FCE Use of English Part 2 C

For questions 9-16, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each space.

Finding ways of economizing when being a student

As most students have very low incomes, it is crucial to keep in (9)…. the amount of money you spend during your study years. Surviving on a student budget can be a real struggle but, with a bit of planning, you can make your money go further. First of all start buying second-(10)…. goods as these usually cost much less than brand (11)…. items. Spending some time at your local charity shop will definitely save some dime but most of (12)…. provide you with the treasures, such as high quality clothes, vintage accessories or antique books – all for a bargain (13)…. . Secondly, do your food shopping at night. Many supermarkets have a clearance sale in the evenings, where any food due to go out (14)…. date is sold at a marked-down price. These are great bargains for students, since the products usually will not actually (15)…. for another few days. Last but not least, cooking for yourself definitely helps you save money as a student. Eating (16)…. is one of the most expensive things you can do, especially if you study in a city where a lot of restaurants are pricy.

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9. mind

 10. hand

 11. new

 12. all

 13. price

14. of

 15. expire

16. out