C2.2 – Proficiency exam revision / Use of English Part 3 (6)

What’s the key word missing from these sentences:

Question 1
   Key word




I’ve been hunting

   and low for my glasses but I just can’t find them anywhere.



The company had promised supply the materials next week but we got an email this morning saying there would be a two week delay that leaves us


   and dry.


It’s said that he only got the job because he has friends in


Question 2
   Key word




It looked like we were going to move house in the summer but since the buyer of our house pulled out we are

   to square one.


I thought the two-week holiday had done me the world of good but finding 1,400 unread emails waiting in my inbox brought me right

   down to earth with a bang.


Fed up with the hustle and bustle of city life, they decided to move to the country, become self-sufficient and get

   to nature.
Question 3
   Key word




I think motivation has

   a big part in helping them achieve what they have this year.


The ministers’ speech has been criticised for the way it

   on the public’s prejudices.


Our advertising campaigns in recent years have

   it too safe.  We need something more shocking to grab the public’s attention.
Question 4
   Key word




Banks which take a personal interest in the needs of their customers are

   on the ground these days.


In the last TV debate before the election the Prime Minister made his opponents arguments look paper





 The master of illusion and magic seemingly made the whole building vanish into

Question 5
   Key word




It is thought that a number of personal problems drive him over the

   and led to his bizarre behaviour at the conference.


It is critical that businesses maintain a focus on innovation during times of economic difficulties so that they don’t lose their competitive





Economists fear that this policy might bring the country to the

   of financial meltdown.


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3 responses to “C2.2 – Proficiency exam revision / Use of English Part 3 (6)

  1. Answers:
    1) _____ and dry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOVt2iAlvkM
    2) back
    3) played – How else can you play it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkdP02HKQGc
    4) thin
    5) I’m losing my _______: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xG4oFny2Pk

  2. Hi Matt! Thanks for this. Today we also did some ‘dos and donts’ as well as some Q&A. Here’s a summary: http://c2englishmadrid.wikispaces.com/CPE+Exam+FAQ

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