FCE Sentence Transformations 2

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Cambridge First Certificate Use of English Part 4 - sentence transformations. Complete the gaps with between 2 and 5 words. Contractions count as two words.
In the exam you 2 marks are awarded for each correct answer, and 1 mark for each half correct answer. In this practice, you will only receive 2 marks for a completely correct answer, but when you see the answers at the end of the text you can add any extra marks you have gained for half correct answers.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "Don't sit in front of the television for too long", our mum told us. WARNED Our mum _______________________________ sit in front of the television for too long.

    The correct answer is "warned us not to". In this sentence, the phrase "Don't sit in front of the television for too long" is a warning given by our mum. The verb "warned" indicates that our mum cautioned or advised us against sitting in front of the television for too long. The phrase "us not to" indicates the action that our mum warned us about, which is not sitting in front of the television for too long.

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    We got lost on the way to the party. WAY We couldn't _________________________ to the party.

    The sentence states that "We got lost on the way to the party." This implies that the speaker and others were unable to navigate their way to the party location. Therefore, the correct answer is "find our way" or "find the way," as they were unable to locate the correct route to the party.

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    Our teacher said we weren't to speak Spanish in class. LET Our teacher __________________________ in class

    This sentence is expressing that the teacher prohibited the students from speaking Spanish in class. The phrase "wouldn't let us speak" accurately conveys this meaning, indicating that the teacher did not allow the students to speak the language.

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    The grammar was so complicated that the children couldn't understand it. TOO The grammar ______________________________ the children to understand.

    The grammar was too complicated for the children to understand. The word "too" indicates that the level of complexity exceeded the children's ability to comprehend.

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    "What is the length of this room" the builder asked the carpenter. LONG The builder asked the carpenter _____________________ was.

    The builder asked the carpenter how long the room was.

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    José accidentally spilt water on the computer. MEAN José ________________ spill water on the computer.

    The word "mean" in this context refers to intent or purpose. The phrase "didn't mean to" indicates that José did not intentionally spill water on the computer. It suggests that the action was accidental or unintentional.

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    My aunt last wrote to me about a year ago. HEARD I __________________________ aunt about a year ago.

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    I don't recommend buying a computer from this shop. ADVISABLE It's _____________________________ a computer from this shop.  

    The given sentence states that the speaker does not recommend buying a computer from this shop. The word "advisable" means something that is recommended or wise to do. Therefore, the correct answer "not advisable to buy" perfectly conveys the meaning that it is not recommended or wise to buy a computer from this shop.

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