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 cruise to Norway was so expensive that nobody could afford to go.
It was such an expensive cruise to Norway that nobody had enough money to pay for it.
You should only use a weapon as a last resort.
Everyone objects to using a weapon unless it is a last resort.
What exactly are you getting at when you say “a struggle”?
What exactly are you suggesting by saying “a struggle”?
Inés knew nothing about the surprise her husband had arranged for her.
Inés had no idea that her husband had arranged a surprise for her.
Recently I have gone off eating tuna as I prefer other things.
I am not so keen on tuna recently as I would rather eat other things.
The commuters we delayed by a serious accident on the M1.
The commuters were held up by a serious accident on the motorway.