Rewrite the following sentences without changing the original meaning.

Conditional sentences
If you aren’t on a diet, try the cheesecake.
Unless ………………………………………………….
Dany wants to lose some weight, but he doesn’t have any will power.
If ………………………………………………….
Sue didn’t mention the tennis game so I didn’t turn up to watch.
If ………………………………………………….
In my opinion, you should drink low-fat milk.
If ………………………………………………….
I didn’t buy any vegetables so I couldn’t make a salad.
If ………………………………………………….
Paul won’t swim in the pool because there is no lifeguard.
If ………………………………………………….
You should have a medical check-up when starting a diet.
If ………………………………………………….
Peter gets angry with people who don’t take him seriously.
Unless ………………………………………………….
He won’t help you if you don’t ask him.
Unless ……………………………………………….
In my opinion, you should take that medicine.
If I were ……………………………………………….
Don’t park here, otherwise you will be fined $30.
If ………………………………………………………..
You shouldn’t eat fish unless it is fresh.
If …………………………………………………
I’d lend you my dictionary only if you took care of it.
I’d lend you my dictionary as ………………………..
If you don’t dress properly, you won’t go to the party with me.
Unless ………………………………………………..
If I had known you were in trouble, I’d have helped you.
As I didn’t …………………………………………..
You must speak very slowly or he will not be able to understand you.
He …………………………………………………………
Active or passive
They are returning the books to the library.
The books ………………………………………………….
At the end of the year, we give students school reports
School reports …………………………………………….
Mr Green is repairing the car.

The car.................................................................
He painted this room yesterday.
This room ……………………………………………….
Teenagers will organize the exhibition.
The exhibition ………………………………………….
Were they selling computer games at half-price?
Were ………………………………………………….
We can’t finish this project by tomorrow.
This ………………………………………………….
The government has increased the tax on cigarettes.
The tax ……………………………………………….
They are going to launch the product in May.
The product ……………………………………………….
Our water heater is being repaired by an electrician.
An ……………………………………………….

.. Shall ……………………………………………………..... The flood has caused a lot of damage..... The patient ... It’s possible that she won’t ring after all... You mustn’t ………………………………………….. I ………………………………………………………............................ Nobody gave me anything for my birthday....... It …………………………………………………………........ They …………………………………………………..... The doctor is examining the patient........... They say that the Loch Ness monster exists... My friends …………………………………………….. It’s …………………………………………………… They believed that the hostage had died. This diamond is said to be very valuable.... She ……………………………………………......... The tickets ……………………………………………. Let’s go for a pizza. Many friends visited my sister when she was in hospital My sister ..... It was wrong of her to punish that child.. The President ………………………………. She ……………………………………………………….... It’s …………………………………………………...... A lot of damage . She is obliged to be at work at 6 every day... You can’t …………………………………………… Smoking is prohibited here........ He ……………………………………………… .. Miss Green is …………………………………………….....Peter and Mary hadn’t paid for the tickets in advance....... She ………………………………………………............ People say that the famous actress is very ill.. It was ………………………………………………. It is believed that he has got divorced twice.... They say …………………………………………………....... She may ……………………………………………….... I was taken to the restaurant by my friends...... You needn’t ……………………………………………….. The plane is believed to have disappeared in the triangle of the Bermudas........ I am sure she isn’t Spanish.. Modals and semi-modals These tests have to be corrected. It’s not necessary for them to attend the lecture... It …………………………………………………. Nothing has been touched since you went away. You don’t have to do homework this weekend. These tests need ………………………………………….............. He ……………………………………………………........................ Rangers are expected to win the cup.. Parking is not allowed here.. Or You don’t need …………………………………………… You sent us a cheque but it was not necessary You needn’t ………………………………………………. They …………………………………………… Perhaps he is digging in the garden... A present was given to the President during his visit.. It is said that Miss Green has ten cats in her flat..

.. He apologised ………………………………………. “Please ………………………………………………… He said he was sorry he hadn’t done the ironing.................... The shop assistant said …………………………………............. the shop assistant said. The teacher asked ……………………………………… Peter asked me where my brother was................... Betty said she couldn't remember his phone number.... she told us. he asked me He asked ……………………………………………… “Stand up”........ Her brother …………………………………………… “I didn’t cheat in the exam”.... he couldn’t win the race...... "Don't panic"........... “These jeans are on sale”................ the teacher asked. He agreed ……………………………………………… “Can you lend me ten pounds...... "There are no trains to Cardiff today"........... ............ my friend said She said ………………………………………………….... “All right............ “Whose are these pencils?””.. he said.. her brother said.......... “I’ll bring you a present from Japan”.. “Where ……………………………………………… Diana asked him not to leave her alone.... He invited me ... She's a managing director although she's only 25.. “Would you like to try the cake I’ve made?.......... the driver said...... "I ......... In ……………………………………………….... The driver said ..... They went on an excursion in spite of the cold..... the.... Martin asked …………………………………………... Even though ………………………… He didn’t pass his exam although he studied hard......... the police office told them The police office told ............... “What time does the next bus leave?”........ he said He denied ………………………………………………......... “I haven’t seen my family for a long time”..... He said ............. he asked He asked ……………………………………………........ his father said.... “What are you going to have for lunch?”................. His father ……………………………………………… “Don’t forget to lock the door at night”....... She attended the meeting in spite of her illness.. "We'll arrive at the next stop in five minutes"... he asked...Reported / Indirect speech “I love New York”..... She ………………………………………………. The teacher ………………………………………… “Don’t go swimming in the lake”............................ I’ll meet you outside the Town Hall”..................... Although …………………………………………… In spite of his speed...... Although .............. the teacher said to the pupils...... she said She said ……………………………………….... Charles?” asked Martin.. Contrast connectors Although it was hot she was still shivering. Despite ………………………………………………..........

..... He …………………………………………………… They started to sing together six months ago..... I wish …………………………………………………................ The electrician mended our lamps last week............. I’m sorry but I can’t help you now........... His nose has ………………………………………… I haven’t seen my friend Rose for ages.... I wish I had won a journey to China... he still smokes......... In spite of .... We …………………………………………………… I’d rather ….. If only ……………………………………...... She regrets having argued with her boyfriend. She wishes ……………………………………………….. It …………………………………………………... Have/get something done We’ll have the new software installed tomorrow.... In spite of ............... he hates spending money.. I’d prefer you …………………………………. They have …………………………………………… It’s ten minutes now since his nose started bleeding.......... I would prefer you not to speak so quickly....... Would you rather have lunch in the garden? Would you prefer …………………………………………. Lucy must ……………………………………………… You should go to the doctor to test your eyes.Despite the fact .. Even though he's a millionaire. My neighbours are always shouting... Although he has been told to stop........ I wish …………………………………………………. I wish …………………………………………………... I’d rather you kept our wedding plans a secret for the time being. We ……………………………………………………...... I wish I should have called my parents earlier.................. If only …………………………………………………… For / since / ago It has been ages since he studied History. The new ………………………………………………… A decorator will paint our kitchen next week....... I’d rather …………………………………………………...... I’d prefer to play football next week if you don’t mind.......... / I’d prefer …........ You should have ……………………………………….... Lucy’s house must be decorated......... which is a trouble I wish …………………………………………………… Anne doesn’t understand how I feel.... She knows it was a mistake to take drugs...... I’d rather ……………………………………………… Comparisons ...........

... I don’t type as well as you do. Mary is too young to understand this book....... Driving at high speed is dangerous. You had better ……………………………………….. You had …………………………………………………. Learning …………………………………………………...... Please stop ……………………………………………… Playing with a video game is very boring.... Could you pass me the salt? Do/would you mind …………………………………....... They ………………………………………………. Pam has a dog. The more …………………………………………… Your girlfriend is not as pretty as mine............ The water is …………………………………….. Mary has a dog too.. It’s ………………………………………………….. It is not ………………………………………………. You …………………………………………… Marcus cooks much better than Alan.. Julie didn’t get as many ………………………………. He arrived at the station late and so he missed the train. My girlfriend ....... Since …………………………………………………..... It’s very easy to learn French.... We stayed at home due to cold weather... Gerund / infinitive Speaking Chinese is not easy......... Mary is not ……………………………………………. It …………………………………………………... It ………………………………………………… Please don’t sing the same song again.The water isn’t warm enough to have a shower... ........ It’s no use taking a taxi because we’re late anyway.... I don’t like animals as much as you do..... It …………………………………………………… It would be a good idea to speak to the manager.. Practising some sports can be beneficial for health............ Going on holiday in the summer is very exciting... It …………………………………………………… Climbing a mountain without special gear can be dangerous........ They managed …………………………………………... You …………………………………………………….... It’s . It …………………………………………………… They succeeded in getting to the nearest planet....... It is too cold for us to go swimming...... Neither ……………………………………………........ Mary hates vampire films and so does Paul... If you speak more languages you will find travelling easier. There’s no ………………………………………………... It’s not a good idea to travel during rush hour..... Alan …………………………………………… Tom got more presents than Julie. Miscellaneous He took only an hour to learn to play chess.. By the time ……………………………………………….

... I was very excited about going away............. Shall we go out tonight? Why ........... That keeps her healthy............. Let's go for a walk in the countryside How about... We’ll make our decision................... By July...... ……………………………..... I went to the park in half an hour...... I’ll take the raincoat in …………………………………… The cake was so good that I couldn’t help eating it.............. They borrowed a lot of money from the bank The bank .. You’d ………………………………………………............................. I advise you not to lie in the sun for such a long time....................................... I …………………………………………………....... It was the first time he had ever found a bracelet in the street.… She cycles to work every day................................. The leaflet is so …………………………………….......................... She cycles to work every day............ ………………............ He had ………………………………………………....... Can you lend me your bicycle? Can I ... It was such a hot day that they only wanted to sleep...... I was so … Mary is too young to understand this book.............. Mary isn’t … The children were too ill to go to the fun fair. I couldn’t sleep..... ......... The children were not … It was rude of you not to invite me to your wedding...... It ……………………………………………………… The leaflet is too long for me to read now... Don't .......I finish this English course in June......... Then we’ll let you know............................ I’ll take the raincoat because it may rain.................... As soon as ……………………………………………...... I was to …………………………………………………. Remember to post this letter.............. It was such ……………………………………….. The boat was too …………………………………… The problem with the waiter was my fault. Why don't we go to the theatre tomorrow evening? What about ...... The day was How long did she take to read the whole novel? How long did it ……………………………………… The boat was so far away that I couldn’t see it.. You didn’t invite me to your wedding....................

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