FCE Use of English

Part 3: 'Key' Word Transformation

6) 'Unreal' Pasts

You will sometimes find sentences using 'If only ...', 'I wish ...', I'd rather ...' etc that require the use of past tenses.

For Questions 1-8, 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 two and five words.

1. I'd love to know how John is getting on.
KNEW
I ................................................. how John was getting on.

2. You should take an umbrella with you.
BETTER
You ................................................ an umbrella with you.

3. I think taxes should be increased.
TIME
It .................................................. increased

4. He behaves like the President of the company.
THOUGH
He acts ....................................................... the President of the company.

5. I regret not inviting Cathy to the party.
ONLY
If ................................................... Cathy

6. I'd prefer you to get home early tonight.
RATHER
I .................................................... home early tonight.

7. It's a pity the car is so expensive.
WISH
I .................................................... so expensive.

8. It will be better for you to come alone.
SOONER
I would ...................................................... on your own.

 
 


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