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EXAM PRACTICE 1.

Rewrites
Rephrase each of these sentences in such a way that you can include the word that appears in capital
letters. Do not alter this word in any way.
EXAMPLE:

You must write all your personal details on this form. fill
You must fill in this form with all your personal details.

A.
1. I’d love to go on holiday in March, but that’s my busiest month.

wish

I .................……………….................... go on holiday in March, but that’s my busiest month.
2. ‘Harry, I think you should cancel the concert if this rain continues,’ John said.

advised

John .....................................………………...... the concert if the rain continued.
3. Not many students attended Dr Brown’s lecture on politics.

number

Only ....................................................... students attended Dr Brown’s lecture on politics.
4. City residents are going to organise a campaign to reduce street noise.

be

A campaign to reduce street noise ......................……..…..................... by city residents.
5. After the accident Brenda was confused and didn’t recognise her brother.

so

After the accident Brenda ............................……….................. did not recognise her brother.
6. Peter hasn’t seen his aunt Lucy for years.

saw

It’s .......................................…………………….......... his aunt Lucy.
7. The police said John had stolen the money.

accused

The police .................…............................................. the money.
8. Tania has a mobile phone because her son may need to contact her.

in case

Tania has a mobile phone ..................................……....................... to contact her.
9. The reason Gloria didn’t tell us the truth is that she was afraid of our reaction.

if

Gloria would have told us the truth ................................……….......... afraid of our reaction.
10. The students organised a show, but they postponed it due to the lack of funds.

put

The students organised a show but they ............................………............... of lack of funds.

B.
1. ‘Don’t touch the cake, Toby, it’s still hot’, said Mrs Smith.

not

Mrs Smith …………………………… the cake because it was still hot.
2.

Walter was the only student who hadn’t done her homework.

apart

All the students ......................………………………… done their homework.
3.

I expect Lucy was pleased that she’d won the prize.

been

Lucy ………………….......… that she’d won the prize.
4. ‘I will only work extra hours if I get paid at a higher rate’.

unless

‘I will ………………………………….. I get paid at a higher rate’.
5.

Max offered Gaby a lift to the station, but she didn’t accept.

turned

Gaby ..........…………………………… offer of a lift to the station.
6.

Valerie doesn’t object to her photograph appearing in the magazine.

objection

Valerie ………………………………… her photograph appearing in the magazine.
7.

There is no more petrol left in the car.

run

The car …….........…………………... petrol.
8.

‘If you ask me, you should buy a new coat, Tracy,’ said her mother.

advised

Tracy’s mother ......................................……………… a new coat.
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Guests are asked to say if they would rather have tea or coffee with their breakfast. You can borrow the car as long as you promise to be back in time for lunch. C. E. As long as it does not rain. Lynda advised Paul to buy a personal computer. 2. 4. Bears are said to be living / to live in these mountains. I find it hard to put up with Robert’s taste in music. The old house will have to be thoroughly redecorated before you can live in it. 9. Page 7 . 5. This old car is unlikely to last for more than one year. The instructions had to be followed exactly. 4. Trevor decided to put off booking his flight until the last minute. 8. Sarah is a faster runner than Carrie. 8. That path is too steep for me to climb without a walking stick. 3.9. Amy arrived just in time for / in time to see / catch the start of the film. Mark wished he had not sold his old motorbike. Take a torch with you in case it is / should be dark when you get back. Mrs Clerk said to me that my parents would be told/ informed about my frequent absences from school. You must apply for a visa as soon as you possibly can. F. 5. 6. 9. Martin asked Lucy why she (had) called off the party. 10. 2. Beatriu Cardona i Prats. 2. ‘All the advertisements on TV really get on my nerves. 1. Paula was never able to get / not ever able to get her homework done on time. 10. I get bored waiting for buses. 6. 1. Universitat de València. 4. 10. The popularity of golf is increasing in Britain. It came as a surprise to Pauline to see so many people at the concert. John will not answer unless you ring the doorbell twice. 6. 7. Christine made a formal complaint when her course of study was cancelled. 5. That man got away with stealing a valuable picture. 3. 5. Phil couldn’t carry on walking because / as / since he was too tired. Mrs Parker said that she was / felt grateful for all the help she’d received. 1. D. The only thing which David forgot (to take) was his front door key. Learning lists of words is said to be a waste of time. Daniel has difficulty (in) getting up before the sun rises.’ said John. 4. 3. Magazines about stamp collecting are not widely read these days. 3. we’ll eat outdoors. Hitch-hiking is not as / so popular as it was ten years ago. 10. 7. You can borrow my camera as long as you are careful with it. 8. The weather tends to be very unpredictable here. 9. 2. 7. I can’t see the point of (to) the new one-way system. 1. The famous couple are said to be about to get married.

Tom never puts on weight in spite of eating large amounts of chocolate. J. H. I think I can’t do without Sheila’s help. 1. 5. The trains were prevented from running by the heavy snow. 10. Peter wouldn’t be angry. 6. 9. 8. Severe floods have been brought about/on by the heavy summer rainfalls. 6. 8. 3. Sally has lost interest in buying that pony. Mr Brown asked his daughter if she had finished her homework yet. 7. 2. I am getting used to working at night. 7. The authorities have made improvements in / to the public transport system here recently. 2. Beatriu Cardona i Prats. 10. 3. I’d prefer not to go out tonight. I asked my friend if we were expected to pay for our own tickets. Chris is hungry because he hasn’t eaten anything since last Thursday evening. 4. Mark took my advice and bought a new computer. 2. 10. 3. To his horror. Mrs Butler could not afford to buy her son a bicycle. 9. I am having my car repaired at the moment. George’s health is not as bad / poor as I had been led to believe. 8. Jim found his new car had been stolen. That dance is not so/ as easy as it looks. The bus driver stopped frequently so that the tourists could / might see the sights. Paul would have visited the Smiths if he had known where they lived. Jane oughtn’t/ ought not to request a bank loan at the moment. 1. 1. George would have fallen over if Martha had not held his hand. 4. The police were there to prevent the crowd from invading the football pitch.6. It will be impossible for us to find a solution to this difficult problem. 9. the children weren’t allowed to leave the school building. Universitat de València. 10. please? 7. 7. Mary’s mistakes resulted from her refusal to listen to advice. Page 8 . 9. The group leader told the tourists not to leave their belongings unattended. I was unaware of Rona’s engagement. 4. Take your mobile phone in case the car breaks down. G. Can you lend me your camera for my holiday. 5. 5. 1. During the storm. 2. I didn’t have enough/ the courage to tell him what I really thought. I wish I could speak Russian. It was the strong winds that / which knocked the tower over. 8. It’s (been) months since I saw a good film. My grandmother had to sell her house so that she could pay off all her debts. Nigel asked to borrow Ann’s/ if he could borrow Ann’s hairdryer for a while. Much of the world’s coffee is grown by farmers in Brazil I. 6. If Joanna hadn’t turned down his invitation.

I was very nervous. 8. You wouldn’t be tired if you had gone to bed earlier last night. Kitty came to the party.3. Page 9 . Beatriu Cardona i Prats. David carried on working even though he felt very sleepy. 4. but he wasn’t really. Computers don’t interest me. Last year there was a rise in / saw a rise in the number of tourists visiting this area. 6. The rent for this flat is not as expensive as I had expected. Universitat de València. I doubt (whether / if / that) they live / are living at the same address anymore. Because I wasn’t used to making / giving speeches. 2. 9. K. Sandra said that she didn’t / wouldn’t mind working late. 9. We had/ found no difficulty in getting tickets for the concert. 10. He acted as if / though he was enjoying himself. Helen offered to do the shopping for him. 5. I closed the door before checking I had the keys. Marie told her son off for breaking the vase. 5. Do you mind if I your car? 10. 1. You should rent a video so as not to be bored tonight. To our surprise. 4. Many people think that the world’s best pop groups were The Beatles. 7. 3. 7. I wasn’t in favour of the idea. 8. 6. which was a foolish thing to do.