CAE Use of English Part 4
CAE UoE Part 4 Practice
Terms in this set (79)
My boss doesn't mind what time I start or finish work. DIFFERENCE
It ...... what time I start or finish work.
makes no difference to my boss
It was Jane who came up with the idea for the sales promotion.
Jane ...... the sales promotion.
was the brains behind
It's true that I like to work on tasks by myself.
I ...... a person who prefers to work alone.
admit to being
Yesterday I informed my boss in writing that I would be leaving the company.
I ...... to my boss yesterday.
handed in my notice
The day after I lost my job, I did not feel like getting out of bed.
I...... out of bed the day after losing my job.
had no inclination of getting
It won't be easy for anyone to take over John's job when he retires.
When John retires, it will be difficult for anyone ...... .
to fill his shoes
The idea of flexi-time seemed to be popular with most of our senior managers.
Most of our senior managers seemed ...... flexi-time.
to be in favour of
Team spirit no longer exists after one member of a team makes a mistake.
Once one member of a team makes a mistake there ...... as team spirit.
is no such thing
They still haven't carried out a full assessment of the effects of these changes.
The effects of these changes have yet ......
to be fully assessed
Johnson was quite surprised when he won the election and became President.
Johnson was rather ...... elected as President.
taken aback after being
The police now think he invented the story to protect his girlfriend.
He is now ...... up the story to protect his girlfriend.
thought to have made
My parents are planning to pay someone to repair and redecorate their house next month.
My parents are planning to have their ...... next month.
house done up
He thinks his friends do not appreciate him.
He dislikes ...... by his friends.
being taken for granted
They've postponed the meeting until January to give the management team longer to decide.
The meeting ...... until January to give the management team longer to decide.
has been called off
To help us run the exhibition next month, we need at least six people.
No ...... to help us run the exhibition next month.
fewer than six people are required
A common belief is that British people cannot speak foreign languages very well.
British people are commonly believed to ...... foreign languages.
be weak at
Karen's shyness means that she tries not to speak about anything personal in front of other people.
Karen prefers to avoid ...... public, as she is terribly shy.
drawing attention to herself in
It would be a good idea if you could lose a couple of kilos. WEIGHT
I don't think that ...... you any harm.
losing a bit of weight would do
We had expected Pedro to get promoted.
Pedro's promotion came ...... to us.
as a surprise
I think this report needed to be written more carefully. CARE
You should ...... writing this report.
have taken more care when
Since the director could not speak at the awards ceremony himself, one of the actors took his place.
One of the actors made ...... the director at the awards ceremony.
a speech on behalf of
After the noise from the machine has stopped, you can open the lid.
Do not open the lid of the machine ...... that noise.
until it has stopped making
I regret not concentrating more on what the teacher said during my French lessons.
I now wish ...... the teacher during my French lessons.
I had paid more attention to
Rene's performance in last week's test was nowhere near as good as it was in today's.
Rene performed ...... he did in last week's.
considerably better in today's test than
Jake used his month's free membership really well by going to the gym every single day.
Jake ...... his month's free membership by going to the gym every single day.
made the most of
The Japanese are the best at making pocket-sized technology.
The Japanese ...... when it comes to making pocket-sized technology.
are second to none
To reduce the amount of traffic, the government is proposing that drivers should only use their cars on alternate days.
To reduce the amount of traffic, the government is proposing that cars should only ...... day.
be used every other
Each and every one of our employees has contributed to the great success of our company.
The great success of our company is due to the contribution ...... our employees.
of every single one of
Can we please stay on one channel when we're watching TV? KEEP == I wish you ...... the channel when we're watching TV.
wouldn't keep changing
During our summers at the beach, we often used to compete with each other to see who could collect the most shells. WOULD == During our summers at the beach, we ...... another to see who could collect the most shells.
would compete with one
It's likely they were delayed in a traffic jam. PROBABLY == They will ...... up in a traffic jam.
probably have been held
The company does not intend to create any redundancies amongst employees even though profits are down. NO == Even though profits are down, the company ...... any of their employees redundant.
has no intention of making
The government should have carefully considered the issue of global warm ing a long time ago. ATTENTION == The government should ...... the issue of global warming a long time ago.
have paid attention to
Except for John, who is still collecting data in Antarctica, we will all be able to attend the meeting. WITH == We will all be able to make ...... of John, who is still collecting data in Antarctica.
the meeting with the exception
There's a chance that you might find some interesting wildlife, so take a camera with you. HAPPEN == You should take a camera with you in ...... across some interesting wildlife.
case you happen to come
It could be a long time before the dolphins swim past, so while we're waiting I suggest you relax. MEANTIME == We could be waiting for a long time for the dolphins to swim past, so ...... to relax.
in the meantime take some time
Because that store sells clothes made by child labour in foreign factories, he doesn't shop there anymore.ACCOUNT == He doesn't buy clothes from that store any more, ...... they sell clothes made by child labour in foreign factories.
on account of the fact that
The animal rights activist was so persuasive that I felt obliged to sign the petition. ADD == I felt I had ...... to the petition because the animal rights activist was so persuasive.
to add my name
I imagine it was tough for you to refuse every beggar that asked you for money. TURN == It must ...... every beggar that asked you for money.
have been tough to turn down
It was a waste of time attending the protest march this afternoon, as the council had already made its decision in the morning. PART == We needn't ...... the protest march this afternoon, as the council had already made its decision in the morning.
have taken part in
My brother and I have the same liking for junk food but he spends more time in the gym. JUST == My brother ...... much as I do but he spends more time in the gym.
likes junk food just as
With only three buttons to push, this new food processor looks simple, but that's deceptive. IN == With only three buttons to push, this new food processor ...... appearance.
is simple only in
The moment I saw the filthy state of the restaurant kitchen, I no longer felt hungry. SOON == I lost ...... I saw the filthy state of the restaurant kitchen.
my appetite as soon as
This recipe is really a lot more imaginative than the others in this book. MOST == This recipe is by ...... in this book.
far the most imaginative
Since he was promoted to head chef, he has never been so stressed. EVER == He has been suffering ...... since he was promoted to head chef.
from stress ever
I had expected the snake dish to be much worse than it actually was. BAD == The snake dish was actually nowhere ...... I had expected.
near as bad as
You don't realize quite how much fat there is in that pizza. DEAL == There's ...... fat in that pizza than you realize.
great deal more
If the bank refuses to lend us money, we might have to ask your parents instead. REQUEST == If the bank turns ...... a loan, we might have to ask your parents instead.
down our request
Having a holiday together was a mistake because we argued all the time.NEVER == I wish ...... on holiday together because we argued all the time.
we had never gone
You were not supposed to tell anyone about my news! SECRET == I'd rather ...... instead of telling everyone!
you had kept my news a secret
Although I wanted to quit smoking gradually, my doctor told me to stop immediately. PREFER == I ...... up smoking gradually, but my doctor told me to stop immediately.
would have preferred to give
I would find Andy more attractive if he didn't laugh at strange things. SENSE == If it were ...... humour, I would find Andy quite attractive.
not for his strange sense of
If you should ever come to France, please feel free to visit us. HAPPEN == Please feel free to visit us ...... to France.
should you happen to come
Patrick is going to lose his job if he insists on arriving late to work. KEEPS == If ...... up late to work, Patrick is going to lose his job.
he keeps turning
The most likely reason for the scientists getting the conclusion wrong is that they were not thorough enough with their research. PROBABLY == If their research had been more thorough, the scientists ...... to the wrong conclusion.
would probably not have come
Tom should have admitted his mistake, because the company usually gives employees another chance. SECOND == The company might ...... if he had admitted his mistake.
have given him a second chance
"Do you want to go and see the new play?" Petra asked her friend. INTERESTED == Petra asked her friend whether ...... to see the new play.
she was interested in going
Pat does not intend to have a holiday this year. INTENTION == Pat has ...... on holiday this year.
no intention of going
The company has a good reputation in the local area. HIGHLY == The company is ...... the local area
highly regarded in
Do you think Pablo is likely to win the competition? CHANCE == Do you think Pablo ...... the competition?
stands a chance of winning
Darius soon recovered after the operation. MADE == Darius soon ...... after the operation.
made a (full) recovery
I think the weather will improve next week. CHANGE == I think the weather will ...... next week.
change for the better
Pheobe was surprised to be offered a place on the course. CAME == The offer of a place on the course ...... Phoebe.
came as a surprise to
It's so difficult to create new ideas for the festival every year. COME == It's so difficult to ...... new ideas for the festival every year.
come up with
The company is almost certain to get the contract. EVERY == The company ....... the contract
has every chance of getting
Sven would have called yesterday if he had had more time. SHORT == Sven would have called yesterday if he hadn't been ......
short on/of time
Many people believe that Garcia has the ability to become world champion. CAPABLE == Many people believe that Garcia .... world champion.
is capable of becoming
In his speech, the Principal did not mention the new language courses. REFERENCE == In his speech, the Principal ...... the new language courses.
made no reference to
Sam never thought of asking me for my advice OCCURRED == It ...... me for advice.
never occurred to Sam to ask
Despite all their efforts, they could not get the old car to start. HARD == No ...... , they could not get the old car to start.
matter how hard they tried
"I'm sorry, but there's no way I'm going to sleep on the floor" said Maria. CLEAR == Maria ...... she wasn't going to sleep on the floor.
made it clear that
"Remember to write or phone," Marta said as she waved goodbye. TOUCH == "Remember ......," Marta said as she waved goodbye.
keep in touch
Simon really ought to make a decision about his future. MIND == Simon really ought to ...... about his future.
Make up his mind
If you don't pay on time, your booking will be cancelled. RESULT == Not paying in time ...... cancelled.
will result in your booking being
I'm sure Gemma is going to become a famous model one day. MATTER == I´m sure ...... time before Gemma becomes a famous model.
it's only a matter of
Barbara's parents were certain that she would be a great tennis player. DOUBT == Barbara's parents ....... that she would be a great tennis player.
had no doubt/were in no doubt
The company isn't able to guarantee an allocated car parking space to all employees. COUNT == Employees ...... an allocated car parking space.
cannot count on having
Daisy said that she would no longer tolerate her colleagues being rude. PUT == Daisy said that she would no longer ...... her colleagues being rude.
put up with
Sven was about to call the police when the burglar stopped trying to open the window and ran away. POINT == Sven ...... the police when the burglar stopped trying to open the window and ran away.
was on the point of calling
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