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FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS

FCE (B2)- KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS

In this part of the exam you have six sentences to complete. You need to read the first sentence in each question. From this you need to look at the second sentence and think about what information is missing. You must then complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the first with 2-5 words (NO MORE). Another thing to understand is that you are provided with a word that you must use in exactly the same form (if it is TOLD, you cannot use tell, telling or any variation of the word. ONLY TOLD). Each of the questions is worth 2 points and the points are based on lexical (vocabulary) or structural (grammatical) points. What they assess in this part of the exam are as follows:

Lexical: phrasal verbs, word patterns, fixed expressions, contextual vocabulary etc. TO IMPROVE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF PREPOSITIONS: HERE

Structural: passive, relative clauses, reported speech, quantifiers, connectors, tense changes, gerund versus infinitive, modal verbs, inversions (rarely), conditionals etc.

 

Try the Deleting Technique. You take the sentence transformation, for example:

You´ll have a great time no matter where you go

REGARDLESS      You´ll have a great time ________ where you go

YOU MUST CONSIDER WHAT IS THE SAME IN BOTH SENTENCES AND THEN DELETE WHAT IS THE SAME IN THE FIRST SENTENCE

You´ll have a great time no matter where you go

REGARDLESS      You´ll have a great time ________ where you go

YOU ARE LEFT WITH NO MATTER AND ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS THINK OF THE SYNONYM FOR IT.

Answer: regardless of

 

Follow up activity: You should write down the answers and the commpn vocabulary. These are almost always synonyms. Write them in a list like…

put up with = tolerate

no longer – not any more

in no time – immediately

on purpose – intentionally

on my own – by myself

so that = in order

as long as = provided that

B2 VOCABULARY PACK

 

Exercises: FILL IN THE GAPS WITH 2-5 WORDS

  1. I haven´t got a clue about all of the facts. (AWARE)

I _____________________ and every one of the facts.

  1. Have you come up with any new ideas yet? (OF)

Have you _________________ ideas yet?

  1. Who is to blame for what happened yesterday? (FAULT)

Whose ________________ happened yesterday?

  1. It is said that there is likely to be another world war soon. (WILL)

Everyone ______________________ be another world war in no time.

  1. We were impeded from passing the exam by his awful teaching technique. (PREVENTED)

His awful teaching technique ____________________exam.

  1. I find it difficult to get the grasp of phrasal verbs. (ME)

Phrasal verbs __________________ to get the grasp of.

  1. I found a $50 note on the floor last night coincidently. (ACROSS)

I ________________ a $50 note on the ground last night.

  1. All garbage should be put in the blue bins out front. (AWAY)

People __________________ all their garbage in the bins out front.

  1. Something has gone wrong with my phone and the screen freezes. (WORK)

My phone _______________ well and the screen keeps freezing.

  1. I don´t know which drink I am going to choose. (FOR)

I can´t decide which drink I am going _____________.

 

ANSWERS FOR THE KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS

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