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. The task provided you with a word that you must use in the exact form. If the word is SAID, you must use SAID and not say or saying. DO NOT CHANGE THE WORD PROVIDED! It is a test of your grammatical and lexical knowledge. Sometimes the sentence can be completed with only 2 words or more than 6, but these answers are not valid as the task states that you must use 3-6 words, in other words, the word provided + 2,3,4 or 5 more words.

 

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 makes perfect. The only way to improve rephrasing skills is to organise your learning and do hundreds of examples!

 

Try our real exam questions (download the answers in the review section):

She always seems to be looking to avoid the dirty work around the office.

OUT

She always appears to be trying _______________ dirty work while we are working in the office.

 

I assume that you heard the concerning news of yet more redundancies in the firm.

GIVEN

The worrying news of the redundancies at the firm _______________ take it.

 

Should you require any further details on the matter, do not hesitate to ask.

ANYTHING

Do not hesitate to ask _______________ else concerning the matter.

 

We had barely begun the conference when it was awkwardly interrupted by the sounding of an alarm.

GOT

_______________ started with the conference when an alarm went off and interrupted everything.

 

One should never take their health for granted.

TO

One’s health _______________ for granted.

 

It is only a matter of time before he realises the error of his ways.

BOUND

He _______________ error of his ways before too long.

 

ANSWERS AT THE END OF THE COURSE IN THE REVIEW


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