C1 Exam Tasks : CAE Transformations 1
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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/he could have
What a pity he couldn't come.
I ______________________ 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.
You ____________________ 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 ________________ the singing.
she must (or may/might) have been ill
Anya didn't come to the dinner yesterday evening, so perhaps she was ill.
Anya didn't com to the dinner yesterday evening so ___________________ ill
chances are she'll
She'll probably end up marrying him!
The ____________________________ end up marrying him.
might (or may/could) have been late
It's possible that getting stuck in traffic made him late.
He ________________ because he got stuck in traffic.
do the analysis as long as
I won't do the analysis unless you clear up the lab.
I'll ______________ you clear up the lab.
must pay back all the money
The money must be repaid if the project is not completed.
You ___________________ if the project is not completed.
confessed to having had / confessed that she had had
'I have had Botox injections,' the actress admitted.
The actress ________________ Botox injections.
he was out of practice at
He said that he hadn't performed surgery for a while.
He said _________________________ performing surgery.
suggest you (should) speak/ suggest speaking
It would be a good idea to speak to a consultant first.
I _____________________ to a consultant first.
wouldn't have invited you if
I only invited you because I thought you wanted to come.
I _____________________ I thought you didn't want to come.
you are in danger of failing
You do realise you may fail your exams!
Are you aware that you ______________________ your exams?
was out of sight
She waved until the train could not be seen any more.
She waved until the train___________________________.
I had not spoken
I regret speaking to him like that.
I wish _______________ 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.
It´s high time she got
She should get him to do more housework.
_______________________ him to do more housework.
under the impression
I thought you wanted me to invite him.
I was _________________________ you wanted me to invite him.
role genes play/have in determining
We need to know how genes determine behaviour.
We need to know what ___________________________ behaviour.
have nothing in common with
Javier and I are completely different.
I ___________________________ Javier.
We started our journey at 6 oʼclock in the morning.
We _______________________ at 6 oʼclock in the morning.
she'll make a success of
Iʼm sure her career will be successful.
Iʼm sure _______________________ her career.
to attempt to climb
Iʼve never climbed Mount Snowdon, but Iʼm going to have a go.
Iʼm going _______________________ Mount Snowdon.
is about to blow
Heʼs going to blow the whistle in the next minute.
He _______________________ the whistle.
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have got a bad memory/have no memory for
I can never remember peopleʼs names.
I _______________________ peopleʼs names.
regretted not taking
I was very sorry that I hadnʼt taken the job.
I __________________ the job.
out of the ordinary
Nothing interesting ever happens in my town.
Nothing __________________ ever happens in my town.
on the grounds of
He was sacked because he was incompetent.
He was sacked ______________________ incompetence.
who put forward the
The idea of going to the new health centre was Pat's suggestion.
It was Pat _______ idea of going to the new health centre
main/greatest ambition was
More than anything else Grace wanted to start her own aromatherapy clinic.
Grace's _______ to start her own aromatherapy clinic.
as long as you take
Providing you look after it carefully, you can borrow my laptop.
You can borrow my laptop ________ good care of it.
came as no (great) surprise to
I wasn't surprised to hear that Martin had joined gym.
It _________ me to hear that Martin had joined the gym.
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unless I have/get/receive
I will only try acupuncture if my doctor approves of the idea.
I won't try acupuncture _________ my doctor's approval for the idea.
hardly likely to take off
It's very unlikely that space tourism will take off in my lifetime.
Space tourism is _________ in my lifetime.
(very) highly recommended (to me)
Clarissa told me how very good this anti-ageing cream is.
This anti-ageing cream was _________ by Clarissa.
we would have been able to
We arrived at the restaurant too late to order a full meal.
Had we arrived at the restaurant earlier, _____________ order a full meal.
is (widely) thought to be
Everyone thinks that man is dishonest.
That man __________ dishonest.
are rumoured to be about to
Rumours suggest that the couple will announce their engagement very soon.
The couple _________ announce their engagement.
reminded him that he
'Don't forget that you need to phone the doctor, Ted,' said his wife
Ted's wife _________ needed to phone the doctor.
turned down Roy's
'Thank you for the offer, Roy, but I don't need any help,' said Suzy.
Suzy __________ offer of help.
advised the tourists not to
'Please don't leave valuables in your rooms,' said the hotel receptionists to the tourists.
The hotel receptionist _______ leave valuables in their rooms.
is Gus a brilliant trombone player
As well as playing the trombone brilliantly, Gus as also won competitions.
Not only _________, he has also won competitions.
the interests of security
For security reasons, you are asked not to keep a written record of your email password.
In __________, you are asked not to keep a written record of your email password.
Under no circumstances should
This door should be kept closed at all times.
__________ this door be left open.
had not rung, I would/could have
The phone rang, so I never found out what happened at the end of the programme.
If the phone ______________ found out what happened at the end of the programme.
do not approve of
Cindy's parents are not happy about he spending so much time at the gym.
Cindy's parents _______ the fact that she spends so much time at the gym.
has been out of order
It's ages since the lift in the library last worked.
The lift in the library ________ for ages.
see no/little point in having / not see the point in having
As far as I'm concerned, having that old car repaired is pointless.
I can _________ that old car repaired.
on the part of the firefighters
The firefighters acted quickly and prevented the blaze from spreading.
Quick action _________ prevented the blaze from spreading.
opinion/view the campaign is unlikely to
I don't think many local people will support the campaign.
In my _______ get much support locally.
have any objection to
Do you mind if I ask you one or two questions about your spending habits?
Would you _________ answering one or two questions about your spending habits?
taken into consideration before
We will need to consider everyone's views before making our final.
Everyone's views will need to be ________ we make our final decision.
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