Sunday, March 22, 2009

CAE key word transformation 1

1 This is your third warning from me this week about being late for work.
NOT
This is the third time this week I……………………………be late for work.
2 I think Anita must have gone on a diet recently because she's quite slim now.
HAS
It looks as…………………………….dieting because she's quite slim now.
3 I always hated pasta when 1 was a child but now I cook it regularly.
USE
I…………………………pasta when I was a child but now 1 cook it regularly.
4 I went to have my own look at the apartment and 1 couldn't understand why my
friend wanted us to live in such a depressing place!
SEE
Having………………………………..myself, I couldn't understand why my friend
wanted us to live in such a depressing place!
5 We wanted to continue our mountain trek but the weather was too bad.
LIKE
We……………………………on with our mountain trek but the weather was too bad.
6 I want to inform you that I was not satisfied with the standard of service in your
hotel.
EXPRESS
I would……………………………………with the standard of service in your hotel.
7 I wanted to stay in last night but my flatmate insisted we go out.
SOONER
I……………………………………..in last night but my flatmate insisted we go out.
8 Didn't you want me to tell the staff about your resignation?
RATHER
Would………………………………………the staff know about your resignation?



1 I didn't stop worrying about the wild animals until we were safe inside camp.
ONLY
It was……………………………………………………….safety of camp that I
Stopped worrying about the wild animals.
2 Steve's one topic of conversation is the time he spent as a pilot.
EVER
The time he spent as a pilot …………………………………………………..about.
3 After arriving at the airport, we realized that our passports were still at home.
UNTIL
It…………………………………………………at the airport that we realized our
passports were still at home.
4 When Michael's boat began to sink, he sent a signal for help.
DID
When Michael's boat began to sink, what ……………………………………..a signal
for help.
5 Immediately after Emi quit her job, she booked a package tour around Europe.
HAD
As………………………………………………………..in her notice Emi booked a
Package tour around Europe.
6 I don't get on very well with many people but I hit it off with Jason straightaway.
TOOK
I don't get on very well with many people but Jason ……………………………….
other straightaway.
7 I was impatient to get home because the holiday was such a disaster.
WAIT
The holiday was so………………………………………………………to get home.
8 I was hoping not to have to share a tent with anyone else on the camping trip.
TO
I was hoping I would………………………………………………………..myself on
the camping trip but I had to share.


1 As I didn't want to disappoint my parents, I agreed to go to medical school.
LET
Not………………………………………..my parents, I agreed to go to medical school.

2 After deciding he would leave home, Enrique immediately began searching for an
apartment.
DECISION
Having………………………………leave home, Enrique immediately began searching
for an apartment.

3 Make sure you look after your bag in this cafe" as there are many thieves around.
EYE
I suggest………………………………..your bag in this cafe" as there are many thieves
around.

4 Your chances of being affected by eye-strain and back injury increase with the
amount of time you spend in front of a screen.
LIKELY
The more time you spend in front of a screen, the…………………………….from eye-
strain and back injury.
5 With that bad cold you won't be able to help us so take the day off work.
USE
With that bad cold you'll……………………………….anyone so take the day off work.

6 When James heard that his father had left all his money to his brother he did not
find it surprising.
AS
It……………………………..to hear that his father had left all his money to his brother.

7 I feel certain that there will be a new government after the election.
BOUND
In my opinion, there……………………………………..of government after the election.

8 Most employees used to be proud of working for the same company all their lives
but not anymore.
PRIDE
Most employees no……………………………..working for the same company all their
lives.


1 At Jeremy's leaving party, his boss made a speech and said he hoped Jeremy would
have a good future.
BEST
At Jeremy's leaving party, his boss made a speech and wished……………………………..
the future.
2 Our attempts to persuade Soji to continue his studies weren't successful and he left
university early.
MET
Our attempts to persuade Soji not to give…………………………………………….no
success and he left university early.

3 The interviewer told Belinda that he would write to her to inform her whether her
application had been successful.
KNOW
The interviewer told Belinda that he would …………………………………………writing
whether her application had been successful or not.

4 It's possible that the shops will sell all their bottled water so we should buy all we need
now.
CASE
We should buy all the bottled water we need now …………………………………out of it.

5 If we don't stop the sale of tiger products now, it's possible there will be no more tigers left
within the next ten years.
OTHERWISE
We need to stop the sale of tiger products now ………………………………..out within the
next ten years.


6 Even though Diego didn't know any French at all, he managed to communicate with the
Parisian taxi driver.
SINGLE
Despite ……………………………………………French, Diego managed to communicate
with the Parisian taxi driver.

7 Tom's tutor told him that more effort was required in order to pass the course.
MADE
Tom's tutor told him he would fail the course ………………………………………….effort.

8 I wish I hadn't let Max borrow my money because none of his investments has shown a
profit.
NEVER
I ought ………………………………………………my money to Max because none of his
investments has shown a profit.

1 We would like you to pay for the delivery of this special order before you receive it.
IF
We would appreciate …………………………………………….advance for the delivery of
this special order.

2 Scientists think that there is nothing on that planet to suggest there is any life there.
SIGN
According to scientists, there appears …………………………………………….life on that
planet.

3 When I caught my boyfriend reading my emails, I told him I felt he had invaded
my privacy.
AN
When I caught my boyfriend reading my emails, I told him I regarded it ……………………
my privacy.

4 It is now 24 hours since Mr William's boat sank and people think there is little
likelihood he will survive.
CHANCES
It is now 24 hours since Mr Williams's boat sank and his ………………………..to be slim.

5 I regret not having the feeling of achieving anything after reaching the summit but I
was too exhausted.
SENSE
I wish I…………………………………………………….after reaching the summit but I
was too exhausted.

6 Jane really wants to have everyone looking at her every time we go out in a group.
BE
Jane can't help…………………………………………… attention every time we go
out in a group.

7 I hoped to persuade the boss of the benefit to me of going away on a camping trip for
ten days.
WOULD
I hoped to persuade the boss that a ………………………………………….me good.

8 Although the job meant that he earned money regularly, Tony did not enjoy it.
REGULAR
Although the job provided him……………………………………………..of income,
Tony did not enjoy it.

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