2 Make sure the second sentence conveys exactly the same meaning as the first one and that you have not added any new ideas or left anything out.
3 Write your answer in CAPITAL LETTERS.
4 Use the key word exactly as it is written - do not change it in any way.
5 Check that what you write fits with both what goes before and what comes after the gap.
6 Count the number of words to make sure you have not written more than six or less than three.
7 Remember what contractions (I’ll, don’t, etc.) count as two words.
8 Check your spelling.
9 At the end of the test, carefully transfer your answers to the answer sheet.
Follow the exam instructions, using the advice to help you.
For questions 25-30, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, suing the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between three and six words, including the word given. Here is an example. (0)
If you are not sure of the answer, write what you can - you may get one mark.
Mark told Patti he thought her dress was beautiful.
Mark .............. dress.
The gap can be filled with the words ‘complimented Patti on her beautiful’, so you write:
Example:0COMPLIMENTED PATTI ON HER BEAUTIFUL
Write only the missing words IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.
Check that (a) you have not used too many or too few words, (b) your spelling is correct, and (c) what you have written fits grammatically.
25 Could you watch my suitcases while I go and buy my ticket?
Would you mind ............... my suitcases while I go and buy my ticket?
26 The rainfall in the west of the country usually exceeds that in the east.
The rainfall in the west of the country tends ............... is in the east.
27 It’s hard to be sure, but I think unemployment rates are beginning to fall.
As ..............., unemployment rates are beginning to fall.
28 It would be wonderful to sit down and relax for a few minutes.
I wish that I ............... for a few minutes.
29 We were very grateful that Kate thought of suggesting we ask Max for help.
We were very grateful that Kate ............... asking Max for help.
30 Don’t forget to take gloves, as it may well be cold in the mountains.
You should ............... cold in the mountains.
How could you help yourself to improve your performance in this part of the test?
25 Which expression with ‘eye’ means ‘watch’ in the sense of ‘look after’?
26 What form of a verb follows ‘tends’?
27 Here you need an expression will ‘tell’ meaning ‘from what I have noticed or understood’?
28 Which idiom based on ‘feet’ means ‘relax’?
29 Which phrasal verb is often used with words like ‘suggestion’ or ‘idea’ to mean ‘think of’?
30 Which tense is used after ’in case’ when you’re thinking about the future?
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