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 6

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 still hasn't really recovered from losing her job in August.
She still really hasn't got __________________________ in August.

2. I'm afraid I believed his fake story completely!
I regret to say that I __________________________ his fake story.

3. This washing machine will give you years of service if you care for it properly.
Properly __________________________ will give you years of service.

4. Could you help me tackle a problem with my son?
I'd be grateful for __________________________ a problem with my son.

5. The news that the President had quit came as a great surprise to everyone.
Everyone __________________________ President quitting.

6. Do you mind if I observe you while you draw that sketch?
Do you __________________________ observe you while you draw that sketch?

7. Janet has never passed any exams, as far as I'm aware.
To __________________________ no formal qualifications.

8. None of us was expecting to have a test this morning.
This morning's test __________________________ for every one of us.

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