Cambridge C1 Advanced

C1 Advanced - Key Word Transformations Exercise 3

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. A phone call was the first we heard about them withdrawing from the concert.
The first we heard about of the concert was a phone call.

2. We need to run or the train will leave before we get there.
Unless we run, the train we get there.

3. "You really must stay for dessert," Kate's brother said to him.
Kate's brother for dessert.

4. "A massage would do you a lot of good," Jake told Amy.
"You a massage," Jake told Amy.

5. Even if it's very far, they want to go to Paris for a weekend break.
Far , they want to go to Paris for a weekend break.

6. The town's population surrendered as soon as the enemy arrived.
No sooner had the enemy arrived surrendered.

7. This building stands a very good chance of being closed as unsafe by the council.
It's will be closed by council due to being unsafe.

8. Another student stole Carol's watch from the classroom.
Carol by another student from the classroom.

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