FCE (First Certificate in English)
Part 2: Open Cloze
In this part of the exam you complete a gapped text. Most of the missing words have a grammatical function, but there are also some words which form collocations and fixed expressions.
You will need to know how to make the different tenses in English using auxiliary verbs (be, is, are, was, were, been, have, has, had) and modal verbs (must, might, may, can, could, will, would, should). Make sure you also know the passives for the different tenses.
Determiners, adverbs and pronouns
There are lots of little grammatical words which often appear here - for example determiners (a/the/any/little), pronouns (which/who/them/it) and adverbs (so/only/how).
Linking expressions and prepositions
Linkers (for example 'because' and 'unless') and many fixed expressions using prepositions (for example 'instead of' and 'in search of') appear in this part of the test. There may also be one or two phrasal verbs.