Friday, 18 October 2013

Speakout Advanced p 18. REVISION UNIT 1. KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS



1. I have a tendency to be obsessive.

(BEING)

I am ________________________________ obsessive.

2. When the children were younger they wouldn't get up till nine.

(DIDN'T)

When the children were younger they ________________________________ get up till

nine.

3. He's often insensitive.

(INCLINED)

He ______________________________________ insensitive.

4. If it's OK with you, I'm hoping to use your apartment while you are away.

(WONDERING)

I ______________________________________ use your apartment while you are away.

5. He used to be really famous but nowadays nobody remembers him.

(NAME)

He used to be ______________________________________ but nowadays nobody

remembers him.

6. It will be really hard for President Jaume Matas to prove that he is not to blame.

(NAME)

It will be really hard for President Jaume Matas _________________________________ .

7. Most bosses disapprove of unpunctuality.

(VIEW)

Most bosses ____________________________________ of unpunctuality.

8. The decision was taken with no debate.

(CUT)

It was a ____________________________________ decision.

9. The film was not as good as I had expected.

(LIVE)

The film __________________________________ my expectations.

10. She keeps annoying me with her loud music.

(Always)

She __________________________________ loudly.

KEY
 
1. I have a tendency to be obsessive.

(BEING)

I am prone to being obsessive.

2. When the children were younger they wouldn't get up till nine.

(DIDN'T)

When the children were younger they didn't use to get up till nine.

3. He's often insensitive.

(INCLINED)

He is inclined to be insensitive.

4. If it's OK with you, I'm hoping to use your apartment while you are away.

(WONDERING)

I was wondering if I could use your apartment while you are away.

5. He used to be really famous but nowadays nobody remembers him.

(NAME)

He used to be a household name but nowadays nobody remembers him.

6. It will be really hard for President Jaume Matas to prove that he is not to blame.

(NAME)

I will be really hard for President Jaume Matas to clear his name.

7. Most bosses disapprove of unpunctuality.

(VIEW)

Most bosses take a dim view of unpunctuality.

8. The decision was taken with no debate.

(CUT)

It was a cut-and-dried decision.

9. The film was not as good as I had expected.

(LIVE)

The film did not live up to my expectations.

10. She keeps annoying me with her loud music.

(Always)

She is always playing her music loudly.

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