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    #1

    CPE sample (BE vs. AE)

    Hello ALL! =)


    I'm doing CPE samples, and today I had an annoying problem.


    The question was:

    ".. for anyone willing to forsake the beaten _____, and .."

    (A) path
    (B) road
    (C) track
    (D) course

    I chose (A), but answer was (C) and this made me understand the question:

    off the beaten track
    (US also off the beaten path)
    in a place where few people go, far from any main roads and towns

    -- From Cambridge online

    in US is common to say PATH but in UK TRACK in this collocation?

    Should I go for BE collocations and Phrasal Verbs? There is so much difference?



    I will really appreciate your comments!!!




    Thanks,


    Marco

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    #2

    Re: CPE sample (BE vs. AE)

    It would be advisable to know which version of English the CPE uses. That said, marking "path" as incorrect is wrong in my opinion.

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    #3

    Re: CPE sample (BE vs. AE)

    It is "beaten path" in AmE.

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