Example sentence transformations:

 

Passive

Almost everyone blamed the failure on the management team.

HELD

The management team were held to blame for the failure.

 

Gerund or infinitive

I find it infuriating to spend all day at home.

WHOLE

I can´t stand spending the whole day at home.

 

Reported speech

“The class was a complete waste of time” thought Tom.

TO

Tom considered the class to be a complete waste of time.

 

Inversions

I was completely surprised to see him turn up at the party.

CAME

His presence at the party came as a complete surprise.

 

Comparatives

It is hard to know why some languages are easier to learn than others.

MAKES

It is hard to know what makes some languages not as easy as others.

 

Conditionals

It might be a good idea to look for a new and more fulfilling job.

WERE

If I were you, I would seek a new and more fulfilling job.

 

Connectors

In spite of his crimes, he seemed to be fairly normal.

EVEN

He appeared to be quite a normal person even though he was a criminal.

 

To carry out this task effectively, it requires a lot of practice and you need to learn key expressions. Enhance your understanding of key expressions HERE


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