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REPHRASING PRACTICE 1 A. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one, using one of the words in bold without changing it. 1. Charles and his father are exactly alike in appearance. looks/looking Charles..........................looks just like.........................................................his father. 2. Take all your possessions and walk slowly to the exit. belongs/belonging Take everything......................................................................and walk slowly to the exit. 3. Iʼm finding it really enjoyable to work here. enjoy/enjoying I ..................................................................here. 4. I take work home regularly because of my responsability at work home regularly. means/meaning My responsability at work .....................................................work. 5. In my cycling group thereʼs George, Tom, Harry and me. consists/ consisting My ..............................................George, Tom, Harry and me. 6. In your opinion, whoʼs going to win the cup? think/thinking Who do.............................................win the cup? 7. Iʼm seeing how wide the door is. measure/measuring I ..............................................................................the door. 8. Neil always forget his wifeʼs birthday. remembers/ remembering Neil .....................................................his wifeʼs birthday. 9. Its ability to catch fish is the key to the polar bearʼs survival. depends/depending The polar bearʼs survival ...............................................to catch fish. 10. Whatʼs on your mind at the moment? think/ thinking What ................................................................................at the moment?


REPHRASING PRACTICE 2 Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence using the word given. 1. I intended to call you yesterday, but I forgot. GOING I _______________ to call you yesterday, but I forgot. 2. She asked if I wanted more cake, but I said that I couldn’t eat any more. HAD When she offered__________________________________________________________enough. 3. Diana wasn’t always as rude as that. BE Diana _____________________________________________rude. 4. When I lived in London cycling to work was part of my daily routine. USED When I lived in London I______________________________________________day. 5. About 100 people were waiting for the late bus. ARRIVED By ______________________________________about 100 people waiting. 6. The last time I read a thriller was ages ago. FOR I have ________________________________________ ages. 7. As result of walking 3 klm he was very tired. SO He had walked ________________________________________ very tired. 8. She managed to achieve a great deal in a short space of time. SUCCEEDED She ________________________________________ a great deal in a short space of time. 9. The last time I spoke to Katy was yesterday morning. SINCE I have ________________________________________ yesterday morning. 10. I am still reading that Sherlock Holmes book. FINISHED I ________________________________________ that Sherlock Holmes book yet. 11. I had seen the film before. TIME That wasn’t the ________________________________________ film. 12. Berlin is not an easy city to move about in. DIFFICULT It ________________________________________ in Berlin. 13. I wonder if you could open the window. COULD You couldn’t ________________________________________ you? 14. I do my best not to get stuck in the rush hour on the way home. AVOID I try very hard ________________________________________ in the rush hour on the way home.


15. I don’t think anyone passed the test. DID No one ________________________________________ they?

REPHRASING PRACTICE 3

1. This will be my student's first performance in Canada. This will be the first time ____________ 2. This course will take us six months to complete. In six months time ____________ 3. There will be someone to meet you on arrival. When ____________ 4. The number of people who understand his ideas exceed his expectations. More people ____________ 5. The money didn't arrive for a month. It was ____________ 6. The last time I saw him was in 2001. I haven't ____________ 7. She'll have to make her presentation at the end of his speech. The moment he ____________ 8. Sharon will finish her exams. Then she will have more free time. Once ____________ 9. Quite a few DVDs are missing from the shelves. Several people ____________ 10. Peter wasn't always so moody. Peter didn't ____________ 11. It takes Linda two hours to paint a portrait. Painting a portrait________________________________________ 12. Although it was hot, she was still shivering. Despite_________________________________________________ 13. “Can you lend me ten pounds, Charles?”, said Martin. Martin asked_____________________________________________ 14. Paul hasn’t smoked for three years. Paul gave________________________________________________ 15. It isn’t the first time he has given me flowers for my birthday. He has given_____________________________________________ 16.She doesn’t like children as much as her husband does. Her husband_____________________________________________ 17. Going on holiday in the summer is very amusing. It_______________________________________________________



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