In this part of the exam you have six sentences to complete. You need to read the first sentence in each question. From this you need to look at the second sentence and think about what information is missing. You must then complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the first with 2-5 words (NO MORE). Another thing to understand is that you are provided with a word that you must use in exactly the same form (if it is TOLD, you cannot use tell, telling or any variation of the word. ONLY TOLD). Each of the questions is worth 2 points and the points are based on lexical (vocabulary) or structural (grammatical) points. What they assess in this part of the exam are as follows:

Lexical: phrasal verbs, word patterns, fixed expressions, contextual vocabulary etc.

Structural: passive, relative clauses, reported speech, quantifiers, connectors, tense changes, gerund versus infinitive, modal verbs, inversions (rarely), conditionals etc.

 

It might not be the best idea in the world to delay the meeting again.

PUT

If it were me, I would not put off the meeting again.

 

She made me apologise for the previous night´s mistake.

TO

She told me to apologise for the mistake I had made the night before.

 

If you don’t have enough money to pay for it, you ought to wait and save up.

AFFORD

Unless you can afford it now, it would be better to wait and save up for it.

 

I must admit that I already knew about what happened the other night.

AWARE

I have to admit that I was already aware of what had happened the other night.

 

I used to enjoy surfing, but now I am not so keen.

OFF

I have gone off surfing, even though I used to be fond of it.

 

I could get used to being off on Friday afternoons.

HAVE

I would love to be able to have Friday afternoons free.

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