CAE Use of English
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Part 5: 'Key' Word Transformations

1) Comparative structures/adverbs

Changes from active to passive or passive to active are often required.

For Questions 1-6, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between three and six words, including the words given.

1. The rate of unemployment hasnít increased quite as much this year compared to previous years.
SLIGHTLY
This year the rate of unemployment has increased .......... did in previous years.

2. It has rained much more in London over the 10 years than it has ever done in previous decades.
CONSIDERABLY
Over the last 10 years, the rainfall in London has .......... in previous decades.

3. The comedian was less funny than the audience expected.
NEARLY
The comedian .......... the audience expected.

4. Every time he talks about going on holiday I get really excited.
THE
The more he talks about going on holiday .......... get.

5. What was much better than expected was the costume design.
EXCEEDED
What .......... the costume design.

6. He wondered how likely it was that he would get top marks again.
CHANCES
He asked himself what .......... top marks again.

 

 


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