CAE Sentence transformations (CAE GOLD)
CAE Sentence transformations, Use of English Part 5
Terms in this set (70)
likely is it that the film
What are the chances of the film winning an Oscar?
How ______________________________will win an Oscar?
not as common
Fewer people live in extended family units in this country nowadays.
It is ______________________________ to live in extended family units in this country nowadays.
you will have much difficulty
I don´t think you´ll find it hard to find Cynthia´s house.
I don´t think _________________________ finding Cynthia´s house.
came as a surprise to
My brother Sam was very surprised to be offered the job.
The job offer ________________________ my brother Sam.
make any difference to me
I don´t mind where we decide to go for our family holiday this year.
It doesn´t __________________________ where we decide to go for our family holiday this year.
who talked her out of
Gaynor´s friends persuaded her not to get married in spring.
It was Gaynor´s friends __________________getting married in spring.
wasn´t I informed about
Why did nobody tell me that the match had been cancelled?
the cancellation of the match?
is going to make a
Cindy intends to complain about the service in that restaurant.
complaint about the service in that restaurant.
you lend me your umbrella
Could I borrow your umbrella this evening, please?
this evening, please?
she must be
She said she´d come round so I´m sure she´s on her way now.
She said she´d come round so ____________________on her way now.
wish he had been able to
What a pity he couldn´t come.
succeeded in finishing
I managed to finish the preparations in time.
I _______________________________ the preparations in time.
don´t have to
It isn´t necessary to call him as he already knows about it.
call him as he already knows about it.
it wasn´t my fault
When he spoke to me he agreed that I wasn´t responsible.
When he spoke to me he agreed that _____
to take part in
She didn´t want to join in with the singing.
She didn´t want ______________________
she must have been
Anya didn´t come to the dinner yesterday evening so perhaps she was ill.
Anya didn´t come to the dinner yesterday evening so _______________________ ill.
chances are she´ll
She´ll probably end up marrying him!
The ______________________________end up marrying him!
was out of her sight
She waved until the train could not be seen any more.
She waved until the train ___________________
wish I hadn´t spoken
I regret speaking to him like that.
I _________________________________to him like that.
on behalf of
I´m phoning because my son is too ill to talk to you.
I´m phoning _________________________my son, who is ill.
must have gone
She isn´t in so I assume she went to the party.
She _______________________________ to the party.
role genes play in determining
We need to know how genes determine behaviour.
We need to know what ____________________
have nothing in common with
Javier and I are completely different.
I __________________________ Javier.
Never have I seen
I´ve not seen such a fantastic performance before.
__________________________________ such a fantastic performance before.
No sooner had I arrived than
I had only just arrived when he insisted on going out again.
he insisted on going out again.
Hardly has she ever been
She´s never been in greater need of a friend than now.
__________________________________ in greater need of a friend.
Only when they split up
They split up and then realized that they loved each other.
__________________________________ did they realize that they loved each other.
Under no circumstances must you
You must never disturb someone when they are sleepwalking.
__________________________________ disturb someone when they are sleepwalking.
Barely had I got
I had only just got on the train when it left!
__________________________________ on the train when it left!
At no time did she doubt
She never doubted that she would be able to meet the challenge.
__________________________________ that she would be able to meet the challenge.
It´s high time she got
She should get him to do more housework.
__________________________________ him to do more housework.
threatened not to fund
She said she wouldn´t fund my art course if I didn´t work harder.
She ________________________________ my art course if I didn´t work harder.
neglected telling me
You didn´t tell me that the exhibition was finishing today!
You ________________________________ the exhibition was finishing today!
that the book will be published
They have decided they will publish the book this summer.
It has been decided __________________this summer.
was said to be resigning
They said the principal was resigning in the summer.
The principal _________________________ in the summer.
are thought to have been disadvantaged
People think that bilingual children were disadvantaged in the past.
in the past.
under the impression
I thought you wanted me to invite him.
I was _____________________________you wanted me to invite him.
attention is paid to
Nobody notices children who fail at school.
children who fail at school.
should be taught to
Everybody should learn how to speak a second language.
A second language ___________________________everybody.
so what I did was book
I need a weekend away, so I booked something on the Internet.
I need a weekend away _______________________________ something on the Internet.
What I object to is
I object to hanging around in airports.
hanging around in airports.
did I manage
I only got my money back after weeks of calling.
Only after weeks of calling ______________________________ to get my money back.
was delayed due to
A driver´s strike delayed our train.
Our train ____________________________ a driver´s strike.
What I did was take
I resolved the problem by taking an extra suitcase.
____________________________________ an extra suitcase.
What worries me is that
It worries me that I don´t speak another language well.
____________________________________ I don´t speak another language well.
Seldom have I come across
I have hardly ever come across such a strange man.
Seldom _________________ such a strange man.
She would not wear
Fernanda refused to wear her sister's old dress.
Fernanda said that ___________________ her sister's old dress.
have any recollection (at all) of
My grandfather had completely forgotten that he phoned me last night.
My grandfather didn't __________________ phoning me last night.
made/gotten a name for
If Marc hadn't taken up politics, he might have become a famous art historian.
If Marc hadn't taken up politics, he might have __________________________ himself as an art historian.
count on being
The company is unable to guarantee an allocated car-parking space to all employees.
The company's employees shouldn't ______________________ allocated a car parking space.
to put up with (any) rudeness
Delia said that she would no longer tolerate her colleagues being rude.
'I'm not willing ____________________ from my colleagues any longer,' said Delia.
can afford this/the holiday as/so long
This holiday is within our price range, provided we don't go to the expensive restaurants in the tourist centre.
We _____________________ as we avoid the expensive restaurants in the tourist centre.
no chance of winning
It's very unlikely that Martin will win the 100 metres, as he's out of training.
Martin has almost _____________________ the 100 metres, as he's out of training.
on the point of leaving
Nadia's friend arrived just as she was about to leave the restaurant.
Nadia was just ________________________ the restaurant when her friend arrived.
made it impossible for
Paul wasn't able to leave the house all day because of the terrible weather.
The terrible weather ___________________ Paul to leave the house all day.
The reason why she left
She left her husband because he cheated on her.
__________________ her husband was because he cheated on her.
The place where we stopped for
We stopped in an absolutely beautiful place for lunch.
_______________________________ lunch was absolutely beautiful.
It was a girl from my town
A girl from my town won the silver medal.
________________________ who won the silver medal.
person I like best of all
I like my Aunt Emily best of all my relatives.
The ________________my relatives is my Aunt Emily.
The first time I met Serena
I first met Serena at a conference in Berlin.
__________________________was at a conference in Berlin.
never known a more hardworking person
My grandmother was the most hardworking person I've ever known.
I've ___________________ than my grandmother.
since Robin last went back
Robin has not been back to his birthplace for over twenty years.
It is over twenty years ______________ to his birthplace.
delays to all flights because
A strike by check-staff led to all flights being delayed.
There were __________ of a strike by check-in staff.
took it for granted that
Everyone assumed that Dennis would sell the haunted house he inherited from his uncle.
People ___________ Dennis would sell the haunted house he inherited from his uncle.
has to be pierced before
You have to pierce the plastic film first and then you can put the tray in the microwave oven.
The plastic film _________________ the tray is placed in the microwave oven.
expected to hand in her resignation
Everyone expects Maura to resign at the end of the month.
Maura is widely ______________ at the end of the month.
had started by the time
We missed the start of the concert because we arrived at the venue late.
The concert _____________ we arrived at the venue.
used to find the idea
When she was at school, Sandra was fascinated by the idea of hypnotism.
Sandra _________ of hypnotism fascinating when she was at school.
make any difference to me
I don't mind whether we go to the seaside or not this year.
It doesn't ________ whether we go to the seaside or not this year.
have gained access to the building
It's possible that the burglars got into the building by forcing open a fire exit.
The burglars may ____________ by forcing open a fire exit.
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