Rewriting

Rewrite the sentences:

1) Mrs. Scott is proud of her cooking.
1)

2) It was the goalkeeper who saved the match for us.
2)

3) It wasn’t a bit surprised to hear that Karen had changed her job.
3)

4) You can try to get Tim to lend you his car but you won’t succeed.
4)

5) John didn’t celebrate until he received the offer of promotion in writing.
5)

6)I don’t really like her, even though I admire her achievements
6)

Vocabulary

Pride yourself on [sth]: be proud (ES: enorgullecerse de..)
Come as no surprise: To be completely unsurprising
Not until
When a sentence begins with the phrase not until, the subject and auxiliary verb in the first clause, immediately after not until, are not inverted. However, in the second clause, the subject and auxiliary verb are inverted (“did he celebrate”).
Much as: although (ES: aunque)

Keys

1) Mrs. Scott prides herself on her cooking
2) If it hadn’t been fot the goalkeeper, we would have lost the match
3) It came as no surprise to me to hear thar Karen had changed her job
4) There’s no point in trying to get Tim to lend you his car but you won’t succeed
5) Not until John had received the offer of promotion did he celebrate
6) Much as I admire her achievements, I don’t really like her

Write the PASSIVE

Write the PASSIVE for the following senteces in active voice:

1) People think that he works in the same building as you.
1)

2) People said that you studied Medicine at university for six years.
2)

3) They suppose that they married in that small church near your village.
3)

4) People know that I am living with my parents at the moment.
4)

5) They say she lost one of her children during the war.
5)

6) They think that our soldiers will come back in two weeks
6)

Keys

1) He is thought to work in the same building as you
2) You were said to study Medicine at university for six years
3) They are supposed to have married in that small church near your village
4) I am known to be living with my parents at the moment
5) She is said to have lost one of her children during the war
6) Our soldiers are thought to come back in two weeks

Rewriting

1. Some people say that Tsiolkovsky invented the space rocket (CREDITED)

2. I daren’t turn on the TV because the baby might wake up (FEAR)

3. Some people would do anything to lose weight (LENGHTS)

4. The river Volta overflowed last year (BURST)

5. He doesn’t appreciate his wife (GRANTED)

6. William decide that an actor’s life was not for him (CUT)

7. The President arranged for me to use his chauffer-driven car whenever I liked (DISPOSAL)

8. My cat has lost its appetite (OFF)

9. The children made every effort to please their father (BEST)

10. His behaviour was rather a shock to me (ABACK)

Keys

1)
Tsiolkovsky is credited as inventor of the space rocket
Tsiolkovsky is credited with having invented the space rocket

2)
I daren’t turn on the TV for fear waking the baby up/waking up the baby
I daren’t turn on the TV for fear that the baby wakes up

3)
Some people would go to any lenghts to lose weight (hacer todo lo posible)

4)
The river Volta burst its banks last year

5)
He takes his wife for granted

(take sth for granted == dar algo por sentado)
(take sb for granted == no apreciar a esa persona)

6)

William decided that he wasn’t cut out to be an actor (estar hecho)
William decided that he wasn’t cut out for being an actor

7)

The President put his chauffer-driven car at my disposal

8)
My cat has got off the food
(go off sth/ go off sb == te deja de gustar) Example: Mary has gone off Peter.

9)
The children did their best to pleasure their father

10)
His behaviour took me aback  (take sb aback == sorprender)
I was taken aback by his behaviour