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

About Part 1 Multiple Choice Cloze

StudentsYou read a short text which has 12 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.

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Students1. 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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Students2. 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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Students3. Phrasal 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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Students4. Phrases/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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Students5. 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

Students 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

Students Record phrases, not just individual words, in your vocabulary notebook.

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

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