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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There were more than 5000 runners in this year’s marathon.
More than 5000 runners entered this year’s marathon.
You should only use English during the speaking exam.
You must stick to English in the speaking exam.
What exactly are you getting at when you say that you are fluent?
What exactly are you suggesting by saying fluent?
Recently I have gone off eating ham as I have eaten it too much of it.
I am not so keen on ham recently because I eat it too often.
It’s not easy to stand for this noise.
I really don’t like having to put up with this noise.
We need to continue with our classes until the end of term.
We had better carry on going to class until the end of term.