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USE OF ENGLISH CASTILLA Y LEON 2000-2009

SLUMDOG CHILDREN IN MILLIONAIRE WORLD (JUNIO 2009)


1. She will post you the documents on Monday morning. The documents
2. I broke my leg last week. I wont be in the dance competition tonight. If I
3. Its two years since I had a puncture.
I havent
4. Who has been using my computer? asked Tom.
Tom
5. Marks wife was wearing a dress last night. It was beautiful. The dress
6. The police saw her with the suspect after the robbery.
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SOMALI PIRATES ARE CAUSING PROBLEMS AGAIN (SEPTIEMBRE 2009)
1. Perhaps my secretary knows his address.
My secretary
2. They want someone to clean the windows.
They want to have
3. Her parents said: Get your coat, Lydia!
Her parents
4. Ann had been working all day. She was tired and needed a rest. Ann,
5. They went on a trip in spite of the bad weather.
Although the
6. The children were playing on the beach.
?
ST VALENTINES DAY (RESERVA 1 2009)
1. Adam was the man Laura had spoken to on the phone. He sat back on the seat. Adam,
2. I am sorry that I cant help you.
I wish
3. As he didnt pass the exam, his mother got angry.
His mother
4. Your holidays are longer than mine!
My holidays
5. Dont shout at me! John told Stephens.
John told
6. Mary visited her uncle yesterday.
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EXPERTS CALL FOR MORE TESTS (RESERVA 2 2009)
1. Where is the nearest cinema, please? she asked.
She asked
2. I havent seen your husband for ages.
It is
3. He didnt revise for the test, so he failed.
If
4. Im sorry I didnt send you the letter, she said.
She apologised
5. I have to phone my mother tomorrow. I mustnt forget. I must
6. Write the correct question for the underlined words
John went to London last week.
?
HOW PETS CAN IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH (JUNIO 2008)
1. I havent got any e-mails from him for two months.
I last
2. Why dont you call me tomorrow? he said.
He suggested
3. The doctor is testing my eyes next Friday.
I
4. Ive never seen such a beautiful mosque.
This is the
5. He forgot my birthday. Therefore, he didnt call me.
If he
6. People are allowed to smoke in this bar.
People
MEN ARE FUNNIER THAN WOMEN (SEPTIEMBRE 2008)
1. This is the man. His job is very dangerous.
This is
2. The engineer has repaired my television.
Ive
3. She gave up going to French lessons.
She stopped
4. I regretted having hit the dog on the head.
I wish
5. Im not as good at English as you are.
You
6. Write the correct question for the underlined words
The policeman knew where the thief was hidden.
?

RESTAURANTS MUST PUT CALORIES ON MENUS ( RESERVA 1 2008)


1. She started drinking too much alcohol three years ago.
She has
2. I dont have a computer, so I cant type the essay on English grammar.
If I
3. Despite having being vaccinated, he caught the flu.
Although he
4. We will arrest them for illegal entry in the country, the policeman said.
The policeman said
5. The teacher glued the pieces of the broken toy.
The pieces
6. It is possible that I finish work earlier than usual today.
I

THE ECOLOGICAL IMPACT OF HIKING (RESERVA 2 2008)


1. This is the place. We last had coffee together here.
This is
2. I love German. Unfortunatel y, I cant speak it fluently.
I wish
3. As he hadnt behaved himself, his parents got angry with him.
His parents
4. Everybody must read the instructions first.
The instructions
5. He made an effort to speak in English.
He tried
6. Write the correct question for the underlined words
I spent my holidays in France.
?
PLANNING A TRIP (JUNIO 2007)
1 Her jokes are not as good as his.
His jokes
2 It is possible that well be together soon.
We
3 People speak English all over the world.
English
4 I am sorry I didnt tell him everything.
I wish
5 Fiona is smiling in the picture. She is my boss.
Fiona,
6 Despite the fact that it was very hot, she was wearing her winter clothes.
Although

THE OFFICIAL MASCOTS OF THE BEIJING 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES ( SEPTIEMBRE 2007)
1 I saw Frank two months ago.
I havent
2 He forgot to phone his wife yesterday.
He didnt remember
3 They are servicing my new car next week.
I
4 If we dont meet next month, it will be too late.
Unless
5 The trainer said: Molly, come back to the team!
The trainer told her
6 Ben drives 200 miles every day.

THE ILLNESS OF THE 21ST CENTURY (RESERVA 1 2007)


1 That womans husband is my boss.
That is the woman
2 They have found the stolen money.
The stolen money
3 She divorced him because he was so terrible to her.
If he

4 I have read this book, she said.


She
5 I am sure she knows you are here.
She
6 I felt really tired, so I stayed at home.
I stayed

THE CONTROVERSY IN BRADFORD ABOUT FACE VEILS ( RESERVA 2 2007)


1 The film is not as good as the novel.
The novel
2 The hairdresser cut my hair last week.
I
3 Lets go to the cinema on Tuesday, said Mary.
Mary suggested
4 What a pity the weather was so bad last weekend.
I wish
5 I havent seen a good movi e for ages.
Its
6 John bought a new Rolls Royce.
.?
BRITISH TELEVISION (JUNIO 2006)
1 She hasnt enjoyed herself so much for years.
It is years...
2 Im going to the theatre tomorrow, and Im reall y looking forward to it.
Im really looking...
3 Shes getting someone to mend the windows.
Shes having...
4 I thought it would be better than that.
Its not...
5 Mary said to us: Dont be late.
Mary told...
6 She made a lot of mistakes because she didnt study hard for the exam.
If she...
PURITAN SOCIETY IN COLONIAL (SEPTIEMBRE 2006)
1 If your boyfriend doesnt arri ve before eight, we will have to leave.
Unless
2 The children couldnt go out to the playground because it was raining.
As
3 The last time we saw that movie was six months ago.
We have
4 Smoking is forbidden in most restaurants.
You
5 The shop-assistant didnt gi ve us the ticket.
We
6 Al swims faster than Peter.
Peter
PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARDS (RESERVA 1 2006)
1 Albert is coming back from hospital tomorrow. He has just broken his ankle.
Albert
2 How much is this T-shirt? she asked.
She asked
3 If you want my advice, dont eat so many cakes!
You
4 I am sorry I didnt work hard enough last year.
I wish
5 Although he was exhausted, he managed to finish reading the novel.
Despite
6 Gerard plays tennis twice a week.
..?
THE RIGHT TO DIE (RESERVA 2 2006)
1 Will you open the door, please? he said to me.
He asked
2 They gave John a prize for winning a medal in the last Olympics.

John
3 I hadnt expected this task to be so difficult.
This task
4 I spoke to a shop assistant at Harrods. She was very polite.
The shop assistant
5 I cant go on holiday because I cant afford it.
If I
6 Despite the good weather, we stayed indoors.
Although
INTERNET MUSIC PIRACY (JUNIO 2005)
1 Although Orson was over 70, he continued to work every day.
Despite...
2 I havent read a play by GB Shaw for eight years.
It is...
3 Perhaps it would be better to go out in the afternoon, Sharons mother said.
Sharons mother recommended...
4 The fireman managed to rescue the child from the burning house.
The fireman was...
5 The police dont oblige the suspects to say anything.
The suspects...
Write the correct question for the underlined words:
6 My grandfather is eighty-two years old.
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THE EFFECTS OF GLOBAL WARMING (SEPTIEMBRE 2005)
1 Sheila is 1.55m tall. Her brother is 1.70m tall.
Sheila is...
2 Although it was cold, we went to the countryside.
In spite of...
3 The hairdresser cut my hair yesterday morning.
I...
4 This is the man. His dog bit my brother in the park.
This is the man...
5 I didnt go to the gym yesterday because my foot hurt.
If...
6 The teacher said: You have to hand your papers in at the end of this class.
The teacher...

SAVING NEMO (RESERVA 1 2005)


1 In my opinion, taking some exercise would be good for you.
You...
2 The teacher didnt tell us the answer.
We...
3 I last visited London 15 years ago.
I havent...
4 She asked me: What ti me does your part y start?
She...
5 Will you close the door when you leave, please?
Do you mind...
6 We bought our tickets on the Web because it was much cheaper.
Since...
ENCOURAGING CHILDREN (RESERVA 2 2005)
1 I am sorry I didnt remember your birthday.
I wish
2 He told us: Dont make so much noise!
He
3 As it was Friday, the children stayed up late.
The children
4 I have never read such an interesting book.
This is the
5 If you dont hurry up, you wont get tickets for the concert.
Unless
6 I have to wear a uniform whenever I work in front of the customers.
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THE COMMONWEALTH (JUNIO 2004)


1 Steve advised me to tell Paul about it.
Steve suggested
2 I didnt make a note of it in my diary, so I forgot about it.
If
3 She lost the race in spite of running well.
Although
4 Its possible that her boyfriend is coming to the wedding.
Her boyfriend
5 Beth hasnt smoked since last December.
Beth stopped
6 My new neighbours have got a baby. Her name is Wendy.
My

AFRICANS IN NEW YORK (SEPTIEMBRE 2004)


1. Where are your brothers, Sheila?
Peter asked
2. Perhaps they only open the museum in the morning.
They
3. The meat was better than the fish.
The fish
4. You can make green paint by mixing blue and yellow.
Green paint
5. I have been playing the piano for twenty years.
I started
Write the correct question for the underlined words:
6.
I have English classes three times a week.
ROYALTY AND WEDDINGS (RESERVA 1 2004)
1. Its such a pity you cant come along!
I wish
2. Bananas are more expensive than apples.
Apples
3. In spite of her beauty, she doesnt have a boyfriend.
Although
4. I last had flu five years ago.
I havent
5. Im sure shes telling lies.
She
6. The teenager in red has broken the window.
The window ........................................................................
A DEVASTATNG TERRORIST ATTACK (RESERVA 2 2004)
1. Where is the nearest cinema, please?
Could you tell me
2. I havent seen your wife for a long ti me.
Its
3. He didnt revise for the test so he failed.
If
4. The ophthalmologist tests her eyes every year.
She
5. The Da Vinci Code is a best-seller. It was written by Dan Brown.
The Da Vinci Code,
6. Write the correct question for the underlined words:
Mary goes swimming twice a week.
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HOLLIWOOD STARS (JUNIO 2003)
1 I would like to have more free time these days.
I wish
2 I met that famous writer a year ago.
Its been a year
3 Wendy didnt study for her test. Therefore, she failed.
If

4 Dont speak so loud, please, she said to the students.


She
5 We wont buy that house because we dont have enough money.
As
6 That mans brother is my new English teacher.
That is the man

A CAR ACCIDENT (SEPTIEMBRE 2003)


1 You should post these letters.
These letters
2 Although she was ill, she visited other countries.
Despite
3 I have never seen anything so beautiful, he said.
He said
4 Mary was sorry she ate so many cakes.
Mary wished
5 I have failed all my exams at the universit y because I didnt study enough.
If
6 I forgot to phone Lisa on her birthday.
I didnt remember

GENERAL ELECTIONS (RESERVA 1 2003)


1 I visited a village yesterday but I didnt like it.
I
2 He knows how to play golf.
He
3 It is ages since I last visited Russia.
I
4 You wont understand the problem if you dont listen carefully.
Unless
5 Someone will cut your hair tomorrow.
You
6 He visits his parents every Sunday.
..?

EURO-ENGLISH (RESERVA 2 2003)


1 Can I go to the disco? Ti m asked his mother.
Tim
2 Despite the fact that the questions were difficult, she got a high mark in her exam.
Although
3 Its not necessary for you to make your bed.
You
4 They will tell us the news tomorrow night.
We
5 I dont earn much money. Its a pity I cant buy a new car.
If
6 No other fictional secret agents are as famous as James Bond.
James Bond

ADVERTISING (JUNIO 2002)


1 Alberts drawing isnt as good as Gerards.
Gerards
2 Why dont we play computer games? said Michael.
Michael suggested
3 She said: Are you coming to the party on Friday?
She asked him
4 They came to live in New York two years ago.
They have
5 Smoking is forbidden in hospitals.
You
6 Although the weather was horrible, we went skiing.
In spite of

SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES IN BRITAIN (SEPTIEMBRE 2002)


1 This story will shock you.
You
2 Will you post this letter for me, please?
Do you mind
3 If you dont review your notes tonight, you wont do well tomorrow.
Unless
4 How much money have you put into the account? they asked.
They asked him
5 Im sorry I cant speak French perfectly.
I wish
6 The next plane leaves at 9.45 p.m.
?

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSPEOPLE (RESERVA 1 2002)


1 The man said to us: Keep off the grass!
The man
2 They didnt tell me the secret.
I
3 Im sure they are at home. The li ghts are on.
They
4 I didnt invite Beth. I had forgotten her telephone number.
If
5 Shakespeare was a famous writer. He wrote beautiful sonnets.
Shakespeare,
6 Someone knocked at the door. The dog woke up.
The dog

BRUSSELS, THE HEART OF EUROPE (RESERVA 2 2002)


1 London will fascinate you.
You
2 I saw a man later. He was the President of the European Community.
The man
3 Germany is richer than India.
India
4 I dont know, he told them.
He
5 She cant come to the party because she is so busy.
If she
6 Maybe your friend will call you on your birthday.
Your friend

AFTERNOON TEA (JUNIO 2001)


1. If your friend doesnt come before ten, he will miss the train.
Unless ...
2. The children stayed at home because it was raining.
As ...
3. What time do the banks close today?
Tim asked me ...
4. Sharon hasnt eaten junk food since last May.
Sharon stopped ...
5. My kitchen is being redecorated at the moment.
I am ...
6. Im not sure that she is his girlfriend.
She ...
THERES A GOOD THIEF (SEPTIEMBRE 2001)
1 The last time she wrote a poem was four years agoShe
2 You must not smoke in here.
Smoking
3 If the tickets dont arri ve, we wont be able to go.

Unless
4 Where are my keys?
I wonder
5 The mechanic is going to repair her car next week.
She
6 What a pity I didnt have ti me to see you last week.
I wish
MY BROTHERS DRUG HABITS (RESERVA 1 2001)
1 Sharon is going to marry a man. He is Erics brother.
The man
2 Why dont we have dinner out tonight? said Martin.
Martin suggested
3 I didnt open the door because I didnt know it was you.
If I
4 If you want my advice, go to the dentist.
You
5 I forgot to post the letter.
I didnt remember
6 They say this tree is over 400 years old.
This tree
SIXTY-SIX YEARS OF THE PENGUIN (RESERVA 2 2001)
1 They didnt pay for the ring.
This is the ring
2 Although the weather was awful, they had a great time.
In spite of
3 They have given us a Roald Dahl novel.
We
4 She hasnt phoned her mother for t wo months.
Its
5 They dont allow smoking in this room.
You
6 Im sorry I didnt go shopping with you.
I wish
USING A PUBLIC TELEPHONE (JUNIO 2000)
1. I was not invited and I am sorry about that.
I would like to
2. I am having my house painted now.
My house
3. Im sorry I havent got a car.
I wish
4. The teacher said to me Wait for me outside
The teacher told me
5. She needed a job, so she sent off an application form.
She sent off an application form
6. Write the correct question for the underlined words.
It takes me two hours to get there.
...........................................?

SUMMER CAMPS (SEPTIEMBRE 2000)


l. Where did the robbery take place? he asked.
He asked
2. Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928.
Penicillin
3. You cant have a bicycle.
You are
4. I dont know her address, so I cant write to her.
If I
5. A new magazine is on the hall table.
There is
6. Write the correct question for the underlined words.
John lives next door.
........................................?

TRAVELLING (RESERVA 2000)


1. People consider that he is an expert on cricket.
He
2. Please dont shoot.
He begged us
3. Learning English is not easy.
It is
4. We didnt visit the museum because we didnt have ti me.
If
5. Im sorry we accepted the invitation.
I wish
6- Although she was poor, she was happy.
In spite of

2014 june
[2] COMPLETE TASKS a, b, c, d ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN (2 POINTS AS A
WHOLE: 0.5 EACH). a) Complete: If I had access to Netflix I b) Put into the passive: Netflix has
offered cheap subscriptions. c) Transform into reported speech: Some of this could be caused
by the economy. Begin with: It was noted that d) Write a question for which the underlined
words are the answer: The number of households subscribing to premium networks has fallen.
COMPLETE TASKS a, b, c, d ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN (2 POINTS AS A WHOLE:
0.5 EACH). a) Write a question for which the underlined words are the answer: Some experts
are calling for the immediate introduction of a price on carbon emissions. b) Transform into
reported speech: How will history judge us if we fail to communicate the urgency of acting
now? Begin with: The chief asked his colleagues... c) Combine into one sentence containing a
relative clause: It was explained to the collaborators. Their contributions would be necessary
for the project. d) Put into the passive: Our Security Department has urged citizens to report
anything dangerous they witness.
2014 september
COMPLETE TASKS a, b, c, d ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN (2 POINTS AS A WHOLE:
0.5 EACH). a) Write a question for which the underlined words are the answer: Harvards
admission office is happy to offer the benefits of a gap year to freshmen because they feel it is
beneficial for the students. b) Transform into the passive voice: The college admissions offices
at universities are getting more requests from students who have previosuly enjoyed a gap
year. c) Combine into one sentence containing a relative clause: A gap year is a break from
formal education. A gap year can last different timespans. d) Complete: The dropout rate
amongst US freshmen wouldnt be so high if
COMPLETE TASKS a, b, c, d ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN (2 POINTS AS A WHOLE:
0.5 EACH). a) Complete: If waves of laughter had been sweeping the land, waves of violence
b) Rewrite into the passive voice: You may ease the conflict by saying something light and
unexpected. c) Write a question for which the underlined words are the answer: In our frenzy
to succeed and to have it all, we have shortened everything. d) Transform into reported
speech: Werent the first human beings born serious? Begin with: All along yesterdays talk
the lecturer kept asking herself...
2013 june
[2] COMPLETE TASKS a, b, c, d ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN (2 POINTS AS A
WHOLE: 0.5 EACH). a) Write a question for which the underlined words are the answer: Its
backers include Simon Murray b) Transform into reported speech: The Gulf of Guinea is a
hotspot for pirate attacks. Begin with: They stated that ... c) Transform into the passive:
Typhon will use a 10,000 tonne mother ship. d) Complete: A new private naval effort would
not be necessary if
] COMPLETE TASKS a, b, c, d ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN (2 POINTS AS A
WHOLE: 0.5 EACH). a) Complete: If you met your friends at an all-you-can-eat brunch every

Sunday b) Put into the passive: We should replace bad behaviors with healthier ones. c)
Transform into reported speech: Theres a lot of research suggesting that its best to tackle
negative behaviors obliquely. Begin with: He noted that d) Write a question for which the
underlined words are the answer: Back in college, my dorm-mate and I invented a ritual.
2013 september
COMPLETE TASKS a, b, c, d ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN (2 POINTS AS A WHOLE:
0.5 EACH). a) Write a question for which the underlined word is the answer: Those who saw
Armstrong as a symbol of hope felt devastated. b) Transform into the passive voice: The U.S.
Anti-Doping Agency found "overwhelming" evidence of Armstrong's involvement in doping as
a professional cycler. c) Complete: Smeulders would wear the bracelet if d) Transform the
following sentence into reported speech: He'll continue to wear the bracelet despite news
that Armstrong is stepping down as chairman of the charity organization. Start with Hablas
said
] COMPLETE TASKS a, b, c, d ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN (2 POINTS AS A
WHOLE: 0.5 EACH). a) Write a question for which the underlined word is the answer: Britons
are unhappier about immigration. b) Transform into reported speech: Incomers are much
more likely to be highly educated than native Brits. Begin with: The poll said that c)
Transform into the passive: The government squeezes the migration routes. d) Complete:
Britons would not be uncomfortable with immigrants if
2012 june
COMPLETE TASKS a, b, c, d ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN (2 POINTS AS A WHOLE:
0.5 EACH). a) Write a question for which the underlined words are the answer: The pack
mentality allows the thieves to strike fast. b) Put into the passive: Police say the suspects select
a time and place and enter the store in droves. c) Combine into one sentence containing a
relative clause: Young people are risk takers. They do things in groups far more than adults do.
d) Complete: Had we done a flash mob
COMPLETE TASKS a, b, c, d ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN (2 POINTS AS A WHOLE:
0.5 EACH). a) Write a question for which the underlined words are the answer: Nine students
have been hospitalized after mixing excessive amounts of Four Loko. b) Transform into
reported speech: Caffeine will be removed from the drink recipe, though the creators believe
it is safe. Begin with: Four Loko creators said that c) Combine into one sentence containing a
relative clause: Four Loko has already been banned in several states. This beverage made
young drinkers extremely ill. d) Complete: If she had drunk a lot of beer,
2012 sept
COMPLETE TASKS a, b, c, d ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN (2 POINTS AS A WHOLE:
0.5 EACH). a) Write a question for which the underlined words are the answer: A person bullies
others because he thinks he is much superior to them. b) Transform into reported speech:
Certain boys cyber-bullied me a lot last year at school. Begin with: The girl stated that... c)
Combine into one sentence containing a relative clause: Three youngsters were arrested by
the police. They had committed criminal offences. d) Complete: Their parents would
disapprove of these activities if...
COMPLETE TASKS a, b, c, d ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN (2 POINTS AS A WHOLE:
0.5 EACH). a) Write a question for which the underlined words are the answer: It takes 60- 90
minutes to solve the case. b)Transform into reported speech: At the end of the case, a virtual
Grissom will announce whether you are right or not. Begin with: Our guide promised that c)
Complete: Forks would not be so famous if d) Combine into one sentence containing a
relative clause: The CSI Experience offers three scenarios. You have to choose one of them.
2011 june
COMPLETE TASKS a, b, c, d ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN. (2 POINTS AS A WHOLE:
0.5 EACH) a) Combine into one sentence containing a relative clause: Richard Wiseman is
running this research on the paranormal. I dont trust his methods. b) Transform into
reported speech: The face in the picture may be just another visitor. Begin with: Skeptics
conjectured that c) Complete: I will not believe in ghosts unless d) Write a question for
which the underlined words are the answer: The image appeared to show a figure in medieval
costume.

COMPLETE TASKS a, b, c, d ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN. (2 POINTS AS A WHOLE:


0.5 EACH) a) Write a question for which the underlined words are the answer: Force of habit
is a powerful thing. b) Put into the passive: My wife and I make most calls on our cell
phones. c) Transform into reported speech: Why do you spend $200 per month for a
package of Internet, TV and telephone most of which you dont really need? Begin with: My
sister wondered why Mark d) Combine into one sentence containing a relative clause: Dan
Frommer downloads shows from the Internet via a Macintosh computer. He cant get
everything hed like to see.
2011 september
COMPLETE TASKS a, b, c, d ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN. (2 POINTS AS A WHOLE:
0.5 EACH) a) Put into the passive: Weve heard stories about how attractive people are more
successful than the unattractive. b) Transform into reported speech: The more men as a
group disagree about a womans looks, the more they end up liking her. Begin with: OK
Cupid said c) Complete: If a baby were held by a pretty person d) Combine into one
sentence containing a relative clause: OK Cupid is the second most-popular online dating
site. OK Cupid determined what kind of women most men find attractive.
COMPLETE TASKS a, b, c, d ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN. (2 POINTS AS A WHOLE:
0.5 EACH) a) Complete: If he had had some reason to explain his behaviour b) Put into the
passive: Jonathan gave the children a book for their birthday last month. c) Transform into
reported speech: Children, dont waste your pocket money on useless things. Begin with:
Their mother advised d) Write a question for which the underlined words are the answer:
It takes me three months to save up for a computer game.
2010 june
2. Complete the following tasks according to the instructions (2 points as a whole: 0.5 each). a)
Write a question for which the underlined words are the answer: During the 2008 campaign
Barack Obama travelled all over America. b) Put into the passive: Critics on the left call
Obama Bush lite. c) Transform into reported speech: Dick Cheney hammers him for aiding
and comforting the enemy. Begin with: A High Commissioner stated that d) Complete: If
Obama hadnt shut Guantnamo
Complete the following tasks according to the instructions (2 points as a whole: 0.5 each). a)
Complete: The younger a person is when they begin drinking, the b) Join the following
sentences into one: I used to drink to make me feel more confident around my mates. I started
getting into fights. c) Join the following two sentences by means of a relative pronoun: Some
teenagers consume alcohol and drugs. They have problems with their parents. d) Rephrasing:
A boy is upset because he had a car accident after having taken drugs. Begin with: He wishes

2010 september
2. Complete the following tasks according to the instructions (2 points as a whole: 0.5 each). a)
Put into the passive: Certain universities require applicants to take an admissions test. b) Fill
in with the correct tense: Unless you (submit) your application before next Monday, you
(can not start).. university in autumn. c) Transform into reported speech: A
conditional offer from a college means that certain conditions must be met. Begin with: Our
Head Teacher explained that d) Combine into one sentence containing a relative clause:
Oxford and Cambridge are the most prestigious universities in Great Britain. Application
deadlines for them are the earliest.
2. Complete the following tasks according to the instructions (2 points as a whole: 0.5 each). a)
Write a question for which the underlined word is the answer: The genre has existed since
the early years of television. b) Put into the passive: Reality television covers many television
programming formats. c) Transform into reported speech: The producers design the format
of the show and control the day-to-day activities and the environment. Begin with: Some
commentators said d) Complete the following sentence: If reality television had not the
potential to turn its participants into national celebrities.

Solutions

SLUMDOG CHILDREN IN MILLIONAIRE WORLD (JUNIO 2009)


1. She will post you the documents on Monday morning.
The documents will be posted to you on Monday morning.
2. I broke my leg last week. I wont be in the dance competition tonight.
If I hadnt broken my lag last week, I would be in the competition tonight.
3. Its t wo years since I had a puncture.
I havent had a puncture for two years.
4. Who has been using my computer? asked Tom.
Tom asked who had been using his computer.
5. Marks wife was wearing a dress last night. It was beautiful.
The dress which / that / Marks wife was wearing last night was beautiful.
6. Write the correct question for the underlined words.
The police saw her with the suspect after the robbery.
Who did the police see her with after the robbery?
SOMALI PIRATES ARE CAUSING PROBLEMS AGAIN (SEPTIEMBRE 2009)

1. Perhaps my secretary knows his address.


My secretary may / might / could know his address.
2. They want someone to clean the windows.
They want to have the windows cleaned.
3. Her parents said: Get your coat, Lydia!
Her parents told her to get her coat.
4. Ann had been working all day. She was tired and needed a rest.
Ann, who had been working all day, was tired and needed a rest.
5. They went on a trip in spite of the bad weather.
Although the weather was bad, they went on a trip.
6. Write the correct question for the underlined words.
The children were playing on the beach.
Where were the children playing?
ST VALENTINES DAY (RESERVA 1 2009)
1. Adam was the man Laura had spoken to on the phone. He sat back on the seat.
Adam, who sat back on the seat, was the man Laura had spoken to on the phone.
2. I am sorry that I cant help you.
I wish I could help you.
3. As he didnt pass the exam, his mother got angry.
His mother got angry because he didnt pass the exam.
4. Your holidays are longer than mine!
My holidays are not as long as yours. // My holidays are shorter than yours.
5. Dont shout at me! John told Stephens.
John told Stephens not to shout at him.
6. Write the correct question for the underlined words.
Mary visited her uncle yesterday.
When did Mary visit her uncle?
EXPERTS CALL FOR MORE TESTS (RESERVA 2 2009)
1. Where is the nearest cinema, please? she asked.
She asked where the nearest cinema was.
2. I havent seen your husband for ages.
It is ages since I saw your husband.
3. He didnt revise for the test, so he failed.
If he had revised for the test, he wouldnt have failed.
4. Im sorry I didnt send you the letter, she said.
She apologised for not sending me the letter.
5. I have to phone my mother tomorrow. I mustnt forget.
I must remember to phone my mother tomorrow.
6. Write the correct question for the underlined words.
John went to London last week.
Where did John go last week?

HOW PETS CAN IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH (JUNIO 2008)


1. I havent got any e-mails from him for two months.
I last got an e-mail from him two months ago.
2. Why dont you call me tomorrow? he said.
He suggested that I called him the following day.
3. The doctor is testing my eyes next Friday.
I am having my eyes tested next week.
4. Ive never seen such a beautiful mosque.
This is the most beautiful mosque Ive ever seen.
5. He forgot my birthday. Therefore, he didnt call me.
If he hadnt forgotten my birthday, he would have called me.
6. People are allowed to smoke in this bar.
People can smoke in this bar.
MEN ARE FUNNIER THAN WOMEN (SEPTIEMBRE 2008)
1. This is the man. His job is very dangerous.

This is man whose job is very dangerous.


2. The engineer has repaired my television.
Ive had my television repaired.
3. She gave up going to French lessons.
She stopped going to French classes.
4. I regretted having hit the dog on the head.
I wish I hadnt hit the dog on the head.
5. Im not as good at English as you are.
You are better at English than me / than I am.
6. Write the correct question for the underlined words
The policeman knew where the thief was hidden.
Who knew where the thief was hidden?
RESTAURANTS MUST PUT CALORIES ON MENUS ( RESERVA 1 2008)
1. She started drinking too much alcohol three years ago.
She has been drinking too much alcohol for three years.
2. I dont have a computer, so I cant type the essay on English grammar.
If I had a computer, I would be able to type the essay on English grammar.
3. Despite having being vaccinated, he caught the flu.
Although he was vaccinated, he caught the flu.
4. We will arrest them for illegal entry in the country, the policeman said.
The policeman said that they would arrest them for illegal entry in the country.
5. The teacher glued the pieces of the broken toy.
The pieces of the broken toy were glued by the teacher.
6. It is possible that I finish work earlier than usual today.
I may finish work earlier than usual today.
THE ECOLOGICAL IMPACT OF HIKING (RESERVA 2 2008)
1. This is the place. We last had coffee together here.
This is the place where we last had coffee together.
2. I love German. Unfortunatel y, I cant speak it fluently.
I wish I could speak German fluently.
3. As he hadnt behaved himself, his parents got angry with him.
His parents got angry with him because he hadnt behaved himself.
4. Everybody must read the instructions first.
The instructions must be read first (by everybody).
5. He made an effort to speak in English.
He tried hard to speak English.
6. Write the correct question for the underlined words
I spent my holidays in France.
Where did you spend your holidays?

PLANNING A TRIP JUNIO 2007


1 Her jokes are not as good as his.
His jokesare better than hers. // His jokes are better than her jokes.
2 It is possible that well be together soon.
Wemay/might be together soon.
3 People speak English all over the world.
Englishis spoken all over the world.
4 I am sorry I didnt tell him everything.
I wishI had told him everything.
5 Fiona is smiling in the picture. She is my boss.
Fiona, who is smiling in the picture, is my boss.
6 Despite the fact that it was very hot, she was wearing her winter clothes.
Althoughit was very hot, she was wearing her winter clothes.
THE OFFICIAL MASCOTS OF THE BEIJING 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES SEPTIEMBRE 2007
1 I saw Frank two months ago.
I havent seen Frank for two months.
2 He forgot to phone his wife yesterday.
He didnt remember to phone his wife yesterday.
3 They are servicing my new car next week.

I am having my car serviced next week.


4 If we dont meet next month, it will be too late.
Unless we meet next month, it will be too late.
5 The trainer said: Molly, come back to the team!
The trainer told her to come back to the team.
6 Ben drives 200 miles every day.
Who drives 200 miles every week?
THE ILLNESS OF THE 21

ST

CENTURY RESERVA 1 2007


1 That womans husband is my boss.
That is the woman whose husband is my boss.
2 They have found the stolen money.
The stolen money has been found.
3 She divorced him because he was so terrible to her.
If he hadnt been so terrible to her, she wouldnt have divorced.
4 I have read this book, she said.
She said that she had read that book.
5 I am sure she knows you are here.
She must know you are here.
6 I felt really tired, so I stayed at home.
I stayed at home because I felt really tired.
THE CONTROVERSY IN BRADFORD ABOUT FACE VEILS RESERVA 2 2007
1 The film is not as good as the novel.
The novel is better than the film.
2 The hairdresser cut my hair last week.
I had my hair cut last week.
3 Lets go to the cinema on Tuesday, said Mary.
Mary suggested going to the cinema that Tuesday.
4 What a pity the weather was so bad last weekend.
I wish the weather hadnt been so bad last weekend.
5 I havent seen a good movi e for ages.
Its ages since I saw a good movie.
6 John bought a new Rolls Royce.
What did John buy?

BRITISH TELEVISION JUNIO 2006


1 She hasnt enjoyed herself so much for years.
It is years... since she enjoyed herself so much.
2 Im going to the theatre tomorrow, and Im reall y looking forward to it.
Im really looking... to going to the theatre tomorrow.
3 Shes getting someone to mend the windows.
Shes having... the windows mended.
4 I thought it would be better than that.
Its not... as good as I thought.
5 Mary said to us: Dont be late.
Mary told... us not to be late.
6 She made a lot of mistakes because she didnt study hard for the exam.
If she... had studied hard for the exam, she wouldnt have made a lot of mistakes.
PURITAN SOCIETY IN COLONIAL SEPTIEMBRE 2006
1 If your boyfriend doesnt arri ve before eight, we will have to leave.
Unlessyour boyfriend arrives before eight, we will have to leave.
2 The children couldnt go out to the playground because it was raining.
Asit was raining, the children couldnt go out to the playground.
3 The last time we saw that movie was six months ago.
We havenot seen that movie for six months.
4 Smoking is forbidden in most restaurants.

Youcant smoke in most restaurants.


5 The shop-assistant didnt gi ve us the ticket.
Wewerent given the ticket by the shop-assistant.
6 Al swims faster than Peter.
Peterdoesnt swim as fast as Al.
PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARDS RESERVA 1 2006
1 Albert is coming back from hospital tomorrow. He has just broken his ankle.
Albert, who has just broken his ankle, is coming back from hospital tomorrow.
2 How much is this T-shirt? she asked.
She askedhow much the T-shirt was.
3 If you want my advice, dont eat so many cakes!
Youshouldnt eat so many cakes.
4 I am sorry I didnt work hard enough last year.
I wishI had worked hard last year.
5 Although he was exhausted, he managed to finish reading the novel.
Despitebeing exhausted, he managed to finish reading the novel.
Despite the fact that he was exhausted, he managed to finish reading the novel.
6 Gerard plays tennis twice a week.
How often does Gerard play tennis?
THE RIGHT TO DIE RESERVA 2 2006
1 Will you open the door, please? he said to me.
He askedme to open the door. ((// He asked me if I would open the door.))
2 They gave John a prize for winning a medal in the last Olympics.
Johnwas given a prize for winning a medal in the last Olympics.
3 I hadnt expected this task to be so difficult.
This taskis more difficult than I had expected.
4 I spoke to a shop assistant at Harrods. She was very polite.
The shop assistant(who/that) I spoke to at Harrods was very polite.
5 I cant go on holiday because I cant afford it.
If Icould afford it, I would go on holidays.
6 Despite the good weather, we stayed indoors.
Althoughthe weather was good, we stayed indoors.

INTERNET MUSIC PIRACY JUNIO 2005


1 Although Orson was over 70, he continued to work every day.
Despite... being over seventy, Orson continued to work every day.
Despitethe fact that Orson was over 70, he continued to work every day.
2 I havent read a play by GB Shaw for eight years.
It is... eight years since I read a play by GB Shaw.
3 Perhaps it would be better to go out in the afternoon, Sharons mother said.
Sharons mother recommended...going out in the afternoon. // that they should go out in the afternoon.
4 The fireman managed to rescue the child from the burning house.
The fireman was...able to rescue the children from the burning house.
5 The police dont oblige the suspects to say anything.
The suspects...arent obliged to say anything (by the police).
6 My grandfather is eighty-two years old.
How old is your grandfather?
THE EFFECTS OF GLOBAL WARMING SEPTIEMBRE 2005
1 Sheila is 1.55m tall. Her brother is 1.70m tall.
Sheila is...shorter than her brother. // not as tall as her brother.
2 Although it was cold, we went to the countryside.
In spite of...being cold, we went to the countryside.// the fact that it was cold, we went to the
countryside.
3 The hairdresser cut my hair yesterday morning.
I ... had my hair cut yesterday..
4 This is the man. His dog bit my brother in the park.
This is the man...whose dog bit my brother in the park.

5 I didnt go to the gym yesterday because my foot hurt.


If...my foot hadnt hurt, I would have gone to the gym yesterday.
6 The teacher said: You have to hand your papers in at the end of this class.
The teacher...told the students to hand their papers in at the end of that class.
SAVING NEMO

RESERVA 1 2005

1 In my opinion, taking some exercise would be good for you.


You...should take some exercise.
2 The teacher didnt tell us the answer.
We... werent told the answer.
3 I last visited London 15 years ago.
I havent...visited London for 15 years.
4 She asked me: What ti me does your part y start?
She...what time the party started.
5 Will you close the door when you leave, please?
Do you mind...closing the door when you leave, please?
6 We bought our tickets on the Web because it was much cheaper.
Since...it was much cheaper, we bought our tickets on the Web.
ENCOURAGING CHILDREN RESERVA 2 2005
1 I am sorry I didnt remember your birthday.
I wish I had remembered your birthday.
2 He told us: Dont make so much noise!
He ... told us not to make so much noise.
3 As it was Friday, the children stayed up late.
The children stayed up late because it was Friday.
4 I have never read such an interesting book.
This is the .most interesting book I have ever read.
5 If you dont hurry up, you wont get tickets for the concert.
Unless ... you hurry, you wont get the thickets for the concert.
Write the correct question for the underlined words:
6 When do you have to wear a uniform?
I have to wear a uniform whenever I work in front of the customers.

THE COMMONWEALTH JUNIO 2004


1 Steve advised me to tell Paul about it.
Steve suggested that I should tell Paul about it.
2 I didnt make a note of it in my diary, so I forgot about it.
If I had made a note in my diary, I wouldnt have forgotten about it.
3 She lost the race in spite of running well.
Although she ran well, she lost the race.
4 Its possible that her boyfriend is coming to the wedding.
Her boyfriend may/might come to the wedding. // may/might be coming to the wedding.
5 Beth hasnt smoked since last December.
Beth stopped smoking last December.
6 My new neighbours have got a baby. Her name is Wendy.
My new neighbours have got a new baby whose name is Wendy.
AFRICANS IN NEW YORK SEPTIEMBRE 2004
1. Where are your brothers, Sheila?
Peter asked Sheila where her brothers were.
2. Perhaps they only open the museum in the morning.
They may/might only open the museum in the morning.
3. The meat was better than the fish.
The fish was not as good as the meat.
4. You can make green paint by mixing blue and yellow.
Green paint can be made by mixing blue and yellow.
5. I have been playing the piano for twenty years.
I started playing the piano twenty years ago.
Write the correct question for the underlined words:
6. How often do you have English classes?

I have English classes three times a week.


ROYALTY AND WEDDINGS RESERVA 1 2004
1. Its such a pity you cant come along!
I wish you could come along!
2. Bananas are more expensive than apples.
Apples arent as expensive as bananas. // are cheaper than bananas.
3. In spite of her beauty, she doesnt have a boyfriend.
Although she is beautiful, she doesnt have a boyfriend.
4. I last had flu five years ago.
I havent had flu for five years.
5. Im sure shes telling lies.
She must be telling lies.
6. The teenager in red has broken the window.
The window has been broken by the teenager in red.
A DEVASTATNG TERRORIST ATTACK RESERVA 2 2004
1. Where is the nearest cinema, please?
Could you tell me where the nearest cinema is, please?
2. I havent seen your wife for a long ti me.
Its a long time since I saw your wife.
3. He didnt revise for the test so he failed.
If he had revised for the test, he wouldnt have failed.
4. The ophthalmologist tests her eyes every year.
She has her eyes tested every year.
5. The Da Vinci Code is a best-seller. It was written by Dan Brown.
The Da Vinci Code, which was written by Dan Brown, is a best-seller.
The Da Vinci Code, which is a best-seller, was written by Dan Brown.
Write the correct question for the underlined words:
6. Who goes swimming twice a week?
Mary goes swimming twice a week.

HOLLIWOOD STARS

JUNIO 2003

1 I would like to have more free time these days.


I wishI had more free time these days.
2 I met that famous writer a year ago.
Its been a year since I met that famous writer.
3 Wendy didnt study for her test. Therefore, she failed.
IfWendy had studied for her test, she wouldnt have failed.
4 Dont speak so loud, please, she said to the students.
Shetold the students not to speak so loud. // She asked the students not to speak so loud.
5 We wont buy that house because we dont have enough money.
Aswe dont have enough money, we wont buy that house.
6 That mans brother is my new English teacher.
That is the manwhose brother is my new English teacher.
A CAR ACCIDENT

SEPTIEMBRE 2003

1 You should post these letters.


These letters should be posted.
2 Although she was ill, she visited other countries.
Despite being ill, she visited other countries.
Despite the fact that she was ill, she visited other countries.
3 I have never seen anything so beautiful, he said.
He said that he had never seen anything so beautiful.
4 Mary was sorry she ate so many cakes.
Mary wishedshe hadnt eaten so many cakes.
5 I have failed all my exams at the universit y because I didnt study enough.
If I had studied enough, I wouldnt have failed my exams at the university.
6 I forgot to phone Lisa on her birthday.
I didnt rememberto phone Lisa on her birthday.
GENERAL ELECTIONS

RESERVA 1 2003

1 I visited a village yesterday but I didnt like it.


Ididnt like the village (which/that) I visited yesterday.
2 He knows how to play golf.
Hecan play golf.
3 It is ages since I last visited Russia.
Ihavent visited Russia for ages.
4 You wont understand the problem if you dont listen carefully.
Unlessyou listen carefully, you wont understand the problem.
5 Someone will cut your hair tomorrow.
Youwill have your hair cut tomorrow.
6 He visits his parents every Sunday.
How often des he visit his parents?
EURO-ENGLISH

RESERVA 2 2003

1 Can I go to the disco? Ti m asked his mother.


Timasked his mother if he could go to the disco.
2 Despite the fact that the questions were difficult, she got a high mark in her exam.
Althoughthe questions were difficult, she got a high mark in her exam.
3 Its not necessary for you to make your bed.
Youneednt make your bed.
4 They will tell us the news tomorrow night.
Wewill be told the news tomorrow.
5 I dont earn much money. Its a pity I cant buy a new car.
IfI earned enough money, I would be able to buy a new car.
6 No other fictional secret agents are as famous as James Bond.
James Bondis the most famous of all fictional agents.

ADVERTISING

JUNIO 2002

1 Alberts drawing isnt as good as Gerards.


Gerardsdrawing is better than Alberts.
2 Why dont we play computer games? said Michael.
Michael suggestedplaying computer games.
3 She said: Are you coming to the party on Friday?
She asked himif he was coming to the party that Friday.
4 They came to live in New York two years ago.
They havebeen living in New York for two years.
5 Smoking is forbidden in hospitals.
Youcant/mustnt smoke in hospitals.
6 Although the weather was horrible, we went skiing.
In spite ofthe horrible weather, we went skiing.
In spite of the fact that the weather was horrible, we went skiing.
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES IN BRITAIN SEPTIEMBRE 2002
1 This story will shock you.
Youwill be shocked by this story.
2 Will you post this letter for me, please?
Do you mindposting this letter for me, please?
3 If you dont review your notes tonight, you wont do well tomorrow.
Unlessyou review your notes tonight, you wont do well tomorrow.
4 How much money have you put into the account? they asked.
They asked himhow much money he had put into the account.
5 Im sorry I cant speak French perfectly.
I wishI could speak French perfectly.
6 The next plane leaves at 9.45 p.m.
What time does the next plane leave?
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSPEOPLE RESERVA 1 2002
1 The man said to us: Keep off the grass!
The mantold us to keep off the grass.

2 They didnt tell me the secret.


Iwasnt told the secret.
3 Im sure they are at home. The li ghts are on.
Theymust be at home, because the lights are on.
4 I didnt invite Beth. I had forgotten her telephone number.
IfI hadnt forgotten her telephone number, I would have invited Beth.
If I hadnt forgotten Beths telephone number, I would have invited her.
5 Shakespeare was a famous writer. He wrote beautiful sonnets.
Shakespeare, who was a famous writer, wrote beautiful sonnets.
Shakespeare who wrote beautiful sonnets, was a famous writer.
6 Someone knocked at the door. The dog woke up.
The dogwoke up when/because someone knocked at the door.
BRUSSELS, THE HEART OF EUROPE RESERVA 2 2002
1 London will fascinate you.
Youwill be fascinated by London.
2 I saw a man later. He was the President of the European Community.
The man (who/that) I saw later was the President of the European Community.
3 Germany is richer than India.
Indiais not as rich as Germany.
4 I dont know, he told them.
Hetold them that he didnt know.
5 She cant come to the party because she is so busy.
If shewasnt/werent so busy, she would be able to come to the party.
6 Maybe your friend will call you on your birthday.
Your friendmay/might call you on your birthday.

AFTERNOON TEA JUNIO 2001


1. If your friend doesnt come before ten, he will miss the train.
Unless ...your friend comes before ten, he will miss the train.
2. The children stayed at home because it was raining.
As ...it was raining, the children stayed at home.
3. What time do the banks close today?
Tim asked me ...what time the banks closed that day.
4. Sharon hasnt eaten junk food since last May.
Sharon stopped ...eating junk food last May.
5. My kitchen is being redecorated at the moment.
I am ...having my kitchen redecorated at the moment.
6. Im not sure that she is his girlfriend.
She ...may/might be his girlfriend.
THERES A GOOD THIEF SEPTIEMBRE 2001
1 The last time she wrote a poem was four years ago.
She hasnt written a poem for four years.
2 You must not smoke in here.
Smoking is forbidden in here. // Smoking is not allowed in here.
3 If the tickets dont arri ve, we wont be able to go.
Unless the tickets arrive, we wont be able to go.
4 Where are my keys?
I wonder where my keys are.
5 The mechanic is going to repair her car next week.
She is going to have her car repaired next week.
6 What a pity I didnt have ti me to see you last week.
I wish I had had time to see you last week.
MY BROTHERS DRUG HABITS RESERVA 1 2001
1 Sharon is going to marry a man. He is Erics brother.
The manSharon is going to marry is Erics brother.
2 Why dont we have dinner out tonight? said Martin.
Martin suggestedhaving dinner out that night.
3 I didnt open the door because I didnt know it was you.
If Ihad known it was you, I would have opened the door.

4 If you want my advice, go to the dentist.


Youshould go to the dentist.
5 I forgot to post the letter.
I didnt rememberto post the letter.
6 They say this tree is over 400 years old.
This treeis said to be over 400 years old.
SIXTY-SIX YEARS OF THE PENGUIN RESERVA 2 2001
1 They didnt pay for the ring.
This is the ring (which/that) they didnt pay for.
2 Although the weather was awful, they had a great time.
In spite ofthe awful weather, they had a great time.
In spite o f the fact that the weather was awful, they had a great time.
3 They have given us a Roald Dahl novel.
Wehave been given a Roald Dahl novel.
4 She hasnt phoned her mother for t wo months.
Itstwo months since she phoned her mother.
5 They dont allow smoking in this room.
Youcant/mustnt smoke in this room.
6 Im sorry I didnt go shopping with you.
I wishI had gone shopping with you.

USING A PUBLIC TELEPHONE (JUNIO 2000)


1. I was not invited and I am sorry about that.
I would like to have been invited.
2. I am having my house painted now.
My house is being painted now.
3. Im sorry I havent got a car.
I wish I had a car.
4. The teacher said to me Wait for me outside
The teacher told me to wait for him outside.
5. She needed a job, so she sent off an application form.
She sent off an application form because she needed a job.
6. Write the correct question for the underlined words.
It takes me two hours to get there.
How long does it take you to get there?

SUMMER CAMPS (SEPTIEMBRE 2000)


l. Where did the robbery take place? he asked.
He asked where the robbery had taken place.
2. Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928.
Penicillin was discovered by Fleming in 1928.
3. You cant have a bicycle.
You are not allowed to have a bicycle.
4. I dont know her address, so I cant write to her.
If I knew her address, I would be able to write to her.
5. A new magazine is on the hall table.
There is a new magazine on the table.
6. Write the correct question for the underlined words.
John lives next door.
Who lives next door?

TRAVELLING (RESERVA 2000)


1. People consider that he is an expert on cricket.
He is considered to be an expert on cricket.
2. Please dont shoot.
He begged us not to shoot.
3. Learning English is not easy.
It is not easy to learn English.
4. We didnt visit the museum because we didnt have ti me.

If we had had time, we would have visited the museum.


5. Im sorry we accepted the invitation.
I wish we hadnt accepted the invitation.
6- Although she was poor, she was happy.
In spite of being poor, she was happy.