22/9/13

Transformation Exercises 3

Re-write the sentences using the words given in brackets, so that the second sentence has the same meaning as the first

EXERCISE ONE

1.- Tell him he's got to obey orders
(make)
1.- ...............................obey orders

2.- My son started learning French two years ago
(for)
2.- My son.......................................two years.

3.- The film was in Japanese, so I didn't understand it
(understood)
3.- I...........................the film if it hadn't been in Japanese

4.- They were late because they got stuck in a traffic jam
(result)
4.- They were late ...........................stuck in a traffic jam

5.- It was silly of him to buy the software without reading the requirements
(ought)
5.- He...............................the requirements before buying the software

6.- He was sorry he had insulted his neighbour
(wished)
6.- He.............................insulted his neighbour

7.- They say he eats snakes
(is)
7.- He..................................snakes

8.- The meeting went on until 9 p.m.
(break)
8.- The meeting...............until 9 p.m.

9.- "I'll drive you to the station, Hugh", David said
(lift)
9.- David offered to.........................to the station

10.- I eat meat, but it has to be well cooked
(provided)
10.- I eat meat.........................well cooked

EXERCISE TWO

1.- Unemployment will probably rise in the next few months
(likely)
1.- Unemployment ............................ in the next few months

2.- This carpet really needs to be cleaned
(wants)
2.- This carpet really ........................

3.- I would prefer you to leave now
(rather)
3.- I ..............................now.

4.- They blamed the theft of the missing computer on Jason
(accused)
4.- Jason ...............................the missing computer

5.- I would like to be thinner
(fat)
5.- I wish ......................

6.- You should tell him what you think and let him decide
(better)
6.- You.............tell him what you think and let him decide

7.- It's not worth inviting her to the party. She will never come
(point)
7.- ......................inviting her to the party. She will never come.

8.- Mum never pays any attention to what I tell her
(notice)
8.- Mum never.....................what I tell her

9.- Andrew would like to learn how to design websites
(interested)
9.- Andrew......................................how to design websites

10.- She didn't visit him because she didn't know he was in hospital
(had)
10.- She would have visited him .........................he was in hospital

KEY

EXERCISE ONE: 1.- Make him; 2.- has been learning French; 3.- would have understood; 4.- as a result of getting; 5.- ought to have read; 6.- wished he hadn't; 7.- is said to eat; 8.- didn't break up; 9.- to give Hugh a lift; 10.- provided it is

EXERCISE TWO: 1.- is likely to rise; 2.- wants cleaning; 3.- would rather you left; 4.- was accused of stealing; 5.- wasn't/weren't so fat; 6.- had better; 7.- There's no point in; 8.- takes any notice of; 9.- is interested in learning; 10.- if she had known 

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