WHAT IS THE SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION EXERCISE?

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 3-6 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

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 3-6 words including the word given.

 

  1. It might be a good idea to let us know what really happened last night.

LIGHT

Perhaps _______________ know what really happened last night.

     2. We can relax and take it easy for now

FEET

We can relax and _______________ time being.

    3. The boss blamed us for his own mistakes as always.

FAULT

The boss said _______________ his own errors as always.

    4. You should have realised that you were not to blame after all.

FIGURE

You ought _______________ that you were not at fault after all.

     5. Regardless of how hard you try, you won’t make the deadline.

MATTER

_______________ effort you put in, you won’t make the deadline.

    6. Is it really worth taking the risk of missing the flight?

POINT

_______________ in risking not making the flight?

 

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