Exercise 1

Exercise

  1. You should take the train instead of the bus.

-> If I were you, I’d take the train instead of the bus.

  1. I’m sure that someone forgot to lock the door.

–> Someone must have forgotten to lock the door.

  1. They bought this house ten years ago.

–> They have had/ owned this house for ten years.

  1. The course finished with a big party.

–> At the end of the course, there was a big party.

  1. We invited a pop star onto the chat show, but he didn’t turn up.

–> The pop star that/ who/ whom we invited onto the chatshow didn’t turn up.

  1. Although she said that she would come, I don’t think she ever will.

—> Despite her saying that she would come, I don’t think she ever will.

  1. The plane had hardly left the airport when the accident happened.

–> No sooner had the plane left the airport than the accident happened.

  1. You feel tired now because you didn’t sleep very well last night.

-> Had you slept well last night, you wouldn’t feel tired now.

  1. When did you start the project?

—> How long is it since you started the project ?

  1. Their wedding will be held in a lovely church.

–> The church where their wedding will be held is lovely.

  1. My father used to play football when he was young.

–> My father doesn’t play football anymore.

  1. Jane gave me a present on my last birthday.

–> I was given a present on my last birthday.

  1. “Let’s go swimming”.

–> She suggests going swimming.

  1. “Would you like a cup of coffee?”

–>He invited me a cup of tea.

  1. We got lost in the jungle because we didn’t have a map.

–> If we had a map, I wouldn’t got lost in the jungle

16.1 last saw Bob when I was in Ho Chi Minh City.

-> I haven’t seen Bob since I was in Ho Chi Minh City.

  1. It is a three-hour drive from Hanoi to Namdinh.

–> It takes three hours to drive from Hanoi to Namdinh.

  1. It’s a pity you didn’t tell us about this.

–> I wish you had told us about it.………….

  1. They think the owner of the house is abroad.

–> The owner of the house is thought to be abroad.

  1. The children couldn’t go swimming because the sea was very rough.

–> The sea was too rough for the children to go swimming.

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