Thursday, March 26, 2009

FCE key word transformation 10

I'm sure she isn't feeling sick now.
be She ....................................................................... now.
Perhaps Harry will be sunbathing this time tomorrow.
be
Harry ...................................................... tomorrow.
Perhaps he'll be waiting when we get there.
may
He ............................................................ when we get there.
Soldiers are forbidden to leave the camp unless they get special permission.
not
Soldiers .…………………………………………………... unless they get special permission.
Unauthorized personnel are not allowed to go beyond this point.
must
Unauthorized personnel ........................................ this point.
It isn't necessary for Jim to get up early tomorrow, as it is a holiday.
have
Jim ...........................up early tomorrow, as it is a holiday.
Readers are not allowed to take books out of the library without first filling in a form.
not
Readers .................. out of the library without first filling in a form.
There's no need for you to water the plants this morning.
have
You ......................................... the plants this morning.
It wasn't necessary for Arthur to get the train because his brother offered to give him a lift.
need
Arthur.................................... the train because his brother offered to give him a lift.
Don’t blame me if there’s no food in the house.
fault
It ……………………………………………………………there’s no food in the house.
Our house is an hour’s walk from the village.
takes
It ………………………………………………………..to our house from the village.
I should wash the curtains.
need
The curtains ……………………………………………………………washed.
We weren’t advised to book in advance.
advise
They ……………………………………………………………..book in advance.
He arrived too late to catch the 9.30 train.
arrive
He …………………………………………………………….to catch the 9.30 train.
Preparing the meal took her 3 hours.
prepare
She …………………………………………………………..the meal.
These trousers are too small for me.
enough
These trousers ................................................... for me.
Politicians found the results of the local election surprising.
were
Politicians ..................................... of the local election.
Could you pass me the cheese, please?
mind
Would ..................................................... the cheese?
They made her pay £2,000 tax.
to
She .................................................... £2,000 tax.
She was allowed to stay at her friend's house.
her
They .................................. at her friend's house.
He wasn't tall enough to become a policeman.
short
He .............................................................. a policeman.
He had difficulty seeing in the dark room.
hardly
He ..................................................... in the dark room.
I prefer going out to staying at home.
than
I prefer to .................................................... at home.
The runner could hardly keep up with the others.
had
The runner ...................................... up with the others.
They took ages to reach a decision.
them
It ....................................................... a decision.
The police let the suspect make one phone call.
was
The suspect................................................... one phone call.
The tourists found the carnival fascinating.
were
The tourists ...................................... the carnival.
It was difficult for the jury to reach a verdict.
difficulty
The jury .................................................... a verdict.
The 17-year-olds weren't old enough to get into the club.
too
The 17-year-olds ....................................... into the club.
She prefers speaking French to writing it.
than
She prefers ........................................ write it.
They made him work overtime.
was
He .............................................. overtime.
Crying over spilt milk is useless.
use
It ………………………………………………………………spilt milk.
It’s too cold to go camping.
warm
It ……………………………………………………………………to go camping.
You’ll have no difficulty getting out of the country.
easy
You’ll find ……………………………………………………………..out of the country.
The film was amusing.
were
We ………………………………………………….the film.
I’m afraid there’s no milk left.
run
I’m afraid we ……………………………………………….milk.
He hasn’t finished cooking the meal yet.
still
He ………………………………………………………the meal.
People say this is the best film ever made.
supposed
This ………………………………………………..the best film ever made.
Sally went to ballet classes three times a week.
go
Sally …………………………………………………ballet classes three times a week.
It was my intention to phone you last night, but I forgot.
going
I …………………………………………………………you last night but I forgot.
Lying on the beach all day is an unusual experience for me.
used
I …………………………………………………………..on the beach all day.
When I was young, I used to visit my grandmother every day after school.
would
When I was young, …………………………………………every day after school.
It’s a week since I last saw him.
seen
I ………………………………………………………………….a week.
When did she move to France?
since
How long ………………………………………………………..to France?
He has never seen this film before.
ever
It’s the first time …………………………………………………………..this film.
The last time he visited her was a week ago.
for
He ……………………………………………………………………….a week.
They started eating as soon as the last guests arrived.
had
They waited until ……………………………………………….they started eating.
It’s the fastest car I’ve ever driven.
never
I …………………………………………………………………….fast car.
Sue tried on some shoes but none of them fitted.
which
Sue tried on some shoes, ................................. fitted.
Clare Spender is the author; her book became a bestseller overnight.
whose
Clare Spender is ................................... a bestseller overnight.
The team were so good that we couldn't beat them.
such
They were .…………………………………….... we couldn't beat them.
She had a very bad night's sleep, so she was exhausted.
result
She had a very bad night's sleep .............................. she was exhausted.
Perhaps he will be on time.
be
He .......................................................... time.
I have difficulty in understanding his accent.
find
I ................................................ his accent.
We met several people from Portsmouth, but none of them knew Dr Irons.
whom
We met several people from Portsmouth, .................................... Dr Irons.
She has a class of twenty students; half of them are of Canadian origin.
whom
She has a class of twenty students, ........................ are of Canadian origin.
It wasn't necessary for him to write to his mum because she rang him.
need
He .……………………………………... to his mum because she rang him.
The car was so expensive that we couldn’t buy it.
for
The car ……………………………………………………………………to buy.
Would you mind keeping quiet while she's talking?
keep
Could ............................................... she's talking?
It isn't necessary for Julie to work today; she can have the day off.
have
Julie ......................................... today; she can have the day off.
Perhaps she'll come with us.
may
She ........................................................... us.
The coffee was so strong that I couldn't drink it.
such
It..................................................... that I couldn't drink it.

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