n d s .

The gap can befilled with the words 'find it difficult t o make', so you write:

Write the missing words IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.

35 H e d i d n't buy a present for her, he gave her some money.

INSTEAD
He gave her some money

______

p resent.

36 A te mpora ry manager is ru n n i n g the shop at the m o m e nt.

RUN
The shop

______

a tem p o ra ry manager at the moment.

37 If you keep tryi ng, you'll i m p rove.

G IVE
If you

______

you'll get better.

38 How long is your journey from home to work?

TAKE
H ow long

______

get from h o m e to work?

39 When I ra ng the box office, the tickets had a l l been sold.

LEFT
There

______

when I ra n g the box office.

40 I was surprised when I discovered the truth.

FIND
I was s u rp rised

______

the truth was.

41 I f p u b l i c opinion doesn't change suddenly, he' l l win the next election.


SUDDEN
U nless

______

change in p u b l ic opi nion, he' l l win the next el ectio n .

4 2 This i s t h e hap piest that Pa ula h a s ever been.


HAPPI ER
Pa u l a

______

she is now.

FCE PRACTICE TESTS PAPER 3: USE O F ENGLISH

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PART 4
For questions 35-42, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the
first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word g iven. You must use between
two and five words, including the word given. Here is an example (0).
Exa mple:
0

M a ki n g new frien d s was easy for h e r.


D I FF I CULT
S h e d i d n't

new fri e n d s .

______

The gap can be filled with the words 'find it difficult to make', so y o u write:

Write the missing words I N CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.

35 Beca use of what you a dvised me, I d i d the right th i n g .


ADVI CE
Tha n ks

______

me, I did the right thing.

36 In my o p i n ion, they're the best band i n the world.


CONCERNED
They're the best band i n the world, as

_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_

37 H e r behaviou r tends to be bad when she is under p ressu re.


TE NDENCY
She

______

badly when she is u nder pressu re.

38 My brother earns half of what I earn.


TWI CE
I earn

______

my b rother.

39 I got a n g ry because of the assista nt's attitu de.


MADE
The assista nt's attitude

______

temper.

40 He plays so skilfu l ly that nobody c a n beat him.


MUCH
He plays with

______

that nobody can beat h i m.

41 They were late because they got stuck in traffic.


RESULT
They were late

______

stuck in traffic.

42 Yesterday I met o n e of my friends by chance in the supermarket.

RAN
Yesterday I

______

m i n e in the superma rket.

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PART 4
For questions 35-42, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the
first sentence, using the word given. Do not c h a n g e the word given. You m ust use between

two and five words, including the word given. Here is an example (0).
Exa m p le:
0

M a k i n g n e w fri e n d s was e a sy fo r h e r.

D I FF I C U LT
S h e d i d n't

_______

n e w fri e n d s .

The gap can b e filled with the words 'find it difficult to make', s o you write:

Write the missing words I N CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.

35 lt says here that we should we re ply to this invitation.

SUPPOSED
lt says h e re that

______

to this invitation.

36 I haven't got my wa l let - it must be at home.

LEFT
I

h ave n't ant my Wil l l et -

at h o m e.

____

37 The p roblem was that I hadn't expected it to take so long to get to the a i rport.

LONGER
The pro b l e m was that

_______

I had expected to get to the a irport.

38 Is it likely that this i nvention will become p o p u l a r with the p u b l i c?


CATCH
Is this i n vention l i kely

39

_______

with the publ ic?

I was d riving h o m e from work when the accident h a p pened.

TIME
I wa s d riving h o m e from work

_______

the accident.

40 There a re a m i n i m u m of seven classes a week d u ring the course.


LEAST

The course consists

_______

seven cl asses a week.

41 My sister can't d rive so she hasn't got her own car.

KNOW
My sister

_______

drive so she has n't got her own car.

42 I wrote down his email address on a p iece of paper.

NOTE
_______

his email a d d ress on a piece of paper.

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Tip Strip
Question 35: You

need
a phrase that creates
a negative comparison
with 'as'.

Question

36: 'Su pposed'


is followed by the infinitive
with 'to'.

Part 4
For questions 35-42, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar
meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word

given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given.
Here is an example (0).
Example:

Question

37: Use a
preposition and a gerund
after 'apologised'.

What type of music do you like best?

FAVOURITE

Question

39: You need


to turn 'disappointed' into
a noun.

Question 4 1 : You
need to make a phrasal
verb here.

Question 42: Which verb


tense comes after 'wish'
to talk about the present?

What . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . type of music?


The gap can be filled with the words 'is your favourite', so you write:

Example:

@] I IS YOUR FAVOURITE

In the exam, write only the missing words IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate
answer sheet.

35

Brad speaks English better than his parents do.

AS
Brad's parents don't . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . he does.

36

Cycling is not allowed in the park.

SUPPOSED
You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . in the park.
37

' I 'm sorry I didn't let you know I was going to be late, Ann,' said Jamie.

APOLOGISED
Jamie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann know that he was going to be late.
38

A heavy fall of snow prevented them from getting home that night.

ABLE
They . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . home that night because of a heavy fall of snow.
39

Ursula was disappoi nted not to win the competition.

CAME
Not winning the competition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to Ursula.
40

I paid far more money for my new computer than I expected to.

so
I didn't expect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . money for my new computer .

..

41

We'll have to stop at a service station because there's very little petrol left in the car.

OUT
The car has . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . so we'll have to stop at a service station.
42

Samaritha would love to have long, blonde hair.

WISHES
Samantha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long, blonde hair.

T E S T 1 , PA P E R 3 : U S E OF E N G L I S H

Tip Strip
Question 36: You

need
to use the word 'except'
in this sentence.

Question

37: You need

to use the past perfect


tense in this clause.

Question 38: Which


verb form comes after
'be used to'?

Part 4
For questions 35-42, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar
meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word

given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given.
Here is an example (0).

Example:
What type of music do you like best?

Question

39: You need


to transform 'broke' into
another form of the verb.

FAVOURITE
What . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . type of music?

Question 40: You

need
to make a mu lti-word
verb here.

The gap can be filled by the words 'is your favourite, ' so you write:

Example:

0 I IS YOUR FA VOURITE

In the exam, write only the missing words IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate
answer sheet.

35

Tania hasn't played volleyball for three years.

SINCE
lt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tan i a last played volleybal l .
36

The o n l y thing earl forgot t o b u y was a new battery for h i s watch.

EVERYTH ING
earl remembered to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a new battery for his watch.
37

Declan was angry because elaire arrived late.

TIME
If elaire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , De clan would not have been angry.
38

I don't usually wear a hat and so it feels strange.


USED
I am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hat and so it feels strange.

39

Rob said to Jennifer: 'You broke the strap on my new camera . '

ACCUSED
Rob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the strap on his new camera.
40

Mark can't wait to use his new computer-games console.

FORWARD
..

Mark is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . his new computer-games console.


41

lt will only take three hours to fly to Sicily.

FLIGHT
lt is only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to Sicily.
42

I can't fit all my clothes into that tiny wardrobe.

HOLD
That tiny wardrobe is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . all my clothes.

T E ST 2 , PA P E R 3 : U S E O F E N G L I S H

Part 4
For questions 35-42, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar
meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word

given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given.
Here is an example (0).
Example:
What type of music do you like best?

FAVOURITE
What . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . type of music?
The gap can be filled by the words 'is your favourite', so you write:

Example:

[!] I IS YOUR FAVOURITE

In the exam, write only the missing words IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate
answer sheet.

35

The band probably won't do another tour this year.

UNLIKELY
The band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . another tour this year.
36

it's very hard for Alex to get up in the morning.

TROUBLE
Alex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up in the morning.
37

Lily is so good at swimming that she is going to train for the Olympics.

SUCH
Lily . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . that she is going to train for the Olympics.
38

One of us ought to go and meet the visitor at the airport.

SHOULD
The visitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of us at the airport.
39

I went to the dentist's because I couldn't stand the toothache any longer.
UP
I couldn't . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the toothache any longer, so I went to the dentist's.

40

I wasn't invited to the party and feel sad about that.


WISH

,.

I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . invited to the party.


41

lt was a difficult problem, but eventually Martin solved it brilliantly.

WITH
Martin eventually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . brilliant solution to the problem.

42

Students may use the library, but they must not disturb other users.

LONG
Students may use the li brary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . not disturb other users.

Part 4
For questions 35-42, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar
meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word

given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given.
Here is an example (0).

Example:
What type of music do you like best?

FAVOURITE
What . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . type of music?
The gap can be filled by the words 'is your favourite', so you write:

Example:

0 I IS YOUR FAVOURITE

In the exam, write only the missing words I N CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate
answer sheet.

35

Heidi stayed with a friend when she went to London.

PUT
A friend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . when she went to London.
36

The singer dislikes people asking for his autograph in the street.

LIKE
The singer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . people ask him for his autograph in the street.
37

I advised Kylie to enrol at a gym, which she did.

ADVICE
Kylie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and enrolled at a gym.
38

I had no idea that a famous film star was born in the town.

UNAWARE
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fact that a famous film star was born in the town.
39

We had a long journey ahead of us, so decided to leave early.

OFF
We decided . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . we had a long journey ahead of us .
.

40

lt has rained all day every day this week.

STOPPED
lt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . at all this week.
41

Simon was the only student to apply for a scholarship.

NONE
Apart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the students applied for a scholarship.
42

Debbie wore a jumper because she thought it might be cold in the mountains.

CASE
Debbie wore a jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . in the mountains.

TEST 4

PAP E R 3 : U S E O F E N G L I S H

Part 4
For questions 35-42, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar
meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word

given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given.
Here is an example (0).

Example:
0

What type of music do you like best?

FAVOURITE
What . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . type of music?
The gap can be filled with the words 'is your favourite', so you write:

Example:

[!] I IS YOUR FAVOURITE

In the exam, write only the missing words IN CAPITAL LETTERS on a


separate answer sheet.

35 Learning to sew seemed a waste of time to Lisa.

POINT
Lisa couldn't . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . learning to sew.
36 I love the local food, but prefer having pizza when I go out with friends.

WOULD
Although I love the local food, I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a pizza when I go out
.

with friends.
37 I reckon Barry was relieved to find his missing cellphone again.

BEEN
Barry must . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . he found his missing cell phone.
38 According to the gossip, the actress will be getting married soon.

RUMOURED
The actress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . getting married soon.
39 Pamela said that she regretted sending that angry text message to Harry.

ONLY
'If . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . that angry t?xt message to Harry', said Pamela.

40 Ashley always eats a big breakfast before going out in the morning.
WITHOUT
Ashley never goes out in the morning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a big breakfast.

41 Emily does not intend to answer any of the interviewer's questions.


NO
Emily . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . any of the interviewer's questions.

42 Liam has decided not to go to football practice any more.


GIVE
Liam has decided . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to football practice.

T E S T 5 , PA P E R 3 : U S E O F E N G L I S H

Part 4
For questions 35--42 , complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning
to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given.
You must use between two and five words, including the word given. Here is
an example (0).

Example:
0

What type of music do you like best?

FAVOU RITE
What . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . type of music?
The gap can be filled by the words 'is your favourite', so you write:

Example:

0 I IS YOUR FAVOURITE

In the exam, write only the missing words IN CAPITAL LETTERS on a


separate answer sheet.

35 Jane felt she was old enough to look after her own pet dog.
CARE
Jane felt she was old enough to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . her own pet dog.

36 lt's a waste of time asking Peter to help because he's too busy.
NO
There is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter to help because he's too busy.

37 Is it all right if I turn the television off?


MIND
Would . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the television off?

38 We're not going to have our car washed because it costs too much.
AFFORD
We . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . have our car washed.

39 Grace knows a lot about Web design, even though she has never studied it.
HAVING
Despite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , Grace knows a lot about Web design.

40 Damon looked so funny in his brother's tracksuit that we had to laugh.

..

HELP
We . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . at Damon because he looked so funny in his
brother's tracksuit.

41 An electric fence kept visitors away from the animals.


PREVENTED
An electric fence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . close to the animals.

42 Graham likes to spend time alone just before a race.


BY
Graham likes to spend time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . just before a race.

Part 4
For questions 35--42, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning
to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given.
You must use between two and five words, including the word given. Here is an
example (0).

Example:
0

What type of music do you like best?

FAVOURITE
What . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . type of music?
The gap can be filled with the words 'is your favourite', so you write:

Example:

[!] I IS YOUR FAVOURITE

In the exam, write only the missing words IN CAPITAL LETTERS on a


separate answer sheet.

35 John qualified as an instructor three years ago.


BEEN
John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . instructor for three years.

36 Although we thought the minibus would be comfortable, we were mistaken.


TURN
The minibus did . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . as comfortable as we had expected.

37 Susan warned Michael about the broken guitar string, but he didn't listen to her.
NOTICE
Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . when Susan told him about the broken guitar string.

38 The tour bus stopped frequently to let people admire the view.
THAT
The tour bus stopped frequently . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . admire the view.

39 Faye hadn't finished her dinner when Steve called her.


STILL
Faye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . when Steve called her.
.

40 'lt's getting late, so I ought to go home', said Zoe.


0

BETTER
Zoe said it was getting late and that . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . home.

41 Sandra's sister can ski better than she can.


SKIER
Sandra is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . as her sister.

42 Rod finally managed to cycle to the top of the hill.


SUCCEEDED
Rod finally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to the top of the hill.

T E S T 7, PA P E R 3 : U S E OF E N G L I S H

Part 4
For questions 35-42, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar
meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word
given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given.
Here is an example (0).

Example:
0

What type of music do you like best?

FAVOURITE
What

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .

type of music?

The gap can be filled by the words 'is your favourite', so you write:

Example:

0 I IS YOUR FAVOURITE

In the exam, write only the missing words IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the
separate answer sheet.

35 Jack had always wanted to become a firefighter.


AMBITION
lt . .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

to become a firefighter.

36 I think you should complain about that horrible meal.


WERE
If I

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .

a complaint about that horrible meal.

37 Christina had never visited Venice before.


FIRST
lt was

o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

to Venice.

38 No matter how hard he tried, Victor couldn't open the box.


VERY
Even .

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 0 0 .

, Victor couldn't open the box.

39 lt isn't really worth trying to fly the kite when there's no wind.
HARDLY
lt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fly the kite when there's no wind.

40 Oliver says he will only play football if he can be team captain.


..

UNLESS
Oliver says that he

0 0 0 0 00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00

00

00

he can be team captain.

41 lt was lucky that Tessa found the missing document by chance.


ACROSS
Tessa was

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

the missing document by chance.

42 Dancing was an activity that David had never wanted to do.

APPEALED
Dancing was an activity that

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David.

T E S T 8, PA P E R 3 : U S E OF E N G L I S H