Here you have a list of things to remember when doing your B2 exam. As you may know by now, Part 2 (Reading and Use of English) requires you to fill in the gaps without multiple choice. This may seem a little bit hard, but if you bear in mind the next things it will become easier.
It´s important to read carefully and identify what kind of word you need: a preposition? a verb? an article? Once you know the kind of word needed, remember you have to fill in the gap using one word. It could be a single one or part of an expression, collocation, etc. Here is a list of the words you may have to use.
Common Prepositions and some collocations:
at – surprised at, angry at, good at, terrible at
- I’m surprised at how fast my students are learning.
- My mother is angry at me because I forgot her birthday.
- Jamila is good at songwriting and painting.
- He’s terrible at math – he failed the class twice!
of – proud of, afraid of, fond of, full of
- You practiced a lot and gave a great performance – I’m proud of you!
- Jewell is afraid of swimming in the ocean.
- The kids are very fond of the puppy.
- The mall is always full of teenagers on the weekend.
with – satisfied with, busy with, fed up with,
- I wasn’t satisfied with the customer service at the bank.
- We’ve been working overtime lately because we’ve been busy with a new project.
- I was fed up with my boyfriend’s lies, so I ended the relationship.
- There are many health risks associated with smoking.
in – disappointed in, skilled in, interested in, involved in
- The teacher was disappointed in the behavior of the class.
- She was highly skilled in physics and chemistry.
- Giovanni is interested in classic English literature.
- Marlene is very involved in volunteer work.
Who, which, what, when, where, whose, why
Whereas, in order to, in spite of, despite the fact that, instead of, as long as
Article, quantifiers, determiners
a/an, the, most, more, any, some, each, every. None, one, few, little.
Have, do, make, go, be, take (Different tenses)
Can/could, may, might, should, ought to, need to
for – known for, good for, terrible for, excellent for
- Brazil is known for its wonderful music and friendly people.
- Chocolate and red wine are actually good for your heart!
- Looking at screens all day is bad for your eyesight.
- Playing memory games is excellent for improving your brain function.
to – married to, friendly to, similar to, rude to
- He’s married to an Australian woman.
- Everyone I met on the trip was friendly to me.
- The movie is very similar to the book.
- The little boy was punished after being rude to his grandfather.