Sunday, March 8, 2009

CAE / CPE key word transformation practice 1

1 John has hinted that he doesn't wish to remain in the group any longer.

hint

John has ........................................................................ wishes to remain in the group.

2 Five actors were competing for the leading role in the play.

contention

There ................................................................................... the leading role in the play.

3 A spokesman said that the story was pure speculation.

dismissed

The story .................................................................. than speculation by a spokesman.

4 She was concentrating so hard on her work that she didn't notice when I came in.

wrapped

She was ............................................................ that she didn't notice when I came in.

5 They still haven't found out what caused the accident.

cause

They have yet ..................................................................................... the accident was.

6 1 reluctantly signed the contract.

signature

It was with .............................................................................................. on the contract.

7 Suzanne is far superior to me in terms of technical knowledge.

match

When it comes ............................................................................................. for Suzanne.

8 Anthony wasn't at all discouraged by this bad experience.

Put

This bad experience ................................................................................................. least.

9 The company lent us an apartment as part of the deal.

loan

As part of the deal, we were ............................................................. by the company.

10 1 always enjoy this film, no matter how often I see it.

tire

However ............................................................................................................... this film.

11 1 don't know why Fred made such an extraordinary decision.

prompted

I don't know ..................................................................................................... a decision.

12 Inefficient treatment of customers creates a bad impression of the company.

reflects

Treating customers with a lack ................................................................ the company.

13 The organizers planned everything as carefully as they could possibly have done.

utmost

Everything was planned ..................................................................... by the organizers.

14 Coming second didn't make her feel any better because she only wanted to win.

consolation

Coming second ................................................................. was all that mattered to her.

15 1 promised him that the situation would not be repeated in the future.

word

I ................................................................. no repetition of the situation in the future.

16 Tim tried to be like one of his heroes when he was a young musician.

modelled

As ......................................................................................................... one of his heroes.

17 Diane finds that creating things stops her from thinking about her work.

mind

Diane finds that being ...................................................................................... her work.

18 1 tried not to get involved in that situation.

mixed

I tried to avoid ........................................................................................... that situation.

19 After announcing his resignation, he said that he had done nothing improper.

deny

After announcing his resignation, he went ..................................................... improper.

20 1 had to go to an expert and ask her to advise me.

seek

I was forced ................................................................................................expert.

21 1 realized that I was in a terrible position and I wasn't to blame for it.

fault

Through .............................................................................. myself in a terrible position.

22 I'm doubtful that this plan is very realistic.

reservations

I ........................................................................................................ realistic this plan is.

23 Francis chose computing rather than marketing for his next course.

preference

Francis opted .................................................................. marketing for his next course.

24 Presumably you're still interested in travelling this summer.

lost

I take ........................................................................................... travelling this summer.

25 Eventually, Jim admitted that he was responsible for the error.

owned

Eventually, it ................................................................. been responsible for the error.

26 Without your assistance, I could never have done this job so well.

assisted

Had ......................................................... , I could never have done this job so well.

27 The manager praised one particular player.

singled

One particular player ................................................................ praise by the manager.

28 He denied the accusation unconvincingly, which made me think he was guilty.

led

His ........................................................................................ believe that he was guilty.

29 There came a time when I completely ran out of patience.

stage

I ................................................................................................ more patience left.

30 Once I had made sure there was no reason to be afraid, I went ahead.

fear

Having satisfied ....................................................................................... , I went ahead.

31 It is likely that she will get very angry when she finds out.

liable

She ............................................................................................... fit when she finds out.

32 Being inexperienced was a disadvantage to her when she applied for promotion.

counted

Her ............................................................................... when she applied for promotion.

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