The test takes 60 minutes and consists of three parts – Reading, Use of English and Listening. There is also a speaking part which is a ten-minute interview.
Choose the option (A, B, C, or D) which best fills the gap. There is only one possible answer.
1. It _____ correctly.
2. Schools then _____ having more children in the class.
3. They _____ an old photograph of the place.
4. I _____ I had been able to meet her.
5. If I had seen him, I _______ said hello.
6. I will do badly in my work, _____ try harder.
Read the text below and change the word given in (CAPITALS) into the form that fits in the gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).
What is Citicar?
CitiCar is an (0) operation (OPERATE) that provides cars for rent by the hour, day, week, or month from an ever-expanding (7) (NET) of reserved spaces in several UK cities. Our brand new cars can be booked for any (8) (LONG) of time from as little as one hour to six months and can be collected or returned at your (9) (CONVENIENT) 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Car sharing is (10) (BENEFIT) to the urban environment. On average, each CitiCar takes five privately owned cars off the road because our members often sell a car when they join. This means we’ve already taken over 450 cars off the UK’s crowded roads, (11) (EASY) congestion and freeing up parking spaces. Our research has shown that people drive 59% fewer miles when they join us. This means we will prevent the (12) (EMIT) of nearly 1,000,000 Kg of CO2 over the next couple of years.
CitiCar can save your business time, trouble and money. We work in (13) (PARTNER) with organizations of all sizes and types, allowing them to supplement or (14) (PLACE) their fleets of cars and to improve their (15) (EFFICIENT). We also work with hotels, business centres, and property (16) (DEVELOP), helping them attract more clients by offering a shared car scheme as part of their portfolio.
CAE Practice Tests, Oxford University Press
For questions 17-21 you must use the word given to complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the first sentence. Tips: You can only use between 2 and 5 words, try to make it as close to the first sentence as possible, and do NOT change the word given. An example has been done for you.
0. I didn’t know how to get there, so I got lost.
Not knowing how to get there, I got lost.
The paramedics were told that they should never place a human life at risk trying to rescue an animal.
The paramedics were warned that place a human life at risk trying to rescue an animal.
If it has to be cancelled the show will take place at a later date.
In cancelled the show will take place at a later date.
He’d been struggling to think of a really original birthday present.
No matter how he tried with an idea for a really original birthday present.
Holly decided that she’d ask to be transferred to another department.
Holly decided to put a transfer to another department.
Jenny’s generosity means that people exploit her good nature.
Jenny’s so of her good nature.