FCE OlD 5 key word transformations
Terms in this set (32)
the fact (that) it is (it's)
People still eat greasy food even though it is unhealthy.
People still eat greasy food despite _______________________________ unhealthy.
if there had been
With more sunshine, the strawberries would have ripened sooner last year.
The strawberries would have ripened sooner last year _______________________________ sunshine.
is said to be
They say that the new film is extremely exciting.
The new film _______________________________ extremely exciting.
to get used to living (being)
I've lived in this town for three months and I've only just started to feel at home here.
It's taken me three months _______________________________ in this town.
refused to say
Patrick said he would not apologise to me and just walked away.
Patrick _______________________________ sorry to me and just walked away.
you ought not to go
If I were you, I wouldn't wear trainers to your job interview.
In my opinion, _______________________________ to your job interview wearing trainers.
idea whose (umbrella) it might/could
Rita found an umbrella in the boot of her car, but couldn't think who it belonged to.
Rita found an umbrella in the boot of her car, but had no _______________________________ be
only one (tree) not to (to not)
All the trees apart from that big apple tree were blown over in the storm.
That big apple tree was the _______________________________ be blown over in the storm.
she had not (hadn't) been invited
Jemma was unhappy because nobody had invited her on the boat trip.
Jemma was unhappy because _______________________________ on the boat trip.
earn (get) far more (money) than
Teachers don't earn nearly as much as lawyers.
Lawyers _______________________________ teachers.
does not (doesn't) feel like
Paolo does not want to go out tonight.
Paolo _______________________________ going out tonight.
turned out to be
I had not expected that the play would be so funny.
The play _______________________________ really funny.
(bad) weather they succeeded in
They managed to climb the mountain although¡ the weather was bad.
Despite the _______________________________ climbing the mountain.
is ('s) a choice of
You can choose from over fifty different dishes on our menu.
There _______________________________ over fifty different dishes on our menu.
doubted (that/if/whether) more roads would (will)
'We don't think more roads will ease traffic flow,' the town planners announced.
The town planners announced that they _______________________________ ease traffic flow.
no intention of moving
'I'm not going to move house this year,' said Mrs Durban.
'I have _______________________________ house this year,' said Mrs Durban.
have made a mistake
'I'm not sure I was right about the date of Susanna's birthday,' said Ann.
'I may _______________________________ about the date of Susanna's birthday,' said Ann.
little ( no) point (in) going
It is too late to go to the football match now.
There is _______________________________ to the football match now.
as long as I promised
Ramesh said, 'I'll let you borrow my guitar, if you promise to take care of it.'
Ramesh said I could borrow his guitar _______________________________ to take care of it.
is much more popular
The popularity of snowboarding has grown considerably in recent years.
Snowboarding _______________________________ now than it used to be.
to give up driving
Very wisely, my grandfather has decided not to drive any more.
My grandfather's decision _______________________________ is very wise.
any food (anything) was eaten
The guests at the party ate very little food.
Hardly _______________________________ by the guests at the party.
(any attention to how (the way)
I didn't take any notice of George's behaviour.
I didn't pay _______________________________ George was behaving.
got used to speaking (using)
Martin still finds it strange to speak English every day.
Martin still has not _______________________________ English every day.
if (whether) her daughter could try
'Can my daughter try on this jacket?' Amanda asked the shop assistant.
Amanda asked the shop assistant _______________________________ on the jacket.
is widely expected to win
Everyone expects that the director will win an award for her film.
The director_______________________________ an award for her film.
have washed up (have washed the dishes)
We've got a dishwasher, so it wasn't necessary for you to wash the dishes.
You needn't _______________________________ because we've got a dishwasher.
been three years since
I haven't been skiing for three years.
It's _______________________________ I last went skiing.
no (little) point (in) telling
It doesn't do any good if you tell me to get up earlier; I just can't manage it!
There's _______________________________ me to get up earlier; I just can't manage it!
finds it difficult to
Manjeed has difficulty remembering where he has put things.
Manjeed _______________________________ remember where he has put things.
as long as you give
You can borrow my book provided that you return it next week.
You can borrow my book _______________________________ it back to me next week.
from Tim nobody (no one) (else) has
Tim is the only person to have made a sculpture for the school exhibition.
Apart _______________________________ made a sculpture for the school exhibition.
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