WHAT IS THE SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION EXERCISE?

Part 4: transformations (rephrasing) in PDF B2 USE OF ENGLISH PART 4

In this part of the exam you have six sentences to complete. You need to read the first sentence in each question. From this you need to look at the second sentence and think about what information is missing. You must then complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the first with 2-5 words (NO MORE). Another thing to understand is that you are provided with a word that you must use in exactly the same form (if it is TOLD, you cannot use tell, telling or any variation of the word. ONLY TOLD). Each of the questions is worth 2 points and the points are based on lexical (vocabulary) or structural (grammatical) points. What they assess in this part of the exam are as follows:

HOW DO YOU DO IT EFFECTIVELY?

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

 

COMPARATIVES SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS

Rephrasing with comparatives is simple, it can be changing the comparative to a superlative or forming a sentence with as + adjective + as, but without changing the meaning of the sentence.

 

PRACTICE EXERCISES:

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 2-5 words including the word given.

 

  1. Spain does not have as large a population as Germany.

MORE

Germany ________________ than Spain.

2. Skateboarding is far more exciting than playing football.

EXCITEMENT

Skateboarding gives us ________________ playing football.

3. English is not as difficult as French because of the pronunciation.

AS

French is ________________ English due to the pronunciation.

4. It is said that Mount Everest is the highest mountain on earth.

BE

Mount Everest is ________________ highest mountain on earth.

5. Yelmo Cinema is really far from my hall of residence.

THE

Yelmo Cinema is ________________ away from my house.

6. Our street is narrower than the high street in the city centre.

AS

Our street is ________________ the high street in the city centre.

 

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