Cambridge English Test

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  • Part 1 - Choose the best option

    Each sentence can be completed using one or more of the alternatives (A, B, C, D). There are between two and four alternatives each time. In some sentences more than one alternative is possible.Choose the most appropriate option and select the corresponding box.
  • Part 2 - Key Word Transformations

    For the following questions, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given. Here is an example:

    Question: You must do exactly as the manager tells you. (carry)
    Answer: You must carry out the manager’s instructions exactly.
  • Question 1

    Question: I’d rather you didn’t phone me at work (prefer)
    Answer: I’ at work.
  • Question 2

    Question: When Mary wanted a new car she had to save up for a year . (Mary)
    Answer: up to buy a car.
  • Question 3

    Question: Did you leave a tip for the waiter, Sue? I asked. (she)
    Answer: I asked Sue................................a tip for the waiter.
  • Question 4

    Question:Lydia went to London so that she could brush up her English. (reason)
    Answer: Lydia’s................................that she wanted to brush up her English.
  • Question 5

    Question: Everyone was surprised when the government changed its policy. (took)
    Answer: The government’s................................surprise.
  • Part 3 - Written Answer

    Write an answer to the following question. Write your answer in 120 - 180 words in an appropriate style on the answer sheet, putting the question number in the box provided.