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FCE

COMPILED BY TEACHER FERNANDO CÉSPEDES
SÁNCHEZ

.... me it was going to rain................... It is a good habit to save in case of hard times.............. You were very generous......... KEY WORD TRANSFORMATION EXERCISE 2 1.. He was sorry he had asked the bank to lend him the money........... aside .... 10. wished He ................................. he was terrified.. asked the bank to lend him the money............................ 9..... despite Mary still went to the disco ... 4.......... that she had to get up early.................................................................... be He pretended . Mary still went to the disco.... giving us all that money...................... 7. only You .................... runs A heavy smoker .. serious illness than a non-smoker............... a car.... you must go on your own.." he said.......... Heavy smokers are more likely to suffer serious illness than non-smokers........... friends The dog is wagging its tail because it wants .............. good This hotel .....................Even though she knew she had to get up early........... the Majestic..................... The Majestic is better than this hotel........ KEY WORD TRANSFORMATION EXERCISE 1 1.............. The dog is wagging its tail because it is trying to be friendly................................... 3......... May we borrow your ladder for half an hour? mind Would you ............................ Fernando Céspedes Sánchez USE OF ENGLISH: KEY-WORD TRANSFORMATION Complete the second sentence using between two and five words including the word given........... us all that money........... of It was very generous ................... in fact......... Why didn't you warn me it was going to rain? have You ................................................................. your ladder for half an hour? 2......... you...... enjoy travelling if you go on your own.. 2.................. 6..Compiled by Lic..................... I haven't owned a car for five years now......... "I'm not frightened................. To enjoy travel. 8........... frightened.. 5................... Do not change that word in any way........... since It is five years ....................

....................... Because of his illness he could not work effectively............ he is bound to end up in hospital...... to stop smoking once you have started.............. point There .................... Fernando Céspedes Sánchez It is a good habit to ..................... I am sorry that I cannot come to the party...... 7.................... him His carelessness is bound ...... always It .. much older that he understood.... expected The cost of petrol .... "Can you help me?" the old lady asked.......................... 6....................................... that he showed so little interest.... hard Ken used to work .... could The old lady asked ... he does now............................................... surprising I ........... 10................ Some people who start smoking find it difficult to stop... 9................ along it..................... tricks.. The path was so narrow they had to walk one behind the other along it.................................................. a rainy day.......... 4.............................................. miss I am sorry ... My mother-in-law has invited us to share her house...... moving We .................. 3............................................................................. the party.............. help her............ If he isn't careful...... until It ...... When he was much older............... 5............................... in hospital........ he understood. samovars to Samarkand.. my mother-in-law. 5.. 3......... 2... The experts thought that the cost of petrol would rise next year...... Small children are full of mischief......................................... next year.................... 8...... 4........................................ KEY WORD TRANSFORMATION EXERCISE 3 1................ It is pointless to carry samovars to Samarkand.................... Ken does not work half as much as he used to........................................................................ His lack of interest surprised me.......... sorts Small children get .. impossible ...................... single The path was so narrow they had to walk ..............Compiled by Lic.....

............. 3..... likely The younger you marry. 7........ Mothers must try hard to understand............... be unhappy....................... not Rabbits ....... 9.......... tip No . him to work effectively. If Mary hadn't failed her driving test......... 5................. your help......... for Ken ....... married yet.......... understanding.. 2..... much shopping................ she wouldn't be unhappy................................ The younger you marry......... the . the greater the chance you will be unhappy................. 6....................Compiled by Lic....... 7................................... Fernando Céspedes Sánchez His illness ................................................................... I was wrong to argue with him....................................................... 8............. His new book has been widely criticised...................... since It was a long time ............................................ they used to be.... not If ... ........ best Mothers must ................ Regular exercise kept him healthy............... I couldn't have managed it........................................... date..................................... 4.. her driving test..................... criticism............. 10........ 6................................. 8............. pass Mary is unhappy .. I couldn't have managed it without your help.. Scotsmen will never give anything to waiters.......... brought His secretary ........................ She had not bought so much for a long time..................................... owed .................................." rather Mary protested that she .... Ken arrived there twelve months ago.......................... mistake .............. KEY WORD TRANSFORMATION EXERCISE 4 1.... I do not want to get married yet......... Mary said.................. Rabbits used to be more numerous........................... lot His new book has come ....... His secretary updated the list........ year.......... waiter................................ to argue with him.....

............................... I couldn't have managed without your help....... came His winning ... It was difficult to hear the speaker from the back of the room............ surprise........................... did Not until he had been paid ...... The idea that the Scots are miserly is simply not true........................................... It was difficult for the yachtsman to steer into the wind.......................................... the work.......................... the speaker... man He is the most ... 5... his The car .............. complaining................................ 6........... He only did the work after he had been paid....................... the idea that the Scots are miserly........................... difficulty From the back of the room................ 2...... 3.............................................Compiled by Lic........... your help.. 8.. point There ... I couldn't have managed..... met......................................... Fernando Céspedes Sánchez He ........................ a long speech being interesting............ got The yachtsman ... than Hardly ........................................... 10.......... into the wind..... truth There .................. been If it ................ He couldn't lend us the car because it didn't belong to him.................... She was too busy to see us................................. regular exercise........ It is quite pointless to complain.................. 10. KEY WORD TRANSFORMATION EXERCISE 6 ....................................... we ......... lend.................... We had just arrived when it started to rain.................................. We were not surprised when he won................. 4.. little There ..................... see us............. A long speech is unlikely to be interesting......................................................... KEY WORD TRANSFORMATION EXERCISE 5 1..................... so She was . it started to rain............................................ 9...... I've never met anyone who works as hard as he does..................... 9....... 7...............

.................................. Only Holland permits the smoking of marijuana........................................... Fernando Céspedes Sánchez 1......................... 7. surprise She ............ speak You should .............................. pity What ...................................... f only he had been taken to hospital sooner.................................... I don't really want to go out................................................... rather I ... You should not be so shy..................................................... The doctors tried very hard to save him......................... hospital...... yourself............................................. own..... late for the meeting. went It is six months ...................... 10..................... apologised The salesman ....... 2.. head office............................. Holland. 8......................... home...........Compiled by Lic.............. all I did it .......... taken to hospital earlier................. 9......................................................................... to save him.......... Our decision has not yet been confirmed by head office.......... confirmation We haven't ............ permitted The smoking of marijuana ............... I did it entirely by myself............... ANSWERS . 3................. 4......................... She was surprised to find there was little she could do... best The doctors ........... 6.... He has been in hospital for six months...... there was little she could do...... The salesman said he was sorry he was late for the meeting......... 5.....

Compiled by Lic. (that) I shall (have to) miss. they are easier. for a B grade. 70%. is not as/so good as 04. mind our borrowing/if we borrow/lending us 02. that/because she did not pass 04. is little likelihood 10. in single file 08. It was a mistake/I made EXERCISE 4 01. since I owned 08. has been there for a 03. had not been for 03. had we arrived than 04. is no point (in/to) carrying 07. twice as hard as 02. so busy she did not 07. put money/something aside for/against 03. EXERCISE 1 01. is expected to rise 03. since she had done so 02. in for a lot of 06. had difficulty hearing EXERCISE 6 . it had not been for 08. despite knowing/the fact EXERCISE 2 01. wished he had not asked 07. came as no EXERCISE 5 01. up to all sorts of 09. you need to score 80%. was no point in 08. was not until he was EXERCISE 3 01. if I could 10. to be/make friends with 02. is not always easy 04. to miss 06. and for a passing C grade. Fernando Céspedes Sánchez NOTE: YOUR SCORE: To be certain of an A grade in this paper. should have warned 09. runs more/a greater risk of 10. are not as numerous as/are less numerous than 05. occasionally. is no truth in 06. are moving in with 04. of you to lend/give 06. more likely you are to 10. got into difficulties steering 02. do their best to be 09. did he do 05. hard-working man I have (ever) 09. made it impossible for 06. brought the list up to 07. not to be 03. owed his health to 09. to put him 05. 60%. Scotsman will (ever) tip a 07. was not his to 10. Sometimes the exercises are rather harder than in the actual examination. will/can only 05. found it surprising 05. would rather not get 08.

09. 04. Fernando Céspedes Sánchez 01. would rather stay at all on my speak up for since he went into a pity he was not did their best found to her surprise is permitted only in apologised for being had (received) confirmation from . 03. 07. 10. 05. 08.Compiled by Lic. 02. 06.

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