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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This year has been so awful that I don’t know if I can carry on.
This has been such an awful year that I can’t carry on.
I am having problems taking in all of the complex information.
The information is so complex that it is hard to believe.
I think it is a waste of time going to class tonight.
I don’t see the point in going to class tonight.
This whiskey is so strong that I can’t drink it as a shot.
This is such strong whiskey that I can’t drink it in one alone.
If what happened wasn’t your fault, then why did you lie?
Why lie if you were not to blame for what happened?
Their car needs replacing as it is costing too much to repair.
Their car costs so much to fix that it needs replacing.