FCE (First Certificate)
Linking Expressions with Prepositions
These expressions are quite common in the Use of English exam, and they will also help you with the writing part of the exam.
Read these examples, then try the exercises below to practise using the expressions.
|I studied French instead of German. |
I studied French rather than German.
|and not / in place of|
|I love all meat apart from ham.|
I love all meat except for ham.
|Zoos have wild animals such as lions.|
Zoos have wild animals, for instance lions.
|The school was closed due to the snow.|
The school was closed because of the snow.
|as a result of|
|She wears make-up so as to look older. |
She wears make-up in order to look older.
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FCE Part 1: Multiple Choice Cloze
Choose the best word to complete the following sentences.
FCE part 2: Open Cloze
Choose one word to complete the following sentences.
See more common prepositions in my prepositions pages here.