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CPE UoE Sentence Transformation

Create question types for the sentence transformation section
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Winning the race was very difficult.
CLOSE
I won the race, _______________________ thing
but it was a close
After 10 years without news from my dad, all of a sudden I received a letter.
BLUE
After 10 years without news from my dad, completely _____________________________ a letter.
out of the blue I received
The mistake in the accounts was not noticed until the figures were re-checked.
LIGHT
The mistake in the accounts only ........................................ the figures were re-checked.
came to light when
I had no problems at all during my trip to France.
PLAN
Everything ........................................ during my trip to France.
went to plan
The heavy downpour brought their picnic to an abrupt end.
CUT
They had to ........................................ because of the heavy downpour.
cut short their picnic // cut their picnic short
The reforms will not succeed unless they are carefully planned.
CRUCIAL
Careful ........................................ of the reforms.
planning/plans is/are/will be crucial to the success
They think that Helen's brother stole the money.
SUSPECTED
Helen's brother ....................................... the money.
was suspected of stealing
I feel completely exhausted when I've listened to Marion for half-an-hour.
LEAVES
Half-an-hour ........................................ completely exhausted.
with Marion leaves me (feeling)
There are fewer geese on the nature reserve than there were ten years ago.
DECLINED
The number of geese on the nature reserve ...................................... ten years.
has declined in the last
I asked Sally to write us a short letter to let us know that she's arrived safely.
DROP
I asked Sally ............................................. to let us know that she's arrived safely.
to drop us a line
Alan felt that it was unforgivable that Jane hadn't replied to his invitation.
FAILURE
Alan felt that ............................................................ was unforgivable.
Jane's failure to reply to his invitation
Marisa thought it would be possible for someone to turn the old vase into a plant pot.
MADE
Marisa thought that ........................................................ a plant pot.
the old vase could be made into
Jeremy usually plays football on Saturdays.
HABIT
Jeremy is ........................................................ football on Saturdays.
in the habit of playing
When he was at his most successful, the president had enormous influence.
HEIGHT
At ................................................, the president had enormous influence.
the height of his success
Shula is one of the few students to use the library extensively.
MAJORITY
Unlike ........................................... extensive use of the library.
the majority of students, Shula makes
For me, his skill as a negotiator was most impressive.
HOW
I was most ................................................... negotiator he was.
impressed by/at how skilled/skilful a
The delay is a nuisance, but I'm sure Sam can solve our problems.
COME
The delay is a nuisance, but I'm sure Sam can ..................................... our problems.
come up with a solution to
It may seem strange, but the composer has no formal training in music.
LACKS
Strange .................................................................... kind of formal training in music.
as it seems/may seem, the composer lacks any
Yoshi wanted to make sure that everything was as it should be on the big day.
LEAVE
Yoshi didn't ................................................. on the big day.
want to leave anything to chance
They gave Debina the impression that she would win first prize.
BELIEVE
Debina ..................................... she would win first prize.
was led to believe that
I felt relaxed at Gita's house because her parents greeted me so warmly.
EASE
Gita's parents ................................... warmth of their greeting.
put me at ease with the
No matter what happens, we will never do business with that firm again.
EVER
Under .................................................. with that firm again.
no circumstances will we ever do business
'It's none of your business what I do with my money!' Dimitra informed her father.
CONCERN
Dimitra informed her father that what she .................................... of his.
did with her money was no concern
The chances of the phrase 'breaking my balls' appearing in the exam are zero.
WAY
There's absolutely ......................... 'breaking my balls' will appear in the exam.
no way that the phrase
Perhaps finding someone to replace her is proving difficult for him.
DIFFICULTY
He appears ................................ to replace her
to be having difficulty finding someone
I really wish I'd paid more attention to his warnings.
LITTLE
I bitterly ................................. his warnings.
regret paying such little attention to
They are going to send the bodies to us next week.
SENT
I've arranged ........................... next week.
to have the bodies sent to us
"I forgot to postpone my sex change", Robert admitted.
PUT
Robert confessed to .............................. his sex change.
having forgotten to put off
He said it was absolutely untrue that someone had lent him a teddy bear.
HAVING
He categorically ..................................... a teddy bear.
denied having been lent / having borrowed
I really don't like it when they make us sing the national anthem.
MADE
I strongly ............................... sing the national anthem.
dislike being made to
Did it really slip your mind to contact me about the cocaine shipment?
TOUCH
Did you honestly .......................... the cocaine shipment?
forget to get in touch about
You are not to visit el Raval on your own, no matter what happens.
CIRCUMSTANCES
Under .............................................. on your own.
no circumstances are you to visit
Never mention anything that happens in Fight Club.
PLACE
On no account ..................................... in Fight Club.
are you to mention anything that takes place
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