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REPHRASING

REWRITE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES IN
SUCH A WAY THAT IT MEANS EXACTLY THE SAME AS
THE SENTENCE PRINTED BEFORE IT:
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Don’t act fast, you might make a mistake.
She could not answer the merchants in their own language.
We were asking ourselves if they were really there.
Don’t you think we should ask the price?
We can’t buy the house because the down payment is so high.
She is not a young woman which is not important because her
admirers find her ageless.
7. It is really difficult to control the increase of vandalism.
8. Vandals are often youngsters who have done poorly in school and
want to take revenge on the administration and the teachers of the
schools.
9. The vandals spoil the appearance of the walls and break the
windows.
10. I think I should take a coat.
11. Paul won’t try because he’s afraid of failing.
12. They were successful in their affairs for a time.
13. It is not important who you are because you are expected to
obey the law.
14. He feels stupid by comparison because his brothers are very
bright.
15. When the great leader died and they were left on their own, they
began to lose their conquests.
16. The scientists said that Voyager would reach Jupiter in March,
and it did.
17. She did it because she was kind.
18. Your brother is young, but he has enough experience for the job.
19. Everything was covered with gold paint except two very small
holes.
20. Washington’s example strengthened his soldiers’determination.
21. That noise is making people deaf.
22. People ask questions either because they are curious or bored.
23. My friends are proud of their sons, but they don’t talk about
them.
24. Only a mother buffalo finds baby buffalos pretty.
25. It is impossible to please everybody.
26. The offenders are determined to do better.
27. Peter has been arrested twice for careless driving. He has
decided to be more careful.
28. Even if you are noticed, your eagerness will be helpful to you.
29. Be certain that your clothes are clean and well pressed.
30. Joan tried to explain her ideas, but she could not convince her

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Perhaps I can persuade you to study. 52. We felt like going out last night. The meeting will take place in his office. He looks exactly like his father. The boys promised to behave in the future. 36. 39. He smoked a cigarette. Carrouthers to sing at the concert. 32. The boys had nothing to do that evening. 44. The stories James tells about his war experiences are quite incredible. 58. 49. We missed the bus because we had overslept.father. Until now women’s vote has not made much difference. 40. He said that his shyness prevented him from behaving well in society. 68. Let me know as soon as you have any news. 43. she’s going away. I advise you not to believe what you read in the papers about me. They can make a mistake if they don’t know the people’s origins. 62. Most people are impressed and afraid of nuclear energy. I wouldn’t have told Andrew about the car accident. 37. He only went to the concert because Mary wanted him to. They were allowed to go home. There’s a teacher’s meeting tomorrow. 33. 65. That’s the truth. oil can be extracted from a rock called shale. It’s no use asking Mrs. If I’d been Jane. Employers prefer to hire younger people. 61. 55. several classes are cancelled. 59. 50. 31. WHILE THE FACT AWARE A MATTER OF KEPT SHAVING A HAND OCCUR TALK … INTO MAKE UP MOOD WORTH THEORY NOT AT ALL AWE PLEASE UNDER IMAGE TOOK CANCEL PLACE BEYOND THERE’S WORTH SET EYES COMMAND AID THE MINUTE RELY CONSEQUENCE PERSISTED . George always helped his father in the store. The operation is far from simple. 63. He shaved his beard to please his wife. His arrival was completely unexpected. Your contract says that you are to be here by nine every day. 45. We shouldn’t consider the other theories. manners are related to national customs. I’ll be unable to keep my appointment with Mr Marshall. Supposedly. At the same time he waited for the manager. They continued to suggest that I was lying. The flags were sold to help the blind. DESPITE THE JUDGE WHO DUE TO ONCE VERY HIGHLY SINCE IS SO FAR. 41. 35. 60. 66. 38. 42. 34. 53. The director has a good opinion of people who are early. They thought it would be fun to smash some windows. That book deserves to be read. 54. My brother speaks French well. I knew he was our man the moment I saw him. 64. The judge listened to their story in silence. He decided to give them a lecture. How can I compensate for my mistake? 48. 51. 67. 47. 57. Sometimes. Do you ever think that geology is a very interesting field? 46. 56.

104. he perished at the hands of his enemies. 81. 97. 83. 96. 86. The milkman appears to be running away from your fierce dog. 75. 79. The company may well make a profit next year. 90. Whatever your opinion on vivisection. 105. It’s curious that he didn’t mention it to me. The problem was tricky enough to challenge the minds of the best scientists. She said I was a liar. He will come. 91. 99. 71. This matter is too serious to be dealt with hurriedly. The raising of the school-leaving age has resulted in unforeseen difficulties. I seldom go to pop concerts. 73. 77. 74. As these are your conditions. he’s not to be trusted. 88. 101. It is impossible to prove that Louis was in the flat on the night of the murder. I can’t believe the Prime Minister really means to resign. We were late because we missed the train. 82. Although Samson was very strong. 102. 76. Tax contributes to the cost of local services. To be fair to him. 70. 106. This must be true so we should inform the President.69. 78. My knowledge of medieval art is very limited. I have no choice but to abide by them. 87. 92. A mistake of this kind could cause the wrong person to be arrested. We had not expected that we should encounter so much difficulty in finding the place. or the marriage will seem insincere. Both children and adults will enjoy this game. 103. The value of this Spanish coin is about 200 pounds. 85. 89. 72. Mr Smith won’t attend the meeting. The cook is brilliant but knows nothing about French sauces. She answered the policeman’s questions as accurately as she could. 98. That she was a duchess made a great impact on the boy’s family. I find his clothes the most irritating thing about him. 80. Don’t repeat this to anyone. Although they are poor they can afford beer. but Jones has been sacked. Romantic love must be present. ALIKE PAID AS IF / THOUGH WHAT ABLE THOUGH DESPITE IF BOUND IN SPITE UNDER THOUGH ACCURATE OTHERWISE MORE THAN THROUGH ACCUSED JUSTICE AS / THOUGH RESULT IN SURPRISING ONLY ON … A MATTER LET WHAT ARE … I FIND … I DON’T … EVIDENCE WORTH ARISING AGREEMENT BEING ENOUGH UNEXPECTEDLY FOR HER SO HOWEVER . What I like about him is his honesty. 84. Although I was told that I would be unhappy I married him. How do you feel about capital punishment? 94. 95. Do you agree with the Council’s plans to widen the High Street? 100. The discovery of how to light fires gave man a new control over his environment. It is in his own interest. you must admit that it helps to save human lives. The suitcase was extremely heavy but he managed to lift it. I don’t think he really meant to deceive you. 93. However friendly he seems.

He has been speaking for three hours. 131. 115. the alarm would go off automatically. 135. 142. I could stay here for ever. 123. 137. It was only after I had read the last sentence that I realized how important the letter was. 110. He completed the novel only after five years. It looked like rain. 133. People who cannot bear with a little inconvenience should never enter the state of matrimony. He did not start speaking until the whole class was attending to him. He had complete confidence in his ability to deal with the matter. He had never before addressed such a large crowd. 132. 143. 121. SUCH ANYBODY WHO… REACHED WHO THE MEETING … THE CROWD … I SHALL GIVE … THERE AREN’T … HE WARNED … NOT UNTIL … SO HE IS FAR FROM … HE WAITED … I DID LEST AS A RESULT … ONLY … IT IS … UNNECESSARILY SURE IT TOOK … AIM GET AS HIGH TIME IMPRESSION BOUND DIFFERENCE CHARGED NOT UNTIL … REASON AS FAR AS … MISTOOK POINT USED WORTH CASE . 118. Whether he is worshipped or despised is all the same to me. 130. 119. 128. She had two candles ready on the table as there might be a power cut. 114. 122. 113. I don’t see why we must start so early. 136. 112. If anybody broke into the house. He asked me if I thought it would be a good thing to buy the second hand car. My cat and my dog are on very friendly terms. At last I slipped a five-pound note into his hand and it was only then that he gave me the information. Speaking personally. Some problems are inevitable if you go to live in another country. 108. I shall consider this matter seriously. 120. I followed the doctors’s orders exactly. There must be few people so ignorant of the past as he is. He has had to give up his legal practice because he is so often ill. The bell in the corridor should be rung if there is a fire. 139. 117. My anxiety was quite unnecessary. Hardly anybody failed to attend the meeting. 129. The fortune-teller’s warning impressed the emperor far more than anyone would have expected. 124. It’s getting late.107. We ought to go home. I wrote the announcement in large black letters because I wanted everyone to notice it. 141. Your arguments have had very little influence on him. 116. This door may be used only in an emergency. Washing in cold water is nothing unusual for him. 109. 125. The explorers meant to follow the river to its source. Few people would agree with you. 126. The police have told Bert that they believe it was he who stole the car. For a moment she thought he was her long-lost husband. It’s time for the commission to reach an agreement. He threatened to resign if they did not give him a rise. 140. 138. His rapid recovery was due to silled medical attention. 127. 134. 111.

He told me he was sorry he had lost his temper. I intend to take the day off tomorrow. 159. 177. 147. he said. He behaved in such an extraordinary way that I wondered whether he was quite sane. I felt so full of self-pity that I could take little interest in life. The dog caught sight of the stranger sitting at a table and immediately started barking furiously. He has not only written the words of the songs but he has also set some of them to music. He next said that there were. 158. 149. 175. 169. there will be further inflation. 156. They haven’t enough time to cover the basic syllabus. That child is always asking questions. 172. 165. of course. The performance was not so good as I had anticipated. the fishing boats are all leaving the harbour. 146. 164. They will have completed the redecorating by next week and then we can use the room again immediately.144. 145. which. 161. 154. His inability to control his temper has made him many enemies. 163. I have a strong feeling that he was involved in last month’s bank robbery. 168. 167. 179. 166. 153. 173. 174. WENT ON NOTHING APOLOGISED NO SENSE FAR FROM … DIFFERENT RUNNING WHAT COMPULSORY SUSPECT GRANTED LET ALONE ILL THOUGH … UNDERWENT CONTRARY I WISH … BESIDES I WONDER … SORRY IN SPITE … AS SOON PROVIDED FOR… TOO BIG SO … WHETHER LIKELIHOOD NO SOONER REST IMPROVEMENT FACT APPEAL EXCEPTION AS WELL AS … ENOUGH IF I … IF ONLY … . 155. 178. 151. There is a danger that you will get a serious illness if you drink this water. Everybody must wear a seat belt. She provided them with all they probably needed. He plays the guitar. Conditions in factories gradually got better. He was operated on many times. How loudly he always speaks. 170. I don’t like that colour. 176. All but three or four of these sentences have been easy to deal with. What a pity he didn’t spend more time revising. 157. 171. he attended the memorial service. That’s not your business. change this pound note for me. Please. 152. 160. It was assumed that local residents had permission to use the path as a short cut. If wages are increased too much. In spite of his illness. My advice is: take the train. He wasn’t at all annoyed by my criticism. exceptions. Returning the same day would be senseless. whatever my boss’s opinion. 150. Coffee prices are not likely to go up next month. The town was too small to be marked on the map. I think it’s a great pity you didn’t tell me before. least of all do background reading. 148. 162. This has nothing to do with the case we are considering. and he also writes songs. he found very helpful. Although there may be a bad storm later in the day.

Immediately after his arrival things went wrong. Money is of little value on a desert island. 210. 181. 207. I expect that he will get there by lunchtime. Some people accept that nuclear war is inevitable. I should have learnt French at school. 216. He started work as soon as the term had finished. 202. 212. 200. Your car wants cleaning. 182. The refugees continued to feel unsafe until they crossed the border. His second attempt on the world record was successful. 183. The students’s rioutous behaviour should have been severely punished. 214. 203. They ought to mend the roof. 201. The truth only came out on the publication of the general’s personal diaries. He will not be put off by their comments. 208. 217. What particularly impressed me was her excellent command of English. Immediately after his arrival things went wrong. 198. The jumper you knitted for my daughter no longer fits her. 195. 220. 211. 206. 187. The result of the match was never in doubt. Most people know that Britain’s economy is heavily dependent on North Sea oil. 205. 213. Helen can play the piano better than Elizabeth. He owed his rescue to a passer-by. 186. I’d be grateful if you would check these accounts for me. The fridge is completely empty. It’s unlikely that the constructor will complete the work before February. The accident was not his fault. There are more people out of work in this country than ever before. My protests were ignored. Can you tell me where the Midland Hotel is? The Prime Minister felt it appropriate to make a statement. 209. The chances are that the whole thing will have been forgotten by next term. 218. She’s proud of being such a good cook. I’d rather we started at 7:00. The doctor asked me politely to wait outside. 193. 199. You pay 50 pounds a month for a period of one year. We only despatch goods after receiving the money. 204. 221.180. There’ll be trouble if you do that again. 194. 190. He said he was anxious about the plight of the homeless. I applied for the job but I was turned down. 188. People are doing research into ways of curing cancer. 215. NO SOONER I WISH … IF THEY … THE ROOF … TOO IT’S TIME … RESEARCH … “WOULD … I EXPECT HIM … HE BROKE … ELIZABETH … I WAS … AT NO TIME … PREFERENCE YOU’D BETTER … TO BLAME KNOWLEDGE WOULD YOU … THE WORK IS … OUTGROWN NO SOONER MY APPLICATION NOT UNTIL DESERVED NEVER HAVE … IN ALL HE SHOWED … HE WAS INDEBTED SELL-OUT ESSENTIAL SHE PRIDES … NOBODY … ONLY AFTER … YOU PAY IN 12 … DETER RESIGNED LEFT COUNTS DIRECT FIT NO SOONER … ONLY WHEN … . 196. 219. 185. The coat was so expensive that I didn’t buy it. 192. 197. 189. They didn’t follow the map so they got lost. 184. There was not a singly copy of the new book left in the shops. 191. You must be on time for your interview.

Find more about working conditions before you contact the manager. but she cannot master German. I know he will be confused by the direction. 248. 237. and it won’t wear out. He has definitely agreed to accept the job. He advised me to rest for a month. It’s a pity I couldn’t go to your party. 234. 223. the examiner will accept your answer. 259. The telephone rang the moment I stepped into the bath. In spite of the forecast it stayed fine. 239. 233. ALTHOUGH RAIN WE’D RATHER … IT’S HIGH TIME … SO LONG … OPTION TURNOUT COMMITTED ROBBED IF IT … NOT UNTIL … NO MATTER … AS A RESULT OF … SCARCELY EVER … I WISH …. He will have to accept your offer. I almost finished today’s correspondece. 241. He forgot about the gun until he got home. There was a water restriction because the weather was dry. 253. Not many people attended the meeting. 228. We never suspected that he was already married. 261. She was extremely tired after the party but she still washed the glasses and tidied the room. 258. 224. you will therefore be punished. 263. 231. You really should be able to dress yourself by now! Providing your handwriting is legible. We finally managed to persuade him to take the job.222. You scarcely ever hand in your work on time. 236. The strikers will probably go back to work next week. 255. Are you sure he isn’t making that up? The proposal for a new Town Hall was dropped because so few local people supported it. How does pay relate to job satisfaction? She tries hard. 245. We’d prefer you not to smoke. They say Mr Scott is a very good administrator. This has nothing to do with the case we are considering. 235. 252. Proving that I had not been guilty of such an offence was my responsibility. You can use it as long as you like. They were concentrated on their reading when I saw them. 227. The old lady’s handbag has been stolen. 249. Although the team played well they lost. 246. we would all have died. You have disobeyed. 238. 260. 250. If the weather is fine we’ll have a picnic tomorrow. They assumed that someone would pick up their signals and come to their aid. 247. 242. She doesn’t know the difference between margarine and butter. 226. The cost of living has gone up considerably. The last time it rained was a fortnight ago. 240. Without his help. The manager confessed to being astounded when they told him about the robbery. 251. 256. 254. 243. 257. I’m sure he was having a bath when I called. 225. 244. We saw to it that our shoes didn’t make marks on the lino. 230. 229. It soon began to snow very hard. Mr SCOTT IS … IT WAS UP … ENGROSSED EARNEST SUCCEEDED UNTIL … KEPT RELATIONSHIP NO MATTER … THERE … NO SOONER … DESPITE AT NO TIME … ON … TIRED … TRUTH LACK PERMITTING TELL VIRTUALLY HE MUST … MISLEAD THIS IS FAR … GRANTED ADVICE OWING TO … PROBABILITY IT’S A … . 232. 262.

She said she thought I was a liar. we couldn’t continue our work. Be careful to notice a red door when you arrive –that’s my flat. I didn’t know that you wanted to come. 283. 289. I choose very carefully who I discuss my private life with. I put a lot of care and attention into this letter. He’s never afraid to say what he thinks. The manager is not to be disturbed. Even though the weather wasn’t very promisiong. 301. I felt that it had been a mistake to write the letter. I wish you a long and happy life! What must I do next? He preferred that nothing should be said about his generous gifts. She did not want to get married. Because I believed his lies. They cheated me. Although it rained torrentially all day. 294. 267. 296. You’re making a judgement before you’ve heard the facts. he could not afford to buy books. 300. we still went to the beach. Be careful not to hit your head. I took my car to the garage last Saturday and they repaired it. 290. 281. 288. 302. 270. I found that the train had left. 273. 280. Look after yourself! Be careful of thieves if you go to that part of town. 291. he suggested. I realised I’d been deliberately IN SPITE … ONSET AVERSION HAD … ON … HE SUGGESTED… HE MADE UP … UNWILLING KEEP MAY YOU … WHAT AM I … HE’D RATHER … BEING … I HAD … NONE OF … STRUCK AWE LAST RESORT HOWEVER HARD … I REGRETTED … DESPITE NO SOONER … ON NO ACCOUNT … SHE ACCUSED … BUT FOR … CARE WATCH OUT … I TOOK … PROTECT SPUR CONCLUSIONS PARTICULAR EYES FUSSY MIND LOOK OUT … MIND HE CONNED … THEY RIPPED … . 285. 265. As he was poor. 292. 284. 275. so I didn’t call you up. He determined that nothing should prevent him from going. You can try as hard as you like but you won’t succeed. 274. we all enjoyed the excursion I went down with flu as soon as I had recovered from bronchitis. 299. She chooses the kind of hotels she stays in very carefully. 279. 295. When I got to the station. At first the new computer made me feel a bit afraid. I’ve installed an alarm to stop thieves stealing my car. 298. 287. 303. 282. The first sign of the disease is a feeling of faintness. 277. I’ll look for you at the concert although I expect it will be very crowded. I only called the police when I tried everything else. 272. When I checked my change. 266. He broke his promise to help me. If you didn’t distribute generously. He seemed to me a highly efficient manager. 286. “How about painting the house green?”. 276. 278. He hated politicians. 293. I paid far too much. I bought it without thinking about it first. 297. 271. 268.264. They didn’t prosecute any of the protesters. 269.

307. He’s got such a strong accent that half the time I can’t understand a word he’s saying. I don’t think that violence is right in any circumstance. 319. 335. I wasn’t sure about him at first. I’m not surprised that he’s got money problems. 329. She’s angry that she is treated like the office slave. 324. 342. 305. 321. 309. They buy nice furniture. I’m very excited about seeing you next week. 334. although I probably DONE OUT TAKEN IN TEMPER SICK AND TIRED FIT NERVES NECK SCEPTICAL BRIGHT SIDE RESERVATIONS BEWILDERS PUZZLES TO MIX STRAIGHT CLEAR SUNK MAKE OUT CONSCIENCE DARE WORST DREAD NERVE WILLING FORWARD RELUCTANT DOWN BORE STIFF RESENTS CHIP OWN BACK BEGRUDGE BLUE SURPRISE TAKEN ABACK UNAWARES MOOD TASTE KEEN RAVING APPROVE OVERRATED ADS TEMPT … . 340. I don’t think his reaons for being nice to me are sincere. 338.304. They’ve been saying how wonderful the hotel was. 310. 337. 314. 308. Think about the good things! You’re young and healthy and will have plenty more opportunities. 328. I find their lifestyle quite attractive. 345. The offer to work in Brazil was a complete surprise. 311. Waiting for buses irritates me. 346. I was so worried that my mind couldn’t function normally. They look so alike that it’s very easy to confuse her with her sister. Having to get up so early is upsetting. 326. I find grammar exercises extremely boring. 325. but now he seems very good at his job. People are persuaded by adverts to spend more than they can afford. I don’t want to be treated as an inferior any more! He got extremely angry when he saw the damage. You didn’t believe his story. 316. 306. charged 5 pounds more. 341. I wasn’t expecting you. I don’t believe that the film is as good as people say. I don’t want to criticise him because he’s a good friend. I find the whole subject very confusing. 332. 343. The news of his death was such a shock that it hasn’t been fully understood yet. 322. 333. I don’t understand how to fill in this form. 320. She gets bored with things very quickly. I was surprised by his rudeness. He got revenge on her. 331. I don’t want to imagine how much it’s going to cost. 336. I don’t feel resentful towards her –she deserves her success. I don’t really like this kind of music. 312. He feels bitter and inferior because he didn’t go to university. 313. I don’t know what’s going to happen but I’m pessimistic. did you? He got angry because we all disagreed with him. I didn’t have the courage to tell him what I really thought. He feels bad about cheating them. I don’t mind discussing it with you. 315. 317. 339. so I haven’t tidied the house yet. 318. 323. I didn’t want a serious conversation. What I don’t understand is why he did such a strange thing. 330. Her job is making her miserable. 344. I wouldn’t dare say a thing like that. 327.

352. 350. 354. 382. 369. I met some old friends by chance in the pub. 384. 379. He finds it impossible to make decisions. 355. 381. 374. 358. but your facts aren’t quite right. 375. Everybody made fun of him because he’d had his hair cut so short. I’ve tried. If you leave this job. Some people say there’s hardly any difference between love and hate. 370. wouldn’t enjoy it. 361. I have a friendly relationship with everyone at work. You must see a doctor as soon as possible. 349.347. 356. 365. If nothing unfortunate happens. It’s a brilliant film –I laughed uncontrollably all the way through. I’m expecting to be promoted soon. You know I told you I was a millionaire? Well. Because of good advice. 364. It’s impossible to predict how long it will take to do this. 383. Football is the most important thing in his life. Have you become anyone’s friend since you arrived? He’s stopped being friends with Clare. When she left home. 378. The original painting and the copy look the same to me. If I’m lucky. 363. By chance I was there when she revealed the truth. 360. 373. 377. 376. the boat hadn’t left. Her comments used words in a very clever and amusing way. I’ll have to wait before I know whether he’ll keep his promise. He said that the crisis wasn’t important. 372. 368. Have you heard the news? Roger has divorced. 366. 371. 367. Guess who I met by chance on my way here. 353. it hasn’t disappointed us once in the last ten years. It’s time you realised what’s important and what isn’t. I don’t want to point out a trivial difference. I’ll get a job as soon as I get there. APPEALS RESIST ATTRACTION FEND COUNT BANKING LET TELL SPLIT HAIRS SUBTLE LINE TERMS MADE FALLEN SPLIT WITH PULLING WITTY HEAD MICKEY SIGNIFICANCE LAUGHED LIVES VITAL PRIORITIES LIGHT BUMPED HAPPENED LUCK RAN BY A STROKE … ALL BEING … ENABLED GOOD HOPELESS IT REMAINS … CROPPED CONCLUSION TELLING . I was able to make the right decision. 380. 357. I’ll see you next week. Our car is extremely reliable. I used to be a friend of his. Being mean and being careful with money are not quite the same. but I simply can’t cook at all. 359. Fortunately. 348. 362. I’m afraid I’ll be a bit late because something unexpected has happened. 351. I was teasing you. don’t assume that you’ll get another. she had to do everything on her own. I don’t know why people are attracted to spending all day on the beach. What did his silence mean? He pretended that his latest business failure was not important. There was never any doubt what the result would be. The dress was so tempting that I bought it.

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