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CPE Transformation sentences

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Passengers were instructed to make their way down the bus by the driver.
The driver instructed passengers to move down the bus. -way-
Passengers...down the bus by the driver.
Mira tried not to take sides between her two colleagues.
Mira tried to stay out of the argument between her two colleagues. -sides-
Mira tried... between her two colleagues.
The carnival's success is under threat due to the lack of support.
A lack of support is threatening the success of the carnival. -under-
The carnival's ... support.
The manager stated that his decision was not open to further discussion.
The manager refused to discuss his decision further. -open-
The manager stated that his decision... discussion.
No matter how late it is when you get home, please text me.
Please text me when you get home, even if it's very late.
-how-
No ... when you get home, please text me.
I just caught sight of Emma as she walked past the restaurant.
I just saw Emma for a moment as she walked past the restaurant. -caught-
I just... as she walked past the restaurant.
Do you have any objection to my watching you while you paint?
Do you mind if I watch you while you paint? -objection-
Do you ... you while you paint?
When you go abroad, don't forget to drop me a line.
When you go abroad, don't forget to write to me. -drop-
When you go abroad, don't forget...
We went out together because I wanted to catch up with news.
We went out together because I wanted to find out about her news. -catch-
We went out together because I wanted to ... news.
The new film bore no resemblance to the book I had read.
The new film was barely similar to the book I had read. -bore-
The new film...the book I had read.
The washing machine reduced my silk shirt to tatters.
The washing machine destroyed my silk shirt. -tatters-
The washing machine...
His name's on the tip of my tongue.
I know his name but I can't quite remember it. -tip- His name's...
She didn't mince her words, but she said his new plan was 'silly'.
She didn't try to hide her feelings, but said his new plan was 'silly'. -words-
She didn't..., but said his new plan was 'silly'.
Please speak your mind about the plan, even if you disagree.
Please say what you really think about the plan, even if you disagree. -speak-
Please... about the plan, even if you disagree.
The truth about the stolen money came to light in the investigation.
The truth about the stolen money was revealed in the investigation. -light-
The truth about the stolen money...the investigation.
The woman I had just met told me to call her by her first name when I spoke to her.
The woman I had just met told me to use her first name when they spoke to her. -by-
The woman I had just met told me to...name when I spoke to her.
The recent poor examination results call into question the effectiveness of our teaching methods.
The recent poor examination results raise the issue of the effectiveness of our teaching methods. -question-
The recent poor examination results...the effectiveness of our teaching methods.
These books just aren't in the same league.
These books just aren't on the same level. -league-
These books just...
He felt extremely tired after burning the midnight oil finishing his school project.
He felt extremely tired after staying up very late to finish his school project. -oil-
He felt extremely tired after...finishing his school project.
You follow things through to the end.
You never continue with something until it is finished. -through-
You... to the end.
Although we were all egging her on to climb up the tree, she refused.
Although we were all encouraging her to climb up the tree, she refused. -egg-
Although we were all...to climb up the tree, she refused.
My financial problems are weighing on me.
My financial problems are putting pressure on me. -weighing-
My financial problems...
The school play is really dragging on.
The school play has really lasted too long. -dragging-
The school plays is...
Jim has fallen behind work.
Jim is progressing too slowly with his school project. -behind-
Jim has...work
The social unrest is not going to die down in just a few hours.
The social unrest is not going to become less intense in just a few hours. -die-
The social unrest is not...in just a few hours.
She didn't really sing. She just mouthed the words.
She didn't really sing. She just opened and closed her mouth saying nothing. -words-
She didn't really sing. She just...
I never allow my mother in law to nose into my affairs.
I never allow my mother in law to interfere into my affairs. -nose.
I never allow my mother in law...affairs.
You may not like the rules, but you have to toe the line to avoid trouble.
You may not like the school rules, but you have to obey to avoid trouble. -toe-
You may not like the rules, but...to avoid trouble.
He tried to cheer me up because I was down in the mouth.
He tried to cheer me up because I felt sad. -mouth-
He tried to cheer me up because...
You really put your foot in it when you asked what her age was.
It was really embarrassing when you asked what her age was. -foot-
You really...when you asked what her age was.
I think you should shoulder the responsibility for what happened.
I think you should take the responsibility for what happened. -shoulder-
I think you...what happened.
I could have kicked myself for answering my teacher back.
If only I hadn't answered my teacher back. -kicked-
I could...my teacher back.
Paul did not take it lightly being called shallow.
Paul did not like it when you called him shallow. -being-
Paul did not take...shallow.
That colour hair is not to my liking.
I don't like that colour hair dye. -liking-
That colour hair...
I took an instant liking to my new teacher.
I liked my new teacher immediately. -liking-
I took...my new teacher.
They found fault with the manager's decisions.
They criticized the manager's decisions. -fault-
They...manager's decisions.
We're short of time.
He has very little time left. -short-
We're...time.
He has fond memories of his grandmother.
He remembers his grandmother with love. -fond-
He has...his grandmother.
The Christmas break has given me a new lease of life.
The Christmas break has made me feel more lively. -lease-
The Christmas break has...life.
We'll have to give him the benefit of the doubt because we don't know if he really took the money.
We'll have to believe him, because we don't know if he really took the money. -benefit-
We'll have to...because we don't know if he really took the money.
She can't put up with her brother any more.
She can't bear her brother any more. -put-
She can't...any more.
His efforts to set up a local youth centre finally bore fruit.
His efforts to set up a local youth centre were finally successful. -bore-
His efforts to set up a local youth centre...
I sympathise with you. We are in the same boat.
I sympathise with you. We're in the same position. -bore-
I sympathise with you. We...
I'm not in the right frame of mind to study now. I'll take a walk first.
I'm not in the right mood to study now. I'll take a walk first. -frame-
I'm not...to study now. I'll take a walk first.
They took offence at her manner of speaking.
They were offended by her manner of speaking. -offence-
They...her manner of speaking.
Food is in abundance.
There is plenty of food. -abundance-
Food...
They have eyes only for each other.
They are very much in love with each other. -eyes-
They...each other.
I went to the city centre with a view to buying new shoes.
I went to the city centre because I wanted to buy new shoes. -view-
I went to the city centre...new shoes.
He takes pride in his achievements.
He is proud of his achievements. -takes-
He...his achievements.
The teacher turned a blind eye to his rude behavior.
The teacher ignored his rude behavior. -blind-
The teacher...rude behavior.
I've decided to turn over a new leaf and get a divorce.
I've decided to change in my life and get a divorce. -leaf-
I've decided...and get a divorce.
I have no sympathy for him.
I can't sympathize with him. -sympathy-
I...him.
I can't keep track of how many girlfriends Bob has had.
I can't really remember how many girlfriends Bob has had. -track-
I can't...how many girlfriends Bob has had.
He was at a low ebb because he had been fired.
He was rather depressed because she had been fired. -low-
He was...because he had been fired.
He was at a loose end so he decided to see a movie.
He had nothing to do so he decided to see a movie. -end-
He...so he decided to see a movie.
He is never ill at ease in the presence of his teacher.
He is never completely relaxed in the presence of his teacher. -ease-
He is never...in the presence of his teacher.
When I was awarded the first prize I was at loss for words.
When I was awarded the first prize, I didn't know what to say. -words-
When I was awarded the first prize...
Since my wife left me, I am at my wits end.
Since my wife left me, I am about to lose my mind. -wits-
Since my wife left me, ...
Only on rare occasions do we visit our relatives.
We rarely visit our relatives. -occasions-
Only...visit our relatives.
The car is at your disposal whenever you want it.
You can use my car whenever you want. -disposal-
The car...whenever you want it.
I did everything within my power to help him.
I did everything I could to help him. -power-
I did...to help him.
It wasn't my intention to upset you.
I didn't intend to upset you. -my-
It...upset you.
The last time the missing businessman was seen was over a month ago.
It's been over a month since the missing businessman was last seen. -time-
The...over a month ago.
By the time you get there Paula is likely to have left.
Paula is likely to leave before you get there. -time-
By...Paula is likely to have left.
His handwriting is illegible. I can't make head of it.
His handwriting is illegible. I can't understand anything. -head-
His handwriting is illegible. I can't...it.
She doesn't earn enough to make ends of it.
She doesn't earn enough to make a living. -ends-
She doesn't earn enough...
I don't make decisions here so my hands are tied.
I don't make decisions here, so there's nothing I can do. -hands-
I don't make decisions here so..
Under no circumstances should you open the door.
Whatever happens, don't open the door. -should-
Under...open the door.
Such was his fear of spiders that he fainted whenever he saw one.
He was afraid of spiders, that he fainted whenever he saw one. -fear-
Such...that he fainted whenever he saw one.
Should you come first, leave the keys on the table.
If you come first, leave the keys on the table. -come-
Should...,leave the keys on the table.
Don't make light of it. It's serious.
Don't treat it as unimportant. It's serious. -light-
Don't... It'.s serious.
The woman's actions should have been praised, not criticized.
The woman's actions deserved praise, no criticism. -been-
The woman's actions..., not criticized.
You are bound to fail.
There's no way you can succeed. -bound-
You...fail.
For all I know, he may not be in town.
I don't even know whether he's in town. -all-
For...be in town.
It's open to doubt whether Tina will agree with the idea.
Tina might not agree with the idea. -doubt-
It's...Tina will agree with the idea.
His death came as a shock to us all.
We were all shocked when he died. -came-
His...to us all.
Had it not been for her assistance, I'd have failed.
Without her assistance, I'd have failed. -been-
Had..., I'd have failed.
Were you to go back, you would find out the truth.
If you went back, you would find out the truth. -to-
Were..., you would find out the truth.
Rather than going out I'll stay at home.
I'd sooner go out, than stay at home. -rather-
... I'll stay at home.
You had better read the instructions before turning it on.
You should read the instructions before turning it on. -had-
You... instructions before turning it on.
It's high time you cleaned the room.
The room urgently needs cleaning. -high-
It's...your room.
I'd rather not have gone out with him.
I regret going out with him. -rather-
I'd...out with him.
It's open to doubt/question whether they'll sign the contract.
It's doubtful whether they'll sign the contract. -open-
It's...they'll sign the contract.
He'd rather they hadn't stayed for dinner.
He regretted the fact that they had stayed for dinner. -hadn't-
He'd...for dinner.
I'd sooner live in the country than a city.
I'd prefer to live in the country rather than a city. -sooner-
I'd...a city.
I prefer rock climbing to swimming.
I like rock climbing more than swimming. -prefer-
I...swimming.
There's nothing I would like more than a slice of pizza.
What I would really like is a slice of pizza. -nothing-
There's...a slice of pizza.
Tony can't have lied to us.
It's out of the question that Tony lied to us. -can't-
Tony...to us.
If only I hadn't left my bag at home.
What I pity I left my bag at home. -only-
If...my bag at home.
On no occasion has she lied to us.
She has never lied to us. -no-
On...lied to us.
Not only does he sing but also dances.
He both sings and dances. -only-
Not...dances.
Only by making an appointment will you meet him.
The only way to meet him is to make an appointment. -by-
Only...meet him.
Hardly a day goes by without him phoning her.
He phones her practically every day. -goes-
Hardly...phoning her.
I am at a loss to understand her behavior.
I can't understand her behavior. -loss-
I am...her behavior.
Were it not for your advice I'd never get through this.
If you weren't advising me, I'd never get through this. -advice-
Were it...I'd never get through this.
I'll leave the door open in case the cat wants to go out.
I'll leave the door open because the cat may want to go out. -case-
I'll leave the door open...out.
So long as you pay in cash, you'll receive a discount.
Providing you pay in cash, you'll receive a discount. -as-
So..., you'll receive a discount.
I'd rather be called Joe.
I would like you to call me Joe. -be-
I'd...Joe.
He'd rather not have stayed for dinner.
He regretted the fact that he had stayed for dinner. -not-
He'd rather...for dinner.
It's high time you cleaned your room.
Your room urgently needs cleaning. -high-
It's...your room.
If need be I'll stay longer.
If necessary, I'll stay longer. -be-
If...longer.
I expressed my preference for an early departure.
I said I'd rather we departed early. -expressed-
I...departure.
I regret buying that expensive car.
If only I hadn't bought that expensive car. -regret-
I...that expensive car.
To such an extent were his revolutionary ideas he was imprisoned.
He was imprisoned for having such revolutionary ideas. -extent-
To such...he was imprisoned.
Rather than wait I took the bus.
Instead of waiting, I took the bus. -wait-
Rather...I took the bus.
I wish she had changed her mind.
It's a pity she didn't change her mind. -wish-
I...her mind.
There's a complete lack of trust between my two brothers.
My two brothers don't trust each other at all. -complete-
There's...my two brothers.
In his autobiography, the famous singer did not make a reference to the influence of his first teacher.
In his autobiography, the famous singer did not mention how his first teacher had influenced him. -reference-
In his autobiography, the famous singer...of his first teacher.
The concert will be held indoors in the event of rain.
If it rains, they will hold the concert indoors. -event-
The concert...rain.
Anna took us by surprise with her punctual arrival yesterday.
It was great surprise to us when Anna arrived punctually yesterday. -arrival-
Anna took...yesterday.
There's nothing else I'd like more than to see Igor again.
The thing I'd like most would be to see Igor again. -more-
There's...to see Igor again.
The judge said that had it not been for her age he would have sent the woman to jail.
The judge said that it was only because of the woman's age he had not sent her to jail. -her-
The judge said that had....have sent the woman to jail.
I've no reason to suppose that he's lying.
As far as I'm aware, he's telling the truth. -suppose-
I've...he's lying.
The weather forecast says that there is a threat of rain tonight.
The weather forecast says it will probably rain tonight. -threat-
The weather forecast says...tonight.
It took my sister over three hours to finish her homework last night.
My sister needed more than three hours to finish her homework last night. -over-
It...her homework last night.
I was unable to find anywhere to park this morning.
I couldn't find a parking space this morning. -anywhere-
I was...to park this morning.
I have no intention of waiting here all morning.
I don't intend to wait here all morning. -intention-
I...here all morning.
A fierce argument broke out between the two children about who had damaged the bicycle.
The two children began to argue fiercely about who had damaged the bicycle. -broke-
A...the two children about who had damaged the bicycle.
Much as I admire her business ability I dislike the way she manages her staff.
I admire her business ability but not the way she manages her staff. -dislike-
Much...the way she manages her staff.
As far as I am aware Janet is very happy in her new job.
Janet seems to me to be very happy in her new job. -aware-
As...Janet is very happy in her new job.
A computer breakdown was given as the reason for the delay dispatching the brochures.
A computer breakdown was blamed for the delayed dispatch of the brochures. -reason-
A computer breakdown was given...dispatching the brochures.
The sequel to the best seller didn't live up to the expectations.
The sequel to the best seller was a great disappointment to the public. -live-
The sequel to the best seller...of the public.
The government's change in policy took everyone by surprise.
Everyone was surprised when the government changed its policy. -took-
The government's...surprise.
Only after years of saving did Celia manage to buy her own house.
Celia finally managed to buy her own house after years of saving. -did-
Only...to buy her own house.
The speed at which the rumour spread could not have been predicted.
Nobody could have predicted how quickly the rumour would spread. -speed-
The...could not have been predicted.
The sales director left his staff in the dark about the new marketing post.
The sales director told his staff nothing about the new marketing post. -dark-
The sales director...about the new marketing post.
Far from being embarrassed by her daughter's behavior, Mrs Thomas seems to be amused by it.
Mrs Thomas seems to find the way her daughter behaves more a source of amusement than embarrassment. -being-
Far...behavior, Mrs Thomas seems to be amused by it.
The head teacher is reputed to be a reliable and dedicated person.
The head teacher is well known for his reliability and dedication. -reputed-
The head teacher...person.
Unless I get hold of the statistics, I won't be able to complete the report.
Without access to the statistics, I won't be able to complete the report. -hold-
Unless I...the statistics, I won't be able to complete the report.
The athletes trained hard in the hope of making it into the Olympic team.
The athletes trained hard because they wanted to make the Olympic team. -hope-
The athletes trained hard...the Olympic team.
According to Marta, her boss is rumoured to have accepted a job abroad.
Marta is of the opinion that her boss has accepted a job abroad. -rumoured-
According to Marta, her boss...a job abroad.
James had little expectation of the plan becoming a success.
James never really expected the plan to be a success. -of-
James had little...a success.
With the exception of marketing, Louise is an expert in all aspects of the business.
Louise is an expert in all aspects of the business except marketing. -exception-
With..., Louise is an expert in all aspects of the business.
What Niko is keen on is going for a swim every morning.
Niko really enjoys going for a swim every morning. -on-
What Niko...going for a swim every morning.
This new radio bears no resemblance to the previous model.
This new radio is not at all similar to the previous model. -bears-
This new radio...the previous model.
Lydia's reason for going to London was that she wanted to brush up her English.
Lydia went to London so that she could brush up her English. -reason-
Lydia's...that she wanted to brush up her English.
Staff are to be consulted about their job descriptions by their managers.
Managers intend to consult their staff about job descriptions. -are-
Staff...job descriptions by their managers.
There is no escaping from the fact that we shall have to work faster in order to finish the project on time.
It is quit obvious that we shall have to work faster in order to finish the project on time. -escaping-
There is...we shall have to work faster in order to finish the project on time.
The teacher put my mind at ease by telling me that the exam would be no more difficult than the practice paper we had just completed.
The teacher reassured me that the exam would be no more difficult than the practice paper we had just completed. -mind-
The teacher...by telling me that the exam would be no more difficult than the practice paper we had just completed.
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