Cambridge C1 Advanced

C1 Advanced - Key Word Transformations Exercise 1

In these exercises, you need to take the information in the first sentence and re-write it, using the word in bold so that the second sentence has exactly the same meaning. You cannot change the word in bold in ANY way. You can use a minimum of THREE and a maximum of SIX words for each space. Remember, contractions such as I'm or shouldn't count as two words.

1. None of the phones were left when we got to the shop.
the shop, all the phones had been sold.

2. I didn't know it was Carl until he took off his hat.
Only his hat did I recognise Carl.

3. Don't waste your time asking Bryan to come with us.
It's to come with us.

4. Perhaps John heard the story from Pippa.
Pippa might story.

5. Until they fire me as manager here, I'll run the company my way.
the boss, I'll run the company my way.

6. The school's management are investigating allegations of teacher brutality.
Allegations of teacher brutality the school's management.

7. It's not possible that you saw Mary last night, she was with us!
You last night, she was with us!

8. The beach was fun even though it was too cold.
too cold, the beach was fun.

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