C2 Proficiency (CPE) >> Key Word Transformations Worksheets >> The fourth part of the 'Reading and Use of English' paper in the C2 Proficiency Examination is Key Word Transformations. In this part, a sentence is followed by a key word and a second sentence which has a gap in it. A student must use the key word to complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first sentence.
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Key Word Transformations Worksheet 11 - Answer Sheet
For each sentence, use between three and eight words in the space provided so that the second sentence has the same meaning as the first sentence. You must use the word given in bold without changing it in any way. Remember, contractions such as I'm or shouldn't count as two words.
1. Your brother must try to accept that he'll never be an author!
Your brother must __COME TO TERMS WITH__ the fact that he'll never be an author.
2. No students must enter the examination room after 10 o'clock, whatever the reason.
Under __NO CIRCUMSTANCES MUST STUDENTS__ enter the examination room after 10 o'clock.
3. The accountant called a meeting to discuss the company's perilous finances.
The accountant's __PURPOSE FOR THE MEETING WAS__ to discuss the company's perilous finances.
4. It may seem strange, but a tomato is technically a fruit.
Strange __AS IT SEEMS/SOUNDS/MAY BE/MAY SOUND/MAY SEEM__, a tomato is technically a fruit.
5. You'd be in a better position to tackle the exam if you had studied harder.
If you'd studied harder, __YOU'D BE BETTER PREPARED__ for the exam.
6. I felt so relaxed at Tricia's apartment because her friends greeted me so warmly.
Tricia's friends __PUT ME AT (MY ) EASE__ with the warmth of their greeting.
7. Grant completely ignored his elder brother's recommendation.
Grant __TOOK NO NOTICE OF__ his elder brother's recommendation.
8. The author said that he'd invented the whole plot himself.
The scriptwriter said that he'd __THOUGHT UP THE PLOT WITHOUT__ any help.