Proficiency Transformations from Prof Exam Book 1

will I ever
No matter what happens, I am never going to stay in that hotel again

EVER

Never __________ stay in that hotel again.

come to terms with
Simon has to get used to the idea that he won’t be able to play football anymore.

TERMS

Simon has to __________ the idea that he won’t be able to play football any more.

took no notice of the
Darius completely ignored his teacher’s advice when it came to choosing an essay title

NOTICE

When choosing an essay title, Darius __________ advice his teacher had given him.

had led John to believe
The travel agent had given John the impression that the hotel would provide all meals.

BELIEVE

The travel agent ________ that the hotel would provide all meals.

long as there is no deterioration
Unless the weather suddenly gets worse, the match will be played on Saturday.

DETERIORATION

As _________________ in the weather, the match will be played on Saturday.

to popular belief, the island was not
Many people wrongly believe that the island was discovered by chance.

POPULAR

Contrary _________ discovered by chance.

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was nowhere to be seen
There was no sign of Gareth when they arrived at the rendez-vous point.

NOWHERE

Gareth _________ when they arrived at the rendez-vous point.

he drew the line at her
Although Carol’s dad like teenage fashions, he didn’t approve of her having a tattoo.

DREW

Much as Carol’s dad like teenage fashion, _____ having a tatoo.

son’s reluctance to go dancing down
Sandra thought that her son was reluctant to go dancing because he was shy.

DOWN

Sandra put her _________ to shyness.

little prospect of the new stadium being
The new stadium is unlikely to be finished in time for the start of the season.

PROSPECT

There is _______ finished in time for the start of the season

for singing didn’t / couldn’t make up
Although she was very enthusiastic about singing, Gwenda lacked the necessary talent.

MAKE

Gwenda’s enthusiasm _______for her lack of talent.

to popular belief, Harry is not
Lots of people believe that Harry intends to stand for election, but he is not.

POPULAR

Contrary _________ standing for election.

to the family enclosure is restricted to
Only supporter’s club members are entitled to enter the family enclosure.

RESTRICTED

Entrance ___________ members of the supporters’ club.

the museum was (well )worth a
‘I don’t think you’ll regret visiting the museum,’ said Monica.

WORTH

Monica said that _______ visit.

we were under no obligation to attend
‘Attendance at extra lectures is not obligatory,’ said our tutor.

UNDER

Our tutor said that _______ extra lectures.

goes without saying that all complaints.
Obviously, the company takes all complaints very seriously.

SAYING

It _________ are taken very seriously by the company.

for anyone wishing to file a complaint
If anyone wants to file a complaint, they should do so before the end of the month.

WISHING

The deadline ________ is at the end of the month.

to keep his options open as far as
Paul didn’t want to commit himself to a long term career path.

OPTIONS

Paul wanted __________ his term career path was concerned.

set the day apart was
The day was made extra special by the contribution of a prominent local celebrity.

APART

What _________ the contribution of a prominent local celebrity.

of the factory would have (serious/grave) repercussions for
Closing the factory would affect the local economy badly.

REPERCUSSIONS

The closure ______ the local economy.