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REPHRASING

1. An expert is programming my computer.
I´m having……….
2. Do you mind if I borrow your car this evening?
Would it………….
3. Going fishing at the weekend is very relaxing.
It is………..
4. He was such a boring speaker that nobody paid attention to what he said.
The speaker…….
5. If you don´t clean your shoes, you won´t go to the theatre.
You´d better………….
6. It wasn´t necessary for him to go to the meeting.
He……….
7. She was telling me something, but I didn´t understand it.
I didn´t…….
8. “ What is the name of your new grand-daughter?”, Mrs White said to her neighbour.
Mrs White……..
9. Alex Crivillé has finished second in the World Championship. His team mate Mike Doohan has
been his only rival.
Alex…………..
10. Alfred won´t be able to do this and his colleague won´t be able either.
Neither…….
11. At the sight of the stamp, he knew it was his uncle who had written to him.
When……….
12. Elizabeth II was crowned 43 years ago.
Elizabeth II has……..
13. I´m afraid he doesn´t live here anymore.
He must not……..
14. She is too unpleasant to be the leader.
She is not……….
15. “ Tell me what happened at the office yesterday,” the boss said to the secretary.
The boss asked…….
16. Without my partner´s help, I wouldn´t have been able to finish the essay.
If……….
17. “I don´t understand anything about computers”, he said.
He admitted…………
18. I would like you to give me a lift to the station.
Do you mind………
?
19. Not many eggs were laid by the hens yesterday.
Only……………
20. That is the tree, I picked some apples from it.
(Relative clause)
That is……….
21. The precious stone was so tiny that almost nobody could see it.
It was………
22. They will hide the truth, I´m sure.
I´m sure the truth…………
23. We should start painting the fence.
It´s time………

What a shame. Carol has never been involved in an accident before. 29. She wishes…… 30. 31.. Mark likes watching horror films instead of musicals. Joanna doesn´t………. Mark would rather………. 33. 35. he said to Joan.24. The little girl appeared among the bushes. She should………. “ My father has spent his Christmas holidays in hospital this year. I ……….. She regrets going out in the rain yesterday. John said to Christian. We had been looking for her. It would have been better if she had not spoken like that. 28. If only…… 25. Would you like us to type these notes for you? Shall….. He………. We´d………. A new job………… . ? 32. It´s time…………. 34. On hearing the bell. I suggest checking the pressure in our tyres before we start the journey. The manager has offered me a new job. When………… 37. 36. Pamela swims much faster than Joanna does.. It is………… 26. I invited Mr and Mrs Green for dinner. I should buy a better car. all the student stood up to leave. ( Relative clause) The little……. “Don´t ask my sister about tonight´s party”... John told……. 27.

Alfred won´t be able to do this and his colleague won´t be able either. When he saw the stamp. 17. 24. Do you mind if I borrow your car this evening? Would it be all right if I borrow your car this evening? 3. he knew it was his uncle who had written to him. It is very relaxing to go fishing at the weekend. They will hide the truth. I didn´t understand what she was telling me. “I don´t understand anything about computers”. I´m having my computer programmed. 21. I invited Mr and Mrs Green for dinner. . It was such a tiny stone that almost nobody could see it. 23. She is too unpleasant to be the leader. He was such a boring speaker that nobody paid attention to what he said. “ What is the name of your new grand-daughter?”. He must not live here anymore. His team mate Mike Doohan has been his only rival. 11. It´s time we started painting the fence. Alex Crivillé. 22. Going fishing at the weekend is very relaxing. 9. 2. The precious stone was so tiny that almost nobody could see it. The boss asked the secretary to tell him what had happened at the office the day before. but I didn´t understand it. An expert is programming my computer. I wouldn´t have been able to finish the essay. He admitted that he didn´t understand anything about computers. Neither Alfred nor his colleague will be able to do this. 5. I´m afraid he doesn´t live here anymore. 13. I wouldn´t have been able to finish the essay. 7. 16. I´m afraid. “ Tell me what happened at the office yesterday. has finished second in …. It wasn´t necessary for him to go to the meeting. 6. Elizabeth II has been on the throne for 43 years. he knew it was his uncle…. Mrs White said to her neighbour.SOLUTIONS 1. What a shame.” the boss said to the secretary. The speaker was so boring that nobody paid attention to what he said. Without my partner´s help. 14. At the sight of the stamp. 12. She is not pleasant enough to be the leader. Mrs White asked her neighbour what the name of his grand-daughter was. Alex Crivillé has finished second in the World Championship. If you don´t clean your shoes. (Relative clause) That is the tree I picked some apples from. I would like you to give me a lift to the station. whose only rival has been his team mate Mike Doohan. Not many eggs were laid by the hens yesterday. That is the tree. 20. 18. you won´t go to the theatre. Only a few eggs were laid by the hens yesterday. We should start painting the fence. He needn´t go to the meeting. I´m sure. You´d better clean your shoes if you want to go to the theatre. If my partner hadn´t helped me. I picked some apples from it. 10. Do you mind giving me a lift to the station? 19. he said. Elizabeth II was crowned 43 years ago. 8. I´m sure the truth will be hidden. 15. 4. She was telling me something.

We´d better check the pressure in our tyres………. 33. (Relative clause) The little girl. he said to Joan. I should buy a better car. 25. 31. .. Would you like us to type these notes for you? Shall we type these notes for you? 32. She regrets going out in the rain yesterday. Joanna doesn´t swim as fast as Pamela.If only I hadn´t invited Mr and Mrs Green for dinner. Mark would rather watch horror films instead of musicals. 35. He told Joan not to ask his sister about that night´s party. 27. they all stood up to leave. John said to Christian. John told Christian that his father had spent his Christmas holidays in hospital that year. Carol has never been involved in an accident before. 30. “My father has spent his Christmas holidays in hospital this year. It´s time I bought a better car. “Don´t ask my sister about tonight´s party”. It is the first time Carol has been involved in an accident. She wishes she hadn´t gone out in the rain yesterday. The manager has offered me a new job. 37. 26. It would have been better if she had not spoken like that. The little girl appeared among the bushes. I have been offered a new job by the manager. 36. appeared among the bushes. We had been looking for her. When the students heard the bell. I suggest checking the pressure in our tyres before we start the journey. A new job has been offered to me by the manager. Mark likes watching horror films instead of musicals. Pamela swims much faster than Joanna does. On hearing the bell. 29. all the students stood up to leave. we had been looking for. 28. 34. She should not have spoken like that.