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FCE Use of English key word transformation

FCE use of english key word transformation complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given.
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1. Because it snowed heavily during the night the motorway is closed.
DUE
The motorway is closed ........................................ that there was heavy snow the night before.
The motorway is closed DUE to the fact that there was heavy snow the night before.
2. Did you manage to get in contact with the boss today?
GETTING
Did you ........................................ in contact with the boss today?
Did you manage to succeed in getting in contact with the boss today?
I don't care what you do.
CONCERNED
As ........................................ you can do what you like.
As far as I am concerned you can do what you like.
4. The meal we had in the restaurant was so nice.
such
It ........................................ meal in the restaurant.
It was such a nice meal in the restaurant.
He was ordered to leave the field for arguing with the referee.
sent
The referee ....................................... for arguing.
The referee sent him off the field for arguing.
6. Do you and your brother have the same looks?
like
Does ........................................ you?
Does your brother look like you?
That's the garage where I left my car last week.
repaired
That's where I went ........................................ last week.
That's where I went .to have my car repaired last week.
You can't bring food into this room.
supposed
You ........................................ food into this room.
You .are not supposed to bring food into this room.
'Why don't you come over for dinner at the weekend?' he asked her.
suggested
He .................................. for dinner at the weekend.
He suggested that she came over for dinner at the weekend.
His boss won't tolerate lateness.
put
His boss won't .................................. lateness.
His boss won't put up with lateness.
The school I studied at last year was better than this one.
good
This school ................... my last one.
This school isn't as good as my last one.
Although the weather was terrible we had a good time.
spite
We had a good time .................... the terrible weather.
We had a good time in spite of the terrible weather.
Being rude is inexcusable.
excuse
There is ............................. rude
There is no excuse for being rude
I find driving on the left in England very strange.
accustomed
I ..................................... on the left in England.
I am not accustomed to driving on the left in England.
I regret taking up smoking.
wish
I ..................................... up smoking.
I wish I had not taken up smoking.
The police are interviewing the suspects.
interviewed
The suspects ..................................... by the police.
The suspects are being interviewed by the police.
I want to go to university this year.
INTERESTED
I ........................................ to university this year.
I .am interested in going to university this year.
"Have you been on holiday recently, Jane?" asked Tony.
BEEN
Tony asked Jane ........................................ on holiday recently.
Tony asked Jane whether she had been on holiday recently.
I was too tired to go to the party.
THAT
I was ........................................ I couldn't go to the party.
I was so tired that I couldn't go to the party.
There's no point asking Lynda to help as she's really busy.
WASTE
It's ........................................ asking Lynda to help as she's really busy.
It's a waste of time asking Lynda to help as she's really busy.
The union claims its members will only return to work if the company agrees to a meeting.
NOT
The union claims its members will ....................................... the company agrees to a meeting.
The union claims its members will not return to work unless the company agrees to a meeting.
I'm sure it was Ana I saw in town as I recognised her coat.
MUST
It ............................... I saw in town as I recognised her coat.
It must have been Ana I saw in town as I recognised her coat.
We demanded to see the hotel manager to make our complaint.
SEEING
We ........................................ the hotel manager to make our complaint.
We insisted on seeing the hotel manager to make our complaint.
The boss wouldn't object to you going early today.
OBJECTION
The boss would not ........................................ you going early today.
The boss would not have any objection to you going early today.
They decided to advertise their house on the internet.
PUT
They decided .......... their house on the internet
They decided to put an advertisement for their house on the internet
It's not worth inviting her to the party. she will never come
POINT
There ......... in inviting her to the party. She will never come.
There .is no point in inviting her to the party. She will never come.
Jo has not expected the film to be so good
BETTER
The film ............ had expected
The film was better than Jo had expected
the two boys were sitting by themselves in the classroom.
OWN
The two boys were sitting ..... in the classroom.
The two boys were sitting on their own in the classroom.
'I have an interview tomorrow, so I ought to leave soon,' Yannis said.
BETTER
'I have an interview tomorrow, so I ............... soon,' Yannis said.
'I have an interview tomorrow, so I had better leave soon,' Yannis said.
The film will have started, so it's not worth going to the cinema now.
POINT
The film will have started, so ............... in going to the cinema now.
The film will have started, so there is no point in going to the cinema now.
Roberto arrived late this morning because his train was delayed.
TIME
If the train ................. Roberto would not have arrived late this morning.
If the train had been come on time Roberto would not have arrived late this morning.
I had never met Pia's husband before.
FIRST
It ................... I had ever met Pia's husband.
It was the first time I had ever met Pia's husband.
Abdul's mother didn't let him play on the computer until he had done his homework.
MADE
Abdul's mother .................. his homework before he played on the computer.
Abdul's mother made him do his homework before he played on the computer.
Although the police chased them, the thieves didn't get caught.
EVEN
The thieves managed to get .................. the police chased them.
The thieves managed to get away even though the police chased them.
Considering that Luke is so young, you must admit he's making excellent progress as a musician.
ACCOUNT
If you .............. young Luke is, you must admit he's making excellent progress as a musician.
If you take into account how young Luke is, you must admit he's making excellent progress as a musician.
Unfortunately this television has a mark on the screen
THERE
Unfortunately ............. the screen of this television set
Unfortunately there is a mark on the screen of this television set
She had to finish her homework before she went out
UNTIL
She had to stay in ............. her homework
She had to stay in until she had finished her homework
Due to heavy rain the children weren't allow to go outside at lunchtime
LET
Due to heavy rain the teacher wouldn't ......... outside at lunchtime.
Due to heavy rain the teacher wouldn't let the children go outside at lunchtime.
'Do you know the way to the italian restaurant?' Julie asked Maria
WHERE
Julie asked Maria ................ the italian restaurant was
Julie asked Maria if she knew where the italian restaurant was
The lecture was cancelled because the professor was ill
CALLED
They .................. because the professor was ill.
They called off the lecture because the professor was ill.
'Did you go to the tennis tournament on Saturday?' David asked me
BEEN
David wanted to know ............... the tennis tournament on Saturday
David wanted to know if I had been to the tennis tournament on Saturday
So that Susan would be fit for skiing, she went to the gym three times a week
ORDER
Susan went to the gym three times a week .............. fit for skiing.
Susan went to the gym three times a week in order to be fit for skiing.
The family went skiing a month ago
MONTH
It .... ... the family went skiing
It is a month since the family went skiing
John never takes any notices what his children say
ATTENTION
John ....... what his children say
John never pays any attention to what his children say
Steve is interessed in learning how to design web sites
LIKE
Steve ....... how to design web sites
Steve would like to learn how to design web sites
If Patrick does not arrange some more lessen, He will never pass his driving test
DOES
Patrick will never pass his driving test ..... some more lessons.
Patrick will never pass his driving test if he does not arrange some more lessons.
You must do exactly what the teacher tell you
CARRY
You must ... instructions exactly
You must carry out the teacher's instructions exactly.
The car had almost stopped when it hit the wall.
(hardly)
The car .............. when it hit the wall.
The car was hardly movingwhen it hit the wall.
Despite having several broken bones, John was able to compete in the race.
(though)
John was able to compete in the race ............. several broken bones.
John was able to compete in the race even though he had several broken bones.
My grandfather is one of the last people alive who fought in the war.
(very)
Other than my grandfather there .......... who fought in the war.
Other than my grandfather there are very few people alive who fought in the war.
That car was too expensive for us to buy.
(not)
We would have bought that car .............. so expensive.
We would have bought that car if it had not been so expensive.
'Don't do that again, or you'll be in trouble!' said the teacher.
(warned)
The students .............. do that again.
The students were warned not to do that again.
I can't believe this is the best hotel in the city!
(hotels)
There must be .............. one in the city.
There must be better hotels than this one in the city.
Course fees must be paid in full before the course begins.
(all)
Students ................ before the course begins.
Students must pay all course fees before the course begins.
I haven't been to Oxford for at least ten years.
(went)
The last time ............. at least ten years ago.
The last time I went to Oxford was at least ten years ago.
My parents are both the same age.
(as)
My mother ................ my father.
My mother is the same age as my father.
Learning French is a waste of time because the language is not widely spoken.
(point)
There's .............. because the language is not widely spoken.
There's no point learning French because the language is not widely spoken.
You must do exactly what the manager tells you. (carry)

You must ............... the instructions exactly.
You must carry out the instructions exactly.
In my opinion, these two kinds of music are completely different from each other.
(comparison)
In my opinion, there is ........ these two kinds of music.
In my opinion, there is no comparision between these two kinds of music.
The most I smoke in one night is 5 cigarettes.
(than)
I ........................ cigarettes in one night.
I can't smoke more than five cigarettes in one night.
The rescue team managed to rescue all the victims of the crash.
(in)
The rescue team ........................ all the victims of the crash.
The rescue team succeeded in rescuing all the victims of the crash.
I am so sorry I didn't pay you on time.
(apologise)
I ........................ you on time.
I apologise for not having paid you on time.
The director decide to introduce interesting displyas for the children.
(the)
The director decided on ........................ interesting displyas for the children.
The director decided on the introduction of interesting displyas for the children.
Angela frequently sang in pubs.
(many)
Angela ........................
Angela sang in bars many times
Melany admired the painting very much.
(of)
Melany was ........................ the painting.
Melany was full of admiration for the painting.
Someone stole Jenny's bracelet as she was leaving for the airport.
( her)
Jenny ........................ as she was leaving for the airport.
Jenny was robbed of her bracelet as she was leaving for the airport.
I advice people on how to throw a good party.
(give)
My job is ........................ people on how to throw a good party.
My job is to give advice to people on how to throw a good party.
There is no point in seeing that film.
WORTH
That film .............. seeing.
That film isn't worth seeing.
Smoking in the library is forbidden.
(allowed)
You __________________________ in the library.
You are not allowed to smoke in the library.
It is much too cold to go to the lake today.
(warm)
It ___________________ to go to the lake today.
It is not warm enough to go to the lake today.
Magda saw Ela as she was going to work.
(way)
Magda saw Ela _______________ work.
Magda saw Ela on her way to work.
I regret not taking your advice.
(followed)
If only __________ your advice.
If only I had followed your advice.
You might get thirsty, so I put a flask of tea in your bag.
(case)
I put a flask of tea in your bag ___________ thirsty.
I put a flask of tea in your bag in case you get thirsty.
Joanna likes swimming more than jogging..
(prefers)
Joanna ________
Joanna prefers to swim rather than jogging
Her voice was so quiet that we could hardly hear her.
(such)
She ______________ that we could hardly hear her.
She had such a quiet voice that we could hardly hear her.
Going to parties was not something I did very often.
(use)
I ______________ to parties very often.
I did not use to go to parties very often.
"I'll start saving money every month, I promise," Hania said.
(putting)
Hania promised ___________ every month.
Hania promised to start putting money aside every month.
Nobody knows why Donata quit her job.
(made)
Nobody knows ______________her job.
Nobody knows what made Donata quit her job.
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