Cambridge C2 Proficiency

C2 Proficiency - 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 must use a minimum of THREE and a maximum of EIGHT words for each space. Contractions, which count as two words, should only be used for negatives: e.g. don't / hadn't / wouldn't, etc.

1. Electricity is getting very expensive these days.
The higher and higher these days.

2. Unemployment has risen considerably over the last eighteen months and the government is under pressure to find a solution.
The government is under pressure due to over the last eighteen months.

3. The minister's resignation from the government was caused by the discovery of his role in the financial scandal.
The discovery of the minister's role in the financial scandal the government.

4. Oh, there you are! I didn't even know you had gone out!
I fact that you had gone out.

5. Don't get involved in this John, it has nothing to do with you.
This has nothing to do with you so .

6. I really can't understand why he can't finish the project on time.
I am really to finish the project on time.

7. Mr. Edwards was sacked partly because of his arriving late to work.
Mr. Edwards' constant lateness from the company.

8. You can't just suddenly decide to go on a safari. You need to plan things very carefully.
Going on safari isn't a decision you can make moment. You need to plan things very carefully.

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