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NGUYỄN TIẾN DŨNG (Founder & Administrator Page Tài liệu luyện thi đại học môn tiếng Anh) TÀI LIỆU ÔN THI THPT QUỐC GIA 2015 Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/TailieutiengAnhLTDH CHUYÊN ĐỀ BÀI TẬP VIẾT LẠI CÂU (SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION)  LUYỆN THI THPT QUỐC GIA 2015  EXERCISE 1: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. It isn't necessary to finish the work to day. You don't _______________________________________________________________________ 2. Sally finally managed to get a job. Sally finally succeeded _____________________________________________________________ 3. That's the last time I go to that restaurant. I certainly _______________________________________________________________________ 4. "I advise you to take a holiday," the doctor continued. You'd __________________________________________________________________________ 5. If you don't rest yourself you really will be ill. Unless __________________________________________________________________________ 6. I should like someone to take me out to dinner. What I should ____________________________________________________________________ 7. Martin may not be very well but he still manages to enjoy life. Martin's poor ____________________________________________________________________ 8. They'll have to take the dog on holiday with them. They can't leave __________________________________________________________________ 9. My aunt got heavily stressed because her marriage broke up. The break-up of the marriage ________________________________________________________ 10. I can't believe that he passed the exam. I find ___________________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 2: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. This is the fastest way to get to the city center. There __________________________________________________________________________ 2. If anyone succeeds in solving the problems, it will probably be him. He is the most ____________________________________________________________________ 3. We arrived too late to see the first film. We didn't _______________________________________________________________________ 4. "Would you mind not smoking in here?" I'd rather ________________________________________________________________________ 5. He wrote the letter in two hours. It took _________________________________________________________________________ Biên soạn: Admin Nguyễn Tiến Dũng  https://www.facebook.com/TailieutiengAnhLTDH 1 6. "Why don't we go out for a walk?" My father suggested _______________________________________________________________ 7. In spite of his age, Mr. Benson runs 8 miles before breakfast. Though _________________________________________________________________________ 8. I was very interested in our conversation. It was interesting _________________________________________________________________ 9. Why did you do that ? Whatever _______________________________________________________________________ 10. These bookshelves are my own work. I made __________________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 3: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. Don't play tennis as well as you do. You ____________________________________________________________________________ 2. I haven't been to the dentist's for two years. It's _____________________________________________________________________________ 3. Whenever she went to Paris she bought a new dress. She never _______________________________________________________________________ 4. I spent seven years at secondary school and then I went to university. After ___________________________________________________________________________ 5. It's not worth living to make her change her mind. There's _________________________________________________________________________ 6. He said he was not guilty of stealing the car. He denied _______________________________________________________________________ 7. Is this the only way to reach the city centre? Isn't there _______________________________________________________________________ 8. He never suspected that the money had been stolen. At no time _______________________________________________________________________ 9. It's my opinion that you should take more exercise. If I ____________________________________________________________________________ 10. I was going to leave, but because of what he said, I didn't. She persuaded ___________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 4: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. He was very sorry that he didn't see Andrey on her trip to London. He greatly regretted _______________________________________________________________ 2. It's thought that the accident was caused by human error. Biên soạn: Admin Nguyễn Tiến Dũng  https://www.facebook.com/TailieutiengAnhLTDH 2 The accident is ___________________________________________________________________ 3. "Will you be visiting the Taj Mahal when you go to India?" he asked Elizabeth. He asked ________________________________________________________________________ 4. "I think you should try the chicken Marengo," said the waiter. The waiter recommended ___________________________________________________________ 5. This is the most delicious cake I have ever tasted. I have __________________________________________________________________________ 6. Just after solving one problem, I was faced with another. Scarcely ________________________________________________________________________ 7. Without his help, we would all have been in worse trouble. Had it __________________________________________________________________________ 8. No students in my class can speak English as fluently as she does. She speaks ______________________________________________________________________ 9. My father started to read that book two weeks ago. He’s still reading it. My father has ____________________________________________________________________ 10. “I don’t want to be criticized by non-professionals”, said the film star. The film star objected _____________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 5: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. The questions are so easy that everyone can answer them. They're such _____________________________________________________________________ 2. The boy will receive some money to continue his study. His parents died in a traffic accident. The boy whose ___________________________________________________________________ 3. They are producing motorbikes in Vietnam. Motorbikes are ___________________________________________________________________ 4. I wasn't there yesterday, so I didn't know who he was. If I _____________________________________________________________________________ 5. If you do not try hard, you can't pass the examination. Unless __________________________________________________________________________ 6. They spent more money, they had to work harder. The more _______________________________________________________________________ 7. People thought that the cover was made of iron. The cover________________________________________________________________________ 8. He went to London. He had lived there when he was a boy. He went to London where ___________________________________________________________ 9. Jane was absent from class because of her sickness. Biên soạn: Admin Nguyễn Tiến Dũng  https://www.facebook.com/TailieutiengAnhLTDH 3 Because Jane was _________________________________________________________________ 11. The package was too heavy for Peter to carry. The package was so _______________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 6: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. You should take the train instead of the bus. If ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. I'm sure that someone forgot to lock the door. Someone must ___________________________________________________________________ 3. They bought this house ten years ago. They have _______________________________________________________________________ 4. The course finished with a big party. At the end _______________________________________________________________________ 5. We invited a pop star onto the chat show, but he didn't turn up. The pop star _____________________________________________________________________ 6. Although she said that she would come, I don't think she ever will. Despite _________________________________________________________________________ 7. The plane had hardly left the airport when the accident happened. No sooner _______________________________________________________________________ 8. You feel tired now because you didn't sleep very well last night. Had ____________________________________________________________________________ 9. When did you start the project? How long _______________________________________________________________________ 10. Their wedding will be held in a lovely church. The church ______________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 7: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. My father used to play football when he was young. My father doesn't _________________________________________________________________ 2. Jane gave me a present on my last birthday. I was ___________________________________________________________________________ 3. "Let's go swimming" She suggests _____________________________________________________________________ 4. "Would you like a cup of coffee?" He _____________________________________________________________________________ 5. We got lost in the jungle because we didn't have a map. If we had ________________________________________________________________________ Biên soạn: Admin Nguyễn Tiến Dũng  https://www.facebook.com/TailieutiengAnhLTDH 4 6. I last saw Bob when I was in Ho Chi Minh City. I haven't seen ____________________________________________________________________ 7. It is a three-hour drive from Hanoi to Namdinh. It takes _________________________________________________________________________ 8. It's a pity you didn't tell us about this. I wish __________________________________________________________________________ 9. They think the owner of the house is abroad. The owner _______________________________________________________________________ 10. The children couldn't go swimming because the sea was very rough. The sea was too __________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 8: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. When did you first know him? How ___________________________________________________________________________ 2. Their trip lasted three day. They had ________________________________________________________________________ 3. It may rain hard this afternoon, so take the rain coat with you. In case _________________________________________________________________________ 4. She had to do the washing up but she didn't. She forgot _______________________________________________________________________ 5. English is easy to learn. It ______________________________________________________________________________ 6. Don't leave the lights on all night, you will waste electricity. If ______________________________________________________________________________ 7. The furniture was too old to keep. It was __________________________________________________________________________ 8. Gary is the best guitarist in her class. No one else ______________________________________________________________________ 9. Since the invention of computer, people have saved a lot of time. Since the computer was ____________________________________________________________ 10. It's necessary for everybody to clean up their neighborhood once a week. Everybody ______________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 9: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. It is necessary to finish the work today. You need _______________________________________________________________________ 2. Sally finally managed to get the job. Biên soạn: Admin Nguyễn Tiến Dũng  https://www.facebook.com/TailieutiengAnhLTDH 5 Sally finally succeeded _____________________________________________________________ 3. This is the last time I go to this restaurant. I certainly _______________________________________________________________________ 4. "I advise you to take a holiday," the doctor continued. You'd __________________________________________________________________________ 5. "If you don't rest yourself you really will be ill. Unless _______________________________________ ___________________________________ 6. The doctor told him that he work too hard. You ____________________________________________________________________________ 7. Those pictures are beautiful. How ___________________________________________________________________________ 8. It was an interesting film. What ___________________________________________________________________________ 9. What is the weight of your suitcase? How ___________________________________________________________________________ 10. How tall is Peter's father? What ___________________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 10: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. He can't afford to buy the car. The car _________________________________________________________________________ 2. Shirley didn't begin to read until she was eight. It wasn't ________________________________________________________________________ 3. Mrs. Taylor regretted buying the second-hand washing-machine. Mrs. Taylor wished _______________________________________________________________ 4. Nobody can deny that she has a beautiful voice. It ______________________________________________________________________________ 5. Jane is the tallest girl in her class. Nobody _________________________________________________________________________ 6. They couldn't find the manager anywhere. The manager was _________________________________________________________________ 7. Their teacher is making them study hard. They ___________________________________________________________________________ 8. As I get older, I want to travel less. The older _______________________________________________________________________ 9. I have never been to Liverpool in my life. Biên soạn: Admin Nguyễn Tiến Dũng  https://www.facebook.com/TailieutiengAnhLTDH 6 Never __________________________________________________________________________ 10. My father speaks very little French. My father speaks hardly ____________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 11: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. “You were cheating, “ said Carol to June. Carol accused ____________________________________________________________________ 2. Don’t you wish you could get out more in the evenings? Don’t you get fed _________________________________________________________________ 3. This car is too expensive for Peter to buy. Peter does not ____________________________________________________________________ 4. Tom is a more careful driver than Tim. Tim drives ______________________________________________________________________ 5. It was such a long dress that my sister could not wear it. The dress was not _________________________________________________________________ 6. I’ve never met such a famous person before. It is ____________________________________________________________________________ 7. Apples are usually cheaper than oranges. Apples are not ___________________________________________________________________ 8. I am always nervous when I travel by air. Traveling _______________________________________________________________________ 9. Remind me to water the plants. Don’t __________________________________________________________________________ 10. I tried to eat the cake, but it was too sweet. The cake ________________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 12: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. James doesn’t play football as well as he used to. James used ______________________________________________________________________ 2. She doesn’t enjoy travelling any more. No longer _______________________________________________________________________ 3. I regret not going to the airport to say goodbye to him. I wish __________________________________________________________________________ 4. It is said that he escaped to a neutral country. He _____________________________________________________________________________ 5. My suit needs to be cleaned before the interview I must __________________________________________________________________________ Biên soạn: Admin Nguyễn Tiến Dũng  https://www.facebook.com/TailieutiengAnhLTDH 7 6. You will catch a cold if you don’t keep your feet dry. Unless __________________________________________________________________________ 7. They were still playing tennis after three hours. They ___________________________________________________________________________ 8. It will be impossible to avoid pollution if we don’t find other fuels. We can’t ________________________________________________________________________ 9. People say that nuclear energy has caused lots of problems. Nuclear energy is supposed _________________________________________________________ 10. I’m sure you were surprised when you heard the new. You must _______________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 13: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. It is extremely difficult for them to cut down on smoking. They find _______________________________________________________________________ 2. We regret to inform you that your application has not been successful. Much to ________________________________________________________________________ 3. The last time I met her was in 1999. I haven’t ________________________________________________________________________ 4. Speaking English fluently is not easy. It ______________________________________________________________________________ 5. She didn’t know you were in hospital, so she didn’t visit you. If she had _______________________________________________________________________ 6. “Why didn’t you pay your bills?” Mr. Jackson asked his son. Mr. Jackson wanted to know ________________________________________________________ 7. He wore glasses and a false beard, He didn’t anyone to recognize him. He wore glasses and a false beard so that ______________________________________________ 8. We wore warm clothes. We didn’t want to get cold. We wore warm clothes in order ______________________________________________________ 9. Unless you water these plants everyday, they will die. If you __________________________________________________________________________ 10. The furniture was so expensive that I didn’t buy it. The furniture was too ______________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 14: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. It was such hot tea that I couldn’t drink it. The tea _________________________________________________________________________ 11. The fire has destroyed many houses. Biên soạn: Admin Nguyễn Tiến Dũng  https://www.facebook.com/TailieutiengAnhLTDH 8 Many houses ____________________________________________________________________ 2. Someone pained this house last month. He _____________________________________________________________________________ 3. They paid no attention to her lecture. Her ____________________________________________________________________________ 4. Mrs. Hoa is proud of her cooking. Mrs. Hoa prides __________________________________________________________________ 5. If you don’t hurry, you will miss your bus. I think you ______________________________________________________________________ 6. It looks as if nobody’s at home. There doesn’t seem to _____________________________________________________________ 7. They were unable to finish their tennis game because of the heavy rain. The rain ________________________________________________________________________ 8. The flight to Moscow lasted three hours and a haft. It took __________________________________________________________________________ 9. I have never seen such beautiful pictures before. These pictures ___________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 15: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. I haven’t seen Henry for two years. It’s ____________________________________________________________________________ 2. I’m sorry that I didn’t finish my homework. I wish __________________________________________________________________________ 3. Please don’t turn on the radio. I’d rather ________________________________________________________________________ 4. I’ve never read such an interesting poem. This is __________________________________________________________________________ 5. Mary doesn’t speak English so well as Jane. Jane ____________________________________________________________________________ 6. Tom is the best programmer in his company. No one _________________________________________________________________________ 7. Alcohol is bad for you and so are cigarettes. Both ___________________________________________________________________________ 8. The postman was bitten by our dog. Our dog ________________________________________________________________________ 9. I can’t cook as well as my mother does. Biên soạn: Admin Nguyễn Tiến Dũng  https://www.facebook.com/TailieutiengAnhLTDH 9 My mother cook __________________________________________________________________ 10. Are you sure that jacket is the right size for you? Does that jacket __________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 16: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. Although his leg was broken, he managed to get out of the car. In spite _________________________________________________________________________ 2. I gave Ted the message, but he already knew about it. I needn’t ________________________________________________________________________ 3. We didn’t go because it rained. If it hadn’t _______________________________________________________________________ 4. Mary rang hours and hours ago. It’s hours _______________________________________________________________________ 5. Lola said she was sorry she had not attended the meeting. Lola apologized for _______________________________________________________________ 6. We know that feudalism lasted for hundreds of years in Europe. Feudalism _______________________________________________________________________ 7. I am very sorry I wasn’t able to see him off at the station. I wish __________________________________________________________________________ 8. What particularly impressed me was her knowledge of world history. It was her _______________________________________________________________________ 9. “Shall I carry the suitcase for you , Pauline?’ said John. John offered _____________________________________________________________________ 10. I’m sorry now that I didn’t tell you the truth. I wish __________________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 17: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. I feel uncomfortable to be in a room where everybody is shouting. I can’t stand _____________________________________________________________________ 2. Man continues to take minerals from the earth in immense quantities. Minerals ________________________________________________________________________ 3. She never seems to succeed even though she works hard. However ________________________________________________________________________ 4. The Picasso painting was so expensive that nobody could buy it. So _____________________________________________________________________________ 5. “Where is the head waiter? I must speak to him” The customer insisted ______________________________________________________________ Biên soạn: Admin Nguyễn Tiến Dũng  https://www.facebook.com/TailieutiengAnhLTDH 10 6. These old men can’t be made to change. It is ____________________________________________________________________________ 7. When she heard the news, she broke down. On _____________________________________________________________________________ 8. Ann could not find the right job. Ann was ________________________________________________________________________ 9. The people who were there didn’t notice anything unusual. No one _________________________________________________________________________ 10. He spends so much money on clothing. If I _____________________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 18: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. Weather conditions influence most people’s lives. Most people’s lives are ____________________________________________________________ 2. I had to spend the whole evening to finish the homework. It ______________________________________________________________________________ 3. I don’t find it difficult to study late at night. I am used _______________________________________________________________________ 4. I’ll be happy to give you a lift. I don’t mind _____________________________________________________________________ 5. There were lots of people in the square. The square was ___________________________________________________________________ 6. Mary is proud of the fact that she is never late. Mary prides _____________________________________________________________________ 7. We didn’t realise how serious the situation was. Little ___________________________________________________________________________ 8. Someone broke into John’s flat last week. John’s __________________________________________________________________________ 9. We haven’t seen one another for a long time. We stopped ______________________________________________________________________ 10. If the police had found out, I would have been in trouble. Were ___________________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 19: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. I’m quite happy to look after the baby for you. I don’t mind _____________________________________________________________________ 2. Parking is not permitted here. Biên soạn: Admin Nguyễn Tiến Dũng  https://www.facebook.com/TailieutiengAnhLTDH 11 You are _________________________________________________________________________ 3. I burst into tears when I heard the bad news. I broke _________________________________________________________________________ 4. Most people are on holiday at that time of the year. It’s the _________________________________________________________________________ 5. “I think you’d better not come to work for a few days, Jane.” I advised ________________________________________________________________________ 6. People think that the jewels were stolen by one of the guests. One of the guests _________________________________________________________________ 7. There is a rumour that you stole it. It’s ____________________________________________________________________________ 8. I was kept waiting for half an hour by the bank manager. The bank manager ________________________________________________________________ 9. I can’t cook as well as my mother does. My mother cooks _________________________________________________________________ 10. I don’t find it difficult to study late at night. I am used _______________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 20: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. It took him an hour to travel to Paris by train. He spent ________________________________________________________________________ 2. I made a lot of mistakes because I didn’t study carefully. If I _____________________________________________________________________________ 3. Have you got a cheaper watch than this? Is this __________________________________________________________________________ 4. I’ll be happy to give you a lift. I don’t mind _____________________________________________________________________ 5. Staying at home is better than going to see that film. I’d rather ________________________________________________________________________ 6. It’s not necessary for you to wear a uniform. You ____________________________________________________________________________ 7. Jim can’t afford to buy a cheap bike. Jim doesn’t ______________________________________________________________________ 8. I’ve never met such a famous person before. It is ____________________________________________________________________________ 9. We couldn’t drive because of the fog. Biên soạn: Admin Nguyễn Tiến Dũng  https://www.facebook.com/TailieutiengAnhLTDH 12 The fog prevented ________________________________________________________________ 10. Bob will be twenty next week. It is Bob’s _______________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 21: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. Apples are usually cheaper than oranges. Apple are not ____________________________________________________________________ 2. I am always nervous when I travel by air. Traveling _______________________________________________________________________ 3. As a student he had known great poverty. When __________________________________________________________________________ 4. “Why don’t you apply for the job, Minh?” said Lan. Lan suggested ____________________________________________________________________ 5. Remind me to water the plants. Don’t __________________________________________________________________________ 6. I tried to eat the cake, but it was too sweet. The cake ________________________________________________________________________ 7. “You had better go there immediately.” She advised _____________________________________________________________________ 8. Although Bill took a taxi, he still arrived late. In spite _________________________________________________________________________ 9. The stamps are so beautiful that all of us want to buy them. They are such ____________________________________________________________________ 10. The boy threw the ball through the window. The ball ________________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 22: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. Barbara asked me: “Why do you leave without saying goodbye?” Barbara wanted to know ___________________________________________________________ 2. It is not a habit of mine to sleep in the afternoon. I’m not _________________________________________________________________________ 3. Nam has difficult in studying physics. It is ____________________________________________________________________________ 4. The remark was so unexpected that she didn’t know what to say. It was __________________________________________________________________________ 5. You’re the worst guitarist in the world. No one _________________________________________________________________________ Biên soạn: Admin Nguyễn Tiến Dũng  https://www.facebook.com/TailieutiengAnhLTDH 13 6. It was a waste of time writing that letter. I needn’t ________________________________________________________________________ 7. “Let’s check everything once more,” said the man in chief. The man in chief suggested _________________________________________________________ 8. Although the fish appears to be harmless, it is quite dangerous. Contrary ________________________________________________________________________ 9. The students really appreciate the teacher’s sense of humor. What ___________________________________________________________________________ 10. It is acknowledge that Vietnam had a complete control over SARS from a very early stage of the epidemic. Vietnam is ______________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 23: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. He didn’t remember anything about it, and neither did she. He forgot _______________________________________________________________________ 2. We couldn’t have managed it if our father hadn’t encouraged us. If it ____________________________________________________________________________ 3. I wished I had applied for that job. It is a ___________________________________________________________________________ 4. Mr. Smith spent four hours repairing his house. It took __________________________________________________________________________ 5. As I didn’t know all the facts, I rang the police. If ______________________________________________________________________________ 6. She didn’t work hard enough, so she lost the job. The reason ______________________________________________________________________ 7. We couldn’t drive because of the fog. The fog prevented ________________________________________________________________ 8. She asked John how he liked her new dress. “How __________________________________________________________________________ 9. John missed the ferry because his car broke down. If ______________________________________________________________________________ 10. Women in developed countries no longer bear many children. No longer _______________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 24: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. I prefer Vietnamese food to English food. I’d rather ________________________________________________________________________ Biên soạn: Admin Nguyễn Tiến Dũng  https://www.facebook.com/TailieutiengAnhLTDH 14 2. Peter can run faster than I. I can’t __________________________________________________________________________ 3. “I think you should look for a better job” Jill said to Alison. Jill advised ______________________________________________________________________ 4. Women nowadays no longer depend on their husband. No longer _______________________________________________________________________ 5. We haven’t had any intention of having a vacation so far this year. We haven’t ______________________________________________________________________ 6. My mobile phone is more expensive than yours. Your mobile phone ________________________________________________________________ 7. Nobody here thinks learning English is easy. Everybody here thinks it ___________________________________________________________ 8. They have bought that old villa by the sea. That old villa ____________________________________________________________________ 9. Without Jack’s help, I wouldn’t have been able to move the table. If ______________________________________________________________________________ 10. “Is your little son good at computer?” said the teacher to Mrs. Johnson. The teacher asked _________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 25: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. The gate will be widened to let the cars run into the yard easily. The gate will be widened so that _____________________________________________________ 2. School uniforms must be worn at all times by young pupils. Young pupils ____________________________________________________________________ 3. I’m more interested in the people than the job. It’s ____________________________________________________________________________ 4. We started cooking for the party 4 hours ago. We have ________________________________________________________________________ 5. She knows a lot more about it than I do. I don’t know _____________________________________________________________________ 6. “Which one do you want, the blue or the green?” John said to her. John asked ______________________________________________________________________ 7. I’m always nervous when I travel by air. Travelling _______________________________________________________________________ 8. It seems that no one predicted the correct result. No one _________________________________________________________________________ Biên soạn: Admin Nguyễn Tiến Dũng  https://www.facebook.com/TailieutiengAnhLTDH 15 9. There was such a frightening atmosphere in that house that we had to leave immediately. The atmosphere __________________________________________________________________ 10. When the Prime Minister was asked about the strike, he declined to comment. On _____________________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 26: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated in Waterloo. It is a place in Belgium. Waterloo ________________________________________________________________________ 2. It is impossible to learn a language in a week. Learning ________________________________________________________________________ 3. Although he is old, he often plays tennis. In spite of _______________________________________________________________________ 4. The man was too tired to say a word. If he were _______________________________________________________________________ 5. He can’t get the job because he isn’t good at English. If he were _______________________________________________________________________ 6. The film star wore dark glasses so that no one could recognize him. The film start avoided _____________________________________________________________ 7. As she gets older, she wants to travel less. The older _______________________________________________________________________ 8. She didn’t say a word as she left the room. She left the room _________________________________________________________________ 9. The cupboard was so expensive the I didn’t buy it. The cupboard was too _____________________________________________________________ 10. This novel was written by Joan Brady. Joan Brady ______________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 27: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. Peter said: “Why don’t you go to the booking office yourself?” Peter said: “How about ____________________________________________________________ 2. It’s common knowledge that he has been in prison several times. He is known _____________________________________________________________________ 3. “I hate to be criticized by non-professionals,” the film star said. The film star objected _____________________________________________________________ 4. She can’t get into the habit of studying every evening. She can’t get used ________________________________________________________________ 5. I regret not paying much attention to the lecture. Biên soạn: Admin Nguyễn Tiến Dũng  https://www.facebook.com/TailieutiengAnhLTDH 16 I wish __________________________________________________________________________ 6. Perhaps I didn’t get a better job because I didn’t study hard enough. I might _________________________________________________________________________ 7. Please don’t mention it again. I’d rather ________________________________________________________________________ 8. Ms. Quyen began teaching Chinese ten years ago. Ms. Quyen has ___________________________________________________________________ 9. We haven’t visited the museum before. This is __________________________________________________________________________ 10. Peter missed the train because he woke up too late. If Peter _________________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 28: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. The robber forced the cashier to hand over the money. The cashier ______________________________________________________________________ 2. It is cheaper to go by train than by car. Going by car _____________________________________________________________________ 3. We must go now because our train leaves at 8 A.M. It’s ____________________________________________________________________________ 4. Although he made great efforts, he failed to win the race. In spite _________________________________________________________________________ 5. Since she was careless, Mary lost her job. Because of ______________________________________________________________________ 6. Workers are building a new factory. A new factory ____________________________________________________________________ 7. Who broke the window? By _____________________________________________________________________________ 8. “What’s your job?” Mary asked Tom. Mary wanted to know _____________________________________________________________ 9. The bust couldn’t run because of the fog. The fog _________________________________________________________________________ 10. Tim will be eighteen next week. It is Tim’s _______________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 29: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. Peter said to Paul, “I didn’t use your mobile phone! Someone else did, not me”. Peter denied _____________________________________________________________________ Biên soạn: Admin Nguyễn Tiến Dũng  https://www.facebook.com/TailieutiengAnhLTDH 17 2. I’m always nervous when I travel by car. Traveling _______________________________________________________________________ 3. “Why don’t you put your luggage under the seat?” he asked. He suggested ____________________________________________________________________ 4. They’ll have to change the date of the meeting again. The date ________________________________________________________________________ 5. There is always trouble when he comes to visit us. Whenever _______________________________________________________________________ 6. My boss works better when he’s pressed for time. The less ________________________________________________________________________ 7. “Do come again next weekend,” the host said to us. The host ________________________________________________________________________ 8. I am sorry I was rude to you yesterday. I apologise ______________________________________________________________________ 9. I can’t cook and John can’t either. Neither _________________________________________________________________________ 10. A train leaves for Hue at 7 o’clock every morning. There is _________________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 30: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. The garage is going to repair the car for us next week. We are going ____________________________________________________________________ 2. Mathematics improves the way we think, it is a basic tool of thinking. Since mathematics ________________________________________________________________ 3. Huynh Duc plays so well that we all admire him. Huynh Duc ______________________________________________________________________ 4. Women in developed countries no longer bear many children. No longer _______________________________________________________________________ 5. Safeguarding our natural resources is now a must. It is ____________________________________________________________________________ 6. It’s a pity he didn’t take his doctors advice. He wishes _______________________________________________________________________ 7. I prefer Vietnamese food to English food. I’d _____________________________________________________________________________ 8. My teacher made me study for my exams. I was ___________________________________________________________________________ Biên soạn: Admin Nguyễn Tiến Dũng  https://www.facebook.com/TailieutiengAnhLTDH 18 9. I can’t afford to buy the house. The house _______________________________________________________________________ 10. She started learning English 10 year ago. She was ________________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 31: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. I was very busy. I couldn’t go to the cinema. If I _____________________________________________________________________________ 2. You will catch a cold if you don’t wear your fur coat. Unless __________________________________________________________________________ 3. Is there any likelihood of their passing the exams? Are they likely ___________________________________________________________________ 4. We haven’t received confirmation of hotel booking yet. Our hotel booking hasn’t ___________________________________________________________ 5. I haven’t seen that man here before. This ____________________________________________________________________________ 6. It was a bit difficult to get into work this morning. Getting _________________________________________________________________________ 7. It's possible that he didn't get my letter. He might ________________________________________________________________________ 8. We had planned to visit grandmother, so we left early in the morning. We were ________________________________________________________________________ 9. It's sad, but unemployment is unlikely to go down this year. Sad ____________________________________________________________________________ 10. We regret to inform you that your application has not been successful. Much to ________________________________________________________________________ EXERCISE 32: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning. 1. "Why hasn't Peter phoned?" she wondered. She wondered ____________________________________________________________________ 2. I'm only interested on why he did it. The only thing ___________________________________________________________________ 3. He tried to escape but the police stopped him. The police prevented him ___________________________________________________________ 4. She has ordered a new outfit from her dressmaker. She is having ____________________________________________________________________ 5. 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