CAE Reading Paper Part 2 Practice- Match the Famous Quotes

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CAE Reading Paper Part 2 Practice- Match the Famous Quotes    (Add clauses and sentences to 

gaps in a text) 

 

A: Do you know how any of the famous quotes below finish? Can you guess any of the endings?   

 

Live fast, die young, and leave… 

 

When people stop believing in God, they don’t start believing in nothing, they start… 

 

To be or not to be, that is… 

 

If anything can go wrong,… 

 

“Sir, if I was you wife I would put poison in your tea.” “Madam, if I was your husband….” 

 

Anyone who hates dogs and babies can’t… 

 

“You, sir, are drunk.” “You, madam, are ugly, but I… 

 

I always pass on good advice. It’s the only thing you can do with it. It’s never… 

 

The only thing worse than being talked about… 

 

If you have to ask, you’ll… 

 

There are lies, damned lies, and… 

 

I wouldn’t want to join any club that would… 

 

Everything I like is either illegal, immoral or… 

 

Rugby is a ruffian’s game played by gentlemen, while football is… 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

B: Now match the two halves of the quotes together: 

…it probably will 

…I would drink it” 

…a gentleman’s game played by ruffians 

…be all bad 

…shall be sober in the morning 

…a good looking corpse 

…believing in anything 

…the question 

…never know 

…statistics 

…any use to yourself 

…is not being talked about 

…have me as a member 

…fattening 

 

C: Which quote do you think is the most intelligent/ funniest/ will be the most memorable? 

 

D: How often do you think you quote films, books, lyrics of songs etc. in conversation? Do you have any 

other favourite quotes in English/ your language? 

 

E: Do you think learning famous quotes can be useful or important for speaking in another language? 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008