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FCE Fast Class Key Word Transformations 1 - 20

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to make the most of
We must take as much advantage as possible of any opportunity to speak English.
MOST
We have _______________________________ any opportunity to speak English.
it doesn't/does not matter to
Honestly, I don't mind where we go for our summer holidays.
MATTER
Honestly, _______________________________ me where we go
were you able to
Could you speak English when you were younger?
ABLE
When you were younger, _______________________________
speak English?
take eight away/away eight from
What's the answer to sixteen minus eight?
AWAY
If you _______________________________ sixteen, what's the answer?
took part in
Three hundred students entered the swimming competition last year.
PART
Three hundred students _______________________________ the
swimming competition last year.
will have finished by
The students will finish their English course at the end of June.
HAVE
The English course _______________________________ . the
beginning of July.
will (have) run out
There will be no more oil available in this area in 2030.
RUN
Oil supplies in this area _______________________________ by
the year 2031.
isn't/is not very keen on
My sister doesn't like computer games very much.
KEEN
My sister _______________________________ computer games.
asked Peter if he had
'Did you eat the chocolates?' Maria said to Peter.
ASKED
Maria _______________________________ eaten the chocolates.
had gone by
Bob hadn't seen his uncle for several years.
GONE
After several years . _______________________________ , Bob saw his uncle again.
could have done with
I needed a cup of coffee this morning but I didn't have time for one.
DONE
I _______________________________ a cup of coffee this
morning but I didn't have time for one.
of putting up with
I'm not going to tolerate this untidiness any longer.
UP
I have no intention _______________________________ this
untidiness any longer.
in spite of the rain
We went for a walk although it was raining yesterday.
SPITE
We went for a walk _______________________________
yesterday.
is bound to be
I'm sure it will be raining tomorrow.
BOUND
It _______________________________ . raining tomorrow.
you lend me
Could I borrow some change for the telephone?
LEND
Could
_______________________________ some change for the telephone?
haven't/have not fallen out for
It's ages since my sister and I had an argument.
OUT
My sister and I _______________________________ ages.
despite the fact that we
We are friends although we have disagreements about some things.
DESPITE
We are friends _______________________________ disagree about some things.
John has gone/come down
Has John caught a cold?
DOWN
Can you tell me if _______________________________ with a cold?
found the film really boring
I was really bored by the film last night.
FOUND
I _______________________________ last night.
had better go
I think it's time the children went to bed now.
HAD
I think the children _______________________________ to bed now.