Cambridge CPE / C2 Exercise

 Preparing for the Cambridge CPE exam? These exercises will help you learn useful words for Proficiency Cambridge Exams.

Match the formal words to their corresponding informal synonyms

Grasp                     Glean                 Glimpse

 

Synonyms

 Gather facts in small quantities                    Catch a quick look                 Understand 

 

Now compete the sentences below with the correct words

They _________________ her running past the window

Social media ads help people ___________ information about available English courses in Bristol

She ________________ how difficult learning English was while living in Bristol

 

Answer key

 

Grasp – understand    glean – gather facts in small quantities     glimpse – catch a quick look

 

They glimpsed her running past the window

Social media ads help people glean information about available English courses in Bristol

She grasped how difficult learning English was while living in Bristol

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