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Key Word Transformation Exercise (3)

Complete the second sentence so that the meaning is very similar to the first, using the key word in bold. Use between two and five words, including the key word. Contractions (I’m, can’t, etc, count as two words)

1. I’m not in the mood to cook tonight. FEEL

     I ______________________________ tonight. 

2. They say the hotel is haunted. BELIEVED

     The hotel ______________________________ haunted.

3. “Where are you going?” he asked her.  ASKED

      He ______________________________ going.

4. Naomi has a good relationship with her in-laws. ALONG

     Naomi ______________________________ her in-laws.

5. Lexie started learning Portuguese six months ago.  FOR

Lexie ______________________________ six months.

6. Can you fetch the children from school today? PICK

   Can you ___________________________ the children from school today? 

7. We moved to Valencia a year ago today. TIME

     We moved to Valencia ______________________________ year.

8. A nurse won the lottery. WHO

It ______________________________ won the lottery.

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Answers

1.  I’m not in the mood to cook tonight. FEEL

     I don’t feel like cooking tonight. 

2. They say the hotel is haunted. BELIEVED

     The hotel is believed to be haunted.

3. “Where are you going?” he asked her.  ASKED

      He asked her where she was  going.

4. Naomi has a good relationship with her in-laws. ALONG

     Naomi gets along (well) with her in-laws.

5. Lexie started learning Portuguese six months ago.  FOR

Lexie has been learning Portuguese for  six months.

6. Can you fetch the children from school today? PICK

     Can you pick up the children from school today?

7. We moved to Valencia a year ago today. TIME

     We moved to Valencia this time last year.

8.  A nurse won the lottery. WHO

     It was a nurse who won the lottery.

Key Word Transformation Exercises

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ANSWERS – Key Word Transformation Exercise (2)

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1. We CAME ACROSS  a lovely little coffee shop on our walk through the old town.

2. If YOU DON’T MIND , I’d prefer to stay at home. 

3. They AREN’T ALLOWED to use the car park.

4. We were so surprised when Paul TURNED UP at the party.

5. The lift is OUT OF ORDER so we’ll take the stairs.

6. It WON’T TAKE ME LONG to finish my homework.

7. I MIGHT HAVE FORGOTTEN to lock the door.

8. WHOSE IS THIS scarf?

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Key Word Transformation Exercise (2)

Complete the second sentence so that the meaning is very similar to the first, using the key word in bold.

Use between two and five words, including the key word. Contractions (I’m, can’t, etc, count as two words)

1. We discovered a lovely little coffee shop on our walk through the old town. ACROSS

We _______________  a lovely little coffee shop on our walk through the old town.

2. If it’s okay with you, I’d prefer to stay at home. MIND

If _______________ , I’d prefer to stay at home. 

3. They don’t have permission to use the car park. ALLOWED

They _______________ to use the car park.

4. We were so surprised when Paul appeared at the party. TURNED

We were so surprised when Paul _______________ at the party.

5. The lift isn’t working so we’ll take the stairs. ORDER

The lift is _______________ so we’ll take the stairs.

6. I’ll have finished my homework soon. LONG

It _______________ to finish my homework.

7. It’s possible I forgot to lock the door. MIGHT

I _______________ to lock the door.

8. Who does this scarf belong to? IS

_______________ scarf?

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