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FCE-key words transformation

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  • Brad speaks English better than his parents do. AS Brad's parents don't................he does.
    speak English/as well as
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  • Cycling is not allowed in the park. SUPPOSED You...........in the park.
    are not supposed/to cycle
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  • ''i'm sorry I didn't let you know I was going to be late, Ann'', said Jamie. APOLOGISED Jamie....................Ann know that he was going to be late.
    apologised for/not letting
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  • A heavy fall of snow prevented them from getting home that night. ABLE They........home that night because of a heavy fall of snow.
    were not able/ to go/get
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  • Ursula was disappointed not to win the competition. CAME Not winning the competition..................to Ursula.
    came/as a disappointment
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  • I paid far more money for my new computer than I expected to. SO I didn't expect.............money for my new computer.
    to pay/so much
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  • Many people think Steve stole the money. BELIEVED Steve .....................the money.
    IS BELIEVED/TO HAVE STOLEN
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  • The food was so good we had to leave a tip. SUCH It ..... that we had to leave a tip.
    was such /good food
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  • The computer was too expensive for me to buy. ENOUGH I ..... money to buy the computer.
    didn't have/ enough
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  • It's the most beautiful painting I've ever seen. SEEN I ...........................beautiful painting.
    have never seen/ a more
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  • This summer has been much cooler than last year. COOL Last summer ..... ................this year.
    wasn't as cool as was not as cool as
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  • The course wasn't as easy as I'd expected. MORE The course ..... .................I'd expected.
    was more difficult than
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  • The examiner tells candidates the regulations at the beginning of the exam. TOLD At the beginning of the exam candidates ................ the regulations.
    are told about
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  • Did we send that letter to Mr Thomas? WAS Do you know if ..... ...........................to Mr Thomas?
    the letter was sent
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  • I only told you because I thought you would be interested. TOLD I ..... you if I thought you weren't interested.
    would not have told wouldn't have told
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  • f you do the washing up I'll make the coffee. PROVIDED I'll make the coffee ..... the washing up.
    provided you do
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  • The reason I haven't got much money is because they didn't give me promotion. POOR If they had given me promotion I ..... now.
    wouldn't be so poor would not be so poor
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  • t's really important that you pay the bill today. REMEMBER You must ..... the bill today.
    remember to pay
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  • I think it would be a good idea if you joined the beginner's class. SUGGEST I ..... the beginners class.
    suggest joining suggest you join suggest that you join
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  • Meeting John in town was really surprising. EXPECT I ..... John in town.
    did not expect to meet didn't expect to meet
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  • In the future she became a successful business woman. WENT She ..... a successful business woman.
    went on to become
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  • I'll help you with your homework. MIND I ..... you with your homework.
    do not mind helping don't mind helping
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  • I hated driving on the left at first but now it's OK. USED I ..... on the left now.
    am used to driving 'm used to driving 've got used to driving have got used to driving
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  • Don't bother to apply for the job. POINT There ..... for the job.
    is no point (in) applying
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  • Were you successful in passing the exam? MANAGE Did ..... the exam?
    you manage to pass
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  • I'm excited about the holiday. LOOKING I ..... ........................the holiday.
    am looking forward to 'm looking forward to
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  • The bomb exploded early this morning. OFF The bomb ..... early this morning.
    went off
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  • Why don't you start doing a sport? TAKING Have you thought about ..... a sport?
    taking up
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  • They've cancelled the wedding. OFF They have ..... the wedding.
    called off
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  • I don't think they should abolish military service. AWAY They shouldn't ..... military service.
    do away with
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  • I've got to reduce the amount of sweets I eat. DOWN I must ..... the number of sweets I eat.
    cut down on
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  • My host family will let you stay with us. UP My host family will .................................... .
    put you up
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  • 'd love to know how John is getting on. KNEW I ..... how John was getting on.
    wish I knew
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  • You should take an umbrella with you. BETTER You ..... an umbrella with you.
    had better take 'd better take
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  • I think taxes should be increased. TIME It ..... increased
    is about time taxes were
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  • He behaves like the President of the company. THOUGH He acts ..... the President of the company.
    as though he were/was
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  • I regret not inviting Cathy to the party. ONLY If ..... Cathy.
    only I had invited
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  • I'd prefer you to get home early tonight. RATHER I ..... home early tonight.
    would rather you got
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  • It will be better for you to come alone. SOONER I would ..... on your own.
    sooner you came
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  • Joan was in favour of visiting the museum. IDEA Joan thought it would be .................................. to the museum.
    a good IDEA to go
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  • Arthur has the talent to become a concert pianist. THAT Arthur is so .................................. could become a concert pianist.
    talented THAT he
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  • ''Do you know when the match starts, Sally?'' asked Mary. IF Mary asked Sally ................... time the match started.
    F she knew what
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  • I knocked for ages at Ruth's door but I got no reply. LONG I .................... knocking at Ruth's door but I got no reply.
    was a LONG time
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  • Everyone says that the band is planning to go on a world tour next year. SAID The band ............................. planning to go on a world tour next year.
    are SAID to be is SAID to be
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  • I'd prefer not to cancel the meeting. CALL I'd rather ..................................... the meeting.
    not CALL off you did not CALL off
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  • There's no point asking Lynda to help as she's really busy. WASTE It's ........................................ asking Lynda to help as she's really busy.
    a waste of time
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  • I'm sure it was Ana I saw in town as I recognised her coat. MUST It ........................................ Ana I saw in town as I recognised her coat.
    must have been
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  • We demanded to see the hotel manager to make our complaint. SEEING We ........................................ the hotel manager to make our complaint.
    insisted on seeing insisted upon seeing
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  • The boss wouldn't object to you going early today. OBJECTION The boss would not ........................................ you going early today.
    have any objection to
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  • Did you manage to get in contact with the boss today? GETTING Did you ........................................ in contact with the boss today?
    succeed in getting
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  • don't care what you do. CONCERNED As ........................................ you can do what you like.
    far as I am concerned
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  • The meal we had in the restaurant was so nice. SUCH It ........................................ meal in the restaurant.
    was such a nice
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  • Do you and your brother have the same looks? LIKE Does ........................................ you?
    your brother look like
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  • That's the garage where I left my car last week. REPAIRED That's where I went ........................................ last week.
    to get my car repaired to get the car repaired to have the car repaired to have my car repaired
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  • ‘What about going for a swim?’ said John to me. should John ……...........................…………...........................…… for a swim.
    suggested (that) we should go
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  • The children are always fascinated by nature programmes on TV. find The children ……...........................…………...........................…… when they watch them on TV
    always find nature programmes fascinating
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