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Rephrasing Practice

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Age: 16-100
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FIRST CERTIFICATE REPHRASING PRACTICE+ KEY
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Age: 12-100
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REPHRASING PRACTICE 
 
Rewrite the sentences without changing its meaning:

1      1. They didn't buy the picture because they didn't have enough money.

If they , they 

      2. It’s a pity I couldn’t speak to him last night.

I’d like  to him last night.

3. Jake won the race. However, he didn’t feel happy.

         Despite , he didn't feel happy.

4. You haven’t visited me for a long time.
         It’s been .

5    5. He tried not to talk to her.

He avoided .

6.   6. Why did they tell us such a stupid lie?

         Why were .

7. If you want my advice, stop smoking.

      You’d .

8.  8. We usually go for a walk on Saturday morning. It is a habit

      We are  on Saturday morning.

9   9. Experts consider that the advertising campaign of the candidate was effective

      The advertising campaign of the candidate .

1   10. In spite of our careful planning, everything went wrong.

      Although , everything went wrong.

11. Jason didn’t go on the trip because he was ill
         If Jason , he .

2   12. Everybody knows that the headmaster’s son copied in the History exam.

      The headmaster’s son  in the history exam.

3.   13. Why on earth did we buy such a big car?

I wish  such a big car.

4.   14. There were three restaurants in this village, but then one closed.

         There used  in this village, but then one closed.

5.   15. The thieves escaped before the police arrived.

         By the time .

6.   16. A professional does her make-up before each performance

         She  before each performance.

7   17. Mrs McKay is retiring this year after 32 years of teaching.

         When she retires this year, Mrs McKay  32 years.

8.   18. A tailor is making my sister’s wedding dress.

         My sister  by a tailor.

9.   19. Deborah doesn’t want to take her holiday in August.

         Deborah would rather  in August.

1   20. They say that humans are a greater threat to sharks than vice versa. 

        Humans  a greater threat to sharks than vice versa.
    
21. I hope to see you here very soon.
 
         I'm looking forward very soon

2   22. When are you going to answer my question?

         When is ?

3.   23. I don’t think you should go out tonight.

         You had  tonight.

24. Unfortunately, the teacher didn’t cancel the English test.

         If only  the English test.

25. People say they won over €1m last year.

         They  over €1m last year. 

6   26. We won’t get to the station in time to catch the train.

         By the time 

7   27. Emma is an excellent guitar player because she practices every day.

         If Emma , she 

28. I dropped my wallet during the fight.

         While , I dropped my wallet.

29. She won’t understand the situation if you don’t explain it to her

         Unless , she  the situation.

30. I haven’t revised my mail for two weeks.

         It’s .