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.
My boss said that I had to work at the weekends. ON My boss insisted on me working at the weekends.
Ashley said “You have ruined my life”. ACCUSED I was accused of ruining Ashley´s life.
I hardly ever wear sunglasses because I find the annoying. USED I am not used to wearing sunglasses because I think they are irritating.
John is excited about driving his new car. FORWARD John is looking forward to driving his new car.
In the case of an emergency, read and follow the instructions beforehand. JUST Read and follow the instructions just in case there is an emergency.
He should learn to cope with things by himself. OWN He ought to handle things on his own.