English C1

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1) Sentence Transformation Quiz

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 three and six words, including the word given.

This manual is too difficult for me. CONCERNED

As , this manual is too difficult for me.

2. Susan couldn't get to the date because of the heavy rain. PREVENTED

The heavy rain getting to the date.

3. Yasmin’s uncle said to her that she should stop her children eating junk food. LET

Yasmin’s uncle told her junk food any more.

4. I didn't realise what she would suffer in the first place. DID

Little  would suffer in the first place.

5. The pupils are living temporarily in a hotel. BEING

For , the pupils are living in a hotel.

6. It looks as if he's forgotten about the meeting again. TO

He seems about the meeting again.

7. It took Layla five minutes to find her car keys. SPENT

Layla for her car keys.

8. The football club is now being run by an experienced accountant. TAKEN

An experienced accountant running of the football club.

9. Many people believe that John has the ability to become world judo champion. CAPABLE

Many people believe that Johnthe world championship in judo.

10. Fernanda refused to wear her sister’s old dress. NOT

Fernanda said that her sister’s old dress.


Read the text and use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form a word that fits the space in the same line.

The only way to fitness is through exercise. Spending your life as a


‘couch potato is almost the thing you can do.


I’m not saying that you need to become about


keeping yourself fit and spend long miserable hours


jogging for miles in the rain every day. But it is essential that you do a

minimum of exercise. Have a


with your gym instructor and then exercise


according to his .


3) Verb Tenses

John (always travel) a lot. In fact, he (be) only two years old when he first (fly) to the US. His mother (be) Italian and his father (be) American. John (be) born in France, but his parents (meet) in Cologne, Germany after they (live) there for five years. They (meet) one day while John's father (read) a book in the library and his mother (sit down) beside him. Anyway, John (travel) a lot because his parents also (travel) a lot.

As a matter of fact, John (visit) his parents in France at the moment. He (live) in New York now, but (visit) his parents for the past few weeks. He really (enjoy) living in New York, but he also (love) coming to visit his parents at least once a year.

This year he (fly) over 50,000 miles for his job. He (work) for Jackson & Co. for almost two years now. He (be) pretty sure that he (work) for them next year as well. His job (require) a lot of travel. In fact, by the end of this year, he (travel) over 120,000 miles! His next journey (be) to Australia. He really (not like) going to Australia because it is so far. This time he (fly) from Paris after a meeting with the company's French partner. He (fly) for over 18 hours by the time he (arrive)!

John (talk) with his parents earlier this evening when his girlfriend from New York (telephone) to let him know that Jackson & Co. (decide) to merge with a company in Australia. The two companies (negotiate) for the past month, so it really (not be) much of a surprise. Of course, this (mean) that John (have to catch) the next plane back to New York. He (meet) with his boss at this time tomorrow.

4) Writing

Here you can see examples of the questions in Part 2 of the writing test. Answer one of the questions in about 100 words.
1) You have been asked to write an article for your college newspaper entitled My view of public transport in my country. This is part of a series on public transport in different countries, and each article is written not by experts, but by the people who use the services.
2) You work for a motor car sales company that wants to open an office in London. You have been asked if you would like to work there as assistant manager. Write a letter to your boss explaining why you think you would be suitable for the job.