Rephrasing

Grammar that you have to know to realize this exercises:

Used to/ be used to/ get used to
Passive voice
Passive voice with Modal Verbs
Connectors (Expressing result, expressing addition and expressing concession/contrast)
Relative clauses
Conditionals

Exercise 1:

Rewrite the following sentences.

a) We need to identify some harmful environmental issues. They cause ill health.

We need ________________________________________________________

b) The counsellor helped me understand my options but I’m still confused. (however)

The counsellor __________________________________________________

c) You must inform me of your progress every day.

I must ____________________________________________________________

d) That girl was Lucy’s sister. She worked as a volunteer for greenpeace project last year.

That girl __________________________________________________________

e) The building collapsed after the explosion. The firemen didn’t have more resources to stop the fire.

The building ______________________________________________________

f) Peter can’t go with us. His parents are very strict.

Peter ______________________________________________________________________________________

g) We didn’t invest much money on this campaign. It was a total disaster.

If we ______________________________________________________________________________________

h) She is a receptionist. She deals with people.

She is a receptionist. ______________________________________________________________________

i) I know the rate of unemployment among graduates is high but I’d love to get a university degree. (in spite of)

In spite of _________________________________________________________________________________

j) The interviewer calmed him down. He was feeling very nervous during the interview. (so that)

The interviewer  __________________________________________________________________________

k) What’s the name of that holiday resort? You told me about a holiday resort.

What’s the name  __________________________________________________________________________

l) The teacher is teaching us employable IT skills.

We ________________________________________________________________________________________

Exercise 2:

Rewrite the following sentences starting them as suggested.

a) I’m going to visit the Unicef website in order to learn more about its scope of action. (so that)

I’m going __________________________________________________________________________________

b) Many celebrities participated in the global event and gave press time to real problems affecting poor or developing countries.

If many celebrities hadn’t _________________________________________________________________

c) Everybody can visit the exhibition from 9 am to 4 pm.

The exhibition ____________________________________________________________________________

d) Raphael did well in his exam. This was a big surprise to everybody.

Raphael ___________________________________________________________________________________

e) Our future will be disastrous if humanity doesn’t become more concerned with the well-being of all.

Unless ____________________________________________________________________________________

f) Mary’s boyfriend thinks that a gap year won’t do her any good but he’ll support whatever decision she makes. (even though)

Even though ______________________________________________________________________________

g) The doctor ordered me to take some rest.

I ___________________________________________________________________________________________

h) The advertisers went to jail. The advertisers did not respect all legal procedures.

The advertisers ___________________________________________________________________________

i) The teacher shared the green-living tips with us. We have changed our behaviour.

If the teacher ______________________________________________________________________________

Solutions:

Exercise 1:

a) We need to identify some harmful environmental issues which cause ill health.

b) The counsellor helped me understand my options. However, I’m still confused.

c) I must be informed of your progress every day.

d) That girl, who worked as a volunteer for greenpeace project last year, was Lucy’s sister.

e) The building wouldn’t have collapsed after the explosion if the firemen had had more resources to stop the fire.

f) Peter, whose parents are very strict, can’t go with us.

g) If we had invested more money on this campaign, it wouldn’t be a disaster.

h) She is a receptionist. She is used to dealing with people.

i) In spite of the rate of unemployment among graduates being high, I’d love to get a university degree.

j) The interviewer calmed him down so that he wouldn’t feel very nervous during the interview.

k) What’s the name of that holiday resort you told me about?

l) We are being taught employable IT skills by the teacher.

Exercise 2:

a) I’m going to visit the Unicef website so that I can learn more about its scope of action.

b) If many celebrities hadn’t participated in the global event, they wouldn’t have given press time to real problems affecting poor or developing countries.

c) The exhibition can be visited from 9 am to 4 pm.

d) Raphael did well in his exam, which was a big surprise to everybody.

e) Unless humanity becomes more concerned with the well-being of all, our future will be disastrous.

f) Even though Mary’s boyfriend thinks that a gap year won’t do her any good, he’ll support whatever decision she makes.

g) I was ordered me to take some rest by the doctor.

h) The advertisers who did not respect all legal procedures went to jail.

i) If the teacher hadn’t shared the green-living tips with us, we wouldn’t have changed our behaviour.

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