Fill in the gaps in the 2nd sentence with 1-3 words so that both have the same meaning:


  1. I managed to learn German in under 2 year´s time.

I succeeded _____________ German in less than 2 years.

  1. I am fluent in German.

I can speak German _____________.

  1. When I got to Germany, I was surprised at how fast people spoke.

When I ___________ in Germany, what I found surprising was the speed they spoke at.

  1. Do you know how to speak French?

__________ able to speak French?

  1. I found out that I am good at learning languages.

I discovered that I have a talent ____________ languages.

  1. I would like to sign up to a language conversation group.

I ____________ a language conversation group.

  1. He could not comprehend what they were saying to him.

He didn´t understand what ______________ him.

  1. I am keen to go sightseeing in Granada.

I want to see ___________ in Granada.

  1. Who does this dictionary belong to?

Whose dictionary __________?

  1. I have taken up German classes.

I have started __________ German.

  1. Would you switch on the light, please?

You see the light, do you mind _____________, please?

  1. My teacher wouldn´t let me miss the deadline.

My teacher didn´t ___________ me to miss the deadline.

  1. All the students handed in their work on time.

Every ___________ in their work on time.

  1. When I was a child, I loved picking up new languages.

As _________, I enjoyed learning new languages.

  1. He runs the family business.

He is _____________ of the family business.

  1. It tires me to listen to his whining.

I am _________ of listening to him complaining.

  1. The teacher taught us to pronounce French properly.

We ____________ to pronounce French properly.

  1. Someone is fixing my laptop this afternoon.

My laptop is ______________ this afternoon.

  1. The more you practice, the faster you will learn.

If you _________, you would learn faster.

  1. I am the most diligent student in the class.

I am without a doubt ___________ worker in the class.



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