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CAE/CPE Key Word Transformation

1. Do you want to go and see the new play? Petra asked her friend.
INTERESTED
Petra asked her friend whether____________________________to see the new play.
2. Pat does not intend to have a holiday this year.
INTENTION
Pat has _______________________________________on holiday this year.
3. Lisa was about to leave the house when the phone rang.
POINT
Lisa was _____________________________________ the house when the phone rang.
4. I think learning to use a typewriter is a waste of time.
POINT
I think ____________________________________ learning to use a typewriter.
5. A number of sporting events had to be cancelled owing to bad weather.
LED
The bad weather __________________________________ a number of sporting events.
6. When it comes to computer games, Gareth is a real expert.
CONCERNED
_________________________________, Gareth is a real expert.
7. Carlos really should get someone to mend his bike.
HIGH
______________________________ someone to mend his bike.
8. The company has a good reputation in the local area.
HIGHLY
The company is ________________________ in the local area.

9. Do you think Pablo is likely to win the competition?


CHANCE
Do you think Pablo ______________________________ the competition?
10. Ive been greatly impressed by the way Jasper deals with problems.
MADE
The way Jasper deals with problems has ___________________________________.
11. Darius soon recovered after the operation.
MADE
Darius soon _________________________________ after the operation.
12. I think the weather will improve next week.
CHANGE
I think the weather will ______________________________ next week.
13. Pheobe was surprised to be offered a place on the course.
CAME
The offer of a place on the course ______________________________ Phoebe.
14. Its so difficult to create new ideas for the festival every year.
COME
Its so difficult to _______________________ new ideas for the festival every year.
15. The company is almost certain to get the contract.
EVERY
The company ____________________________________ the contract.
16. Sven would have called yesterday if he had had more time.
SHORT
Sven would have called yesterday if he hadnt been _________________________.
17. Many people believe that Garcia has the ability to become world champion.
CAPABLE
Many people believe that Garcia ____________________________ world champion.

18. In his speech, the Principal did not mention the new language courses.
REFERENCE
In his speech, the Principal ______________________________ the new language
courses.
19. Sam never thought of asking me for my advice.
OCCURRED
_______________________________________ me for advice.
20. Despite all their efforts, they could not get the old car to start.
HARD
__________________________________, they could not get the old car to start.
21. Im sorry, but theres no way Im going to sleep on the floor said Maria.
CLEAR
Maria ________________________ she wasnt going to sleep on the floor.
22. Remember to write or phone, Marta said as she waved goodbye.
TOUCH
Remember ____________________, Marta said as she waved goodbye.
23. Simon really ought to make a decision about his future.
MIND
Simon really ought to _______________________ about his future.
24. If you dont pay on time, your booking will be cancelled.
RESULT
Not paying in time _____________________________________________.
25. Im sure Gemma is going to become a famous model one day.
MATTER
Im sure ___________________________________ Gemma becomes a famous model.

26. Barbaras parents were certain that she would be a great tennis player.
DOUBT
Barbaras parents ______________________________ that she would be a great tennis
player.
27. The company isnt able to guarantee an allocated car parking space to all employees.
COUNT
Employees __________________________________ an allocated car parking space.
28. Daisy said that she would no longer tolerate her colleagues being rude.
PUT
Employees ____________________________________ an allocated car parking space.

Answer key:
1. Petra asked her friend whether SHE WAS INTERESTED IN GOING to see the new play.
2. Pat has NO INTENTION OF GOING on holiday this year.
3. Lisa was ON THE POINT OF LEAVING the house when.
4. I think THERES NO POINT learning to use a typewriter.
5. The bad weather LED TO THE CANCELLATION OF a number of sporting events.
6. AS FAR AS COMPUTER GAMES ARE CONCERNED, Gareth is a real expert.
7. ITS HIGH TIME CARLOS GOT someone to mend his bike.
8. The company is HIGHLY REGARDED in the local area.
9. Do you think Pablo STANDS A CHANCE OF WINNING the competition?
10. The way Jasper deals with problems has MADE A GREAT IMPRESSION ON ME.
11. Darius soon MADE A (FULL) RECOVERY after the operation.
12. I think the weather will CHANGE FOR THE BETTER next week.
13. The offer of a place on the course CAME AS A SURPRISE TO Phoebe.
14. Its so difficult to COME UP WITH new ideas for the festival every year.
15. The company HAS EVERY CHANCE OF GETTING the contract.
16. Sven would have called yesterday if he hadnt been SHORT ON / OF TIME.
17. Many people believe that Garcia IS CAPABLE OF BECOMING world champion.
18. In his speech, the Principal MADE NO REFERENCE TO the new language courses.
19. IT NEVER OCCURRED TO SAM TO ASK me for advice.
20. NO MATTER HOW HARD THEY TRIED, they could not get the old car to start.
21. Maria MADE IT CLEAR THAT she wasnt going to sleep on the floor.
22. Remember KEEP IN TOUCH, Marta said as she waved goodbye.
23. Simon really ought to MAKE UP HIS MIND about his future.
24. Not paying in time WILL RESULT IN YOUR BOOKING BEING CANCELLED.
25. Im sure ITS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE Gemma becomes a famous model.
26. Barbaras parents HAD NO DOUBT that she would be a great tennis player.
27. Employees CANNOT COUNT ON HAVING an allocated car parking space.
28. Daisy said that she would no longer PUT UP WITH her colleagues being rude.