16/6/14

Preparing for the 'oposiciones': key word transformation (advanced level)

Here's the final test, 'the acid test'. If you do this sentence transformation exercise correctly, it will mean that you are ready for the great day:

1.- He decided that he'd ask to be transferred to another department. (put)
1.- He decided .............. a request for a transfer to another department.

2.- He thought it unfair that his team resented him for not scoring a goal. (hold) 
2.- He thought it unfair that his team should ............for not scoring a goal.

3.- Being rude is inexcusable. (excuse)
3.- ..........................rude.

4.- How can I make him understand that I don't want to see him anymore. (across)
4.- How can I .................that I don't want to see him anymore,

5.- I don't care what you do. (concerned)
5.- ....................you can do what you like.

6.- It was a mistake not to write her address down. (point)
6.- I should ...................her address down.

7.- Can you possibly leave the flat empty before the end of the month. (appreciate)
7.- I ................ leave the flat empty before the end of the month.

8.- He'd been struggling in vain to think of a really original present for her daughter. (come)
8.- No matter how he tried , he couldn't ......... an idea for a really original present for her daughter.

9.- Because it snowed heavily during the night, the motorway is closed. (due)
9.- The motorway is closed ..................... that it had snowed heavily the night before.

10.- Although he was an excellent painter, none of his works was ever exhibited during his lifetime. (as)
10.- ...................................................... , none of his works was ever exhibited during his lifetime.

KEY

1.- to put in; 2.- hold it against him; 3.- There's no excuse for being; 4.- get (it) across to him; 5.- As far as I'm concerned; 6.- have made a point of writing; 7.- would appreciate it if you could; 8.- come up with; 9.- due to the fact; 10.- Excellent painter as he was



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