CAE Gapped Sentences

For questions 1-5, think of one word only which can be used appropriately in all three sentences. You can use the "?" button to get a clue but by doing so you will lose points. Click Here for Description

1)


He is an expert in this .................... .


The army was in the .................... awaiting action.


How many players are on the .................... for each football team?


2)


The animal was so clever that it seemed almost .................... .


His speeches lack the .................... touch.


It's important to understand what we are as .................... beings.


3)


She had to .................... out after the first round because she broke her leg.


Can we .................... the subject, please.


When you're in Italy .................... a line , will you?


4)


He's got a wife and five children to .................... .


Mike turned to crime to .................... his habit.


There was simply no evidence to ..................... such a theory.


5)


He was a dedicated and great leader yet he lacked the .................... touch.


If she has any .................... sense, she'll leave him.


All those insects are as .................... dirt around here.



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FIELD
NOUN/VERB FIELD

(n) In this field => a particular subject or activity that sb works in or is interested in.

(n) In the field (of battle) => the place where there is fighting in a war.

(n) On the field => an area of ground where sports are played.

OTHER COLLOCATIONS AND FIXED PHRASES:

(n) take the field => go onto the field.

(n) lead the field => be ahead of the others.

(n) have a field day => to be given the opportunity to do something that you enjoy.

(n) play the field => to have sexual relationships with a lot of different people.

 

 


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HUMAN
NOUN/ADJECTIVE HUMAN

(adj) human => belonging to or relating to people.

(adj) human touch => the ability to make people feel relaxed when they meet them.

(n) human being => a person rather than an animal or a machine.

OTHER COLLOCATIONS AND FIXED PHRASES:

(adj) the human face of => a person who is involved in a subject, issue, etc. and makes it easier for ordinary people to understand .

(adj) human nature => Feelings and behaviour that all human beings normally have.

(adj) somebody is only human => used to say that someone should not be blamed for what they have done.

 

 


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DROP
NOUN/VERB DROP

(v) drop out => to no longer take part in or be part of something.

(v) drop the subject => to stop doing or discussing something.

(v) drop a line => to write a short note or letter to someone.

OTHER COLLOCATIONS AND FIXED PHRASES:

(v) drop a brick/clanger =>to say something that offends or embarrasses somebody.

(v) drop it => stop talking about it.

(v) drop a hint => to say or do something in order to show somebody.

(v) you could hear a pin drop => it was extremely quiet.

 

 


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SUPPORT
VERB/NOUN SUPPORT

(v) support => to supply your family etc with food and clothes.

(v) support a habit =>to get money in order to pay for a bad habit, especially drugs.

(v) support a theory => to help to show that something is true.

OTHER COLLOCATIONS AND FIXED PHRASES:

(n) technical support => technical help that a company gives to customers.

(n) support group => a group of people who meet to help each other with problems.

(n) income support => the money that the government pays to people who have no income or a very low income.

(n) moral support => the act of giving encouragement by showing your approval and interest, rather than by giving financial or practical support.

 

 


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COMMON
ADJECTIVE/NOUN COMMON

(adj) the common touch => the ability of a powerful or famous person to talk to and understand ordinary people.

(adj) common sense => the ability to behave in a sensible way.

(adj) as common as dirt => existing in large numbers or in many places.

OTHER COLLOCATIONS AND FIXED PHRASES:

(adj) common knowledge => something everyone knows.

(adj) the common cold => a common illness that affects the nose and/or throat, making you cough.

(adj) make/find common cause => to join with other people or groups in order to achieve something.