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How to do rephrasing B1 (Preliminary English Test) – FREE PDF QUESTIONS

 

The rephrasing part of the B1 exam is part of the reading and writing task in the exam. To see the reference for these parts of the exam see:

 

Rephrasing: There are 5 questions in this part of the exam, you are to read a sentence and then complete the second sentence with 1-3 words so that it has the same meaning as the first. IF YOU CAN USE THE SAME WORD, DO IT! DON´T LOOK FOR A SYNONYM IF IT IS NOT NECESSARY.

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Focus on these grammar points:

Passive, comparatives, reported speech, conditional 1st and 2nd, quantifiers, connectives and cohesive devices, vocabulary based, tense changes (past simple to present perfect simple), modals

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Examples

 

Passive

Someone killed the man at his home last week.

The man ………………………. at his home last week.

Answer: was killed

 

Reported speech

“I ate a sandwich for lunch” said Inés.

Inés said that she …………………….. a sandwich for lunch.

Answer: had eaten

 

Tense change

I have been to Italy before.

I ……………………….. Italy last year.

Answer: went to

 

Comparative

Alex is much taller than his cousin.

Alex´s cousin isn´t …………………………… him.

Answer: as tall as

 

Gerund vs infinitve

I fancy going out later.

I would like …………………. out later.

Answer: to go

 

Quantifiers

There were only a few people at the party.

There weren´t ……………………… at the party.

Answer: many people

 

Vocabulary

I didn´t manage to get to work on time.

I ………………….. get to work on time.

Answer: couldn´t

 

Conditionals

If you tell me the truth, I can help you.

I can´t help you ……………………….. me the truth.

Answer: unless you tell

 

REMEMBER. At B1 level the rephrasing is easy. They are looking for the simplest answer possible. DO NOT TRY TO COMPLICATE THE ANSWERS

 

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