Your ability to use English phrases in your exam could be the difference between passing or failing, or even passing with a C1 score. Phrases allow to you speak and write in a much more fluent and natural way, and you will also be tested on different phrases throughout the exam.
Below are some examples of useful phrases that candidates should know or be able to use in the exam.
“When it comes to…” is a C1 level phrase that is used to introduce a new idea. It can be…read more
“The trouble with” is a B2 level phrase candidates can easily use in their B2 First exam. It is used…read more
“Take (something) for granted” is a B2 level phrase that means to not show that you are grateful for someone…read more
“Take seriously” is a B2 level phrase that means to consider a person, subject or situation to be important or…read more
“Take part” is a B1 level phrase that candidates could be tested on in the reading and use of English…read more
Candidates can use “take care” + of someone/thing in their exam in the same way they use the phrasal verb…read more
“Take advantage of…” is a phrase meaning to use something good in a situation to help you. It can also…read more
“Take/accept responsibility” is a B2 level phrase that means to show that you have done something or caused something to…read more
“Make the most of” means to use or enjoy something as much as possible, usually because it may not last…read more
“Keep in touch” is a B1 level phrase that candidates can use in their B2 First exam. It means to…read more
“It goes without saying…” is a B2 level phrase that is used to talk about something that it is obvious…read more
“In the long run” is another B2 level phrase candidates can use in their exam. It means over a period…read more
“In conclusion” is a B2 level phrase used to introduce the last part of a speech or a piece of…read more
“By far” is commonly used with superlatives to emphasise the difference between different things and can also be used in…read more
“Be conscious of/that” is a B2 level phrase meaning to know that something is present or that something is happening.
Balanced diet is a B2 level phrase meaning a mixture of different types of food that make up what a…read more
“Aside from” is a B2 level phrase that means the same as “except for”. This phrase is typically used in…read more