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Sentence transformation, 17

January 23, 2007

For questions 31 – 40, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Example:

0 They published this book in England.

came

This book …..came from…. England.

31.- Can you understand what this paper means?

sense

Can you ……………………………  this paper?

32.- It wasn’t necessary to meet me at the airport yesterday.

needn’t

You ……………………… me at the airport yesterday.

33.-It was unkind of you to talk to her like that.

not

You ……………………………… to her like that.

34.-I saw the film although I strongly dislike thrillers.

 spite

I saw the film in …………………… of thrillers.

35.-It’s not possible to play tennis because of the rain.

makes

The rain ……………………………….  to play tennis.

36.-I’ve never tasted such good food before.

ever

It is the ………………….. tasted.

37.-Do your parents allow you to watch TV late at night?

let

Do your parents ……………………. TV late at night?

38.-“Did you write a note for Anna?” I asked my mother.

she

I asked my mother ………………………. a note for Anna.

39.-He gave me the money first, and then he left.

after

He left …………………………………….. the money.

40.-I don’t find it difficult to get up early any more.

used

I ………………………………………. up early.

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Sentence transformation, 16

January 23, 2007

For questions 31-40, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given. There is an example at the beginning (0). 

Example:

0 Mr Jones needn’t go if he doesn’t want to.

obliged

Mr Jones …is not obliged to go ….if he doesn’t want to.

31 He really likes correcting her English.

pleasure

He ……………………….. correcting her English.

32 It’s not necessary to take a lot of luggage when going on holiday.

much

You ……………………… luggage when going on holiday.

33 Perhaps he hasn’t received the doctor’s results yet.

may

He …………………….. the doctor’s results yet.

34 All I want you to do is to look after my dog.

care

All I want you to do is to ………………….. my dog.

35 She was not certain about the trip.

decide

She …………………………….. about the trip.

36 He locked the gate so that the dog wouldn’t escape.

prevent

He locked the gate …………………….. escaping.

37 They did not like to pay extra taxes.

objected

They ……………………………………………. extra taxes.

38 The day was so nice that we went on a picnic.

such

It was ………………………. that we went on a picnic.

39 The only person I didn’t see was Jane.

except

I …………………………………………….. Jane.

40 She decided to visit her friend and tell her the news.

drop

She decided to ………………… her friend and tell her the news.

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Sentence transformation, 15

January 21, 2007

For questions 31 – 40, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Example:

o They worked very little last week.

hardly

They ….hardly worked….at all last week.

31 We have to reduce our expenses.

cut

We have to ………………………………………….. our expenses.

32 “Can you please explain this to me?” she asked the teacher.

if

She asked the teacher …………………………………… to her.

33 Perhaps he’s working late.

may

He ………………………………………. late.

34 Nobody ever told me about it.

never

I ………………………………………………. about it.

35 “I’ll pick him up from the airport,” she said.

offered

She …………………….. from the airport.

36 I was so shocked that I couldn’t react.

wasn’t

I …………………………………………………………………… react.

37 People say Greek is a difficult language to learn.

said

Greek …………………………. difficult language to learn.

38 The police have investigated the crime.

by

The crime ………………………………………………………… the police.

39 Without your help, I would never have managed.

you

If ………………………………………. , I would never have managed.

40 The manager made the employees stay late.

made

The employees …………………………… by the manager.

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Sentence transformation, 14

January 21, 2007

For questions 31-40, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given. There is an example at the beginning

Example:

Mr Jones needn’t go if he doesn’t want to.

obliged

Mr Jones is not obliged to go if he doesn’t want to.

31 He knows everything about flowers.

expert

He ……………………………… flowers.

32 If you are not old enough you cannot watch certain films.

age

If you ……………………………….. you cannot watch certain films.

33 I regret that I gave him the money.

lent

If only …………………………………………. him the money.

34 It was such a boring movie that we left.

so

The movie ………………………………………….. that we left.

35 People say that the pyramids are worth visiting.

supposed

The pyramids ………………………………………. worth visiting.

36 John cannot possibly borrow the car tonight.

question

It’s …………………………… for John to borrow the car tonight.

37 Could I continue what I was doing?

get

Could I …………………………… what I was doing?

38 Mary is slower at doing things than Jill.

fast

Mary is …………………………….. Jill at doing things.

39 I can’t make up my mind about the colour.

decide

I …………………………………….. the colour.

40 There are times when you have to do things by yourself.

own

There are times when you have to do things ……………….

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Sentence transformation, 13

January 20, 2007

For questions 31 – 40, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Example:

o Everybody has left the building

one

There’s …no one left in…. the building.

31 You were late, so you missed the match.

wouldn’t

If you hadn’t ……………………………………….. missed the match.

32 I am sorry I forgot your birthday.

wish

I ………………………………………………. your birthday.

33 The burglar managed to escape without punishment.

get

The burglar managed to ……………. punishment.

34 He failed the test because he did not study enough.

attributed

His failure in the test ………………….. not studying enough.

35 I wonder if you can lend me something to wear tonight.

mind

Would ………………….. something to wear tonight?

36 We can’t decide where to go on holidays.

decision

We can’t ……………………. where to go on holidays.

37  Can you take me to the station by car?

give

Can you …………………………………. to the station?

38 You will miss the bus if you don’t hurry up.

unless

You will miss the bus ……………………………………………………….

39 It is likely that they have already left.

may

They …………………….. left.

40 How much is the bus fare from London to Cambridge?

cost

How much ………………. from London to Cambridge by bus?

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Sentence transformation, 12

January 19, 2007

For questions 31-40, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given. There is an example at the beginning (0)

Example:

o Mr Jones needn’t go if he doesn’t want to.

obliged

Mr Jones is not obliged to go if he doesn’t want to.

31 Sally has not come to school because she has been sick.  

absent

Sally …………………………. school because she has been sick.

32 It is often difficult to find an answer to a problem.

solution

Finding ……………………………… a problem is often difficult.

33 I was lucky you let me stay with you for the night.

put

I was lucky you …………………………………. for the night.

34 I advised him to stop smoking.

suggested

I …………………………….. stop smoking.

35 They are going to do up my room.

have

I’m going ……………………………. decorated.

36 Jane doesn’t often see Mike.

seldom

Jane ……………………………. Mike.

37 I can understand this quite well

 easy

It’s ……………………………………….. understand this.

38 My mother doesn’t like us to stay out late.

approve

My mother doesn’t ……………………………… out late.

39 Mary is employed by IBM, isn’t she?

works

Mary ……………………………………… she?

40 They could not understand what she said.

difficulty

They ……………………………………. what she said.

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Sentence transformation, 11

January 18, 2007

For questions 31 – 40, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Example:

o Pat says she’s going to stop smoking next week.

give

Pat says she’s … going to give up… smoking next week.

31 There is no sugar left.

run

We have ……………………………….  sugar.

32 ‘New World’ Advertising is considering your application.

is

Your application  ……………………. ‘New World’ Advertising.

33 The shelf was so high that he couldn’t reach it.

enough

The shelf was not ………………… reach.

34 I’ve never seen such a bad film.

ever

It’s the …………………….. seen.

35 “Don’t open it!” he said.

warned

He ………………………….. open it.

36 She has never told me lies before.

first

It’s …………………………………….. told me lies.

“I didn’t start the fire!” he said.

denied

He ………………………… the fire.

38 Study hard because you may write a test tomorrow.

case

Study hard ……………….. a test tomorrow.

39 I’m sure he took the cheque-book with him.

must

He ……………………….. the cheque-book with him.

40 What a pity! don’t know how to dance.

wish

I ……………………………. how to dance.

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Sentence transformation, 10

January 17, 2007

For questions 31-40, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Example:

0 Mr Jones needn’t go if he doesn’t want to.

obliged

o Mr Jones is not obliged to go if he doesn’t want to.

31 We would rather stop than continue in this manner.  

prefer

We …………………………….. than to continue in this manner.

32 Mother told Tom that he had to go to bed early.

must

‘You to  ……………………………………bed early,’ Mother told Tom.

33 I last saw her at the end of May.

since

I ……………………………………….the end of May.

34 I’ll never be able to persuade her to agree with the idea.  

bring

I’ll never ………………………………… to the idea.

35 She could not understand how they were related.  

connection

She could not understand …………………… to her.

36 I don’t think I can afford to buy this dress.

have

I don’t think I ………………. money to buy this dress.

37 He is helping his mother so that they can finish quickly.

order

He is helping his mother ……………………….. quickly.

38 I found my old diary by chance.

came

I ………….. my old diary by chance.

39 He was very rude when he spoke to the old man.

politely

He …………………………… the old man.

40 She caught the early bus so that she would not be late for work.

avoid

She caught the early bus ……………………………. late for work.

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Sentence Transformation, 9

January 17, 2007

For questions 31 ·40, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Example:

a The last time I had a dental appointment was six months ago.

since

It’s ……been six months since…. I had a dental appointment.

31 He was not reprimanded, even though he behaved rudely in class.

despite

He was not reprimanded …………………………….. in class. 

32 ‘Whose mistake is this?’

blame

Who……………………… this?

. 33 I prefer ordering food than cooking it.

rather

I …………………………….. cook it.

34 The government should do something about unemployment immediately.

time

It’s ………………………………. something about unemployment.

35 I’m sure she wasn’t the one who stole the money.

can’t

She  ……………………………….. the one who stole the money.

36 It would be a good idea to tidy the desk before starting work.

you

If I ………………………….. the desk before starting work.

37  Your hair needs cutting.

should

You ……………………………… cut.

38 I can’t tolerate this kind of behaviour any longer.

put

I can’t …………………………… this kind of behaviour any longer

39 The dessert was better than the main course.

wasn’t

The main course …………………………….  the dessert.

40 “Well done! You’ve got the job you applied for,” she said to him.

congratulated

She …………………………………. the job he had applied for.

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Sentence Transformation, 8

January 16, 2007

For questions 31-40, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use beetween two and five words, including the word given. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Example:

0 Mr Jones needn’t go if he doesn’t want to.

obliged

Mr Jones is not obliged to go  if he doesn’t want to.

31 The football match was postponed due to the rain.

put

The football match was _____________ due to the rain.

32 There was no one here except John.

apart

There was no one here _____________  John.

33 You will have to pay at least £500 to get that watch.

impossible

You’ll find it ____________ that watch for less than £500.

34 I don’t want to eat this now.

rather

I _____________________  eat this now.

35 ‘Shall I turn on the light?’ Sue asked Jill.

wanted

Sue asked Jill _____________ the light turned on.

36 Mother walked in quietly so as to avoid waking the baby. order

Mother walked in quietly ____________ the baby.

37 It’s possible that she didn’t understand what I had said.

might

She ________________what I had said.

 38 I couldn’t concentrate fully because of the loud music.

difficult

The loud music ____________ fully.

39 The tea is too hot to drink.

enough

The tea ________________ to drink.

40 She is certain to have heard about it on the news.

must

She ________________ about it on the news.

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