REVISION OF VERB TENSES

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Answers to FCE Rephrasing (Part 1)

As promised.

  1. is said to be
  2. get bored
  3. tends to be very
  4. get on my nerves
  5. as a surprise to Pauline
  6. see the point of
  7. has difficulty in getting
  8. they would rather have
  9. she was grateful for
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CAE Rephrasing 1

I still have to post the answers to the FCE rephrasing so the ones to these will delay for a bit, but I’ll upload them ASAP.

Use from 3 to 6 words including the word in capital letters. Do not change the word given

1. The present government has never promised to lower taxation.

TIME At ……………………………………………….. promised to lower taxation.

2. Helen’s report is rather unclear in places.

LACKING Helen’s report …………………………………………. in places.

3. William tried to remain impartial in the quarrel between his two cousins.

SIDES William tried ………………………………………. in the quarrel between his two cousins.

4. Andrew is the most generous person I have ever met.

MORE I have yet to ………………………………………………………… Andrew.

5. Jason did not hesitate for a moment before he accepted the offer.

SLIGHTEST Jason did not ………………………………………………… accepting the offer.

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Some notes on Reported Speech

REPORTED SPEECH

SAY/TELL

  • We SAY something –> He said, “It is cold today”
  • We SAY TO someone something –> He said to him, “It is cold today”
  • We TELL someone something –> He told him, “It is cold today”

!! With specific expressions,

SAY + good morning / afternoon.., something / nothing.., one’s prayers, so, a few words (I said good morning to him, I said something to her, I said my prayers, Because I said so, I just said a few words)

TELL + the truth, a lie, a secret, a story, the time, the difference, one’s/sb’s name, sb the way, one from another, one’s fortune (He told me the truth / a lie / a secret / a story / the time, She told him the difference between the two, I told him my name, The woman told him the way to the parking lot, I can’t tell one from another, She told him his fortune)

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ANSWERS TO FCE / CAE MODAL VERBS

As promised.

1. He may not live here (since we never see him).

2. He might not have known you were married.

3. She can’t have been enjoying herself.

4. She could have left the car unlocked.

5. You needn’t have brought me the flowers.

6. You should drive more slowly.

7. You had better leave early.

8. How about going shopping in town?

9. You mustn’t leave until the exam has finished.

10. We did not need to get dressed up.

11. Jenny can’t have crashed your car.

12. You ought to ask for some advice.

13. May I use your phone?

14. She must be sleeping.

15. You must not smoke in hospitals.

16. Shall we go for a walk?

17. You aren’t allowed to take photos in the cathedral.

18. She might have moved to Rome.

19. They needn’t have paid for our meal.

20. Ann may be looking for a new job.

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