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Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) / KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS



Task Type: Key Word Transformations.
Focus: Grammar and vocabulary.
Format: Each question consists of a sentence followed by a ‘key’ word and a second sentence with a gap in the middle. You have to use this key word to complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first sentence.
Number of questions: 6
How many marks are there: Up to two marks for each correct answer.
What is testing:


  • idioms and fixed phrases
  • phrasal verbs
  • verb patterns 
  • word combinations
  • collocations
  • linking words//inversion/conditionals/unreal past/


General Advice:

  • Write between three and six words as your answer.
  • Contractions like can't or mustn't are counted as two words.
  • Take a guess if necessary! You will not lose marks.
  • Remember that you cannot change the key word.




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