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REPHRASING

1. My bike was cheaper than my sisters.


My sisters bike was .................................. mine.
2. The last time Paula went on holiday was two years ago.
Paula .................................. on holiday for two years.
3. Parking the car is difficult if you arrive late.
Its difficult to park the car .................................. early.
4.The weather was very bad. I couldnt stay outside.
It was such ................................. that I couldnt stay outside.
5. Can we have permission to miss the class this afternoon?
Would you .................................. to miss the class this afternoon?
6. I had never stayed in such an expensive hotel before.
That was the first time .................................. in such an expensive
hotel.
7.Italian and French food is served in Luigis restaurant.
Luigis restaurant .................................. Italian and French food.
8.I havent got as much homework as you.
Ive got .................................. you.
9.Jaime hasnt been to England before.
This is the first time that Jaime ..................................England.
10. We might miss the last train then wed have to walk home.
Wed have to walk home if we .................................. the last train.
11. My sister was born two years before me.
My sister is two years.................................. me.
12. It was a useful qualification and everyone wanted to get it.
It was such .................................. that everyone wanted to get it.
13. She said that she wanted to see me that day.
She said, I .................................. you today
14. He finished his homework before I arrived.
When I arrived, he .................................. his homework.
15. The end is easy to guess.
It isnt .................................. guess the end.
16. Fortunately, I managed to win the last game.

Fortunately, I was .................................. win the last game.


17.Im not as good at English as my mother.
My mother is .................................. than me.
18. Could you tell me when we get to the station, please?
Would you let .................................. when we get to the station,
please?
19. Are you still reading that guidebook?.
Havent you .................................. that guidebook?.
20.They said, Dont worry about the weather.
They told us .................................. about the weather.
21. They play jazz in the restaurant every Saturday evening.
Every Saturday evening, jazz .................................. in the restaurant.
22. He paid me a very low salary. I decided to find another job.
He paid me such .................................. that I decided to find another
job.
23. I did the work very carefully, as I knew it was important.
Since I knew the work was important, ..................................very
carefully.
24. Where was the concert?.
Do you know .................................. was?
25. That computer is too expensive for me.
I havent got .................................. that computer.
26. The computers were very old and they were always breaking
down.
The computers were so.................................. they were always
breaking down.
27.Jane said, Weve already finished the work.
Jane said that they .................................. the work.
28. Are they coming or not?
Do you .................................. are coming or not?
29.He cant play tennis any more because he had his left arm broken
in an accident.
He isnt .................................. play tennis any more because he had

his left arm broken in an accident.


30. Can you lend me your dictionary?
Can I .................................. your dictionary?
31.This is the first time shes been in trouble.
Shes never .................................. before.
32. Could I open the window for a minute?.
I wonder if .................................. the window for a minute.
33. It is difficult to put this book down.
This book .................................. to put down.
34. The film has some frightening scenes.
There .................................. scenes in the film.
35. She knew how to drive a car when she was nine.
By the time she was nine, she had .................................. todrive a car.
36. She asked if I wanted to go to the theatre with her.
She said, .................................. to go to the theatre withme?
37. The film was shorter than I had expected.
The film was not .................................. I had expected.
38. At the weekend, the meals were usually cooked by my mother.
My mother usually .................................. the meals at theweekend.
39. The office was very cold.
As a result, I got ill.The office was so .................................. got ill.
40. He learned to drive in order to get a job as a salesman.
He learned to drive so .................................. a job as asalesman.
41. I ate all the biscuits before teatime.
By teatime, I .................................. all the biscuits.
42. Our house needs painting.
We need to have .................................. painted.
43. The weather in Oxford was colder than I had expected.
The weather in Oxford was not .................................. I had
expected.
44.I cant go swimming because the waves are so big.
The waves are too big for .................................. swimming.
45. I am not having a very good time.

I am not enjoying .................................. very much.


46.Its a three-roomed flat.
There ................................................ in the flat.
47. He spends two hours a week sorting out stamps.
Sorting out his stamps ......................................... two hours a week.
48. I like horror films but I like comedies better.
I prefer...................................................................horror films.
49.Liar Liar is the funniest film Ive ever seen.
Ive never seen a................................................................... Liar Liar
50. Shall we travel by air?
What about ............................................ by air?
ANSWERS
1. more expensive

to

31. been in trouble

than

16. able to

32. I could open

2. has not gone

17. better at

33. is difficult

3. unless you

English

34. are some

arrive

18. me know

frightening

4. bad weather

19. finished

35. (already) learnt

5. allow us

reading

/ learned

6. I had stayed

20. not to worry

36. do you want

7. serves

21. is played

37. as long as

8. more homework

22. a low salary

38. cooked

than

23. I did it

39. cold that I

9. has been to

24. where the

40. he could get

10. missed

concert

41. had eaten

11. older than

25. enough money

42. our house

12. a useful

26. old that

43. as warm / hot

qualification

27. had already

as

13. want to see

finished

44. me to go

14. had (already)

28. know if they

45. myself

finished

29. able to

46. are three

15. difficult / hard

30. borrow

rooms

47. takes him

49. funnier film

48. comedies to

than

50. travelling

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