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Cambridge English: First

Practise the vocabulary you need to answer the Use of English Multiple Choice Cloze

FCE Use of English: Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |


About Part 1 Multiple Choice Cloze

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You read a short text which has 8 gaps. For each gap you have to select the missing word from a choice of four (A, B, C or D). In the exam you transfer your answer to a special answer sheet. Part 1 tests your knowledge of vocabulary.

Now try our exercises

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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:
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2. Collocations
You will need to be able to identify common collocations, that is words that go together. For example:
you make the bed
you do your homework
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3. Phrasel verbs
Phrasal verbs are frequently tested in Part 1 of this paper. You need to look out for missing verbs or prepositions/particles.
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4. Phrases and expressions
You will need to be able to identify common collocations, that is words that go together. For example:
'on no account'
'hold your breath'
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5. Linking words
Make sure you know the difference between the common linking words used in English. Example: 'despite', 'although' etc.
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Dos and don'ts

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Look at the text before and after the gap. Don't leave the answer sheet blank for any question. If you don't know the correct answer you should always make a guess.

How to improve

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Record phrases, not just individual words, in your vocabulary notebook. Get a new collocation and phrasal verb expression every day from our FREE Word Bank exercise.

Try a test

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Try an online Reading and Use of English Part 1 (Multiple Choice Cloze) test in the 'Practice Tests' area.

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Extras

Print off a mark sheet to keep a record of your scores.

When you've finished these exercises try an online Use of English Part 1 (Multiple Choice Cloze) test in the 'Practice Tests' area.

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