Cambridge First 2015 – Past Simple and Present Perfect

Cambridge First 2015 – Past Simple and Present Perfect

PAST SIMPLE AND PRESENT PERFECT I last bought a CD three years ago. In this sentence, I use the past simple to talk about a finished action in a finished time. I could also say: I bought a CD for the last time three years …

Cambridge Advanced Key Word Transformations – Advanced Paraphrasing

Cambridge Advanced Key Word Transformations – Advanced Paraphrasing

ADVANCED PARAPHRASING Key word transformations often require you to change between different kinds of phrase. for example, from a noun phrase to a verb phrase or vice versa. When Agatha Christie suddenly disappeared for ten days, the press was intrigued. In this example, the original …

Cambridge Advanced Key Word Transformations – Inversion

Cambridge Advanced Key Word Transformations – Inversion

INVERSION A number of expressions, especially adverb phrases with a negative or restrictive sense, require inversion when they are used at the beginning of a sentence. Inversion means swapping the position of subject and verb, i.e. we use interrogative word order. Take the following example. …

Cambridge Advanced Key Word Transformations – Advanced Sentence Constructions

Cambridge Advanced Key Word Transformations – Advanced Sentence Constructions

ADVANCED SENTENCE STRUCTURES On the advanced exam, you will come across a variety of structures which make use of interrogative pronouns, adverbs and adjectives. These include indirect questions, relative clauses and cleft sentences. 1. NON DEFINING RELATIVES You know that non-defining relative clauses are separated …