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MS7AB01: EXERCISES ON SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION



EXERCISES ON SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION
Grade: 7
1. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it is an similar as possible in meaning to the original sentence. Use the word given and other words as necessary. Do not changer the form of the given word.
1. Mr. and Mrs. Smith are flying to Ha Noi now.                                        TRAVELLING
______________________________________________________________________.
2. Van had a motorbike once, but he doesn’t any more.                            USED
______________________________________________________________________.
3. My father usually goes to work by car.                                                  DRIVES
______________________________________________________________________.
4. This part of the city didn’t have traffic jams very often.                USE
______________________________________________________________________.
5. I used to walk to school when I was young.                                 FOOT
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2. Combine the sentences. Use the words in brackets.
1. It was a comedy. Almost audience fell asleep. (although)
_______________________________________________________________________.
2. The film was made twenty years ago. Many people have enjoyed seeing it. (however)
_______________________________________________________________________.
3. She has been nominated for Best Actress five times. She has never won once. (in spite of)
_______________________________________________________________________.
4. This is his first role. His acting is excellent. (nevertheless)
_______________________________________________________________________.
5. The film didn’t receive good investment. The film was a great success. (despite)
_______________________________________________________________________.

3. Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first sentence.
1. In spite of having to work the next day, Tom watched films on DVD till midnight.
Even though_____________________________________________________________
2. The ending of the film was quite disappointing.
We ____________________________________________________________________
3. Although she performed well, she didn’t receive good comments from critics.
Despite her ______________________________________________________________
4. We were so interested in the comedy that we laughed from beginning to end.
The comedy _____________________________________________________________
5. I’m frightened by horror films; however, I enjoy watching them.
In spite _________________________________________________________________

4.. Make questions for the underlined parts of the following sentences.
1. The Flower Festival is celebrated every year.
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2. We always have turkey on Thanksgiving.
________________________________________________________________________
3. Peter went to Da Nang last month with his parents.
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4. They participated in La Tomatina in 2013.
________________________________________________________________________
5. These are my brother’s pictures.
________________________________________________________________________
6. The Elephant Race Festival will be held in Don Village next year.
________________________________________________________________________
7. The festival organizers’ clothes are red, purple and yellow.
________________________________________________________________________
8. People organize this festival to pray for better crops.
________________________________________________________________________
9. We decided the winners by tasting the dishes they cooked.
________________________________________________________________________
10. The festival lasts only one hour and a helf.
________________________________________________________________________

5. Using the word given and other words, complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first. Do not change the word given.
1. Whose luggage is this?                                                              BELONG
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2. It took us three months to prepare for this festival.                      SPENT
________________________________________________________________________
3. How much is the entry fee?                                                        PRICE
________________________________________________________________________
4. People hold the festival to thank the Rice God for the crop.                   HELD
________________________________________________________________________
5. Why are you going to Da Lat in December?                                FOR
________________________________________________________________________

6. Using the word given and other words, complete the second sentence to that it has similar meaning to the first. Do not change the word given. (1 p)
1. The film was boring, wasn’t it?                                                    INTERESTING
The film___________________________________________________________it?
2. We often played these games when we were small.                                        USED
We________________________________________________________________
3. What was the price of the first class ticket?                                           PAY
How_______________________________________________________________?
4. What is the distance from the village to the beach?                               IT
How ________________________________________________________ to the beach?
5. The teacher was not satisfied with Tam’s essay.                         SATISFYING
Tam’s essay__________________________________________________________

7. Turn the following sentences into the passive.
1. They will install solar panels on the roof of our house next week.
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2. Will the plumber check cracks on the water pipes in two days?
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3. They won’t show the film on types of future energy sources next Friday.
_______________________________________________________________________
4. They will destroy the old thermal power plant at the end of this year.
_______________________________________________________________________
5. We will be using biogas for cooking and heating at this time next month.
_______________________________________________________________________
6. People won’t burn fossil fuels for energy in the future.
_______________________________________________________________________
7. Shall we reduce our electricity bills to 20% in five months?
_______________________________________________________________________
8. We will be providing electricity this time next year.
_______________________________________________________________________
9. They will increase the tax on petrol to 15% next September.
_______________________________________________________________________
10. We shall replace ordinary 100-watt light bulbs with energy-saving ones.
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8. Use the words given and other words, complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first sentence. Do not change the word given. (Use 2 - 5 words in total)
Example:
0. My house has a small garden.
is            There ______________________________ my house.
Answer: 0. is a small garden in
1. They will rebuild the power station at the beginning of next year.
rebuilt     The power station _________ at the beginning of next year.
2. Solar panels will be put in the back yard next Saturday.
put        They _________________ in the back yard next Saturday.
3. I will be with my brother in Son La hydro Power Plant at this time next week.
staying     At this time next week _______________ my brother in Son La Hydro Power Plant.
 4. A test on sources of energy will be taken at 10 o’clock on Tuesday.
taking       We _________________ on sources of energy at 10 o’clock on Tuesday.
5. We shall be using wind power at this time next year.
used     Wind power _________________________ at this time next year.

9. Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first sentence.
  1. These are out pictures.
      These pictures……………………………………………………………..
  2. It is Julia’s thirteenth birthday next Friday.
      Julia………………………………………………………………………..
  3. Is your moyorbike black, Peter?
      Is the………………………………………………………………………
  4. That is not his invention.
      That is not his invention…………………………………………………..
  5. They predict a 10% car price increase.
      They predict that………………………………………………………….
 
 10. Using the word given and other words, complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first. Do not change the word given.
1. New York has more billionaires than Tokyo.                            FEWER
………………………………………………………………..
2. A group of foreigners visited the slums last week, didn’t they? VISIT
…………………………………………………………………..
3. The countryside doesn’t suffer as much pollution as the city.    LESS
………………………………………………………………………
4. Does overpopulation cause a lot of social problems in this area? CAUSES
……………………………………………………………………….
5. Jakarta doesn’t have as many skyscrapers as Shanghai.         MORE
………………………………………………………………………

11. Finish the second sentence in each pair, so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the beginning given. (1)
1. Why don’t you start to run and see If that helps you to lose weight?
You should______________________________________________
2. They have chosen John for the school’s football team.
John has________________________________________________
3. It is very noisy in the city but we enjoy living there
Although________________________________________________
4. The failure of the team caused us great disappointment.
We were________________________________________________
5. The guide speaks too quickly for me to understand.
The guide doesn’t__________________________________________
12.  Finish the second sentences in each pair, so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the beginning given and the word in capital letters. (1p)
1.     Your bicycle is just like the one I used to own.                                   SIMILAR
I________________________________________________________
2.     This sauce hasn’t got much flavour, has it?                                 TASTELESS
This sauce is________________________________________________
3.     Taking photographs inside the museum is forbidden                                NOT
You________________________________________________________
4.     On Saturday night, the roads to the city centre are very busy            TRAFFIC
There is_______________________________________________________
5.     Do you find it easy to make friends?                                                     GOOD
Are you_______________________________________________________



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