Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE) Use of English Part Four Sentence Transformations

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Brainstorming Language for Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE) Use of 
English Part Four Sentence Transformations
Brainstorm words which go before and after the words below, or words which mean the 
same thing for section D.

A
What verb forms (usually) go after each of the words below?
advised
appear
don’t mind
expect
impossible
is expected
let
make
miss
ought
regret
remembered
without
worth

B
What often goes after each of the words below? (Most include prepositions). 
accused
blame
feel
hardly
plans
prevented

C
What often goes before each of the words below?
addition
better
case
difficulty
fault
idea
intention
mind
notice
plans
rather
reason
spite
surprise

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2016

Mixed answers

Use the mixed answers below to help with the tasks above. Other answers might be 
possible. 

A
+ someone + to + v
+ someone + v
+ to + v
+ v + ing

B
+ any/ ever
+ for
+ like + v + ing
+ someone + for
+ someone + from
+ someone + of

C
don’t +
for no + 
had +
have + 
have no +
have/ make +
in +
my +
take (no) +
to my +
would +

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2016

Suggested answers

Other answers are possible. 

A
advised + someone + to + v
appear + to + v
don’t mind + v + ing
expect + someone + to + v
impossible + to + v
is expected + to + v
let + someone + v
make + someone + v
miss + v + ing
ought + to + v
regret + v + ing
remembered + to + v
without + v + ing
worth + v + ing

B
accused + someone + of
blame + someone + for
feel + like + v + ing
hardly + any/ ever
plans + for
prevented + someone + from

C
in + addition
had + better
in + case
have + difficulty
my + fault
have no + idea
have no + intention
don’t + mind
take + (no) notice
have/ make + plans
would + rather
for no + reason
in + spite
to my + surprise

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2016

D
may = maybe/ perhaps
need = necessary
rare = rarely/ seldom

E
call + off = cancel
carry + on = continue
come + up with = think of
fallen + out = don’t have a good relationship anymore
look + after = care for
look + for = search for
look + forward to = can’t wait to
look + into = investigate
look + up to = respect 
pick + up = collect someone in your car
run + out of = no longer have any left
take + after = have something in common with a parent, e.g. character or looks
take + up = start a new activity 
turn + down = reduce the volume
turn + off = switch off

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2016

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