FCE Reading/Use of English Part 4

Number 51 of 74 in B2 - UPPER-INTERMEDIATE

New English word? Translate any word using double click.


For Questions 1-10, 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. Including this word, you must use between three and five words.


This exercise should not take more than 15 minutes. Use this timer to help you.

Here is an example:


0.      I have never been to Paris before.
This ____IS THE FIRST TIME I_____ have been to Paris.



When you have read the questions, click ‘START’ to write your answers. There is also a notebook below to write any provisional answers


1. The plane might be delayed so take a book to read.
You should take a book to read ___________________ delayed.


2. I will only feed your dog if it is friendly.
I will ___________________ it is friendly.


3. A very talkative taxi driver drove us into town.
We ___________________ a very talkative taxi driver.


4. I’ve never had such uncomfortable shoes.
These shoes are ___________________ ones I’ve ever worn.


5. Many readers believe that Agatha Christie was the best crime writer ever.
Many readers believe that no one has ever ___________________ Agatha Christie.


6. It’s not necessary for Pete to get a visa for Canada.
Pete ___________________ a visa for Canada.
Use this notebook to write your provisional answers:

NOTEPAD: Your ideas

7. How long is it since you travelled abroad?
When ___________________ abroad?


8. ‘Do you know when the match starts, James?’ asked Mary
Mary asked James ___________________ time the match started.


9. I knocked for ages at Sarah’s door but got no reply.
I ___________________ knocking at Sarah’s door but got no reply.


10. Everyone says that the band is planning to go on a world tour next year.
The band ___________________ planning to go on a world tour next year.


11. I’d prefer not to cancel the meeting.
I’d rather ___________________ the meeting.


12. My parents didn’t let me go on the school trip.
I ___________________ on the school trip – My parents didn’t like the idea.



Press ‘START’ and answer the questions in CAPITAL LETTERS.