FCE Use of English Part 1, Test 2

FCE Use of English Part 1, Stress

Answer Keys

1. D – mental. The only adjective that is made from the word ‘mind’ and has the meaning of thinking or relating to thought. Although ‘mindful’ comes from the same word, we can’t use it as it means ‘attentive’.
2. B – include. The only verb that collocates with ‘symptoms’ here.
3. D – on. ‘On’ is the preposition that follows the verb ‘impact’ in this context. It can also be used with ‘of’, but then the agent of the action has to be named: ‘The impact of rising inflation is especially strong for families that are short on money’.
4. A – with. ‘To cope with’ means ‘to deal with, to get over some difficulty’.
5. C – avoid. It can be difficult to understand the difference between ‘avoid’ and ‘evade’. ‘Avoid’ means ‘to stay or keep away from something’, whereas the other word has the meaning ‘to dodge, to make something miss you’. ‘Escape’ would need ‘from’ preposition to work in this context.
6. A – down. ‘To cut down on something’ is to reduce the consumption of something or to stop consuming it altogether.
7. C – break. Taking a break means stopping doing what you normally do to have a change of activity. Other verbs do not collocate with ‘take’ well.
8. D – see. ‘To see a doctor’ means to visit one. Even though ‘meet’ seems to work in that context, ‘see’ is more idiomatically correct.