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Language II.

Use of English exam Students name:


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

1- Complete the second sentence with three to eight words so that it has similar meaning to
the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given.

1- Con men can easily deceive elderly people. taken


Elderly people.............................................................by con men.
2- We seem to have earned a reputation of being unreliable. though
It .................................................................... earned a reputation of being unreliable.
3- It really gets on my nerves when my colleague borrows my stapler. stop
I wish my colleague................................................................... my stapler.
4- All the facts have to be made public, the leader of the opposition said. demanded
The leader of the opposition.......................................................made public.
5- Rumour has it that that infidelity had been the cause of the Smiths marital problems. run
The Smiths marriage..........................................................................infidelity.
6- The jurys verdict for the people who vandalised the local museum was public offences.
charged
The people who vandalised the local museum.................................................public offences.
7- It will be six years since I moved here next Saturday. for
By next Saturday I will....................................................................six years.
8- The police officers forced me to tell them all I knew. made
They.......................................................................... all I knew
9- Unfortunately, I couldnt visit my brother in Australia as I didnt have enough money. able
Had.........................................................penniless, I.......................................... visit my
brother in Australia.
10- It doesnt matter how much of an effort I make. I always fail to pass my driving test. hard
However...............................................................................passing my driving test.
11- I have to spend so long answering emails and I hate it! wish
I ............................................................................. so long answering emails.
12- As the headmaster scolded me on several occasions, I decided not to misbehave again.
told
Having.............................................................., I decided not to misbehave again.
13- A pity I didnt star my own business sooner. regret
I .................................................................................. sooner.
14- It wasnt necessary for Tom to book the train ticket because there were plenty of seats
available. booked
Tom.............................................................his ticket in advance.
15- People who keep on striving to acquire material possessions end up lonely. more
The.........................................................................................they get.
16- You can borrow my car for your holiday as long as you take it to the mechanic afterwards.
condition
You can borrow my car for your holiday.....................................................................its
brakes .................
17- Why are you so lenient with your kids when they keep getting into mischief? You
shouldnt. Meg advised me. not
Meg suggested .........................................................my kids when they keep getting into
mischief.
18- It took me time but now I find it easier to meet my deadlines. used (+ verb)
I .............................................................................although it was difficult at first.
19- If I passed the exam, I would be thrilled. the
Were............................................................................................ I would be thrilled.
20- Get off your car, the traffic warden yelled. insisted
The traffic warden ....................................................................................

2- Complete the following text with one suitable word.

Women are 1)................................. to be demanding and fickle. But are they so? Many men
find the 2) .....................of fulfilling their desires rather 3) ........................ . They try time and
time again to meet their requirements-4)..........................womens expectations goes beyond
mens dreams-in vain. Their 5) ....................attempts to please them are useless and so all
their energy is 6).............................out of them. Poor men! Women should take pity on them
and stop scaring them out of their 7)......................... . Men are 8)................................to a
shopping list 9) ..........................requisites are impossible to meet. It is only when men come
to terms with these home 10).................................about women that they can begin to relax.
September 2016. Language II
Use of English exam Students name: ..................................
1- Complete the second sentence with three to eight words so that it has similar meaning to
the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given.
1- Con men can easily deceive elderly people. taken
Elderly people...can get taken in ................................by con men.
2- We seem to have earned a reputation of being unreliable. though
It ...looks as though we had................ earned a reputation of being unreliable.
3- It really gets on my nerves when my colleague borrows my stapler. stop
I wish my colleague....would stop borrowing ............................. my stapler.
4- All the facts have to be made public, the leader of the opposition said. demanded
The leader of the opposition.....demanded that all the facts (should) be.....................made
public.
5- Rumour has it that that infidelity had been the cause of the Smiths marital problems. run
The Smiths marriage....had run into difficulties/problems/trouble over.......................infidelity.
6- The jurys verdict for the people who vandalised the local museum was public offences.
charged
The people who vandalised the local museum...were charged with...................public offences.
7- It will be six years since I moved here next Saturday. for
By next Saturday I will....have been living/have lived for..............................six years.
8- The police officers forced me to tell them all I knew. made
They...made me tell them ........................... all I knew
9- Unfortunately, I couldnt visit my brother in Australia as I didnt have enough money. able
Had.......I not been.......................penniless, I.would have been able to ..... visit my brother in
Australia
10- It doesnt matter how much of an effort I make. I always fail to pass my driving test. hard
However....hard I try, I never succeed in....................passing my driving test.
11- I have to spend so long answering emails and I hate it! wish
I ...wish I didnt have to spend............................ so long answering emails.
12- As the headmaster scolded me on several occasions, I decided not to misbehave again.
told
Having...been told off by the headmaster............, I decided not to misbehave again.
13- A pity I didnt star my own business sooner. regret
I ......regret not having started my own business....................................... sooner.
14- It wasnt necessary for Tom to book the train ticket because there were plenty of seats
available. booked
Tom.....neednt have booked............................his ticket in advance.
15- People who keep on striving to acquire possessions end up lonely. more
The....more they strive to acquire possessions, the lonelier...........they get.
16- You can borrow my car for your holiday as long as you take it to the mechanic afterwards.
condition
You can borrow my car for your holiday..on condition you have/get .........its
brakes ....checked.......
17- Why are you so lenient with your kids when they keep getting into mischief? You
shouldnt. Meg advised me. not
Meg suggested ..my not being so lenient/ that I shouldnt...............................my kids when
they keep getting into mischief.
18- It took me time but now I find it easier to meet my deadlines. used (+ verb)
I .....got used to meeting my deadlines.......................although it was difficult at first.
19- If I passed the exam, I would be thrilled. the
Were....I to pass the exam, ................................. I would be thrilled.
20- Get off your car, the traffic warden yelled. insisted
The traffic warden ......insisted that I get off my car....................
2- Complete the following text with one suitable word.
Women are 1)......believed.................. to be demanding and fickle. But are they so? Many
men find the 2) .prospect.............of fulfilling their desires rather 3) ..daunting................. .
They try time and time again to meet their requirements-4)......surpassing..............womens
expectations goes beyond mens dreams-in vain. Their 5) .....frantic.........attempts to please
them are useless and so all their energy is 6)....drained..........out of them. Poor men! Women
should take pity on them and stop scaring them out of their 7).....wits.......... . Men are
8)...tethered.......................to a shopping list 9) ...whose................requisites are impossible to
meet. It is only when men come to terms with these home 10).....truths..............about women
that they can begin to relax.
March 2016. Language II
Use of English exam Students name: ..................................

1- Complete the second sentence with three to eight words so that it has similar meaning to
the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given.
1- Would you mind if I brought a friend to your party? objection
Would ................................................................................................. a friend to your party?
2- The new Surveillance Programme is sure to fall flat on its face. odds
It.............................................................................................................. fall flat on its face.
3- Luke had never been invited to a film premiere before. first
It ............................................................................. an invitation to a film premiere before.
4- Did the cast dance any better in last nights performance? in
Was.................................................................................dancing in last nights performance?
5- It appears we have got the wrong package. sent
We.....................................................................................................the wrong mail.
6- Dario was just about to leave for the theatre when the phone rang. point
Dario ................................................................................... when the phone rang.
7- Camila doesnt mind whether she dances on stage or in a TV show. no
It ........................................................................ whether she dances on stage or in a TV show.
8- Fiona impressed the director enormously in her first audition. director
Fiona ............................................................................... in her first audition.
9- It took me time but now I find it easier to meet my deadlines. used (+ verb)
I ................................................................................... although it was difficult at first.
10- Pauls mother finds it hard to accept that her kids are grown up. terms
Pauls mother ............................................................................... that her kids are gown up.
11- Graham is certain hell outdo his competitors. likelihood
There.................................................................................... the other chess players.
12- When I was a child, my parents didnt allow me to get low marks. made
When I was a child, my parents ....................................................................... get low marks.
13- Perhaps my sister was moody because she didnt get the job. fact
I put my sisters.......................................................................... she didnt get the job.
14- He cant have stolen the money. likely
Hes .......................................................................................... the money.
15- Unless anyone objects, I intend to start a self-help group for new employees. nobody
Providing ........................................................., I intend to start a self-help group for new
employees.
16- Without that book on assertiveness, I wouldnt have coped in the new job. book
Had.........................................................on assertiveness, I wouldnt have coped in the new
job.
17- Why are you so lenient with your kids when they keep getting into mischief? You
shouldnt. Meg advised me. not
Meg suggested .....................................................................my kids when they keep getting
into mischief.
18- If I passed the exam, I would be thrilled. the
Were...................................................................................... I would be thrilled.
19- Get off your car, the traffic warden yelled. insisted
The traffic warden ..................................................................................................
20- I bet she felt relieved when it dawned on her shed passed her driving test. realised
She must ............................................................. shed passed her driving test.

2- Complete the following text with one suitable word.


What keeps us 1)..........................the edge of our seat at the cinema? According to James Cutting, a psychologist
at Cornell University, film-makers are getting better at constructing films in 2) ....................a way that they
3) .................our attention. He points out that the viewers attention 4)....................held more effectively in films
which feature shots of similar length. Whats more, this effect is enhanced 5) ....................those shots recur in a
regular pattern 6).................................a film. 7)...........................analysed over a hundred Hollywood movies, he has
come to the conclusion that, 8)..................more recent they are, the more closely their shot lengths are
9)..........................to follow the same mathematical pattern that also describes human attention 10) ......