Sunday, May 10, 2009

FCE paraphrasing 12


Juliet finds driving on the left very strange


to


Juliet's not ___________________ on the left.



People in my country usually only have a sandwich at lunchtime


not


They're ______________________a big meal at lunchtime.



I always get up early, so it's not a problem for me.


to


I'm ________________________ up early.



Drinking a lot of tea is new for me.


not


I'm _______________________ a lot of tea.



After two or three days, you don't notice the cold weather so much.


get


In two or three days you _______________________ the cold weather.



We've only had this computer for a couple of weeks.


getting


We're just _________________________ this computer.



In my country it's unusual to queue for the bus.


not


I'm _____________________________ the bus.



Checking the meaning of words in an English-English dictionary is something new for me.


not


I'm not _________________________ words in an English-English dictionary.



Tamara normally eats salad with every meal.


to


Tamara's ______________________ salad with every meal.



At John's new school he has to wear uniform, which he didn't like at first.


getting


John is ____________________________ a school uniform.




Mandy has more experience than Sally


as


Sally doesn't __________________________ Mandy.



Patrick is certainly more punctual than David


not


David __________________________ Patrick.



John isn't as well qualified as Sally.


than


Sally ____________________________ John.



Jill's sister is more polite than Jill.


polite


Jill isn't ___________________________ sister.



My interview lasted much longer than yours.


long


Your interview ____________________________ mine.



Rod has got more experience than Sue.


much


Sue doesn't have as much experience as Rod.



Rachel was more nervous than Sarah.


not


Sarah ___________________________ Rachel.



Steve's clothes weren't as smart as Mark's.


than


Mark's clothes __________________________ Steve's



Lynda seemed more reliable than Liz.


as


Liz didn't __________________________ Lynda.



Sandra was more enthusiastic than Jeff.


not


Jeff ___________________________ Sandra.



I last went to Paris two years ago.


not


I ________________________ Paris for two years.



Mary is better paid than Neil.


as


Neil is __________________________ Mary.



Anne's wearing jeans and a T-shirt, which is unusual for her.


usually


Anne _________________________jeans and T-shirt.



Take a heavy sweater with you because it might get very cold this evening.


in


Take a heavy sweater ________________________ very cold this evening.



I usually only have some hot milk and a biscuit for breakfast.


not


I'm __________________________ a big breakfast.



You might have to carry your bag a long way, so don't take a big one.


in


Don't take a big bag ___________________________ carry it a long way.



I haven't seen Greta since Thursday.


time


The ____________________________ was on Thursday.



I always go to bed late, so it isn't a problem for me.


to


I'm __________________________ to bed late.



Look. Mick's a vegetarian, but he's eating roast beef.


usually


Mick ________________________ roast beef.



Jenny isn't as talkative as Simon.


talkative


Simon __________________________ Jenny.



A shop mended y vacuum cleaner for me.


had


I _____________________________ mended.



Last week, I took my car to a garage to be washed.


had


I ___________________________ last week.



Someone is coming to repair the broken window in my house.


am


I _________________________ in my house repaired.



A famous designer made her clothes.


had


She ____________________ by a famous designer.



I'm having my photograph taken on Monday afternoon.


is


Someone_______________________ on Monday afternoon.



Her hairdresser has coloured her hair green!


had


She ___________________________ green.



A cleaner is coming to clean my house thoroughly.


am


I _____________________ thoroughly cleaned.



The dentist has filled one of my back teeth.


have


I _________________________ back teeth filled.



Someone's painting my kitchen next week.


am


I ____________________________ next week.



Emma's having her wedding dress made by her mother.


making


Her ___________________________ wedding dress for her.




Somebody repaired her bicycle last week.


had


She __________________________ last week.



He is not strong enough to do that job.


too


He is __________________________ that job.



Keith is not as well qualified as Sue.


than


Sue ________________________ Keith.



I haven't spoken to Mr Williams before.


time


This is the________________________ Mr Williams.



Somebody is repainting our house at the moment.


are


We _________________________ at the moment.



Linda hasn't got as much experience as Graham.


than


Graham __________________________ Linda.



The carpet still needs cleaning, doesn't it?


not


The carpet has _________________________, has it?



One advantage of living in the country is clean air.


favour


One point _________________________ the country is clean air.



I haven't been to the cinema for two months.


since


It's ____________________________ the cinema.



It's ages since I saw him last.


for


I __________________________ ages.




The plane was losing height ready for landing.


about


The plane was ___________________ land.



It was such a cold day that I wore an overcoat.


so


The day was _________________ I wore an overcoat.



I met Nigel by chance in the supermarket.


happened


I ________________________ Nigel in the supermarket.



Her voice was so quiet that I couldn't hear her.


a


She had ____________________ that I couldn't hear her.



Daniela should arrive at five o'clock.


supposed


Daniela _______________________ at five o'clock.



That man was so rude that I didn't reply to him


a


He was _____________________ that I didn't reply to him.



I would like to learn hang-gliding very much.


keen


I __________________________ learning hang-gliding.



We had such a dirty room that we checked out of the hotel.


so


Our room ______________________ that we checked out of the hotel.



I was just leaving when the phone rang.


about


I was just ____________________when the phone rang.



I can't wait to go on holiday.


forward


I'm ______________________________ on holiday.



These vegetables are too hard; they're undercooked.


have


These vegetables ________________________ enough.



This salad is too oily.


oil


There ___________________________ this salad.



This cake is too stale to eat.


enough


This cake __________________________ to eat.



This hotel is too expensive for a large family.


much


This hotel ________________________ for a large family.



There's too little cheese for four people.


enough


There __________________________ for four people.



There are too few glasses for everyone to have a drink


enough


We _________________________ for everyone to have a drink.



It's not warm enough to eat outside this evening.


too


It's ___________________________ this evening.



Joanne doesn't speak loudly enough on the telephone.


too


Joanne speaks ____________________ on the telephone.



There's too little sugar in this coffee for me.


sweet


This coffee _______________________ for me.



This restaurant is too quiet. Let's try another one.


people


There are____________________ restaurant. Let's try another one.




They are designing a new machine.


is


A new machine __________________________ designed.



They have to switch on the photocopier ten minutes before using it.


be


The photocopier ______________________ ten minutes before use.



A mechanical breakdown caused the delay.


by


The delay _______________________ a mechanical breakdown.



Someone will meet you at the airport.


be


You ___________________t at the airport.



Personal computers are changing our working lives.


by


Our working lives ____________________ computers.



We must keep the ovens at a constant temperature.


be


The ovens ___________________ a constant temperature.



They freeze the pizzas in batches of twelve.


are


The pizzas _________________ batches of twelve.



Children are going to eat most of our pizzas.


be


Most of our pizzas ______________________ by children.



We put the pizzas in boxes for delivery.


are


Our pizzas ____________________s for delivery.



You can buy either frozen or chilled pizzas in most shops.


be


Either frozen or chilled pizzas _______________ in most shops.



I regret going to bed so late last night.


wish


I _____________________ to bed so late last night.



If only I had taken that job in the bank.


regret


I ______________________ in the bank.



Jenny regrets not buying some sunscreen before her holiday


wishes


Jenny ____________________ some sunscreen before her holiday.



He regrets not telling people it was his birthday.


wishes


He ____________________ people it was his birthday.



I regret not booking the seats in advance.


only


If ____________________ the seats in advance.



I wish I'd gone on holiday with my friends.


regret


I _____________________ on holiday with my friends.



They regret ever getting married.


never


They wish ______________________ married.



If only I had been more careful


regret


I ___________________g more careful.



I wish I hadn't gone to that party.


only


If ___________________ to that party.



Larry regrets not telling his girlfriend where he was going.


had


Larry ___________________ his girlfriend where he was going.




I'm sorry that you can't come to the party.


wish


I ____________________ to the party.



He keeps interrupting me, which is very annoying.


wish


I _____________________ interrupting me, it's very annoying.



Ingrid would like to be able to swim, but she can't.


wishes


Ingrid ______________________ swim.



I hope that you are successful in your exams.


luck


I wish ____________________ in your exams.



My hair's short and dark, but I'd prefer long blonde hair.


wish


I ____________________ long blonde hair.



Eric doesn't see his grandchildren very often.


wishes


Eric __________________________ more often.



I'm sorry that he won't accept the job he's been offered.


wish


I ______________________ the job he's been offered.



I have very little patience, which is a shame!


were


I __________________________ patience.



This continual rain is making me feel depressed.


stop


I ___________________ raining – it makes me feel depressed.



The print in this book is so small that I'm afraid I can't read it.


was


I wish the print in this book __________________, then I could read it.



'What time is it, Frances?' said Tim.


asked


Tim _____________________ it was.



'Are you coming to the party tonight, Joanna?' said Adam


if


Adam asked Joanna ___________________ to the party.



'Can I borrow your pen please, Sam?' said Jill.


if


Jill asked Sam ____________________ pen.



'Do you know what's on at the cinema, James?' said Pam.


knew


Pam asked James if ___________________ on at the cinema.



'Have you finished your homework yet Robin?' said Sandra.


whether


Sandra asked Robin _________________________ homework yet.



Julia asked Phil if he would feed her cat while she was on holiday.


you


Julia said: '_____________________ while I'm on holiday?'



Sara asked me to get her some stamps from the post office.


me


Sara said: '________________ some stamps from the post office, please?'



Karl asked me what time the meeting would end.


will


Karl said: '_______________________ end?'



Elena asked the waitress for another knife.


could


Elena said: '_________________________, please?'



Luke asked Valerie if she had got a car.


you


Luke said: '_________________ a car, Valerie?'




You should make the most of being in Paris and visit the Eiffel Tower.


advantage


You should ___________________ being in Paris and visit the Eiffel Tower.



What is your sister's job, Miranda?


for


What does your ______________________, Miranda?



She described the robber to the police.


description


She _____________________ the robber to the police.



I hope you enjoy yourselves this evening.


time


I hope you ______________________ this evening.



I want you to try as hard as you can, Jenny.


do


I want _______________________Jenny.



Your are making yourself look ridiculous.


fool


You _____________________ yourself.



We found it difficult to turn the key in the lock.


difficulty


We ________________________ the key in the lock.



Paul always expected his mother to be there for him.


granted


Paul always ___________________________.



Wait your turn like everybody else.


queue


Don't _________________________ like that.



I thought people wouldn't be able to understand my Spanish.


myself


I thought I wouldn't be able ________________ in Spanish.



Listen carefully to what I am about to say.


attention


Please ____________________ what I am about to say.



Someone told the boys it was dangerous to play by the lake.


warning


The boys ______________________ about playing by the lake.



Jenny and her mother argued over the wedding dress.


argument


Jenny ___________________ her mother over the wedding dress.



He finally managed to get over his wife's death.


terms


He succeeded _______________________his wife's death.



I am going to get very angry in a minute.


temper


I am going to ____________________ in a minute.



If you don't try hard you won't succeed.


effort


Unless _______________________you'll fail.



What they say doesn't change anything.


difference


It ______________________ what they say.



She assumed control of the business when her father retried.


charge


She ______________________ the business when her father retired.



I couldn't speak to her.


word


I wasn't _____________________ with her.



We should always keep our word.


promise


We should never _______________________.




The dog barked all night but we still managed to sleep


fact


Despite ________________ dog barked all night we still managed to sleep.



The cat can't catch the mice. They run too fast.


for


The mice run too __________________ the cat to catch them.



Cats aren't as expensive to keeps as dogs.


more


Dogs are __________________________ cats.



Man is the cruellest of all animals.


cruel


There isn't ________________________ man.



His canary sings better than mine


well


My canary doesn't ______________________ his.



Is this the cheapest pet food you've got?


anything


Is _________________________ this pet food?



Most of the animals survived the hard winter.


though


Even _____________________, most of the animals survived.



I have never seen a dirtier dog.


ever


This must be the _______________________ seen.



She couldn't afford the Persian cat.


expensive


The Persian cat was ___________________ buy.



The cheetah is the fastest animal in the world.


as


No animal runs _________________ the cheetah.



We need to find an imaginative solution.


need


What we _________________ an imaginative solution.



They didn't let her watch TV.


allowed


She ________________________ TV.



They have made the castle a tourist attraction.


turned


The castle _____________________ a tourist attraction.



It hasn't rained for two years.


time


The _______________________ two years ago.



She wouldn't let me pay the bill


paying


She __________________________ the bill.



Asthma cases have gone up.


increase


There has ______________________ asthma cases.



Someone must find the answer.


must


The _________________________ by someone.



Do you know the story of Frankenstein?


familiar


Are _______________________ the story of Frankenstein?



She didn't find his behaviour at all surprising.


hardly


She ___________________________ his behaviour.



The air is clean since they fitted filters.


used


The air ________________________ they fitted filters.




Carol: Could you be a little quieter, Peter?


such


Carol told Peter ______________________ noise.



Sue: If I were you Richard, I'd take the train not the bus.


instead


Sue advised Richard _____________________ of the bus.



The doctor advised me to take more exercise.


idea


The doctor told me it ____________________ to take more exercise.



Robin advised me to buy shares in Sony.


I


Robin suggested _____________________ shares in Sony.



He told me it was the first time he had ever flown.


never


'I _________________________,' he said.



Porter: Sorry, the train left five minutes ago.


missed


He told them they _____________________ five minutes.



'I'll deliver the puppy the day after tomorrow' he promised.


in


He promised to deliver _______________________ time.



'Do you know where my tennis racquet is, Mum?' Sharon asked.


seen


Sharon asked her mother _______________________ tennis racquet.



In my opinion he should have a haircut.


am


As _______________________ he should have a haircut.



Why do you think you are superior to the people?


look


What makes _____________________ other people?




This room hasn't been cleaned for ages.


time


It's ______________________ cleaned.



The college has not been redecorated for years. It really needs doing.


time


It's ________________________ redecorated.



I haven't had anything to eat all day. I'm very hungry.


had


It's time_________________________ to eat.



It's late, I should have left for home an hour ago.


high


It's ___________________________ for home.



My car's filthy, I really should have it cleaned.


time


It's _______________________ my car cleaned.



It's months since James Had his hair cut.


time


It's ___________________________ cut.



Rosemary hasn't been on holiday for years.


high


It's ____________________________ on holiday.




Laws encourage people to use the mother tongue instead of English.


discourage


Laws ______________________ English instead of the mother tongue.



A few centuries ago almost nobody spoke English.


hardly


A few centuries ago English was ______________________ anybody.



I hope people will understand me.


make


I hope I'll be _________________________ understood.



I don't like it when foreigners use English expressions in their own language


approve


I do not ________________________ English expressions in their own language.



It was hard to live on my own but I eventually became accustomed to it.


used


It took me a long time to _________________________ on my own.



I don't want to use English all the time.


rather


I _________________________ use English all the time.



Some people can't understand her at all.


impossible


Some people find ________________________ her.



People say the bast way to learn a language is by living in the country.


supposed


Living in the country ____________________ the best way to learn a language.



He speaks too quickly for me to understand him.


enough


He ___________________________for me to understand him.



Knowing English is useful.


know


It ________________________ English.



Bob still finds his new contact lenses uncomfortable.


used


Bob ________________________ his new contact lenses yet.



His mother never let him go out.


allowed


He _______________________ out.



It doesn't need to be finished this evening


finish


It isn't ________________________ this evening.



He has probably spent all the money he won.


likely


He ______________________ spent all the money he won.



She didn't want to join in the dancing at the party.


take


She didn't want ___________________ the dancing at the party.



You had better not touch that switch.


would


If I ________________________ touch that switch.



This fruit is a new experience for me.


time


It is the ________________________ this fruit.



What a pity I broke the vase.


wish


I ________________________ the vase.



Remind me to water the plants.


forget


Don't let __________________________ the plants.



As I see it, someone should tell her the truth.


in


She should be ________________________opinion.




I'd rather you didn't smoke in here.


mind


Would _______________________ in here, please?



The accident injured a lot of people.


number


A ________________________people were injured in the accident.



It was the most embarrassing experience of my life.


so


I had never ________________________ before.



If you're not sure how to spell the word, consult the dictionary.


up


You should _____________________ a dictionary if you're not sure how to spell it.



Very few people knew the full story.


known


The full story _______________________ many people.



As the town council's representative I would like to welcome you


behalf


I would like to welcome you ________________ the town council.



You'd better take an umbrella. It might rain this evening.


case


Take an umbrella _______________________ this evening.



We couldn't find a parking space anywhere.


find


We weren't _________________________ to park.



We were given the directions by Paul


who


It was ___________________________ the directions.



They were still walking after two hours.


been


They ___________________________ two hours.



The bus comes in two hours; let's have lunch before it comes.


in


The bus comes in two hours; ______________________, let's have lunch.



The job was too badly paid so she didn't accept it.


down


She _________________________ it was too badly paid.



I took my overcoat but it wasn't necessary.


taken


I _________________________ my overcoat.



The film wasn't worth seeing.


time


The film was a complete _____________________.



Who is looking after the children this afternoon?


of


Who is _____________________ the children this afternoon?



They climbed out of the room using some bedsheets.


means


They climbed out of the room ________________ some bedsheets.



They believe the criminal has had plastic surgery.


believed


The criminal _______________________ plastic surgery.



He plays the piano and sings beautifully too.


play


Not ________________________ piano but he also sings beautifully.



I last saw him at my 21st birthday party.


since


I __________________________ my 21st birthday party.



'You've broken my radio, Frank!' said Jane


accused


Jane ________________________ her radio.




My car really needs to be repaired soon.


must


I really _____________________ repaired soon.



Susan regrets not buying that house.


wishes


Susan ______________________ that house.



I could never have succeeded without your help.


you


I could never have succeeded _____________________ me.



I thought I might run out of cash, so I took my cheque-book with me.


case


I took my cheque-book with me _______________________out of cash.



Linda's plans for a picnic have been spoilt by the weather.


fallen


Linda's plans for a picnic ___________________ because of the weather.



The bread was too stale to eat.


fresh


The bread _______________________to eat.



Perhaps Brian went home early.


may


Brian ________________________ home early.



I can't possibly work in all this noise!


impossible


It ___________________________ work in all this noise!



The thief suddenly realised that the police were watching him.


watched


The thief suddenly realised that ________________________ by the police.



Do you know who this coat belong to?


coat


Do you know ________________________ is?



Jo's training accident meant she couldn't take part in the race.


prevented


Jo's training accident _________________________ part in the race.



Cyclists are not allowed to ride on the station platform.


must


Bicycles _______________________on the station platform.



To Alan's amazement, the passport office was closed when he arrived.


find


Alan ____________________________ that the passport office closed when he arrived.



It isn't necessary to book tickets for the show in advance.


need


You ___________________________ tickets for the show in advance.



The top shelf was so high that the children couldn't reach it.


high


The top shelf was ______________________ the children to reach.



I'd prefer you to start work next week.


rather


I __________________________ work next week.



'Do you remember what you have to do?' the teacher asked her class.


what


The teacher asked her class if __________________________ to do.



It's unusual for Carol to get angry with her staff.


hardly


Carol ___________________________ temper with her staff.



There is no ice-cream left.


run


We ______________________ ice-cream.



There's no point in asking George to help.


worth


It ______________________ George to help.




Although he overslept, Clive wasn't late for work.


up


Despite _____________________ on time, Clive wasn't late for work.



I haven't eaten food like this before.


time


This is the______________________ this sort of food.



After a long chase, the police finally succeeded in arresting the thief.


to


After a long chase, the police finally _____________________ the thief.



Diane was supposed to write to her parents last week.


ought


Diane _____________________ to her parents last week.



His handwriting is so small I can hardly read it.


such


He has ________________________ I can hardly read it.



Somebody has to pick the visitors up from the airport.


up


The visitors ______________________ from the airport.



I wish I hadn't told him what we were planning to do this evening.


regret


I regret ________________________ for this evening.



Everyone was surprised to see Geoff leave the party early.


surprise


To ___________________________ the party early.



All the witnesses said the accident was my fault.


blame


All the witnesses said that _______________________ the accident.



Harry couldn't get his parents' permission to buy a motorbike.


let


Harry's parent __________________________ a motorbike.



'Where have I left my sunglasses, David?' asked Susan


where


Susan asked David where ____________________sunglasses.



John's behaviour at the party annoyed me.


John


I was annoyed by ___________________at the party.



It's a good thing you lent me the money or I would have had to go to the bank.


you


I would have had to go to the bank __________________me the money.



Matthew didn't listen to what his doctor told him.


notice


Matthew took _________________________ advice.



Sheila had to finish the account and write several letters as well.


addition


Sheila had to finish the accounts _____________________ several letters.



When he was a child in Australia, Mark went swimming almost every day.


his


Mark went swimming almost every day ___________________ in Australia.



Let's visit the museum this afternoon.


go


Why ______________________ the museum this afternoon?



Valerie fount it hard to concentrate on her book because of the noise.


difficulty


Valerie _______________________ her book because of the noise.



Why don't you wait by the phone box, Brenda?' said Laslie.


Brenda


Leslie suggested _______________________ by the phone box.






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