In this part of the exam the candidate must read a sentence and then complete a second sentence with 3-6 words so that it has the same meaning as the first sentence. The task provided you with a word that you must use in the exact form. If the word is SAID, you must use SAID and not say or saying. DO NOT CHANGE THE WORD PROVIDED! It is a test of your grammatical and lexical knowledge. Sometimes the sentence can be completed with only 2 words or more than 6, but these answers are not valid as the task states that you must use 3-6 words, in other words, the word provided + 2,3,4 or 5 more words.

 

Try the Deleting Technique. You take the sentence transformation, for example:

You´ll have a great time no matter where you go

REGARDLESS      You´ll have a great time ________ where you go

YOU MUST CONSIDER WHAT IS THE SAME IN BOTH SENTENCES AND THEN DELETE WHAT IS THE SAME IN THE FIRST SENTENCE

You´ll have a great time no matter where you go

REGARDLESS      You´ll have a great time ________ where you go

YOU ARE LEFT WITH NO MATTER AND ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS THINK OF THE SYNONYM FOR IT.

Answer: regardless of

 

Review inversions in depth HERE

 

Try our real exam questions (download the answers in the review section):

As soon as Alex finished the race, he went to have a beer alone.

SOONER  

No _______________ than he went to have a beer with friends.

 

As soon as he had finished his phone call, he asked if he could go home early.

PUT              

No sooner had _______________ he asked for the chance to leave early.

 

This computer ought not to be messed about with on any account.

SHOULD  

On no account _______________ touched or fiddled with.

 

I have never before been asked to fix computer.

HAVE         

Never before _______________ a computer.

 

He had hardly got started with his business when we went bankrupt.

JUST           

He _______________ up his business when he went bankrupt.

 

As soon as they saw the error, they rang the developer to make amends.

THAN         

No sooner _______________ error than they called to get it fixed.

 

ANSWERS AT THE END OF THE COURSE IN THE REVIEW


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