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FCE Use of English

FCE Use of English

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FCE Use of English Part 1: Multiple Choice Cloze 1) Synonyms You should be able to identify the correct word

from a selection of similar words that matches a particular context or goes with another word: Complete each sentence by choosing the best word. work job career employment

1. Would you like to meet for a coffee after ..........? 2. He's decided to take a part-time .......... 3. The number of people in full-time .......... has risen this month. 4. If you commit a crime it will destroy your .......... . journey trip tour ride

5. How was the bus .......... to work today? 6. She's going on a six-week .......... of Australia. 7. You won't see her until she's back from her skiing .......... 8. Can I go for a .......... on your bike? quiz exam test trial

9. If you work hard you should pass the FCE .......... . 10. Today our teacher is giving us a short grammar .......... . 11. At the end of the lesson she'll give us a fun .......... . 12. I'm going to work for them for a .......... period

Part 1: Multiple Choice Cloze 2) Collocations You will need to be able to identify common collocations, that is words that go together. Choose the answer A, B, C or D that completes each sentence.

1 He tried to .......... her some advice but she wouldn't listen. A give B suggest C recommend D take 2 Have you .......... out the invitations to the party yet? A posted B sent C dispatched D delivered 3 I wonder if you could .......... me a favour and carry this box for me. A make B do D give E hold 4 Could you just stand there quietly without .......... a sound? A creating B doing C causing D making 5 She's slowly getting .......... after the accident. A better B over C well D improved 6 Your father looks really different in this picture but I can .......... it's him. A know B identify C tell D choose 7 The recipe for vegetable soup has a number of different .......... . A parts B components C ingredients D elements 8 Guess who I .......... into in the supermarket today? A knocked B bumped C hit D banged

FCE Use of English Part 1: Multiple Choice Cloze 3) Phrasal Verbs Phrasal verbs are frequently tested in Part 1 of this paper. You need to look out for missing verbs or prepositions/particles. Choose the answer A, B or C that completes each sentence. 1 You'll be able to ....... that book out of the library. A bring A take C move 2 We have to ....... ahead if we want the party to be a success. A plan B go C push 3 She didn't say goodbye before she ....... off. She must be upset about something. A switched B rang C cut 4 Although it was a wonderful job offer he decided to ....... it down in the end. A pass B take C turn 5 When I saw his awful haircut I burst ....... laughing. A out B into C in 6 As time goes ....... we do more damage to the environment. A beyond B forward C by 7 She has decided to take ....... a new hobby. A over B up C on 8 Could you repeat that? I couldn't quite make ....... what you were saying. A out B up C over

Part 1: Multiple Choice Cloze 4) Phrases/Expressions There are many set expressions that you are likely to be tested on in this section. Choose the answer A, B, C or D that completes each sentence. 1 After a great deal of discussion we were all .......... agreement that we should have a party. A for B at C on D in 2 Thanks for telling me about that website. I'll keep it .......... mind. A in B on C to D about 3 What do you do ....... a living? I'm a computer programmer. A as B by C for D of 4 Our train's been cancelled. We'll have to listen out ....... an announcement. A for B to C about D on 5 She isn't going to university next year. She's had a change of ........ . A attitude B thoughts C heart D tune 6 There are lots of different sweets to choose from. Just ....... your pick. A make B take C do D select 7 If you want to buy that motorbike you'll have to take .......... a loan to do it. A down B on C up D out 8 The success of the school play was thanks .......... all the hard work involved. A to B for C in D of

FCE Use of English Part 1: Multiple Choice Cloze 5) Linking Words Make sure you know the difference between the common linking words used in English.. A contrary B contrast C context ... it can also be expensive..... A through B spite C despite 8 The team played well in the first half. .... In other .. A effect B result C outcome 6 The company is making a number of changes........ A By B In C On 2 He did hardly any work before the exam...... it seems that there are going to be a number of job losses...... A words B ways C sayings 7 She bumped into her ex-boyfriend in the street.. .... ... B or C that completes each sentence.. you might find yourself getting homesick.. all her efforts to avoid him... I found it absolutely fascinting A On B In C At 5 The law regarding dangerous driving has been changed.... .........more people are going to prison.... Choose the answer A. A Further B Addition C Moreover 4 Some people have said the play is boring..... .... . A Although B Nevertheless C Despite 3 Life in a big city is more stressful than the country.... 1 Studying abroad is a great opportunity.. As a/an .... In . during the second half they completely lost control of the game. the contrary... the other hand..... he managed to pass...

For example. Should I take a course in my local school . My teacher suggested that I listen to the BBC World Service every day in order to improve my listening. I plan to work in the UK in the future and nobody will take me seriously if my English pronunciation is anything short of excellent. Choose the most suitable heading from the lists in the bottom screen for each letter (1-7). Fazlinda 2 I'm writing to ask your opinion on a matter which is really annoying me. Yuki 6 I have studied English for 5 years at school but for the past 6 months I have been doing self-study using the Internet and books to improve. Can you explain this? Would it be impolite of me to correct them? Lana 5 I am an intermediate student of English (I have been studying it for 3 years). Nobody else in the group seems to have the same problem. I often hear them say things like 'more friendlier. This Month's Letters See this month's problems and questions submitted to us by learners of English: 0 I I study English for 6 hours per week in secondary school. Up to now I've considered myself to be a good student. For 1 hour each week we have conversation classes with a native speaker of English where we talk about topics such as drugs. I know it's a really good opportunity to practise my spoken English.which is a little expensive for me now . Gunther 3 Can you help me? I really want to speak English the right way. Last month I went to Britain to visit my relatives over there and it was awful. Do you have any good ideas? I have a particular problem with sounds like 's'. but I never made a contribution to the discussion.or is it possible to prepare for the exam doing self-study? . Katalin 1 I'm a 24-year-old business student from Malaysia and I've been attending English classes at night school for the past 5 years. whereas I thought it should be 'more friendly'. There is an example at the beginning (0). Jose 4 I am working as an au pair in London looking after 2 small children. There are lots of materials to choose but I'm not sure what is best for me and how I should use them. What went wrong? My English teacher is very good and I always score the highest in grammar tests. with the correct accent. politics and culture. I should forget all the rules of grammar that I learnt when I was younger.FCE Reading Exit) Part One: Multiple Matching Instructions You are going to read a selection of letters form a problem page in an International English Language magazine. The problem is that it's hard for me to understand every word. I'm quite good at reading and writing but listening is very difficult for me. There is one extra heading which you do not need to use. It also seems to be common for them to say 'we was' instead of 'we were'. It's not that I don't have an opinion. Do you have any ideas about how to make listening to the radio less difficult? I like to keep up with the current news in particular. or that I'm shy. My English teacher never corrects my mistakes when I am speaking. but more that I don't have the vocabulary to express my views. I feel really frustrated at the end of the lesson. I love my job but the way that English people speak is a little puzzling. Nobody could understand my pronunciation and I couldn't understand them either. Isn't that her job? How am I going to improve otherwise? Also she's always telling me that now I'm an advanced student. I really would like to take the FCE examination but don't know how to study on my own.

especially in our free time when we go out together. The sight of your latest music centre or computer is enough to tempt any burglar. What about entry via doors? Your back door and patio doors. When you do have callers never let anybody into your home unless you are absolutely sure they are genuine. I decided to go to the UK to improve my English but the college I am studying in at present is full of people from my own country. so deter any potential criminal from approaching your house by fitting security lights to the outside of your house. Maria A) Trouble with teaching methods B) Make it easier to comprehend C) Join a class or learn alone D) Communication breakdown E) Should I point out mistakes F) Awful grammar G) Aiming for perfection H) Surrounded by my own language I) Unable to express myself FCE Reading Part Two: Multiple Choice You are going to read a magazine article about crime prevention. then on no account should you approach the intruder. Windows are usually the first point of entry for many intruders. . The first place a burglar will look is under the doormat or in a flower pot and even somewhere more 'imaginative' could soon be uncovered by the intruder. B. Install a burglar alarm if you can afford it as another line of defence against intruders. particularly if you are elderly. But if your house is in a quiet. like a house which is very obviously empty. When you have to go out. choose the correct answer A. and one which is wellprotected. should have top quality security locks fitted. it is very difficult to do this. which are easily forced open. A sobering fact is that not all intruders have to break and enter into a property. Ask to see an identity card. a burglar or intruder has decided to target your home. For extra security. leave at least one light on as well as a radio or television. Why go to the trouble of breaking in if you can just knock and be invited in? Beware of bogus officials or workmen and. A recent survey of crime statistics shows that we are all more likely to be burgled now than 20 years ago and the police advise everyone to take a few simple precautions to protect their homes. A burglar will wonder if it is worth the bother. No matter how small your windows may be. For Questions 1-8. Far better to telephone the police and wait for help. C or D. It is much safer to leave a key with a neighbour you can trust. The first fact is that burglars and other intruders prefer easy opportunities. for example. Before going to bed you should double-check that all windows and shutters are locked. This is much less of a challenge than an occupied house. Avoid leaving signs that your house is empty.Paula 7 Could you please give me some advice on a problem I have at the moment with my English studies. Although the teachers tell us we should only try to speak in English with each other. Downstairs windows provide easy access while upstairs windows can be reached with a ladder or by climbing up the drainpipe. If you are in the frightening position of waking in the middle of the night and think you can hear an intruder. in spite of the aforementioned precautions. it is surprising what a narrow gap a determined burglar can manage to get through. Never leave a spare key in a convenient hiding place. fit window locks to the inside of the window. fit a chain and an eye hole so you can scrutinise callers at your leisure. I am worried that my speaking will not improve. But what could happen if. and do not leave any curtains wide open. There are some general tips on how to avoid your home becoming another crime statistic. desolate area be aware that this will be a burglar's dream. Even though this is expensive it will be money well spent.

B are good value for money. 4 The 'aforementioned precautions' refer to steps that: A will tell a burglar if your house is empty or not. D is where you always find a spare key.FCE Reading Part Two: Multiple Choice (Page 1. C is a lot of bother to maintain. window locks. we should: A avoid leaving our house empty. security locks and burglar alarms: A cost a lot of money but are worth it. 7 The writer argues that fitting a chain and an eye hole: A will prevent your home being burgled. D will not stop an intruder if he has decided to try and enter your home. B only go out when we have to. 3 The writer thinks that hiding a key under a doormat or flower pot: A is a predictable place to hide it. D Burglary statistics. D is tried only by very determined burglars. C are luxury items. C is only necessary for elderly people. C is imaginative. 2) 1 A well-protected house: A is less likely to be burgled. B is a useful place to hide it. B is regarded as a challenge by most criminals. B avoids you having to invite people into your home. D are absolutely essential items. B are the most important precautions to take to make your home safe. C always keep the curtains closed. B is not as difficult as people think. . 5Gaining entry to a house through a small window: A is surprisingly difficult. D give the impression that our house is occupied when we go out. 2 According to the writer. 6According to the writer. B Protecting your home from intruders C What to do if a burglar breaks into your home. D gives you time to check if the visitor is genuine. C will stop a potential burglar. C is less likely to happen than gaining entry through a door. 8 The best title for the text is: A Increasing household crime. D is very unlikely to be burgled.

1 Time was not the only obstacle to getting this show on the road.then you have to give up all your power to people who know what to do.FCE Reading Part One: Multiple Matching You are going to read an article about a show. This was to iron out any problems and then the exact timings and directions were transfered to the computer. Putting On The Show It's showtime . the design co-ordinator at Imagination. and worked out the timing. even during the run itself. equipment and lights are about to be set up . 5 The costumes also have to go together with the stage design.a musical extravaganza.' 3 Costume designer Hugh Durrant had to design over 300 costumes. for there aren't many shows in England that have those kind of showgirl outfits. Bruce Sussman. It was then a case of sitting down and making loads of rough sketches and then finalised drawings.' he recalls. engineers and technicians are called in to take those plans from the paper stage to reality. it all had to be approved. Barry and I tend to write impulsively. 'I can remember the date very well. was his old friend and writing partner. and for us the best time is when we sit down together. Once that was done. 'In this business..' says Sturt.. But what and who does it take to put on such a production? 0 I First things first . trying to work within a budget. Barry Manilow. so finding the right person to make them was quite difficult. 'It was then a case of finding the right people to make the costumes. 'Two weeks after that I had a meeting in America with the production team to go over the proposals. and spent some time researching clothing of the 1940s and 50s. our greatest creative ideas happen together when we're around a piano. They were asked on September 10th to set initial ideas on paper. 6 Once the design has been finalised. partnerships are usually short-lived. the process of making the show a living thing follows. and this is where the design company. there are usually endless changes. and then we sorted out all the details. Copacabana is pure big time entertainment . as well as intricate jewellery. 'I was given the script and songs. dismissing the difficulties of such an arrangement.' 7 .' recalls Jeremy Sturt. 'Barry was in Australia at one point and he rang me from his hotel and played a tune down the phone to me. 2 'Even when we think the script is finished. They are about to celebrate 22 years together in the business.' 4 But turning those drawings into the real thing proved difficult. The scary part is when all the scenery. when the show takes place.the words. Imagination.' he says. 200 pairs of shoes and 100 wigs.' Then the Imagination team worked on those ideas.' says Bruce.' says Durrant. 'Drawing up design proposals that everyone was happy with took about four to six weeks. That was half the battle of my work. 'Once that was done we did a dry run in the theatre. Working on the script with the show's creator. Choose the most suitable heading from the list A-I for each part (1-7) of the article. came in. There is one extr heading which you do not need to use. using all the equipment and the scenery changes. 'Barry's based in California and I'm in New York. as with any show. There is an example at the beginning (0).

A Re-creating the period B That's only the start C A hard search D Working at a distance E Trying it all out F When things go wrong G Stressful but fun H Working towards agreement I A long-standing team You are going to read a magazine article about an author. you'll be a writer. A.' she said. and I was very good at handling them. I said I wanted to work with dogs. A Sound of Chariots. which is reflected in the love she has for her writing. B . because my family always had dogs. since she was a good teacher ." So eventually I thought that this woman must have something. Born and bred near Edinburgh. as it did for us. FCE Reading 'A good book for children should simply be a good book in its own right." They don't realise that children are much more interesting company. which although written in the third person is clearly autobiographical and gives a picture both of Mollie's ambition and her struggle towards its achievement. 'When we have visitors with children the adults always say. and the teacher always said "Nonsense Mollie dear.' 'When I set one of my books in Scotland.' . 'I was once taken back to see it and I felt that somebody had lain dirty hands all over my childhood. playing down the hard work involved. She firmly believes that there is always and should always be a wider audience for any good book whatever its main market. For her it has all been a rollercoaster of events. The children have something new. The next step was the casting. Then it was time for the final rehearsals and then the real thing. Molly is indeed an entertainer.' she said. For Questions 1-8. 'I auditioned for the part in January. This love goes back to early childhood. then rehearsals started in February. choose the correct answer. Thoughts of her childhood inevitably brought thoughts of the time when her home was still a village with buttercup meadows and strawberry fields .sadly now covered with modern houses.' she says. Nicola Dawn won the part of Lola. Mollie has devoted her talents to writing primarily for young people. The atmosphere was amazing in rehearsals. because children now know so much so early that romance can't exist for them.it was quite a tight schedule. 'I have this great love of not only the meaning of language but of the music of language. or watching the village blacksmith at work. she is a beginner in a leading role. In Mollie's opinion it is essential to make full use of language and she enjoys telling a story.and I decided when I was nine that I would be a writer. a well known author of books for youngsters. With the chief function of a writer being to entertain. doing a completely new show in four weeks.' These are the words of Mollie Hunter. This childhood intention is described in her novel.' To this day. she'll spend more time with the children. which is what every writer should be doing: 'If you aren't telling a story. 'I can recapture my romantic feelings as a child playing in those fields.' she says. They were quite hectic . 'Never. and although she's no newcomer to the stage. I've heard all the adults have to say before. Mollie has a lively affection for children.' she smiles.C or D. there's nothing to beat that. 'I've told stories all my life.you're a very dead writer indeed. And that's important. "If you go to visit Mollie. I'll never go back. I had a school teacher who used to ask us what we would like to be when we grew up and.

D She didn’t respect her teacher’s views. B It should be attractive to young readers. C It should be based on original ideas. 2 In Mollie Hunter’s opinion. B She didn’t enjoy writing stories. one sign of a poor writer is: A lifeless characters B complicated ideas C the weakness of the description D the absence of a story 3 What do we learn about Mollie Hunter as a very young child? A She didn’t expect to become a writer. Mollie feels that modern children are: A more intelligent B better informed C less keen to learn D less interested in fiction 7 Mollie’s adult visitors generally discover that: A she is a very generous person B she is interesting company C she talks a lot about her work D she pays more attention to their children 8 What is the writer’s purpose in this text? A to describe Mollie Hunter’s most successful books B to share her enjoyment of Mollie Hunter’s books C to provide information for Mollie Hunter’s existing readers D to introduce Mollie Hunter’s work to a wider audience . C She didn’t have any particular ambitions. 4 What does 'its' refer to in paragraph 3? A novel B picture C ambition D struggle 5 How does Mollie feel about what has happened to her birthplace? A confused B ashamed C disappointed D surprised 6 In comparison with children of earlier years.Part Two: Multiple Choice (Page 1. 2) 1 What does Mollie Hunter feel about the nature of a good book? A It should not aim at a narrow audience. D It should not include too much conversation.

C Mike. The first thing I had to do was save. you can afford to go anywhere. and save on a regular basis. 0 H I was about to see my elder sister Sheila. her or me. It was very Australian . with a small building to the side. while my mother was there. 1 And then. 4 Having done that. The fact was. G The long preparation was essential. to hear her voice again. who had gone to live in Australia 13 years previously. There is one extra paragraph which you do not need to use.we were going to see the world. with a family sitting room in the cellar. Seven paragraphs have been removed from the article on the left. 36-hour flight from England to Australia. became louder. because it gave me time to get funds together.Part Three: Gapped Text You are going to read a magazine article about a trip to Australia. The plane dipped lower. and I was surprised to find that although it was early summer.important.single storey. that it had been worth all the saving. H I don't know who I was trying to convince. we chose an inexpensive Far Eastern airline. decided not to go. and gave her what I hoped was a reassuring grin. for the first time in as many years. We started our journey on a Sunday evening. and I heard myself saying. you might see me there one of these days. I knew that I'd done the right thing in going. E I realised afterwards that getting to Australia was a great achievement . tiredness and excitement . I could see a sunlit field below. F We walked down the steps. It was the first time Sheila and I had spoken in eleven years. Michael. So I put a small amount away each month and over eleven months it built up into a tidy sum. as well as moral support for me. My sister stood there. and we gave each other a hug. and we both felt it would be a wonderful adventure for her. instantly recognisable. I plucked up the courage to phone. I looked at Maureen. all the organising. 5 'Does it feel foreign?' Sheila kept asking. as she showed me around her home. Maureen and I sat up late that night. The plane touched the ground. But we didn't mind that particularly . my sister suddenly decided it was time to reinforce old familiy ties. and shop around for a good deal on flights . But it didn't strike me as foreign . The world really is open to you as Maureen realised. which stopped off at about five places. We arrived in Australia on Wednesday. And the nerves were mixed up with jetlag.' Sheila answered: 'Do you really mean that?' And suddenly. Choose the most suitable paragraph from the list A-H on the right for each part (1-6) of the article. After a slow. sitting beside me.I felt at A It felt good. towards noon. I was going to see her. It was jumper weather. we were in the airport building. On New Year's Day. 2 She sent our mother a plane ticket. in just a few minutes. Since she left England. my husband. we had all but lost touch. At last. I was feeling incredibly nervous. talking non-stop as we caught up on just some of our news. it wasn't particularly warm. and our son.as well as the knowledge that if you plan in advance. enough for me and my daughter to spend a month in Australia. was busy at work. as prices vary so much. Sheila. Trip to Australia The noise of the engines changed. the throwaway remark became a real possibility. After many years. Now. There is an example at the beginning. so they could spend Christmas together. 'You never know. But Maureen was still at school. we were about to land. if strange. B It must have been the adrenalin that kept us going when we reached our destination. D The plan had been hatched eleven months earlier. my teenage dauighter. 3 I'd never even left Europe before.

bought is a restaurant with rooms for guests. her confidence has built up. which provided financial security but never-ending work. have spent their whole lives in the hotel and catering industry. the Bricknell-Webbs admit there have been sacrifices. On Saturdays and Sundays we'd sit them down in front of videos. She's currently travelling round the world. sane. now 18 and 20. knew he wanted his own restaurant when he was 23. the restaurant would have to go. You have to be incredibly strong to do this job. the customers want to see you there every time they come in. That was the challenge. For Tony and Tina the hard work has been made worthwhile by a special award for excellent food. Tony believes their restaurant works because they run the show themselves. she saved for her own adventure. They have no social life and no children. decent but untrained people . And by closing down entirely during the offseason. but for the time . The property he and his wife. 'I'm on my feet for such long hours. Moving to the restaurant has meant working seven days a week in the high season. as by moving into a restaurant they have taken a considerable drop in income for a better quality of life. however. Despite this they carried on and their children. But they found it hard to combine being in the restaurant trade with bringing up a family.' Clearly proud of their achievement.' Tina's first experience of cooking in a restaurant was when the chef walked out three days after it opened. the most demanding part was the physical work. Gradually. they made their decision. If they did start a family. 'One day we may have another adventure in the restaurant trade. B Tony and Gina Wignell of Strathlachlan in Scotland. A Roger Bates.' For Sandra. I ended up feeling it was David and the restaurant against me and the children. 'It was hard to get used to being treated like servants. Wouldn't it be fun to run a restaurant! People. but they can make time for themselves by shutting in the afternoon. They have made one major sacrifice. The family had to come first. look back and say that they never realised that there was any other life. FCE Reading Part Four: Multiple Matching (Page 1. 'If you have a place like this.ordinary. When their restaurant opened for business they had two small children. D David and Jane Blackford found this to be true. The family link carries on. She also had the difficulty of taking over someone else's staff and someone else's menus. Sandra. choose from the people (A-D). 2) You are going to read a magazine article about various people who have run restaurants. Tony and Gina used to manage a hotel.home there. they get a clear two months off.' Roger says the only unpredicted difficulty was the attitude of some of the customers. You're an actor and they've bought your performance with the price of a dinner. For Questions 1 14. But he didn't make his move until he was 39.' When David caught pneumonia. She gradually changed the menus.have decided that it would be wonderful to start their own restaurant. 'When they were very small we could manage by putting them to bed early but later there was a real conflict of interest. and she's just been staying with her Aunt Sheila. 6 When she got itchy feet after going to Australia. 'People will come and find you if you are good enough. which is down a quiet lane on the wooded slopes of a beautiful valley. C It's a similar story for Tina Bricknell-Webb and her husband Tony. and she has a little more time off now that the business is established.

. 10/11 The quality of the restaurant has been officially recognised. price for each tea. When they saw a little restaurant for sale outside Edinburgh. of numerous teas from different sources and countries of origin. Britain is (6) ... Tea is without (3) . 0 They had children who accepted what their parents did... (11) .. of the River Thames.. Teas are generally tasted with milk.. 13 They did not benefit financially from opening the restaurant.. professional tea tasters before being sold at each week’s tea sale. 2 They paid to eat good food even as students.. the national thirst go to the London Tea Trade Centre... The tasters move down the line with surprising (12) . Over a hundred samples are (10) . . While other teenagers went out to clubs.. B 1 When they started.. It is the centre of an industry of (1) . 6/7 People have to make a special effort to reach the restaurant. they did not serve the food they would have liked to. It is well known for its food and appears in the best guide books. Some thirty per cent of the world’s exports of tea makes its (5) . is their whole life.. Samples of the vast amounts of tea brought into the country to (7) . E Perhaps David and Hilary Brown have the most perfect arrangement.. 5 They did not originally plan to do the cooking themselves.. tasting each sample from a spoon and deciding what is a (13) . to London.... David and Hilary saved up to go to restaurants. Now the restaurant.. that is how the majority in Britain drink their tea.. 9 They found some customers very difficult.. 8 They consider that contact with the customers is essential. the largest importer of tea in the world. woman and child over ten years of age has (4) . importance in the (2) . average over four cups a day or some 1500 cups annually. inexpensive but they are of a very high quality. The best are delicate (15) .being putting up the 'closed' sign has been a great relief.. The types of tea that are popular in Britain are (14) .. they couldn't resist. Ever since they met at school in their teens they had dreamt of having a restaurant. which holds thirty people. 1 2 3 A A A high common doubt B wide B typical B dispute C great C everyday C disbelief D D D large usual uncertainty .. 3 They get some private time together every day. so people are prepared to travel long distances to eat there. The London Tea Trade The London Tea Trade Centre is on the north (0) . It is fascinating to see them at (9) . where they are tasted by (8) .. 14 They allow themselves a break from the restaurant every year... in a line on long tables. 4 People can also stay overnight at their restaurant.... lives of the British.. the British national drink: every man. 12 They may have another attempt at running a restaurant.

The business did very (3) . (12) . .T. ages It's (been ages since I) saw you. including the word given. They offered not only an enormous range of goods. tried to bring together such a wide range of goods (2) .. his in many major cities in the United States.. (5) . toilets and many (14) .the department store.. .. (7) ... luxury and excitement previously unknown to customers. Example: I haven't seen you for years.... read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. but the way that it is used there (11) . when it appeared in Harper's Magazine. Others followed Stewart's example and soon there were stores (8) . so (15) .. was no need to go elsewhere for anything.. it clear that it was already widely understood.. facilities. Example: (0) doing Department Stores In 1846 an Irish immigrant in New York named Alexander Stewart opened a business called the Marble Dry-Goods Palace. Stewart's Cast Iron Palace.. We don't (9) .. You must use between two and five words.. Almost from the start they had restaurants. By (0) .. 1893... It expanded rapidly and soon had (4) .. also levels of comfort. The expression wasn't used in print (10) .. (6) . Do not change the word given. .4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 A A A A A A A A A A A A for B route B considerably B satisfy B effective B action B composed B out of B speed B fine B roughly B mixtures B by C way C by far C match C skilled C operation C put up C since C hurry C right C comparatively C associations C at direction largely answer developed practice settled so rush fair slightly unions D D D D D D D D D D D D on journey by much serve handy work laid out owing to dash deserved approximately gatherings FCE Use of English Part Two: Open Cloze For Questions 1-15. using the word given. is certain is that department stores completely changed the shopping experience for millions of people.. (13) . he gave the world something completely new . no-one (1) . so... For Stewart even that was not enough.. he renamed A.. Use only one word in each space. when people started calling them department stores.... the largest shop in the world. It was.. complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. staff of two thousand. Before this. In 1862 he moved to an eight-storey building nearby. FCE Use of English Part Three: 'Key' Word Transformation For questions 1-10.. for many years would remain... a single roof.

.............. stay in Majorca........ objection I .... you pay me 500 pounds extra.. not sleep.... out Robert has ........ The author wrote her latest novel while she was staying in Majorca.... turned Lynda ...... If there is an extra......000 pounds for her story.... 7....... of 5... 9........ 10.......................... If the line is correct.... his face...1......... her gloves anywhere. The newspaper offered Lynda 5................ FCE Use of English Part Four: Error Correction Read the text below......... 5.. The thief ran past you so I'm sure you saw his face........ Example: 0 over 00 ok .... Suzanne was too excited to sleep.. the council building a new road here............... 4........ incorrect word...................... "I will complete the work only if you pay me 500 pounds extra... but she refused... that Suzanne was ..........." said Frank........................................ write the word on the right of the line. There is an example at the beginning.. up a new hobby? 2...... not "I will ...... must The thief ran right past you so . seen Mrs Noble asked Eric ........................ 3.. Eric?" asked Mrs Noble........ for two years.......... "Have you seen my gloves anywhere... Robert has not had a job for two years.. staying The clients . Why are you interested in taking up a new hobby? want Why ........... 6................ The clients demanded to stay in a first-class hotel....." said Frank.. in a first-class hotel................... Some of the lines contain an extra........000 pounds from the newspaper for her story.. incorrect word in the line.. I don't object to the council building a new road here...... 8.......... write 'OK'.................... was The author's latest novel ..........

to play chess for many years now. Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot? Even if you haven't read the (6) . Who can (5) ........ 5 and because I was often late I got into terrible trouble 6 at first.. The main thing I've learnt 9 to do is how to give up detailed information to customers over the 10 phone. calculations of the fastest modern computers are (8) .. and 2 she has been very kindly given me a holiday job. stories. In a recent (9) . The playing area is (4) . I have to 7 work very hard and. success of all. 1 one of my father's friends who has a small travel agency. I'm 8 quite enjoying myself so far yet. There is an example at the beginning. ability to (1) ... Some of the world's famous crime writers have achieved the (4) . However. but lost (10) . the best machine beat all its rivals. Example: (0) A native B real C natural D raw Write the Perfect Crime Novel Most people are born with the (0) . I intend to working until the end of 13 the month and then I'm going off on a short holiday by the 14 sea. to deal with the problems of the game. for computer 'Go' machines.. so there is obviously still a lot of work to do.. I also have to make the coffee and do other 11 boring things! Sometimes there's no-one except from me in the 12 office and it gets really busy.. although the pay isn't much good... challenge yet . My boss is very keen on some punctuality. larger than in chess and there are far more pieces. in games against the best players in the world has shown steady (2) . read the text below and decide which answer A.the ancient board game called 'Go'. authors. I've got some great news. and their (1) . (Exit) ABLE PERFORM IMPROVE BIG CONSIDERABLE COMBINE END IMPRESS SUFFICIENT COMPETE HEAVY For Questions 1-15.. If you have an ambition .A Holiday Job 0 Congratulations on getting over your teaching diploma. of bestselling books.... C or D best fits each space.. to three young schoolchildren. but only a rare few have the determination to become (2) . and even fewer have the joy of seeing their novels top the (3) . of moves is almost (6) . It was 3 difficult in the beginning because I tend to find it very hard to 4 get up in the morning... it will be years before the designers of computer games machines can beat their (3) . books you will have seen them in films or on the TV. So I make sure of I'm always on time now..... Example: 0 ability Computers That Play Games Computers have had the (0) ..... B. so that the (5) .. Your 00 parents must be really proud of you. . . The game involves planning so many moves ahead that even the (7) . the appeal of famous detectives like Sherlock Holmes.. where I just hope I'll manage to relax myself on the 15 beach before going back to college in next month FCE Use of English Part Five: Word Formation Read the text and then write the correct form of the word in CAPITALS to complete the gaps... Unfortunately..

3 hours (12) .. including the word given. But the fact remains. These are: an original story... complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. ages It's (been ages since I) saw you. day for 5 weeks on our language course you will soon be speaking the language.. a train may be the (14) . read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space.. in a good course you could be left with little (7) .. Example: I haven't seen you for years. After all. Then we wouldn't (15) . not.... Do not change the word given. notes on and then file into a folder.. some loose (10) .. What we (13) .. than a large bill. or you may prefer to take (1) ... SpeedLearn Systems and the company has been forced to remove its claim that its technique is ten times better than any (9) .... is to read lots of examples of crime fiction written by good authors. situation .for example.. Example: 0 .... Use only one word in each space.. What are we talking about? Believe it (2) .. the most (12) . time refer to language learning courses that promise excellent results in less time (4) . we are willing to change our advert. 24 hours. strong characters and a memorable setting.to become the (7) .... best guide and if you don't know what to look (6) . ... You will need a notebook to carry around with you or. of paper that you can (11) . 1 A 2 A 3 A 4 A 5 A 6 A 7 A 8 A 9 A 10 A 11 A 12 A 13 A 14 A 15 A say occupied queue largest deny first next spot even strips complete standard out notion parts B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B tell employed list greatest refuse initial following tip still sheets do everyday down idea ingredients C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C speak working row highest insist early subsequent point very layers fill average off invention pieces D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D announce professional line prime hide original later mark so pieces make regular from inspiration sections For Questions 1-15. watching a woman get (13) . we still believe our claim is true... clearer in the advert. these periods (3) ... For Questions 1-10.. A complaint was recently made (8) . had these annoying complaints". it takes to say 'Bonjour'! However.. Agatha Christiewhat should you do? The best starting (8) . others promise success (0) ..... You must use between two and five words.. better. have done was to make (14) .in Too Good to be True Some say you can do it in seven days.. time and do it in 5 weeks. if you (11) ... Like any good recipe you have to know the main (15) . method. for your first bestseller. (9) . the advertisements of these companies are not necessarily (5) .... The Managing Director of SpeedLearn Systems said (10) ".. of a successful novel... using the word given....

.. in the garden.......... last week..... What do you think Steve is doing in the garden?' wondered She .... I was going to visit a friend there and after that to travel down to Greece for a long holiday........ Because it snowed heavily during the night the motorway is closed...... due The motorway is closed ........ I've tried again and again but I just can't do it.. There are two examples at the beginning..try.... He was ordered to leave the field for arguing with the referee...... meal in the restaurant................... sent The referee ... in contact with the boss today? 3.... I don’t care what you do. repaired That’s where I went ........ 10.......................... I had arrived in Amsterdam and was at the station for buying a train ticket to Munich....... I still can't do it....... you can do what you like...... you? 7........... Luckily I had had my passport and all my money in my jacket......................... I ran all over the station trying to find it but it was quite gone...... and some have a word that should not be there...................... often No ................. 4....... write the word at the end of the line....... Did you manage to get in contact with the boss today? getting Did you .... concerned As .......................... 8... supposed You ...... read the text below and look carefuly at each line......... That’s the garage where I left my car last week......... Some of the lines are correct......................... 5...... 6....... put a tick at the end of the line..... You can't bring food into this room....................................... The meal we had in the restaurant was so nice......... 2................1....... food into this room... 9... that there was heavy snow the night before. If a line is correct.... If a line has a word that should not be there. 0 00 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ..... Examples: 0 to 00 OK Travelling Light The last time I travelled to abroad started off quite badly........ for arguing.. I just bought my ticket and turned round to pick up my bag from the floor and realised that someone had stolen it. Do you and your brother have the same looks? like Does ... such It ... For questions 1-15.

in the United Kingdom received a (3) .... the bank or the restaurant. computers has meant students can study language programmes (1) .. between the UK and other European nations where employers seem (6) ... in fact it was lovely not to have to carry around a heavy bag... Example: (0) A in B at C of D to No More Classes The use (0) . Example: (0) CRITICISM Dress Code UK companies have received (0) . All this perhaps. I quickly decided to continue on with the journey and caught the next train to Munich. . I had been looking forward to the holiday for so long and didn’t want to cancel it though. ...8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 but the only clothes I possessed were the ones I had them on. a virtual English companion. when they have the (9) .. realistic settings where they could practice their English... in. C or D best fits each space.and no need to (2) ... maybe getting a hand (10) ...10 Read the text below. What’s (4) .. from the comfort of their home: no (11) . at the computer. so I did at least have the chance to change! For Questions 1 ....... choose their class. another boring lesson. about the teacher having a favourite or doing (3) . their own speed when and for how long they want . take the books they need off the shelf and (6) . of a button they would be transported to (9) .. When I eventually arrived at my friend lent to me lots of clothes. and be transported into an imaginary school.. This follows a case in which a male (1) . from a business forum for what their report refers to as a rather narrow-minded attitude towards the dress code for office workers. At the (8) . working in the post room of a large (2) ... about the need for their workers to wear smart clothes in the office. Use the word given in CAPITALS at the end of each line to form a word that fits in the space in the same line. for wearing jeans to work. to dress in a way that they feel most (10) .. B. read the text below and decide which answer A.... in the virtual classrooms of the future the student will (5) .... it questions whether employees who work behind the scenes necessarily need to dress formally.... to look well dressed. CRITIC EMPLOY ORGANIZE SUSPEND CUSTOM COMPARE CONCERN ARGUE FREE COMFORT For Questions 1-15. They might (7) .. conversations with other computerised students.. Whilst the report accepts that there is a need for people dealing with (4) . or a plane to England. is based on research that claims workers are far more (8) ... to catch the bus to college. Their (7) . on their headset.. choose to pay a visit to the supermarket or the train station.. It felt very much strange travelling without any luggage.. The authors of the report made a (5) ..

Nowadays tents are (3) ... Key Word Transformation For Questions 1-10. a tent.... Most (9) ....Exciting? Certainly. tempted to splash out on all the latest equipment either.. gets dark. Talk to an expert first before spending a lot of money (5) . . you're planning to camp in these conditions. the classroom? Hopefully not....... Different tents suit different needs and there's no point (6) . Don't (8) .. and an interesting (12) . ages It's (been ages since I) saw you. manufacture of tents means camping is at least a (2) . to traditional classroom lessons.. buying a mountaineering tent (7) ...... the modern material used in (1) ... complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Example: 0 ........ Example: I haven't seen you for years. the fun of camping lies in the chance to get back to nature. Don't forget to ask (13) . 'Why don't you come over for dinner at the weekend?' he asked her.. 1 A 2 A 3 A 4 A 5 A 6 A 7 A 8 A 9 A 10 A 11 A 12 A 13 A 14 A 15 A with concern still more place take although force so with role difference replace definitely spend B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B for upset for additional put do preferably hit such to duty opposite restore mainly make C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C at trouble yet besides set catch instead depress like from obligation choice succeed totally have D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D in worry already moreover get hold contrary push alike for need alternative recover surely do For Questions 1-15. at least a little of their time with real people. suggested He ..for Camping Holidays Although it has a reputation (0) .. 1.... less hard work... You will want to see (12) . There's no need to take anything more (10) . using the word given... including the word given. lightweight that you hardly notice you're carrying them. You can then enjoy your first meal under the stars and begin (15) .. for dinner at the weekend. You must use between two and five words.... (14) . appreciate the joys of camping.. and remember to take a supply of food and drink with you in (14) ... Use only one word in each space.. up yet still a cheaper alternative to hotel accomodation.. They're easy to (4) .. the basics.. the local shops are closed when you arrive... you're doing when you try to erect your tent.... permission if you're not camping on a registered site... Always try to plan your arrival at the site long before (11) ....... Do not change the word given... read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space.. But would it ever (13) ...... being rather basic in terms of home comforts. the need to relate to real people talking about real issues and generally learning a little more about others will always lead language learners to (15) .

............ accustomed I .................... 10........................... wish I ..................... . good This school ....... 9............. I find driving on the left in England very strange........... spite We had a good time ....... 3...... The police are interviewing the suspects............. We've missed the last bus so there's no point in waiting worth It ...... my last one.... I regret taking up smoking.. on the left in England............ 8.... 4........ the terrible weather........ rude 6...... put His boss won't .... lateness..... a nice holiday........ smoke.. interviewed The suspects .... Being rude is inexcusable........ His boss won't tolerate lateness..... 7......... Sally asked me 'Have you had a nice holiday?' if Sally asked me ...... by the police..2....... Although the weather was terrible we had a good time.... as we've missed the last bus..... excuse There is . 5. The school I studied at last year was better than this one............

Unfortunately the weather has been horrible. The teachers are helpful and I’ve met a lot of students from different countries. my host family met with me at the airport and drove me to their home. write the word at the end of the line. Some of the lines are correct. Anyway. You know that I have arrived in Cambridge last week. I’m pleased that there are not many people from Italy because of I want to improve my English. read the text below and look carefully at each line. The college where I’m studying it is also lovely. we are going to have a party. put a tick at the end of the line.For questions 1-15. 0 00 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 . If you come soon maybe you can come to the party! Write me back soon and let me know if you would like to come. If a line has a word that should not be there. They're a really such nice family and I’m enjoying myself a lot. When I had arrived at the airport it was raining and it feels much more colder than in my country. There are two examples at the beginning. don’t you? Well. If a line is correct. my host family are happy for me to have the visitors so if you would like to come and stay for a little while I could show you around in the city. and some have a word that should not be there. As soon as we will have the opportunity. Examples: 0 OK 00 have Dear Sally This is just a short note to let you know about my new college.

Recent (2) ...10 Read the text below.. bottle of kitchen cleaner you can to (1) . The study at the University of Arizona examined 15 homes over 30 weeks. of food.. Use the word given in CAPITALS at the end of each line to form a word that fits in the space in the same line. The (9) .. say ignorance is the cause of the problem and point out that (8) . were certainly not below average yet cutting boards and dishcloths were found to contain bacteria in far greater number than elsewhere in the home. research in America has shown that the kitchen is often the most (3) ..... Levels of (6) . and keep an eye on that dishcloth! SOLVE DAY RESEARCH ADEQUATE CLEAN COMBINE POTENTIAL BIG INFECT SCIENCE HYGIENE ... a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause stomach upsets and vomiting.. cleaning can lead to serious food poisoning.... your work surfaces. heat and dampness means the kitchen is (5) .. The (4) ....For Questions 1 ... Example: (0) BIGGEST Kitchen Hygiene The next time you go to the supermarket don't forget to buy the (0) . (7) .. of all the rooms in the home. ? Make sure you clean all work surfaces (10) .

FCE Use of English Part 2: Open Cloze 1) Parts of Speech The missing word is often (but not always) one of the parts of speech that are listed in the following exercise. 7 That's the man I was telling you about. 4 We could go on a picnic or we could stay indoors. 6 Books should not be removed from the library. 5 The house was built ten years ago. 2 She's suffering from a bad cold at the moment 3 I haven't seen him for ages. Match the underlined word in bold on the left with the correct part of speech on the right. 1 This is the doctor who cured my illness. 8 They didn't play well enough to win. auxiliary verb modal verb other preposition article relative pronoun pronoun conjunction .

. Thanks for your letter..... as they thought (b) ..... own to paint the ceiling.. balance and the paint went all over Anne and (i) . lost (h) . 5....... I mean? 7.. We live in Madrid. it may concern.. husband we met last week? 6....... could help (g). 3. by holding the ladder. 4... none of ..... Write the missing word in the space......... 2b The following sentences contain ONE missing relative pronoun.... The word is always a personal pronoun. 8... failed. Unfortunately. The school .. very expensive new dress....... Who is that woman ... Paul and Anne decided to decorate the living room (a) ...... would be cheaper (c)..FCE Use of English Part 2: Open Cloze 2) Pronouns Words like 'you'..... to wait till (f)............. I studied is in the local newspaper... 1. are often the missing word.... 2a Complete the following text by adding one word in each gap.. To ............... makes computers...... .... 'her'.... Do you know ........... Ten students went in for the exam...... 2.. That man we met at the party. .. that way........ .... Paul went up the ladder on (d). is one of my favourite cities..... 'which' etc......... arrived last week.... I work for a company ..... even though Anne told (e)..

FCE Use of English Return to Spotlight Paper 3 Part 2: Open Cloze 3) Articles and Quantifiers Articles.. of them wanted to go out. plans for the weekend if you'd like to go out somewhere. people were waiting to be served. 'much'... A no B none C any 5 Have you got ......... 'the' and quantifiers like. 'all'.............. than he used to..... A some B no c any 3 Was there . 'enough' etc... 'a'... 'many'............... B...... or C that completes each sentence.. traffic on the roads this evening? A much B many C few 4 I've tried to phone several shops but . Choose the answer A........ money to buy a new car? A many B enough C much 6 I asked Sally and Kim but . ......... A little B few C none 2 I haven't got .. 1 The shop was very quiet and .... A less B fewer C least 8 The doctor had two patients.... A both B either C all ....... A none B either C neither 7 He's exercising a lot ... of whom were complaining of upset stomachs. of them were open.. are often required....

... traffic on the roads this evening? A much B many C few 4 I've tried to phone several shops but .... of them wanted to go out... of them were open......... 'the' and quantifiers like..... people were waiting to be served. 1 The shop was very quiet and .......... ...... 'a'.. B...... 'many'....FCE Use of English Part 2: Open Cloze 3) Articles and Quantifiers Articles.. A no B none C any 5 Have you got ... A both B either C all .... A none B either C neither 7 He's exercising a lot .. A some B no c any 3 Was there .. A little B few C none 2 I haven't got ......... or C that completes each sentence. 'much'...... of whom were complaining of upset stomachs... 'all'. than he used to.. A less B fewer C least 8 The doctor had two patients.... 'enough' etc......... plans for the weekend if you'd like to go out somewhere.... Choose the answer A.. are often required..... money to buy a new car? A many B enough C much 6 I asked Sally and Kim but .

. 1 The surgeon is operating . 'on' etc................ the recent series of robberies in the area.......... They're alike in so many ways.... us finishing the project by the weekend.. this application form.. A in B for C with D to 7 Would you be kind enough to fill . how to go about buying a new car? A at B on C in D for 4 How much have you saved ... A at B to C on D in 2 There's no possibility ............ C or D that completes each sentence.... please....... Choose the answer A...... his father.........FCE Use of English Part 2: Open Cloze 6) Prepositions/Phrasal Verbs Prepositions ('in'....... B....) will very often be the missing word..... A in B with C for D of 3 Have you got any advice ...... A on B after C in D over .. your problem but I'm afraid there's nothing I can do to help. for your holiday? A up B in C on D about 5 The police are looking . 'at'.... the patient now. A into B on C around D through 6 I sympathise . A over B with C in D up 8 He really takes ..........

There have been many .. .. 4..... ....... Wait .. This product should .... I can't put . cold today we decided to stay at home....Part 2: Open Cloze 7) Sentence Level Practice Most of the categories covered in the previous exercises are tested below along with words that do not fit into these groups..... We would have called you if we ...... It was ........ was a real surprise. known you were in...... 8.... with this noise anymore........... 3... 2....... refugees crossing the border during the last two days. minute........ The following sentences contain a missing word....... of the fact that they played with only 9 players.. 6........... I'm going to complain.... 7.. He failed his exam.. consumed within 3 days. .. 5. I'll see if I've got his address.. Manchester United won the game in .. 1.. Write in the missing word...

The Lonely Planets are usually stronger east of Suez. is to miss the point. Portugal and Morocco are particularly good titles. It was the one which really captured the ‘feel’of the islands. once I had thought of it. and both are now broadening their target readership to include the more affluent 30. Its Greek volume. but almost certainly why. these may be given in any order. but couldn’t find. The best book for a destination depends on the destination and you. written 10 years ago. All that was necessary was to imagine I was going some-where I knew absolutely nothing about and ask myself what guide books I would look at first. It was not until a recent trawl of Caribbean islands that I found the Cadogan volume was the one I was reaching for first. But a few countries later I have forgotten perhaps not which I chose. For instance. by its most prolific author. Good ones are the kick-start for the experience. I soon learn which to reach for first (perhaps the safest indicator of which is best). and wouldn’t. rather than the experience itself. was the book on Greece its young authors wanted. The very first one. It also had reliable recommendations.plus reader. Neither object to the generalisation that the Rough Guides are travels by writers. It proves that both series are good guide books. 2) For questions 1–17. When I’m travelling. and the bus to your next destination). I read too many hurriedly (usually on a plane) and then forget them and my debt to them. but for similar reasons I was slow to appreciate the value of the Cadogan series. Further investigation revealed the series to be the best-written of all. The Rough Guides. Mark Ottaway looks at the best travel guide books available I have this problem with guide books. The first two were the easiest. it came as no surprise to find that we were in almost total agreement. New York. for even the best produces its share of hopeless volumes. whereas their Australian rivals are written by travellers. and the more obsessed with what is now termed political correctness (yet they rarely have anything to do with politics). when I asked a few other people to do the same. To complain. If both covered my destinations (as they usually do). Without any question my first stop would be the Lonely Planet and the Rough Guide series. Both are practical and tell you the things you really want to know (such as where to get a good cheap meal. as critics occasionally have. Both started with the young backpacker in mind. The efficacy of this ploy was such that. as well as capturing such established stars as Michael Haag. Note: When more than one answer is required. I would want them both in my hand luggage. Prague. The Rough Guide empire emerged from unpromising beginnings. But I have rarely found it worth consulting. answer by choosing from the list (A–G) on the next page. as well as on the book itself. tend to be stronger on Europe and the cultural background.CAE Reading Part One: Multiple Matching (Page 1. is widely admired. It had many defects not worth dwelling on now (the current edition is excellent). Some of the choices may be required more than once. with a record of bringing on promising young writers. choose between them in advance. and capture the sheer joy of travelling somewhat better. So. the Caribbean Islands Handbook from the dourly named Trade . perhaps the more even of the two series. whose Egypt it has just published. There is more between titles within the series than there is between the series themselves. that these guides are guilty of attracting too many people to unspoiled spots. drawing up a shortlist of the best guide book series seemed a touch high-handed – especially when you add the vagaries of the series to the equation. What turned it into the confident work of minutes rather than days of agonising was a simple and. I couldn’t. obvious test.

CAE Reading Part Two: Gapped Text (Page 1. with its user-friendly layout. Personally. it will no longer be enough to tell people how to use the buses. This comes from the same stable as the South American Handbook. they interest me more than buildings and museums. . and the stunning artwork of the new. Everyman guides. In this video age.and Travel Publications had also accompanied me around the Caribbean. of course. and few. You need to show them the ticket machines. This probably explains why it was rarely the first I reached for. Michelin’s star system (from three for ‘worth the journey’ downwards) tells the newcomer to a region exactly what and where its priorities are. There is nothing on restaurants and hotels. Among those warranting honourable mention are the Access series on American and European cities. The Caribbean is a place for colour and gut reactions.G on the next page fit into the numbered gaps in the following magazine article. though excellent works of reference in their way. The future almost certainly lies with more graphically adventurous guides. For erudition and encyclopedic scope. Michelin is no good on atmosphere – or people. do not entirely fill the gap. The Michelin green guides are good value and manage the balancing act between opinion and solid information to perfection. you must choose which of the paragraphs A . and is the best aid to planning an itinerary from scratch that I know. now in its 70th edition. But. There is one extra paragraph which does not fit in any of the gaps. and widely held to be the greatest guide book of all time. 2) For questions 1-6. though not without a certain wry humour (and on occasions a barely suppressed joy at unearthing arcane information). and the red guides with which the green mesh ingeniously. too. which are literally a joy to hold. one wishes it would allow itself to be outrageously subjective once in a while. rather than deadpan assessment. the South American volume is without equal.

Fish was mashed up and forced down a tube inserted into the dolphin's stomach. thankfully. 5 It took several days before the dolphin was comfortable enough to feed itself – in the meantime it had to be tube-fed. And that was the end of another successful operation. as a seal move turned into a major dolphin rescue. But where do you find volunteers at that time of night? Mark knew of only one place and called his friends at the local dive centre. if that lady hadn't known what to do. Mark Stevens of the rescue team says: "The dolphin would have certainly been in a worse condition. The release." 1 I can't thank those people enough. . 24th August. and reintroduce it into the wild. 3 The team allowed the photographers in for a few minutes at a time. species. To find a beached and stranded dolphin is a rarity. if not dead. and the dolphin was duly installed. The Sea Life Centre had hastily moved several large tope and the odd stingray from their quarantine tank. to nurse one back from the brink of death. The animal was kept wet and its blowhole clean. is almost unheard of. The woman even gave us her lemonade so we could have a much-needed drink. and on Tuesday. 4 How a striped dolphin got stranded in Mudeford isn't clear because they are primarily an ocean-going. the boat Deeply Dippy carried the dolphin out past the headland near the Sea Life Centre. the team were running out of energy and needed more help.Dolphin Rescue Free time isn't in the vocabulary of British Divers' Marine Life Rescue teams.m. They started the weekend trying to relocate a 9ft bull seal and finished it fighting to save a dolphin's life after the Sea Life Centre on the south coast had informed them that a dolphin was beached at Mudeford (pronounced Muddyford) near Bournemouth. the most recent of which involved a rescue team from British Divers' Marine Life Rescue. Eventually he started to feed and respond to treatment. who must have heard the message telling anyone who found it what to do. The dolphin was found by a lady. wandered into the bay by accident. not wanting to stress the creature too much. rather than an inshore. 2 By 1 a. the dolphin hung around the area for a while before heading out to sea. 6 His health improved so much that it was decided to release him. They had to walk a fine line between highlighting the animal's ordeal and being detrimental to its health. went without a hitch. It's not a nice procedure. but without it the dolphin would have died. Theories suggest that he was chucked out of his pod (group of dolphins) for some reason and. one fairly normal weekend recently spilled over into three weeks. Only two cases have occurred in Britain. maybe chasing fish or attracted by the sounds coming from the Mudeford water festival.

in the form of a 56-year-old structural engineer and fellow Glaswegian named Graham Roxburgh. What would Mackintosh have made of the Art Lover's House? There is a danger it will be all too perfect. 2) Read the following newspaper article and then answer questions 1-5 on the next page. interior decoration or furniture often ended up with the architect losing his temper – and his commission. Publication of these drawings did much to establish Mackintosh's reputation abroad as an original and distinctive architect. Details of the elaborate external stone carvings and much of the furniture and fittings for the main interiors – which will be open to the public – are exact. The elegant. The story begins with a competition launched in December 1900 by Zeitschrift Für Innendekoration. But he was disqualified for failing to include the required number of drawings of the interior. Three years ago. But today Glaswegians hail Mackintosh as their local genius. The plans have been meticulously interpreted by Andy McMillan of Glasgow's Mackintosh School of Architecture and the furniture made by an expert cabinet-maker. but Mackintosh gave no indication of what should be done with the lower ground floor or the roof spaces. Delighted with the designs. his one chance to design a house unfettered by financial constraints or a conservative client. the judges awarded Mackintosh a special prize (there was no outright winner). At first glance it could be an illustration from the thirties. like those expensive reproduction Mackintosh chairs you find in shiny magazines or on the dust-free floors of design buffs. Roxburgh has raised the rest through sponsorship and private loans. Strathclyde Council. The Art Lover's House is an important twentieth-century building because it anticipates the abstract forms of Modernism. He is now hunting for an extra £300. Now. . Clients who tried to modify his grip on every detail of the structure. an innovative design magazine published in the German city of Darmstadt.000 to complete the interiors according to his exacting requirements. particularly in Austria and Germany. a mansion on the outskirts of Glasgow that Mackintosh helped design. for the area will be rented out as offices to recoup some of the costs. Artists of the avant-garde Vienna Secession described Mackintosh as “our leader who showed us the way” – an acclaim that he was never able to gain at home. The whole effect culminates in the strange superstructure of the piano. No matter. who has already rescued Craigie Hall. The original designs contradict each other in places. in the clusters of coloured lamps suspended on slender wires and the uncomfortable high-backed chairs. hatched a plan to build the Art Lover's House – now close to completion on a site in Glasgow's Bellahouston Park. Give only one answer to each question. Yet Roxburgh's attention to detail and refusal to cut corners makes him a man after Mackintosh's heart. He hastily completed the portfolio. 63 years after he died. the vertical lines are repeated in the elongated female figures embroidered on linen that hang in the recesses. mysterious music-room is lit by tall windows along one side. European architects were invited to design an Art Lover's House.CAE Reading Part Three: Multiple Choice (Page 1. Mackintosh sent in his entry in March 1901. RESURRECTION OF A DEAD MAN'S DREAM Few great architects have been so adamant in their belief in the integration of architecture and design as Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Rich Glasgow businessmen never quite took him seriously. Mackintosh has found the perfect patron. which he then resubmitted. the enterprising Mr Roxburgh. the Scottish Development Agency and the Scottish Tourist Board have picked up a third of the hefty £3 million bill.

..... I think the teacher's role is important. ....... a French teacher.. of a language learning magazine has consulted a number of experts in the 2............ Their advice may prove invaluable for those 3.. Three years 13..... Sound Advice for Language Learners A recent 1.... Also.. ".. If you don't set achievable aims you are more likely to give up..... whether you are likely to be successful at learning a language. It's so nice to have somebody give you a/an 15........ Did you enjoy studying languages at school... a language course.... She feels her biggest mistake was not to follow 14.... Sandra Miller. B.. progress were high.........CAE English in Use Multiple Choice Cloze For Questions 1-15.. Already 11... her first experience. 1 A issue B printing C version D volume 2 A domain B branch C field D area 3 A wondering B thinking C looking D considering 4 A assess B review C balance D survey 5 A charge B cost C price D valuation 6 A recognised B understood C valued D regarded 7 A sights B ends C objects D goals 8 A by B about C into D in 9 A Nose B Push C Run D Shop 10 A rapid B crash C quick D fast 11 A great B expert C skilful D fluent 12 A achieving B doing C gaining D making 13 A on B forward C from D onward 14 A up B on C through D out 15 A encouragement B help C hand D aid ..... she remembers very little... for example? Do you have enough time to learn a language? The major 5.... qualification. You should also bear in mind that the quicker you learn a language the more quickly you forget it. Therefore you must make sure that the course on offer leads to a 6... be realistic in your 7..... in four languages and with a sound knowledge of teaching methodology her chances of 12.. Do not be deceived 8..................... course.. "Moreover... 9............ thinking that the most expensive courses are the best.. One suggestion is that you 4... tried to teach herself German by enrolling on a 10.. will be your own time and effort. around to get the best possible value for money.... C or D best fits each space. read the text below and decide which answer A.. of second language acquisition......

Eat wholewheet bread instead of the white variety 6 as it's more filling and more nutritious. The first and easiest place to start your exploration of prehistory is of (12) .. to become our major cities and (10) .. If the line is correct... . write 'OK'. then it may be time to take a look at your diet. who's there to make sure you eat properly? 1 Food can be a case of "out of sight. The evidence of our pre-history can be found everywhere. from remnants of human existence buried deep in the ground (11) ... which predates the invention of writing.. particularly (13) . that little piece of bone or the remains of an early human tool are (1) . have a local archaeological group that would be prepared to let you work (15) .CAE English in Use Structural Cloze (Exit) For questions 1-15. When you find a spelling error write the word correctly on the right. that 9 keep our nervous system healthy. 99% of human existence. When you go to the ceremony to recieve 14 your degree.. This is the case (5) . you are interested in discovering more about the area where you live.. When you find a punctuation error. this time that discoveries that shaped the human race were made. If you suffer sleeplesness 10 and depression you have symtoms of a lack of vitamin B.. you've got your freedom and you can 00 stay up all night without anybody telling you its time you were 000 in bed. accounts (7) ... If you're relient on the 7 university refectory and don't have a kitchen of your own... your local museum. the fact that there is no written evidence of the period we term Pre-History.. 2 If you are constently lethargic and struggling to concentrate 3 on your work. is startling to note is that this period. a consequence of the work of archaeologists and others in this field. Pre-History That fragment of pottery.. 4 Just because you're a poor student doesn't mean you can't eat 5 like a king. 11 Follow all the advise for healthy eating and enjoy your student 12 years to their full potential. Treat your body with respect and 13 it will serve you well.. In most of the lines there is a spelling or a punctuation error. You may (14) . a volunteer. an extremely good understanding of early human development.. make 8 some salads.. (6) ....You're 00 its . It was (8) .... the years built (4) . early settlements created that (9) . Particularly important are the vitamins. (2) . However... read the text below and write the word which best fits in each space. However. not only will all those years' of hard study be 15 rewarded but you will also have established sound eating habits for life.. general was the time when the very foundations of human civilisation were laid. CAE English in Use Error Correction (Exit) Instructions Read the text below. out of mind for students.it's 000 OK 0 Your at university. ancient pathways and burial grounds. Use only one word in each space. Food for Students Example: 0 Your . we have (3) .. often the only evidence we have of our early history. write the punctuation mark and the word on either side of it..

.. and fewer jobs for those with none.. The best (2) . necessary to be an excellent communicator as the majority of (6) ... as a way for the American government to withstand nuclear attacks... Its universal (9) .... to adapt they may find they are (8) . It is also (5). companies are also looking for evidence of (4) .. Who would have thought 30 years ago that its (15) ... The Internet was developed by scientists (14) .. The Internet is 30 Years Old The Internet recently celebrated its 30th birthday.. achievement that can enable the individual to support their CV with evidence of desirable personal qualities. according to the authors of the report..(10) ....... tool for business and personal communication..... make their profits from the skills of people selling their goods as much as from the producers themselves.000 users per month.. As well as wanting people who are flexible. The new economy is here to stay and unless businesses show the (7) .. will be one that can demonstrate a level of academic or (3) . it has also created the largest number of (13) ... Not (12) . The study shows that there will be more jobs in the workplace for those with (1) .... rate of 200..CAE English in Use Word Formation (Exit) Read the texts and then write the correct form of the word in CAPITALS to complete the gaps.... under the age of thirty... has made it the most powerful and cost . would have extended to so many areas of our daily life? KNOW QUALIFY EMPLOY VOCATION ADAPT INCREASE ORGANISE WILL SUSTAIN ACCESS EFFECT GROW SURPRISE MILLION ORIGIN APPLY . 21st Century Workplace The economy of the 21st century will be based on skills and (0) knowledge according to a recent report... It currently has 60 million users and has a (11) ... and the right skills.

Admissions policy and other information Thank you for your interest in bringing your students on an educational excursion to one of our historic properties. with free admission for the accompanying group leader. on the younger students so we don't have any accidents.. .CAE English in Use Register Cloze (Exit) For questions 1-13 read the following guidelines about visits to places of historical interest.. The words you need do not occur in the guidelines.g... 15 students. Please complete the application form overleaf and send it to arrive at least 14 days before the proposed excursion. Can you tell the students to bring their own lunch and to make sure they (11) . apart from needing to know before I book the exact day you (13) . of the group so you won't need (6) .. 4... 3. That's about all. Use the information in the guidelines to complete the numbered gaps in the memo to teachers which follows. can be dangerous.. Language schools do not qualify for the free permit but we are glad to offer a 20% discount for groups of 15 or more students. If you are having lunch off-site please remember to retain entry tickets as proof of payment/re-entry. on going. Please read the following information carefully before completing the application form. As Team Leader you'll be (5) .. They want us to book (7) . the minibus breaks down!) you'll need to give them (9) . It doesn't look as though we'll get in (3) ... Upon confirmation of your booking we will give you an arrival time. MEMO TO TEACHERS To: Liz (Team Leader) Re: Hawthorne Castle We've had the go-ahead for the school (0) (visit/trip/outing/day out) to Hawthorne Castle. Excursions must be pre-booked to avoid disappointment. Obviously you'll need to keep (12) .. . at the notes they sent and here's the info you need to know before I (2) ... Free admission is granted to educational establishments providing that it can be shown they are not commercial organisations. but we'll be able to get a reasonable discount if we can take (4) . I've had a (1). the form and post it.. Use no more than two words for each gap. Some of the sites are unstaffed during lunchtimes. or you might not be (10) . whilst of educational value. Otherwise it may not be possible to admit your group. which is fair enough. If for any reason you are unavoidably detained please telephone the office as soon as possible... 1... to their tickets at all times.. 5. Historical sites.. when you arrive. 2. on time.... but they're a bit fussy about us (8) ... Young people under the age of 16 must be closely supervised at all times.. If you find yourself running a bit late (e.

. This influence can be traced back to the time when Athens led the world in philosophy.. A) whose definition is precise B) which have a similar meaning C) which is that it is heard today D) that we have to struggle to remember their origins E) which consist of a verb and an adverb or preposition F) that we read.. In the field of medicine alone we find many Greek suffixes. it could be argued that Greek words are so commonplace in English (6) . Example: (0) . French.... Some of the suggested answers do not fit at all. The influence of French (and Latin) in the three centuries following the Battle of Hastings in 1066 was no less significant. Modern English has many pairs of words and expressions (or 'doublets').. read through the text below and then choose from the list (A-J) the best phrase to fill each of the spaces.. (4) ... but a slightly different connotation. The Scandinavian invasions between the 8th and 10th centuries left their mark upon the English language... derive from Greek. art and science. owe a huge debt to Scandinvian. Would you prefer to receive a cheerful 'hearty welcome' the next time you visit a friend. (2) . which originally meant 'disease' but narrowed its meaning to describe the part of the body that is inflamed. are a considerable source of frustration for many an EFL learner.. Conversely.. It is well-documented that phrasal verbs. speak and listen to today G) that so many of our technical terms H) that English has 'no grammar' I) whose verb plus particle structure J) that other languages have had on their language . are a common feature of the Scandinavian language. for example. ? Many of the common features of the English (1) . . write.J) that other languages have had on their language The Influence of Other Languages on English How many native speakers of English realise the influence (0) . This simplification of English led to the commonly-held view today (3) .CAE English in Use Discourse Cloze (Exit) For Questions 1-6. An equally strong consequence of the invasion was the gradual 'wearing away' of the inflectional endings that characterised Old English. such as '-itis'. or a more formal 'cordial reception'? Speakers of English today may wonder why it is (5) . Greek and Latin.

. Make sure you sleep on a firm mattress at night..... but by taking (6) ....... try standing sideways on........... Sitting in this way (13)..................... in..CAE English in Use Multiple Choice Cloze (Exit) For Questions 1-15... The (8) ........... with the stomach pulled (15) .......... Don’t load everything into a bag that you wear on one shoulder or you’ll end up lopsided.. feel comfortable but it prevents you from breathing properly.. immediately we can not only look and feel better but protect our body for the future.... are exacerbated... C or D best fits each space.. But (2) ......... Do you see a long elegant back or are your shoulders as rounded as the hump of a camel? Bad posture normally starts in our teenage years when we slouch around with our (1) ........................ the weight evenly by wearing a rucksack or even a bag around your waist.................................... read the text below and decide which answer A.. instead try sleeping in a curled position on your side....... too easy to (4) ..... up those who now while away their days sitting in front of a computer where it’s (3) ..... trying to look cool........... Try to sit (14) .... to slump on the sofa in front of the telly.... 1 A mates B acquaintances C colleagues D counterparts 2 A head B feet C eyes D hands 3 A so B quite C all D rather 4 A neglect B mistreat C harm D miss 5 A customs B habits C rituals D practices 6 A course B something C moves D action 7 A evade B prevent C avoid D restrain 8 A existing B topical C contemporary D current 9 A various B several C considerable D numerous 10 A concern B problem C trouble D fuss 11 A scatter B circulate C disseminate D distribute 12 A enticing B attractive C irresistible D tempting 13 A may B could C will D should 14 A level B erect C vertical D upright 15 A firmly B strongly C tightly D sharply ................ (7) . B..... something as essential as good posture........ (11) .. As we grow older these poor (5) ...... When you get home from a day’s studying or work it’s all too (12) ..... How to have perfect posture Next time you take a look in the mirror... lying flat on your back. centimetres high is just asking for (10) .... revival in platform shoes doesn’t help and wearing shoes with heels more than (9) ...

it has been calculated that the average 5 office worker spends surely around 22 minutes per day looking 6 for lost paperwork because of it hadn’t been filed correctly........ find this word and then write next to the line....... Some of the ingredients come from (11) . Cambodia and Malaysia....... As well as the growing (4) .... a challenge is the sheer variety of types of dish.. little in the availability of ingredients on supermarket shelves.... It is either grammatically incorrect or does not fit in with the sense of the text...... of Thai restaurants throughout the world......CAE English in Use Structural Cloze For questions 1-15..... that it was virtually unknown.... CAE English in Use Error Correction In most lines in the text below there is one unnecessary word..... Burma. each of (9) .... has had an effect on Thailand at different stages of (10) .. It could be time to go 14 through your hard disk and delete any of files that you do not 15 need anymore or at least to copy them onto an ordered system of floppy disks. Some lines are correct..... 2 As some people argue that they never file away important 3 documents because they are afraid of not being able to 4 find them out. Taken all (14) .. history...... with influences (8) .. Use only one word in each space.. Thai Food No other national cuisine has enjoyed quite the degree of popularity that Thai food (1) ................. Clear Your Desk! 0 Can you barely see your desk at the work for the mountain 00 of paperwork on it? If this is the case then you probably 1 feel like going to home before you’ve even started work... Think how much more productive and creative they 10 could be with a clear desk! Don’t fall on into the trap of 11 thinking about that clutter can only be of the paper variety.. are originally from Central and South America but were incorporated quickly (13) . Complete the following article by writing each missing word in the space...... ..... one of the West’s favourite exotic styles of cooking... For each numbered line 1-15. Thai food lies between Chinese and Indian cuisine.. one example... Chillies......... Now Thai cooking has (3) . there has been an increase little (5) ...... to give (12) .... the national diet.. these influences from abroad have (15) . (6) . One of the things that makes Thai cooking (7) ... Ten years ago it was a rarity in Europe and the United States and (2) ..... However............ 12 The principles of desk-clearing can also be apply to the storing 13 of electronic documents on computer.. afield. 7 Some people’s desks are so much cluttered with paper and 8 equipment that they hardly have had any space left for working 9 on. Thai cooking a strongly regional set of cuisines... Western cooks it is becoming quite practical to try authentic versions of Thai dishes at home....

should be undertaken regarding the demand for the work and the price the customer is prepared to pay in (7) .. sale and then being surprised by how quickly and (5) . offering them up for sale.... matters. indeed. Most (2) . we humans share 98% of our genes with chimpanzees.. is so expensive these days that few people can afford to make... whilst the females deal with the day-to-day (13) ... However. . An honest (6) .. the older male chimps fight for (12) .... they are our closest relative in the animal (10) .CAE English in Use Word Formation Read the text and then write the correct form of the word on the right: Turn A Hobby into a Business It is not (0) unusual to make a hobby pay for itself even if you have no (1) . it sells..... do not forget the degree of personal (8) . picture frames or items of furniture without (3) . The focus of the film is on Fifi and we first see her as a (11) . Meanwhile. The (14) . Some hobbyists begin by donating a piece of work to a (4) .. USUAL INTEND EQUIP OCCASION CHARITY PROFIT APPRAISE REAL SATISFY APPEAR KING PLAY SUPREME ORGANISE GEOGRAPHY SIMILAR . to these animals will make you think... They wonder why not do it themselves. for example. five-year-old who spends all her time annoying her younger brother...... of turning it into a business.... splendour of the location makes this programme worth viewing. (9) . as well. People of the Forest This TV documentary follows a family of chimpanzees who live in the forest of Tanzania.... although our (15) .

CAE English in Use Register Cloze For questions 1-13 read the informal letter and use the information to complete the numbered gaps in the Rules for Visitors to Sandypoint Holiday Villages below. to bring one dog per apartment provided you (13) . Adam Rules for Visitors to Sandypoint Holiday Villages To ensure maximum enjoyment from your holiday all visitors are required to (1) ..... Love. we can drive up to the apartment the day we get there and when we leave to drop off and pick up our suitcases and stuff.when you take your car to your apartment on your day of (4) ..... in full providing no damage has (11) .. Use no more than two words for each gap. any loss or damage to the (8) .. Damage to Property You are expected to take reasonable (6) . We aren’t going to be able to drive our car around the village as none of us are in a wheelchair or anything like that. I’m really looking forward to the break.... Dogs You (12) .. I’d better tell you about the main ones we’ve got to stick to.. the contents of your apartment. if we’re really careful we’ll get it all back at the end of the holiday if nothing bad has happened.... and departure to unload and load your (5) . .. Not surprisingly they expect us to look after the things and it’ll be our fault if we damage anything in the place.. A deposit of 100 pounds sterling is (9) .. . The words you need do not occur in the informal letter. in the Village except in the following circumstances: . The good news is that we’re allowed to take Bruno with us so long as we tell them in advance.. INFORMAL LETTER Dear Vanessa How are you? The brochure for our holiday came in the post today and there’s quite a list of rules to help us get the best out of our stay. with the following Village regulations: Cars and motobikes: Motor vehicles are (2) .. You are (7) . Remember we needed to pay some extra money as a deposit just in case? Well. . during your visit.. which will be (10) ... However. . and make this known at the time of booking. us and pay the appropriate charge before your holiday.if you are registered (3) .

letters of condolence.. love letters.a forgotten art? Writing letters is one of the oldest human actvities. Be honest for a moment. fax and email it is all too easy to argue that letter writing is an old fashioned activity (3) .. Traditionally we have written letters for a variety of purposes. read through the text and then choose from the list below the best phrase to fill each of the spaces.. or one of those ‘form’ letters that are addressed to any number of recipients? There is undoubtedly a romance surrounding writing and receiving letters (6) . and many more.CAE English in Use Discourse Cloze For Questions 1-6. We have a postal system (2) .. . (4) .. .... Some of the suggested answers do not fit at all.. What would you prefer to receive at Christmas time? A note on special stationery (5) . Example: (0) 'which is one that dates back thousands of years' Letter writing .. (1) . one could argue to the contrary. that a letter can travel half-way round the world in just a few days... correspondence to a newspaper editor. That is something that the cynics would do well to remember. business letters.. But is letter writing relevant in today’s ever-changing world? With competition from telephone. thank you letters. however. and (0) . invitations.. A which is one that dates back thousands of years B which uses pen and paper C that is simply absent from receiving mail on a computer screen D that had obviously been written just for you E which will soon become a forgotten art F which is that a handwritten letter gets the message across G which can include news updates H that is speedy and reliable I that gives you the latest news J which is so efficient . Just as equally.

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