FCE Use of English

Part 3: 'Key' Word Transformation

9) Practice

In the exam you may have to make TWO changes to the sentence, for example changing active to passive AND using a phrasal verb.

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. (Passive + phrasal verb)
Thieves have burgled our house.
INTO
Our house .................................................

2. (Passive + change from adjective to noun)
Businesses are said to be worried about interest rates.
CONCERN
There ................................................ amongst businesses about interest rates.

3. (Reported speech + verb change)
'I don't share your views on capital punishment' he said.
AGREE
He told me ................................................ my views on capital punishment.

4. (Passive to active + phrasal verb)
Loans must be repayed in full.
BACK
You ......................................................... all the money.

5. (Preposition x 2)
There have been more redundancies this year than before.
NUMBER
There has been a rise ........................................................... redundancies this year.

6. (Noun to verb + verb change)
I'm sorry but you must not smoke here.
FORBIDDEN
I'm afraid ..... here.

7. (Verb change + verb form)
I don't think it's a good idea to get married too early.
IN
I don't ............................................... too early.

8. (Verb change + verb form)
Did you manage to convince him?
IN
Did you .................................................... him?


 

 

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