Use of English Part Two for comparing contrasting

FCE Use of English Part Two open cloze practice of comparing contrasting phrases for FCE Speaking Part Two

For questions 1-22, read each sentence below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap.

1. Both the top picture _________________ the bottom one appear to have some kind of river in them.

2. There seem to be lots of people in this place, _________ only a few people in this one.

3. This boy looks happy. ____________________ contrast, the boy in the other picture appears to be disappointed or even about to cry.

4. ________________________________ the modern scene above, the setting in the one underneath is almost certainly somewhere historic like a capital city.

5. This city road is suffering from some kind of traffic jam, and so _________ this highway.

6. The people in this photo are rushing somewhere, and these people appear to be busy _____________________ well.

7. These men are pretty unhappy, and these women must be ______________________.

8. A difference between the two photographs which stands _______________________ is the amount of green.

9. One thing that the two scenes have ________________________ common is what looks like some kind of celebration.

10. One of the few similarities _________________________ the two places shown is that there are slopes, maybe hills or mountains.

11. Another similarity _____________________________________ is instantly apparent is the presence of animals.

12. _________________________________ most obvious similarity for me is the look of happiness on the people’s faces.

13. ________________________________ important difference between the two pictures is the country they are in, with this one obviously somewhere in northern Europe but this one probably in Africa.

14. The buildings in the two photos are really quite similar. _______________________ example, they are both made from some kind of stone or perhaps brick.

15. The places in the pictures are fairly different _______________________________ terms of what people are doing there.

16. The atmospheres are pretty different ______________________________ that I get an excited feeling from this scene but this one seems quite calm.

17. The activities don’t _________________________________ much in common, but I suppose you could get paid for both of them.

18. I’d say that there are more similarities __________________________ differences between them.

19. One contrast _______________________ the sports is how exciting they probably are.

20. The only similarity between the two kinds of transport ________________________ I can see is…

21. ______________________________ main similarity between the two classrooms is….

22. I reckon quite ________________ lot more water is being used here than in this place.

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FCE Use of English Part Two open cloze practice of comparing contrasting phrases for FCE Speaking Part Two

Suggested answers

1. Both the top picture ______and___________ the bottom one appear to have some kind of river in them.

2. There seem to be lots of people in this place, ___but __ only a few people in this one.

3. This boy looks happy. ______In_______ contrast, the boy in the other picture appears to be disappointed or even about to cry.

4. _______Unlike__________ the modern scene above, the setting in the one underneath is almost certainly somewhere historic like a capital city.

5. This city road is suffering from some kind of traffic jam, and so ____is___ this highway.

6. The people in this photo are rushing somewhere, and these people appear to be busy ____as_____ well.

7. These men are pretty unhappy, and these women must be _____too_________.

8. A difference between the two photographs which stands ______out_______ is the amount of green.

9. One thing that the two scenes have ______in______ common is what looks like some kind of celebration.

10. One of the few similarities _________between _______ the two places shown is that there are slopes, maybe hills or mountains.

11. Another similarity ___________which/ that___________ is instantly apparent is the presence of animals.

12. ___The________________ most obvious similarity for me is the look of happiness on the people’s faces.

13. _________One/ An_______ important difference between the two pictures is the country they are in, with this one obviously somewhere in northern Europe but this one probably in Africa.

14. The buildings in the two photos are really quite similar. __For____ example, they are both made from some kind of stone or perhaps brick.

15. The places in the pictures are fairly different ______in______ terms of what people are doing there.

16. The atmospheres are pretty different ___in_______ that I get an excited feeling from this scene but this one seems quite calm.

17. The activities don’t ______have________ much in common, but I suppose you could get paid for both of them.

18. I’d say that there are more similarities ______than________ differences between them.

19. One contrast ________between________ the sports is how exciting they probably are.

20. The only similarity between the two kinds of transport ______that/ which_________ I can see is…

21. _________The _____ main similarity between the two classrooms is….

22. I reckon quite ___a___________ lot more water is being used here than in this place.

Underline other useful language above.

What phrases are used to refer to the two photos and to speculate?

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comparing and contrasting FCE Use of English Part 2

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