CAE Sentence Transformation 2
Terms in this set (35)
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 to tell 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.