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.
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The teacher was so boring that I literally fell asleep during the class.
He was such a boring teacher that I literally couldn’t stay awake during the class.
We must make the most of our opportunity to speak natives when learning a language.
We need to take advantage of the chance to speak to natives while we are learning a language.
In spite of the cost, it was still a great event to attend.
Despite costing a lot, it was still a great evening to attend.
I was surprised that you called me after so many years without contact.
It came as a surprise to receive your phone call after such a long time without contact.
It was ages since I had seen my parents look so happy together.
I hadn’t seen my parents look so happy in ages.
I haven’t been for a run or done any training for ages.
It is ages since I went for a run and did some exercise.