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Exercises for CAE or C1 - Introduction and Menus

Here are some more free interactive Hot Potatoes exercises to help you develop your knowledge base towards CAE (C1). More will be added from time to time.


LATEST! Click here to see latest 'Golden Oldie Exercises'. Most recent are: COLLOCATIONS TESTS, SPECIAL USES OF WILL AND WOULD, Determiners & Pronouns, Conjunctions, Big Connectors, Advanced Linkers and Cohesive Markers and Classic or classical?, Collective Nouns CAE Aback, CPE Afoot, Horsey Bits, Colloquial Socialising, Concessive Trifle, Other Types of Passive, Traffic Noise, Intelligence clozes, Register 1 - 4 plus formal & informal, Register Crosswords, Gerund or Infinitive?, Reporting Verbs, Personality Adjectives, Relative Pronouns, Decision cause and effect, Concessive Recognition, Regrets, Conditional Recognition, Ways of Hand Movement, Ways of Walking, Ways of Looking, Dead good, To be over at last, To be at it again and To be in for, Ageing Expressions, Stress Lexis, Ways of Sound, Twosomes 4 & 5, Compound Nouns 1 - 4, Any, Passive Register, Way of Human Sound words, Ways of Light words, Mind/Brain Expressions and Phrasal (or Compound) Nouns. There is some more practice on gerund and infinitive, hypothetical past, preference, cleft sentences inversion and more.


Click here to see latest 'allsorts' exercises. These are for students who are happy with all the key word transformation types.


Practice for 2015 Paper 1, Part 3, Use of English – Word formation (to practise finding the correct word from the stems of the missing words).

Here are some examples of word formation exercises in single sentence form:           


Practice for 2015 Paper 1, Part 4, Use of English – Keyword transformations (one of the "difficult" exercises).


In the first four sets of exercises you see the
four transformation types mentioned on the
excellent flo-joe webpage.
– comparative structures / adverbs    
– expressions / lexical patterns
– phrasal verbs
– formal structures,
   including conditionals






These exercises deal with other aspects of interest: – CAE collocations                 
    and TESTS
– cause and effect
– language of chance
– concessives extra
– cleft sentences






Here are some 'allsorts' key word transformation exercises:                                      


Idioms are unlikely to come up in the CAE,       
but may well be of interest.


Why not try some of these twosomes -officially,
known as binominals


'Golden Oldie Exercises':
Gerund or Infinitive?,
gerund and infinitive 1, 2 & 3
Reporting Verbs matching,
transformation, structures
and summary and ING:                                   


Concessive Recognition,
Concessive Trifle, regrets,
past modals, conditional
recognition, preference,
inversions and cleft sentences:                         


Dead good and
collocations:                                                    


phrasal prepositional verbs, phrasal verbs:        
and To be over at last, To be at it again
and To be in for


compound 'phrasal' nouns and
more of these compound nouns:                       


Mind/Brain and Stress Lexis,                            
Ageing Expressions
and Intelligence clozes:


Ways of Light and
Ways of Sound:                                               


Ways of Human Sound,                                   
Ways of Looking,
Ways of Hand Movement
and Ways of Walking:


Decision cause and effect
and Passive Register exercises,
Register 1 - 4 plus formal & informal,
Register Crosswords
and
Other Types of Passive                                 


Here are SPECIAL USES OF
WILL AND WOULD,
Determiners & Pronouns,
Conjunctions, Big Connectors,
Advanced Linkers and
Cohesive Markers and
Classic or classical?,

Collective Nouns,
CAE Aback, CPE Afoot,
Horsey Bits,
Colloquial Socialising
Traffic Noise, an ANY exercise,
work on Relative Pronouns and
work on Personality Adjectives:                    

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