transformations – ‘tenses’

Transformations with ‘tenses’. In this post you will find an exercise that will help you practise transformations. It will help you to prepare for FCE or CAE exam.

Practise transformations with ‘used to’ – check here.

Transformations with ‘tenses’:

Task 1. Transform the sentences using the word in bold. Use from two to six words. You will find the answers at the bottom of the site.

1. He tends to be late.

usually

He ………………………………late.

2.They moved to Spain in 2012.

since

They………………………………..2012.

3.Ron left a moment ago.

just

Ron ……………………………..left.

4.She started running 2 years ago.

for

She …………………………………….2 years.

5.When did you move to Sweden?

been

How long …………………………………………………….in Sweden?

6.I’ve never seen this film before.

time

It’s…………………………………………………this film.

7.How long is it since he bought the car?

buy

When ……………………………………………the car?

8.I’m planning to start my own business.

to

I’m ……………………………………….my own business

9.I might change jobs.

perhaps

………………………………………change jobs.

10.He never lies to his parents.

always

He ………………………………………..to his parents.

11.She almost never speaks with people.

hardly

She …………………………………………with people

Answers:

Task 1.

  1. is usually
  2. have lived / have been living in Spain since
  3. has just left
  4. has been running for
  5. have you been living
  6. the first time I’ve seen
  7. did he buy
  8. going to start
  9. perhaps I will
  10. always tells the truth
  11. hardly ever speaks

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