They were the first questions on the June 2011 Higher Tier writing in fact. They reminded me of the question types we used to see back in about 1988-1995 when authenticity was all the rage. I don't have a problem with this. I have to say that with the CA regime you can focus more heavily on vocab acquisition and general comprehension once the CAs are out of the way. I can see an argument for less focus on grammar with learners of moderate ability who find the mechanics of the syntax of inflectional languages really hard.