FCE key word transformations
Terms in this set (80)
used to live
Paul lived in Brazil when he was young.
Paul __________________ in Brazil when he was young.
he would wake up
When he was in the army, he used to wake up at 5 o'clock in the morning.
When he was in the army, ____________ at 5 o'clock in the morning.
you like me to call
Shall I call the office for you?
Would _______________________ the office for you?
was sorry for breaking
"I'm sorry I broke your window," he said.
He __________________________my window.
is a skillful tennis
He plays tennis skilfully.
He ___________________ player.
she is used to
Rosa didn't like English food at first but now she quite likes it.
Rosa didn't like English food at first but now _____________ it.
get used to
I don't think I'll ever find it easy to eat with chopsticks.
I don't think I'll ever ________________ with chopsticks.
had called before she went
She didn't go out until Philip had called.
She waited until Philip ________________ out.
has been taking ballet lessons
She started taking ballet lessons ten years ago.
She __________________________ for ten years.
is it since you moved
How long ago did he move to Canada?
How long ____________________ to Canada?
was called off
They cancelled the match because of the hail.
The match _____________________ because of the hail.
is not used to travelling
My grandmother rarely travels by plane.
My grandmother _______________ by plane.
fastest car I have ever
I've never driven such a fast car!
It's the ____________________ driven.
is used to working
Kevin doesn't mind working long hours.
Kevin __________________ long hours.
time we went abroad was
We haven't been abroad for two years.
The last _______________________ two years ago.
was going to call him
She wanted to call him but she couldn't find his phone number.
She ________________ but she couldn't find his phone number.
would always give me
My mother always gave me a bath every Friday night when I was little.
My mother ___________ a bath every Friday when I was little.
still hasn't turned up
He hasn't turned up yet.
haven't seen Emily for
The last time I saw Emily was six moths ago.
I ________________________ six months.
has been knitting for
She took up knitting five years ago.
She _____________________ five years.
first time they have ever been
They have never been outside Britain before.
It's the __________________ outside Britain.
still can't speak
He can't speak Italian yet.
He _______________ Italian.
succeeded in breaking
He managed to break the world record after trying twice.
He ___________ the world record after trying twice.
to walk rather than ride
He prefers walking to riding a bicycle.
He prefers __________________ a bicycle.
long ago did they
How long is it since they met?
How ________________________ meet?
first time I have (ever)
I've never spoken to him before.
It's the ________________ spoken to him.
didn't get up until
They waited until sunrise before they got up.
They ____________________after sunrise.
is it since she decided
When did she decide to apply for the post?
How long ____________________ to apply for the post?
had difficulty absorbing
She could hardly absorb all the new information.
She ___________________ all the new information.
The First World War began in 1914.
The First World War _______________ in 1914.
is out of order
The lift isn't working;used the stairs instead.
The lift ________________; used the stairs instead.
have lived in Rome for
They moved to Rome two years ago.
They _______________________ two years.
will take place in
The summit meeting will be held in Berlin.
The summit meeting ___________________ Berlin.
six months since I smoked
I haven't smoked a cigarette for six months.
It's __________________ a cigarette.
can't have been
I'm sure it wasn't Jim who did it.
It _______________________ Jim who did it.
gets on well with
She has a good relationship with her colleagues.
She ________________her colleagues.
found it difficult to connect
It was difficult for her to connect the new dishwasher.
She __________________ the new dishwasher.
prettiest girl I have ever
I've never seen such a pretty girl.
She's the _____________________ seen.
before she hired
She didn't hire him until she had seen his references.
She waited until she had seen his references _________________ him.
could hardly understand
It was difficult for him to understand the instructions.
He _______________________ the instructions.
too long for her to
The dress is so long that she can't wear it.
The dress is _______________________ wear.
It would be nice to be able to play the piano.
I wish I _____________________ the piano.
Please don't eat in the classroom.
I'd rather ________________ classroom.
I think we should leave now.
I think it's _________________ left.
only we hadn't eaten
What a pity we ate all the food.
If _______________all the food.
wish we had
It's a shame we don't have a camera.
I _________________ a camera.
wish you wouldn't
Don't shout all the time, it's so annoying.
I ________________ shout all the time.
sooner you didn't
I don't want you to buy me a present.
I'd ____________ buy me a present.
wish I wasn't (weren't)
I don't like being so tall.
I _________________ so tall.
time we started
We ought to start work now.
It's _____________ work.
wish I had gone
I regret not going to university.
I _____________ to university.
marketing manager was appointed
Last Thursday we appointed a new marketing manager.
A new __________________ last Thursday.
is being supplied with furniture
Smith Ltd are supplying our company with furniture.
Our company __________ by Smith Ltd.
was built by
William the Conqueror built the castle in the 11th century.
The castle _____________ William the Conqueror in the 11th century.
has been decided
No decision has yet been made.
Nothing ________________ yet.
is believed that Jenkins was
People believe that someone murdered Jenkins.
It __________________ murdered.
to get your hair
Your hair needs cutting.
You ought ___________________ cut.
were followed by the
The police were following the suspects.
The suspects ____________ police.
hasn't been seen since
No one has seen Peter since the day of the party.
Peter _______________ the day of the party.
about the trip was put
We put up a notice about the trip on the notice board yesterday.
A notice __________________ up on the notice board yesterday.
is thought to be good
People think that an apple a day is good for you.
An apple a day __________________ for you.
rather you didn't
Please don't open the window.
I'd __________________ open the window.
what the time
Fiona wanted to know the time.
Fiona wanted to know __________________ was.
won't go out unless
We won't go out if the weather is bad.
We __________________ the weather is good.
wish you were
I would like you to be here.
I __________________ here.
are you being served
Excuse me, is somebody serving you, sir?
Excuse me, __________________, sir?
time we went
I think we should go home.
It's __________________ home.
went shopping to buy herself
Sue went shopping so she could buy herself a new television. TO
Sue __________________ a new television.
is used for opening
You use this to open wine bottles.
This __________________ wine bottles.
so that it would get
I put the water in the fridge because I wanted it to get cold.
I put the water in the fridge ____________ cold.
so as not
Harry left early because he didn't want to miss the bus.
Harry __________________ to miss the bus.
in order to save
Jane gave up smoking because she wanted to save money.
Jane gave up smoking ________________money.
this time last
We were in Venice a week ago today.
We were in Venice __________________ week.
so tired that she
Susan was tired, so she decided to go to bed.
Susan was __________________ decided to go to bed.
though I knew
I kept looking for my missing watch, but I knew it was no use. EVEN
I kept looking for my missing watch __________________ it was no use.
in spite of the fine
The weather is fine, but my flowers haven't come out. OF
My flowers haven't come out _________ weather.
had better give up
I think you should give up smoking immediately.
I think you __________________ smoking immediately.
I have to bring
Is it necessary for me to bring my passport?
Do __________________ my passport?
is bound to be
I am certain that Norman will be late. BOUND
Norman __________________ late.
ought to have known
I thought that you would know better.
You __________________ better.