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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She was so cross because of the way I shouted at her.
As I had shouted at her so badly, she got really angry.
I am very used to spending loads of time in the mountains with friends.
I tend to do mountaineering with friends outside a lot.
Surely you are looking forward to going on holiday.
I bet you can not wait to go away on holiday.
I didn’t know there was a problem because you didn’t tell me.
Had you told me, I would have known there was a problem.
Marc told Oliver, “I can’t stand going to work every day, I need more time off”.
Marc said that he hates working every day and that he needs more time off.
You are not supposed to study grammar all the time, you need to learn through the usage of the language.
You should not study too much grammar, you need to learn by practising language.