What is the sentence transformation exercise?

Part 4: Transformations C1 USE OF ENGLISH PART 4  2 POINTS PER QUESTION

In this part of the exam the candidate must read a sentence and then complete a second sentence with 3-6 words so that it has the same meaning as the first sentence. It is a text of grammar and vocabulary. Sometimes the sentence can be completed with only 2 words or more that 6 but these answers are not valid as the task stated 3-6 words.

 

How do you do it effectively?

You must complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first, using the word given. Do not change the word given, you must use 3-6 words including the word given.

 

FIND OUT HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY SUCCESSFULLY HERE

Try the deleting technique. You take the sentence transformation, for example:

You’ll have a great time no matter where you go

REGARDLESS      You’ll have a great time ________ where you go

YOU MUST CONSIDER WHAT IS THE SAME IN BOTH SENTENCES AND THEN DELETE WHAT IS THE SAME IN THE FIRST SENTENCE

You’ll have a great time no matter where you go

REGARDLESS      You’ll have a great time ________ where you go

YOU ARE LEFT WITH NO MATTER AND ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS THINK OF THE SYNONYM FOR IT.

Answer: regardless of

 

Follow up activity 110 EXPRESSIONS FOR KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS FOR THE CAE (C1)You should write down the answers and the common vocabulary. These are almost always synonyms. Write them in a list like…

put up with = tolerate

so that = in order

as long as = provided that

 

What do I need to study?

In essence all grammar forms and vocabulary is valid in this part, but it is a good idea to review the 110 Key Expressions list. The best way to improve this part of the exam is to do examples of exams and to learn from your mistakes, but you might like to look at.

Test 1:

 

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first, using the word given. Do not change the word given, you must use 3-6 words including the word given.

 

It would be great to find out some more information about the current economic situation in the USA.

SHED

If you could __________ the current economic situation, it would be great.

 

It is about time we got our act together regarding the house.

HIGH

It is __________ everything out for the house. 

 

We ought to take all the factors into consideration.

BEAR

We had better _____________ mind.

 

I was just about to say that before you did.

POINT

I was __________ saying that before you did.

 

You aren’t allowed to spend time in communal areas.

LONGER

__________ you spend time in communal areas.

 

I was fired due to breaking all of the rules in the workplace.

OWING

I lost my __________ following the rules in the workplace.

 

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