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REPHRASING

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REWRITE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES, STARTING WITH THE WORDS GIVEN.

1. Albert’s drawing isn’t as good as Gerald’s / Gerald’s drawing is…


2. “Why don’t we play computer games?” said Michael. / Michael suggested…
3. She said: “Are you coming to the party on Friday?” / She asked him…
4. They came to live in New York two years ago. / They have…
5. Smoking is forbidden in hospitals. / You…
6. Although the weather was horrible, we went skiing / In spite of…
7. In spite of the horrible weather, they had a great time. / Although …
8. She hasn’t phoned her mother for over two months. / It’s…
9. They don’t allow smoking in this room. / You…
10. The last time she wrote a poem was four years ago. / She…
11. You must not drink in here. / Drinking…
12. If the tickets don’t arrive, we won’t be able to go. / Unless…
13. Where did you put my keys? / I wonder…
14. If your friend doesn’t come before ten, he will miss the train. / Unless…
15. The children stayed at home because it was raining. / As…
16. “What time do the banks close today?” Tim asked me. / Tim asked me…
17. Sharon hasn’t eaten junk food since last May. / Sharon stopped…
18. I’m not sure that she is his girlfriend. / She…
19. If he doesn’t phone immediately he won’t get any information. / Unless…
20. “How many people know the combination of the safe?” said the detective./The detective asked…
21. Ruth is not as young as Jill. / Jill is…
22. The teacher said “Wait for me outside” to me. / The teacher told me…
23. She needed a job, so she sent off an application form. / She sent off an application form…
24. _______________________________________? It takes two hours to get there.
25. “Where did the robbery take place?” he asked. / He asked…
26. You can’t ride a bicycle. / You are…
27. I don’t know her address, so I can’t write to her. / If I…
28. A new magazine is on the hall table. / There is…
29. ____________________________________? John lives next door.
30. He missed the bus because he got up late. / If …
31. Learning English is easy. / It’s…
32. I haven’t seen John for ages. / It’s …
33. London is much bigger than Manchester. / Manchester…
34. _________________________________? / I eat at this restaurant once a week.
35. “Why don’t we go to the town centre? She said. / She suggested…
36. He started studying French three years ago. / He has…
37. If he doesn’t buy a suit, he won’t get the job. / Unless…
38. John can’t play the guitar very well. / John isn’t…
39. __________________________________________? / I usually travel by bus.
40. Susan arrived in Paris three years ago. / Susan has…
41. James is so rich that he could buy anything. / James is such…
42. __________________________________________? / I have been working here for thirteen years.
43. “Stand up” she shouted at him. / She …
44. Peter can’t run as fast as Steve. / Steve…
45. Maybe John’s gone to the post office. / John…
46. They didn’t carry on with the work because it was raining. / Due to …
47. The trousers were too short for him. / The trousers weren’t…
48. __________________________________________? / I saw Mary at the cinema.
49. “I have to go home now” she said. / She said that…
50. My wallet was stolen because I left it on the table. / If…
51. Paris is more exciting than London. / London…
52. The train was so slow that everyone complained. / It was…
53. _____________________________________? / The match was cancelled because of bad weather.
54. “Did you go to the supermarket? he asked her. / He asked…
55. “If I were you I’d take travellers cheques” said the bank manager. / The bank manager advised…
56. Water always produces steam when it boils. / If you…
57. _____________________________________? / The concert begins at 8.00 pm
58. Although her friends advised her not to do it, she would not listen. / Despite the…
59. “I must leave because I have to catch the 8 o’clock train” she said. / She said…
60. Some of the students didn’t hand in their homework. The teacher punished them. / If …
61. Maybe she forgot. / She …
62. ____________________________________? / John is fat because he only eats fast-food.
63. “Why don’t you go to a vegetarian restaurant” she recommended. / She recommended…
64. Bill didn’t study for his exam and so he failed. / If…
65. Maybe the postman will arrive soon. / The postman…
66. I haven’t eaten so much spaghetti since I left Rome. / The last time…
67. _____________________________________________? / A kilo of apples costs 2 euros.
68. It would be wise for us to take our raincoats. / We'd ...
69. We took more clothes than we needed on holiday last summer. / We needn't...
70. I'm sure that Liz hasn't met Harry before. / Liz…
71. « I'll definitely take you to the park on Sunday, children », Tom said. / Tom…
72. William left the house. But first he checked that he had his keys. / Before…
73. Julia cleaned the house. Then she fell asleep on the sofa. / After Julia…
74. This is my first visit to Wales. / This is the first time …
75. How long have Alice and Bob been married? / When ……………………………………………………………….?
76. If I were you, Sam, I wouldn't take the job! / Tom advised …
77. Is it necessary for me to bring my passport? / Do I ……………………………………………………………?
78. How much does this umbrella cost? / Could you tell me ………………………………………………………………?
79. It was difficult but she managed to swim across the river. / It was difficult but she was …
80. Finding the way to the old mansion wasn't easy for us. / We found it…
81. I’m going to play for Liverpool F.C, next year. / This time next year, I …
82. The class finishes at 10 a.m. / By 10.30 a.m., the class …
83. I went to a party and I lost my wallet. / I wouldn’t …
84. He spends all his money on clothes, so he can’t buy a digital camera. / If …
85. Cindy Crawford is said to be very attractive / People say…
86. I don’t have the ability to remember. / I …
87. It isn’t a good idea to eat too much chocolate. / You …
88. Silvia is so beautiful that she could be a model / Silvia is such…
89. She speaks with such a strong accent that people can’t understand her / Her accent is …
90. Do you want to book a holiday? / Are you interested …
91. I’m looking forward to seeing you next week / I hope …
92. People don’t live in the castle any more / People used…
93. “What are you going to do when your mother arrives?”, Jeanette asked us. /Jeanette asked us…
94. I was protected. That’s why the sharks didn’t attack me. / The sharks would…
95. I suppose I can have a child by natural methods, but if not, I would adopt one. / If I…
96. Whose is this mobile phone? / Who does…?
97. She has been a teacher there for five years. / She started…
98. This is more difficult than I thought it was. / This is not…
99. She accepted the job. The salary was very low. / Despite...
100. We haven’t seen this show for two months. / The last time…