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FCE OlD 5 key word transformations

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the fact (that) it is (it's)
People still eat greasy food even though it is unhealthy.

FACT

People still eat greasy food despite _______________________________ unhealthy.
if there had been
With more sunshine, the strawberries would have ripened sooner last year.

THERE

The strawberries would have ripened sooner last year _______________________________ sunshine.
is said to be
They say that the new film is extremely exciting.

SAID

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.

USED

It's taken me three months _______________________________ in this town.
refused to say
Patrick said he would not apologise to me and just walked away.

REFUSED

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.

OUGHT

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.

WHOSE

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.

ONLY

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.

BEEN

Jemma was unhappy because _______________________________ on the boat trip.
earn (get) far more (money) than
Teachers don't earn nearly as much as lawyers.

FAR

Lawyers _______________________________ teachers.
does not (doesn't) feel like
Paolo does not want to go out tonight.

FEEL

Paolo _______________________________ going out tonight.
turned out to be
I had not expected that the play would be so funny.

TURNED

The play _______________________________ really funny.
(bad) weather they succeeded in
They managed to climb the mountain although¡ the weather was bad.

SUCCEEDED

Despite the _______________________________ climbing the mountain.
is ('s) a choice of
You can choose from over fifty different dishes on our menu.

CHOICE

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.

DOUBTED

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.

INTENTION

'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.

MISTAKE

'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.

POINT

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.'

LONG

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.

MUCH

Snowboarding _______________________________ now than it used to be.
to give up driving
Very wisely, my grandfather has decided not to drive any more.

GIVE

My grandfather's decision _______________________________ is very wise.
any food (anything) was eaten
The guests at the party ate very little food.

WAS

Hardly _______________________________ by the guests at the party.
(any attention to how (the way)
I didn't take any notice of George's behaviour.

ATTENTION

I didn't pay _______________________________ George was behaving.
got used to speaking (using)
Martin still finds it strange to speak English every day.

USED

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.

COULD

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.

EXPECTED

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.

WASHED

You needn't _______________________________ because we've got a dishwasher.
been three years since
I haven't been skiing for three years.

BEEN

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!

POINT

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.

FINDS

Manjeed _______________________________ remember where he has put things.
as long as you give
You can borrow my book provided that you return it next week.

LONG

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.

HAS

Apart _______________________________ made a sculpture for the school exhibition.