USE OF ENGLISH: GAPPED SENTENCES

The Use of English Paper in the Certificate in Advanced English Cambridge Exam has five parts. This is an example of Part 4 of the CAE exam.


Which word fits all 3 sentences?

1. There was a minute´s silence to ______ the 250th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Priestley.

2. Our cost estimate was wide of the ________.

3. Growing up during the war had left its ________ on her.


Answer:

There was a minute´s silence to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Priestley.
Our cost estimate was wide of the mark.
Growing up during the war had left its mark on her.

Notes:
Mark the anniversary of sth (date when sth happened)
Wide of the mark (inaccurate)
Leave a mark on something (to affect it permanently)