SOME SENTENCES NEEDED FOR THE CONTEST GRADE 9

SOME SENTENCES NEEDED FOR THE CONTEST GRADE 9

1. The shoes were too small for her to wear.

The shoes were not ________________________________________________________________________

2. This motorbike is cheaper than I thought I would be.

This motorbike is not________________________________________________________________________

3. Sue is excited about going to Spain on holiday.

Sue is looking ______________________________________________________________________________

4. I can hardly keep my eyes open.

Hardly_____________________________________________________________________________________

5. I drank such a lot of coffee that I couldn’t get to sleep.

I drank so__________________________________________________________________________________

6. They couldn’t do anything to stop it.

Nothing ___________________________________________________________________________________

7. She can’t sing as well as she used to.

She used __________________________________________________________________________________

 

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SOME SENTENCES NEEDED FOR THE CONTEST GRADE 9
ü 12 SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION TESTS
ü BONUS: 2 SENTENCE BUILDING TESTS
SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION
2000 – 2001
1. The shoes were too small for her to wear.
The shoes were not ________________________________________________________________________
2. This motorbike is cheaper than I thought I would be.
This motorbike is not________________________________________________________________________
3. Sue is excited about going to Spain on holiday.
Sue is looking ______________________________________________________________________________
4. I can hardly keep my eyes open.
Hardly_____________________________________________________________________________________
5. I drank such a lot of coffee that I couldn’t get to sleep.
I drank so__________________________________________________________________________________
6. They couldn’t do anything to stop it.
Nothing ___________________________________________________________________________________
7. She can’t sing as well as she used to.
She used __________________________________________________________________________________
2001 – 2002
1. The table was so heavy that we couldn’t move it.
The table was too__________________________________________________________________________
2. My brother can’t run as fast as he used to.
My brother used ___________________________________________________________________________
3. We had to wait for so long that we got fed up and left.
We had to wait for such____________________________________________________________________
4. I’m really sorry I didn’t invite her to the party.
I really wish ________________________________________________________________________________
5. I shut the door, but right after that I realized I’d left the key inside.
No sooner _________________________________________________________________________________
6. It isn’t necessary to finish your work today.
You don’t _________________________________________________________________________________
7. The car belongs to Mrs. Edwards.
Mrs. Edwards is the _________________________________________________________________________
8. I was so tired that I don’t feel like eating.
So tired____________________________________________________________________________________
2002 – 2003
1. I’m not rich enough to live in such a noise.
I’m too ____________________________________________________________________________________
2. I will not come if his friend does not invite me.
Unless _____________________________________________________________________________________
3. You have to pay a lot for this motorbike.
This motorbike _____________________________________________________________________________
4. You remembered to post the letter, didn’t you?
You didn’t _________________________________________________________________________________
5. Laurence hasn’t seen his sister since she left for Japan.
Laurence last ______________________________________________________________________________
6. No one has ever used that machine.
That machine _____________________________________________________________________________
7. Do few students learn Latin nowadays?
Few students ______________________________________________________________________________
8. Barbara plays tennis better than Mike.
Mike doesn’t ______________________________________________________________________________
2003 – 2004
1. He sings well and plays the guitar well.
Not only___________________________________________________________________________________
2. In spite of his serious sickness, he did well in the exam.
Although __________________________________________________________________________________
3. They came to the concert late, so they didn’t have good seats.
If__________________________________________________________________________________________
4. Do your homework first, and I’ll let you play the computer games.
I won’t allow_______________________________________________________________________________
5. It was a long time ago when I saw a movie.
It has______________________________________________________________________________________
6. My younger brother was finally able to get a job.
My younger brother finally succeeded ______________________________________________________
7. They have just sold the old house at the end of the road.
The old house _____________________________________________________________________________
8. You don’t have to finish the work today.
It__________________________________________________________________________________________
9. Liz is a better pianist than Mai.
Mai does __________________________________________________________________________________
10. He was annoyed because his son often came home late.
He objected_______________________________________________________________________________
2004 – 2005
1. The prices have increased considerably in the past weeks.
There has__________________________________________________________________________________
2. We don’t ever know whether she’s still wealthy.
For all we know ____________________________________________________________________________
3. Please don’t talk so loudly while I’m studying.
I’d rather __________________________________________________________________________________
4. All my friends disagreed with me.
None _____________________________________________________________________________________
5. May I borrow your car tonight, Dad?
Would you mind ___________________________________________________________________________
6. If you have finished your homework by midnight, you can go to the party.
Unless _____________________________________________________________________________________
7. He never has any successful results even though he tries hard.
However __________________________________________________________________________________
8. The teacher made her students work hard for the exam.
The students _______________________________________________________________________________
9. People donate a lot, so the victims of the tsunami are now able to overcome difficulties.
But for_____________________________________________________________________________________
10. He was unable to paint the gate of his house because of the heavy rain.
The heavy rain_____________________________________________________________________________
2005 – 2006
1. “That’s a lovely new dress, Jean,” said her mother.
Jean’s mother complimented ______________________________________________________________
2. Under no circumstances should you phone the police.
The last____________________________________________________________________________________
3. I wasn’t a bit surprised to hear that Karen had changed her job.
It came ___________________________________________________________________________________
4. The cost of living has gone up considerably in the last few years.
There _____________________________________________________________________________________
5. I’m absolutely sure he took the money on purpose.
He couldn’t possibly _______________________________________________________________________
6. He had no idea how difficult the task would be until he was half way through it.
Not until ___________________________________________________________________________________
7. They had such a fierce dog that nobody would visit them.
So ________________________________________________________________________________________
8. His disabilities didn’t prevent him from sailing around the world.
Although __________________________________________________________________________________
9. The presidential visit attracted such an enormous crowd that all traffic came to a standstill.
So ________________________________________________________________________________________
10. You can use it as long as you like, and it won’t t wear out.
No matter _________________________________________________________________________________
2006 – 2007
1. He says he will help me, but I don’t believe him.
Although he promises ______________________________________________________________________
2. “Go ahead and use my computer,” said he.
He gave __________________________________________________________________________________
3. I could not help laughing at his blundering effort.
I couldn’t stop _____________________________________________________________________________
4. You’ll find the map useful because you may get lost.
You’d better keep _________________________________________________________________________
5. It is almost two years since I started playing tennis.
I took _____________________________________________________________________________________
6. He can’t express his ideas in English. (HIMSELF)
He can’ make _____________________________________________________________________________
7. The area is so polluted that it is hard to live there. (POLLUTION)
People find________________________________________________________________________________
8. Why were you so impolite to my guests? (ACTED)
You shouldn’t______________________________________________________________________________
9. All my friends disagreed with me. (SHARED)
None _____________________________________________________________________________________
10. May I borrow your car tonight, Henry? (LENDING)
Would you ________________________________________________________________________________
2007 – 2008
1. The police towed away my car.
I __________________________________________________________________________________________
2. Her parents moved to Hanoi ten years ago.
It is ________________________________________________________________________________________
3. He can’t have known anything about the murder, I suppose.
I’m absolutely _____________________________________________________________________________
4. There are more tourists in the city this year than ever before.
Never _____________________________________________________________________________________
5. Are you fed up with having nothing to do?
Don’t you wish_____________________________________________________________________________
6. We could see him in the crowd. (MAKE)
We could _________________________________________________________________________________
7. The area is so polluted that it is hard to live there. (POLLUTION)
Such ______________________________________________________________________________________
8. Why were you so impatient in such a situation? (SUPPOSED)
You are ___________________________________________________________________________________
9. He is likely to arrive late again ... thout paying/ don’t have to pay/ are not charged if you are under 18.
There are usually long waits at the airport/ long waiting times.
You have to pay quite a lot for ( a ) plane ticket ( s).
Driving too fast is very dangerous/ full of danger.
Students have to be ( at least) sixteen years old.
Each course is two weeks long/ in length/ for two weeks.
There is no charge for every tenth student.
If factories do not stop polluting the river water, fish won’t be able to live there./ If factories stop polluting the river water, fish will be able to live there./ If factories weren’t polluting/ did not pollute the river water, fish could live there.
Because the climate is very cold, a lot of children and old people have to go to hospitals.
 No one could find his passport anywhere.
I should have thought of that before.
Is this the best hotel you could find ?
No matter what I do my parents are never satisfied.
Our hotel booking hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Key 2
1. Is his knowledge of French good enough to work as a translator ?
2. That’s the man I lent my car to.
3. The older I get, the less I want to travel.
4. They are being made to study hard.
5. The accident is thought to have been caused by human error.
6. Can’t you go a bit later? It’s only 9 o’clock.
7. It was too late for anything to be done ( to do anything )
8. What an excellent meal it was !
9. I wasn’t early enough to see her.
10. The last time we saw each other was two years ago.
11. I really wish I had invited her to the party.
12. He objected to his secretary(‘) coming late to work /...to the fact that his secretary came late to work.
Key 3
1. Tom accused Jane of stealing his book
2. There is no money left
 isn't any money left
 is no more money
3. I suggested that we should meet sometimes
4. In spite of her injured ankle, she still won the tennis match
5. He can't be found
6. Claudia writes so fast that she always finishes first
7. I don't know about it as much as she cloes
8. I had my motor-bike repaired by my brother lastweek
9. I can see the reason why people are attracted to spending allday on the beach
10. John's father used to be asked a lot of questions by John when he was a small boy.
Key 4
1. It was such an unexpected remark that she didn’t know what to say ( she couldn’t say) a word.
2. Noone in the world plays guitar as/so badly as you (do)
3. I needn't have written that letter.
4. Contrary to its(the) harmless appearance, the fish is quite dangerous.
5. He forgot all/ everything about it, and so did she.
6. It is a pity I didn’t apply for the job.
7. If I had known all the facts, I wouldn’t have rung the police.
8. The reason why she lost the job was that she didn’t work hard enough.
9. Mr Minh let Hai leave early.
10. I have no advice to offer you.
Test 4
Ex1
1. I was very interested in our conversation. - It was interesting ________________________________
2. Why did you do that ? - Whatever ______________________________________________?
3. These bookshelves are my own work. - I made ______________________________________________
4. I don’t play tennis as well as you do. - You ______________________________________________
5. I haven’t been to the dentist’s for two years. - It’s ______________________________________________	
6. Whenever she went to Paris she bought a new dress. - She never ______________________________
7. I spent seven years at secondary school and then I went to university. - After __________________________
8. It’s not worth living to make her change her mind. - There’s _______________________________________
9. The days get colder and colder. - Each day _______________________________________
10. If I take the job I’ll have to move to London. - Taking the job will _______________________________________
Ex2
1. Jack said that he hadn’t cheated in the exam. -> Jack denied ..
2. She stepped back, but she didn’t say a word. -> She stepped back without 
3. Jane was standing outside a shop when I saw her. -> I saw Jane .
4. I’m always nervous when I travel by car. -> Travelling .
5. Without this treatment, the patient would have died. -> If the patient 
6. Perhaps it will rain tomorrow. -> It .
7. The children entered the room. They found that someone had stolen the TV set. 
-> On 
8. The people who were at the meeting will say nothing to the press. 
-> Nobody  
9. The dentist will have to take out the infected tooth. 
-> The infected tooth .
10. Driving on the left feels strange to me.-> I’m not .
11. We want to visit a museum. It opens at 12: 00. -> The museum .
12. As a correspondent, Jack could write very fast. -> Because ..
13. Do I have to fill in any forms? -> Is 
14. As he has behaved badly, he must be punished. -> Because of ..
15. It is cheaper to send things by sea than by Airmail. -> It costs ..
16. You use it to take photos with. -> It’s for .
17. It’s been too foggy recently. -> There’s .
18. Since we had nothing else to do, we decided to go for a walk.
-> Having 
19. Everyone agrees that Tom is more talkative than his brother. -> Of .
20. I’m not going to give you any more money. -> I have .
21. I think you had better tell the police about the accident. -> Were ..
22. Noone has lived in that house for years -> That house .................................................................................
23. I’ve never read a more romantic story. -> It is ..............................................................................................
24. I only made that terrible mistake because I wasn’t thinking. -> If .................................................................
25. You use it to take photos with. -> It’s for .............................................................................
26. It’s been too foggy recently. -> There’s ............................................................................................
27. We like pasta but we don’t have it every day -> Although ...........................................................................
28. They set off when they’d listened to the weather forecast. -> After ............................................................
29. I wouldn’t tell the stranger the time if he asked me. -> If ..............................................................................
30. I bought a car from a woman. She lived in a house. You used to live in her house.
-> I bought .......................................................................................................................
Ex3
1. We didn’t go to the theatre. We stayed at home. -> We stayed .....................................................................
2. We have to clean the floor. -> The ...........................................................................................................
3. The film was so long that we missed out last bus.. -> It was ................................................................
4. I think you should spend more time on your written work. That’s what I’d do. 
-> If .....................................
5. As he has behaved badly, he must be punished. -> Because of ....................................................................
6. I went to a girl’s party. She phoned me. -> The girl ...........................................................................
7. My younger brother repaired my bike last week -> I had.....
8. She knows a lot more about it than I do -> I don't know....
9. I've never seen such a big pig before -> It's.....
10. He is sorry now that he didn't invite Mary to his party -> He wishes....
11. Tom will be twenty next week -> It's Tom's...
12. Unless someone has a key, we can't get into the house -> We can only...
13. John understood very little what the teacher said -> Hardly....
14. " Let's go swimming tomorrow " -> She suggested....
15. " Thank you" said he -> He....
Test 4 (key)
Key 1
1. It was interesting to talk to you.
2. Whatever did you do that for ?
3. I made these bookshelves myself.
4. You play tennis better than I do.
5. It’s two years since I went to the dentist’s.
6. She never went to Paris without buying a new dress.
7. After having spent seven years at secondary school I went to university.
8. There’s no need to make her change her mind.
9. Each day it gets colder.
10. Taking the job will mean moving to London.
Key 2
Jack denied cheating in the exam.
She stepped back without saying a word.
I saw Jane standing outside a shop.
Travelling by car always makes me nervous.
If the patient hadn’t been given this treatment, he would have died.
It might rain tomorrow. 
On entering the room, the children found that someone had stolen the TV set.
Nobody who was at the meeting will say anything to the press.
The infected tooth will have to be taken out by the dentist.
I’m not used to driving on the left.
The museum (that) we want to visit opens at 12:00.
Because Jack was a correspondent, he could write very fast.
Is this necessary for me to fill in any forms?
Because of his bad behavior, he must be punished.
It costs more to send things by Airmail than by sea/ less to send things by sea than by Airmail.
It’s for taking photos with.
There’s too much fog recently.
Having nothing else to do, we decided to go for a walk. 
Of the two brother, Tom is more talkative.
I have no intention of giving you any more money.
Were I you, I would tell the police about the accident.
That house hasn’t been lived for years.
It is the most romantic story I’ve ever read.
If I had been thinking, I wouldn’t have made that terrible mistake. 
It’s for taking photos with.
There’s too much fog recently.
Although we like pasta, we don’t have it every day.
After they had listened to the weather forecast, they set off.
If the stranger asked me the time, I wouldn’t tell him.
I bought a car from a woman whose house you used to live in.
Key 3
We stayed at home instead of going to the theatre.
The floor has to be cleaned.
It was such a long film that we missed our last bus. 
If I were you I would spend more time on my written work.
Because of his bad behavior, he must be punished.
The girl whose party I went to phoned me.
	7. I had my younger brother repair my bike last week
( I had my bike repaired by my younger brother last week )
	8. I don't know as much about it as her / she does
	9. It's the first time I've ever seen such a big pig.
	10. He wishes he had invited Mary to his party
	11. It's Tom's twentieth birthday.
 	12. We can only get in to the house if someone has a key.
	13. Hardly did John understand what the teacher said .
	14. She suggested they should go swimming the following day
	15. He thanked me

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