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REPHRASING ACTIVITIES

1. She eats a lot of chocolate (loves)


She…………………………………………………………
2. The last time it rained was in March (Since)
It……………………………………………………………………………………………
3. He did his homework, then he phoned Moira. (phoned)
When…………………………………………………………………………………….
4. The post arrived 2 minutes ago (Just)
The post………………………………………………………………………………
5. I’m going to study in United States next year. (will)
This time next year……………………………………………………………
6. He will finish his degree before finding a job (finished)
By the time……………………………………………………………………………..
7. I first met Dan in 1980 and we are still good friends (Since)
Dan and I………………………………………………………………………………..
8. The train left. We arrived at the station late. (Left)
By the time………………………………………………………………………………
9. Once I worked in a cinema, but not any more. (USED TO)
I…………………………………………………………………………………………………
10. The film finishes at 21.00 o’clock (Will)
By 21.30………………………………………………………………………………………
11. Her mobile phone rang in the middle of the exam (while)
Her mobile……………………………………………………………………………………..
12. She started drinking too much alcohol two years ago. (For)

She………………………………………………………………………………………..

13. Tom is cleaning the hotel windows. Ten of the windows are now clean.
(already)

Tom……………………………………………………………………………………………………

14. Sorry, I can’t come tomorrow. I made and appointment with the doctor
last week. (seeing)

Tomorrow……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

15. During our dinner one of our friends arrived (When)

We…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

16. Tim read Julia’s letter. He threw it away. (Read)

After……………………………………………………………………………………….

17. When I was a child we went to the seaside every year (Used To)

I…………………………………………………………………………………………………
18. He will become a famous pop start before he’s thirty. (Will)

By the time he is thirty…………………………………………………….

19. My grandfather is eighty-two years old. (Ago)

He……………………………………………………………………………………………

20. We are still looking for the dog. (Yet)

We……………………………………………………………………………………………

ANSWER KEY

1. She loves eating a lot of chocolate

2. It hasn’t rained since March

3. When he had done his homework, he phoned Moira

4. The post has just arrived

5. This time next year I will be studying in United States

6. By the time he finds a job, He will have finished his degree

7. Dan and I have been friends since 1980

8. By the time I arrived at the station the train had left.

9. I used to work in a cinema

10. By 21.30 the film will have finished

11. Her mobile phone rang while she was doing an exam.

12. She has drunk too much alcohol for two years.

13. Tom has already cleaned ten of the windows.

14. Tomorrow I’m seeing the doctor.

15. We were having dinner when one of our friends arrived.

16. After he had read Julia’s letter he threw it away.

17. I used to go to the seaside every year.

18. By the time he is thirty he will have become a famous pop star

19. He was born eighty two years ago


20. We haven’t found the dog yet.

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