Sentence transformation, 7

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using phrasal verbs and other words in your answer. 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).

0 Terrorists tried to destroy the bridge using dynamite.

Terrorists tried to blow up the bridge.

1 He went to Spain to try to speak Spanish better.

He went to Spain ________________ Spanish

2 Is she Australian?



3 Ask Paul to do it. You can rely on him.

Ask Paul to do it. He __________________

4 It’s a very formal dinner party.

We are expected ___________for the dinner party.

5 An ankle injury prevented her from taking part in the race.

She had to _______the race because of an ankle injury.

6 It was nearly midnight when John arrived.

John _______________until nearly midnight.

7 I’m not very confident of passing my driving test.

I don’t ________________my driving test

8 The meeting went on until 11.30

The meeting _______________ until 11.30

9 Unless business improves soon, we’ll be bankrupt by the    end of the year.

If business _______soon, we’ll be bankrupt by the end of the year.

10 The last time my rent rose was three years ago.

They haven’t _______________ for three years.

11 You will support me at the meeting, won’t you?

You will _______________at the meeting, won’t you?

12 This form must be completed before you leave.

You ____________this form before you leave.

13 I don’t think I’ll go out on Saturday.

I think _______________ on Saturday.

14 Unless it stops raining soon, we’ll have to cancel the      picnic.

If it _______________soon we’ll have to cancel the picnic.

15 I don’t smoke as many cigarettes as I used to.

I’ve managed to _________cigarettes I smoke.

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