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 2.

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. She wants nothing less than to get that job. It would be a dream come true.
She has __________________________ getting that job.

2. If they ever discover your role in the incident, you will go to prison.
If your role in the incident __________________________, you'll go to prison.

3. Harry plays tennis much better than I do.
I am not __________________________ tennis player as Harry is.

4. Both candidates for the job are strong. They are both equally good.
There is __________________________ the two job candidates.

5. That child is twice as tall as he was two years ago.
That child's __________________________ in the last two years.

6. As soon as I arrived at the pub, a fight started.
No __________________________ a fight broke out in the pub.

7. There were very few people who understood what the professor said in the meeting.
There __________________________ who understood what the professor said in the meeting.

8. The bank robbers had disappeared completely by the time the police arrived.
There __________________________ robbers when the police arrived.

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