“Tend” is a B2 level verb that candidates should be comfortable understanding and using in all parts of the B2 First (FCE) exam. It means do a particular thing often or be likely to do a particular thing.
When I was younger I (2)…… to study much harder than I do now.
Examiner: “What do you usually do during the weekend?”
Candidate: “Well, I tend to meet up with friends on a Saturday evening for a few drinks or something to eat…”