FCE (First Certificate in English) Use of English Part One- Multiple Choice Cloze Vocabulary

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Differences between typical Use of English Part One words

(FCE multiple choice cloze)

Worksheet 1: Write Use of English Part One questions for each other

Write a question where only one of the four options below is the correct answer. You 
can change the words grammatically if you like. 

Verbs

1. enjoy/ fancy/ like/ prefer

2. bring/ get/ have/ take

3. allow/ force/ let/ make

4. order/ request/ say/ tell

5. say/ speak/ talk/ tell

6. could/ ought/ should/ had better

7. carry/ hold/ put on/ wear

8. achieve/ manage/ result/ succeed

9. fit/ look/ match/ suit

10.be used to/ get used to/ use to/ used to

11. glance/ look/ see/ watch

12.go out with/ hang out with/ meet up with/ play with

13. charge/ cost/ pay/ spend

14.win/ gain/ beat/ succeed

Nouns

15.appointment/ date/ meeting/ promise

16. belief/ idea/ opinion/ view

17. advice/ command/ request/ suggestion

Prepositions/ Adverbs

18.at/ in/ on/ to

19.away/ out/ to/ up

20.ago/ by/ until/ within

21.across/ along/ by/ through

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2013

Others

22. each other/ them/ themselves/ they

23. actually/ currently/ moment/ nowadays

24.everybody/ anybody/ all people/ no-one

25.all/ every/ each/ any

26.a/ any/ one / some

27.despite/ in spite/ although/ however

28.almost/ almost always/ almost all/ almost everyone

Try to answer another group’s questions. If you think two answers are possible and 
choose both, you get two points and they lose one point if you are correct but you lose one
point if you are wrong. You can also challenge another group if you think none of the 
answers are correct. 

All the words above are different in some way. Ask about any which seem the same to 
you. 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2013

Worksheet 2: Discuss the differences
What is different between these words? (Usually meaning, but sometimes just grammar)
Verbs
ought/ should
can't/ mustn't
hope/ wish
will/ would
learn/ study
borrow/ lend
look/ seem
look/ look like
get/ have
come/ go
bring/ take
do/ make
let someone do something/ make someone do something
allow/ let
ask someone to do/ tell someone to do
say/ tell
say/ claim
back/ return
hear/ listen
Nouns
idea/ opinion
advice/ suggestion
employee/ staff
employee/ worker
Prepositions/ Adverbs
at/ in
by/ until
by/ before
three days before/ three days ago
in three days/ three days after
for/ since
Determiners
a/ one
any/ some
so/ such
most/ most of
Linking words
despite/ in spite
although/ however
but/ however
if/ unless
if/ when
at the end/ in the end
even if/ even though

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2013

What are the fundamental meanings of these words?
ago
unless
with
for
how

Take any one of the words above and make a question with three different other options. 
(The correct answer can be any of the four).

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2013