FCE Use of English  (Exit)

Part 4: 'Key' Word Transformation ('Unreal' Pasts) (Answers)

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.
I ... how John was getting on.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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