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SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION WITH IDIOMS (1)

1. I dont think the televisions likely to blow up at any minute. Likelihood


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2. This car only cost me five hundred pounds. picked
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3. Someone paid five thousands pounds for the painting. went
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4. We have made neither a profit nor a loss this year. een
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5. In 1!" programs began to be transmitted in colours. !dent
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!. I find #arolds behavior $uite incomprehensible. loss
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7. The severity of the punishment bore no relation to the seriousness of the crime. p"opo"tion
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8. Im afraid our problems are %ust beginning. ice#e"$
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9. In the area& Thailand is much better than all other countries in football. %ho&lde"%
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10. Thomas was not given details of the companys new pro%ect. D!"k
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11. I was too scared to tell him what I really thought. l!cked
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12. The police ended the fighting between the two gangs by arresting the leaders. %top
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13. Travelling alone is not %ust a matter of taking a good guidebook with you. 'o"e
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1'. The way he took everything she did for granted really annoyed her. BACK
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1(. She was so an)ious while the results were read out. BREATH
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1!. The house shouldnt be left unlocked for any reason. ACCOUNT
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1". * huge investment has been put into the field of solar+electricity. INVEST
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1,. *lice was not a confident person& and that was why she was so shy. DUE
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1. When I started work& I was so ine)perienced that I couldnt send a fa). CLUE
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-.. What you have been saying is $uite irrelevant. BEDISE
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-1. /lease stop critici0ing everybody1 DOWN
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--. We dont e)pect that the missing climbers have survived. HOLD
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-2. #elens report is rather unclear in places. LACKING
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-'. 3verybody in the audience stood to applaud the actors performance. STANDING
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-(. Ta)payers had to pay the cost of the privati0ation plan. FOOT
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-!. The fact that he will never race again is something he cannot accept. TERMS
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-". * government official leaked the story to the world press. WIND
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-,. 4uilding societies will have to guard against their rivals. LAURELS
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-. #e is becoming $uite famous as an interviewer. NAME
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2.. #e makes sure that he isn5t associated with policies he disagrees with. DISTANCES
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21. I really don5t know what you5re talking about. FAINTEST
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2-. I feel I am not being treated fairly. RAW
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22. Someone paid five thousand pounds for the painting. WENT
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2'. 6ou can walk to the station easily from the hotel. DISTANCE
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2(. /auline isnt one of the people who know the secret. ON
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2!. We dont e)pect that the missing climbers have survived. HOLD
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2". 6ou must accept the fact that she has left you. TERMS
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2,. #e was not given details of the companys new plans. DARK
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39. Stop critici0ing everybody1 Down
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40. Terry has %ust insured her life. o&t
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'1. In the end it was discovered that 7oe was the thief. OUT
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'-. I need a calculator to arrive at the total. OUT
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'2. I met your friend 8avid the other day. INTO
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''. I think youve been overcharged& old son1 OFF
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'(. I think we should increase the pressure on her to resign. UP
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'!. I wont allow swearing in my classroom. FOR
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'". The company was bought up by a large multinational. OVER
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',. 6our story is different from the facts. WITH
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'. She feels uncomfortable when people tell her how beautiful she is. EMBARRASSES
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(.. 8ont you remember anything about your lifetime in 9ondon as a child: RECOLLECTION
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SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION WITH IDIOMS (1) ( )E*
1. I dont think the televisions likely to blow up at any minute. Likelihood
There is little likelihood that the television will blow up at any time.
2. This car only cost me five hundred pounds. picked
I picked this car up for only five hundred pounds.
3. Someone paid five thousands pounds for the painting. went
The painting went for five thousands pounds.
4. We have made neither a profit nor a loss this year. een
We have broken even this year.
5. In 1!" programs began to be transmitted in colours. !dent
1!" saw the advent of the transmission of programs in color.
6. I find #arolds behavior $uite incomprehensible. lo%%
I find myself at a loss to understand; comprehend #arolds behavior.
7. The severity of the punishment bore no relation to the seriousness of the crime. p"opo"tion
The punishment was out of proportion to the crime.
8. Im afraid our problems are %ust beginning. ice#e"$
These problems of ours are %ust the tip of the iceberg.
9. In the area& Thailand is much better than all other countries in football. %ho&lde"%
In the area& Thailand is head and shoulders above all other countries in football.
10. Thomas was not given details of the companys new pro%ect. D!"k
Thomas was kept in the dark about the companys new pro%ects.
11. I was too scared to tell him what I really thought. l!cked
I lacked <the= courage to tell him what I really thought.
12. The police ended the fighting between the two gangs by arresting the leaders. %top
The police put a stop to the fighting between the two gangs by arresting the leaders.
13. Travelling alone is not %ust a matter of taking a good guidebook with you. 'o"e
There is more to travelling alone than taking a good guide book with you.
1'. The way he took everything she did for granted really annoyed her. BACK
The way he took everything she did for granted really put her back up.
1(. She was so an)ious while the results were read out. BREATH
She held her breath while the results were read out.
1!. The house shouldnt be left unlocked for any reason. ACCOUNT
>n no account ; ?ot on any account should the house be left unlocked.
1". * huge investment has been put into the field of solar+electricity. INVEST
They invest a big fund ; sum of money into the field of solar+ electricity.
1,. *lice was not a confident person& and that was why she was so shy. DUE
*lices shyness was due to <a;her= lack of confidence.
1. When I started work& I was so ine)perienced that I couldnt send a fa). CLUE
I didnt have any clue about how to send a fa) when I started work.
-.. What you have been saying is $uite irrelevant. BEDISE
What you have been saying is beside the point.
-1. /lease stop critici0ing everybody1 DOWN
/lease stop running everybody down.
--. We dont e)pect that the missing climbers have survived. HOLD
We dont hold out much hope for the missing climbers.
-2. #elens report is rather unclear in places. LACKING
#elens report seems to be lacking in clarity in places.
-'. 3verybody in the audience stood to applaud the actors performance. STANDING
The actor was given a standing ovation for his performance.
-(. Ta)payers had to pay the cost of the privati0ation plan. FOOT
Ta)payers had to foot the bill for the privati0ation plan.
-!. The fact that he will never race again is something he cannot accept. TERMS
#e cannot come to terms with the fact that he will never race again.
-". * government official leaked the story to the world press. WIND
The world press got wind of the story from a government official.
-,. 4uilding societies will have to guard against their rivals. LAURELS
4uilding societies will not be able to rest on their laurels.
-. #e is becoming $uite famous as an interviewer. NAME
#e is making $uite a name for himself as an interviewer.
2.. #e makes sure that he isn5t associated with policies he disagrees with. DISTANCES
#e makes sure <that= he distances himself from policies he disagrees with.
21. I really don5t know what you5re talking about. FAINTEST
I don5t have the faintest idea what you5re talking about.
2-. I feel I am not being treated fairly. RAW
I feel I am getting ; being given a raw deal.
22. Someone paid five thousand pounds for the painting. WENT
The painting went for five thousand pounds.
2'. 6ou can walk to the station easily from the hotel. DISTANCE
The station is within easy walking distance of the hotel.
2(. /auline isnt one of the people who know the secret. ON
/auline hasnt been let in on the secret.
2!. We dont e)pect that the missing climbers have survived. HOLD
We dont hold out much hope for the missing climbers.
2". 6ou must accept the fact that she has left you. TERMS
6ou must come to terms with the fact that she has left you.
2,. #e was not given details of the companys new plans. DARK
It was kept in the dark about the companys new plans.
39. Stop critici0ing everybody1 Down
Stop running everybody 8>W?.
40. Terry has %ust insured her life. o&t
Terry has %ust taken >@T insurance on her life.
'1. In the end it was discovered that 7oe was the thief. OUT
It turned >@T that 7oe was the thief.
'-. I need a calculator to arrive at the total. OUT
I need a calculator to work >@T the total.
'2. I met your friend 8avid the other day. INTO
I ran I?T> your friend 8avid the other day.
''. I think youve been overcharged& old son1 OFF
I think youve been ripped >AA& old son.
'(. I think we should increase the pressure on her to resign. UP
I think we should step @/ the pressure on her to resign.
'!. I wont allow swearing in my classroom. FOR
I wont stand A>B swearing in my classroom.
'". The company was bought up by a large multinational. OVER
The company was taken >C3B by a large multinational.
',. 6our story is different from the facts. WITH
6our story does not tie in WIT# the facts.
'. She feels uncomfortable when people tell her how beautiful she is. EMBARRASSES
It embarrasses her when people tell her how beautiful she is.
(.. 8ont you remember anything about your lifetime in 9ondon as a child: RECOLLECTION
#avent you had any recollection of your lifetime in 9ondon as a child: