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2002 Old Questions

Yangon/Ayeyarwady

1. May May said to Ma Ma, “How long have you known Mg Soe Thar?”

May May asked …..

May May asked Ma Ma how long she had known Mg Soe Thar.


2. All the students in section A are very well-behaved.

 There is no …..

There is no student in section A who is not very well-behaved.


3. We said good-bye to the villagers and returned home.

After we …..

After we had said goodbye to the villagers, we returned home.


4. He was driving the car recklessly when the accident happened.

The car …..

The car was being recklessly driven when the accident happened.


5. As soon as Ko Ko saw the visitors, he left the house by the back door.

No sooner …..

No sooner did Ko Ko see the visitors than he left the house by the back door.


6. The thief entered the house. Nobody heard him.

Without …..

Without being heard, the thief entered the house.


7. The day was so wet and cold that we stayed indoors.

 It was …..

It was such a wet and cold day that we stayed indoors.


8. The house is big enough for two families to live in.

The house is so …..

The house is so big that two families can live in it.


9. The Principal is so busy that he cannot see you.

 The principal is too …..

The principal too busy to see you.


10. All our clothes had been washed and ironed by Nyein Nyein when we got home.

 Nyein Nyein …..

Nyein Nyein had washed and ironed all our clothes when we got home.


Mandalay

1. U Htaw was a kind person, so he gave most of his money to the orphanage.

Being …..

Being a kind person, U Htaw gave most of his money to the orphanage.


2. When the rain stopped, it was too late to go out.

By the time …..

By the time the rain stopped, it was too late to go out.


3. Min Naing suggested that we should go to Bagan.

 It was Min Naing …..

It was Min Naing who suggested that we should go to Bagan.


4. There is no mammal on earth as big as the whale.

The whale is …..

The whale is bigger than any other mammal on earth.
(OR)
The whale is the biggest mammal on earth.


5. Why have they moved my table?

 Why …..

Why has my table been moved?


6. Mother cooked the curry but she didn’t taste it.

 Mother cooked the curry without …..

Mother cooked the curry without tasting it.


7. They became more prosperous and their neighbours got more jealous.

 The more …..

The more prosperous they became, the more jealous their neighbours got.


8. As soon as Nyo Gyi realized that the house was on fire, he raised the alarm.

 No sooner …..

No sooner did Nyo Gyi realize that the house was on fire than he raised the alarm.


9. Myanmar is a beautiful country. It is rich in natural resources.

Myanmar is not only …..

Myanmar is not only a beautiful country but also rich in natural resources.


10. U Thein Tun has gone to the Philippines to attend a conference. He is the owner of the company. He is also the chairman of the company.

U Thein Tun, …..

U Thein Tun, the owner and chairman of the company, has gone to the Philippines to attend a conference.


Magway

1. That building is very tall. It seems to touch the sky.

 That building is so …..

That building is so tall that it seems to touch the sky.


2. Unless he finds a job soon, his family will starve.

 If …..

If he finds a job soon, his family will not starve.
(OR)
If he does not find a job soon, his family will starve.


3. Mother said to her, “Don’t make the same mistake again.”

Mother told …..

Mother told her not to make the same mistake again.


4. All mothers want their children to be successful in life.

 There is no …..

There is no mother who does not want her children to be successful in life.


5. Although he drank black coffee, he still felt sleepy.

 In spite of …..

In spite of drinking black coffee, he still felt sleepy.


6. The students arranged the chairs systematically.

 The chairs …..

The chairs were systematically arranged by the students.


7. As she grew old, she became more patient.

 The older …..

The older she grew, the more patient she became.


8. Kay Thwe is more intelligent than Nay Nwe.

 Nay Nwe is not …..

Nay Nwe is not as intelligent as Kay Thwe.


9. The right of appeal to another judge was claimed by U Cho.

U Cho …..

U Cho claimed the right of appeal to another judge.


10. The philosopher came back empty-handed and so did the medico.

Both …..

Both the philosopher and the medico came back empty-handed.


Sagaing/Chin

1. Although roses have thorns, people still like them.

 In spite of …..

In spite of roses having thorns, people still like them.


2. Moe Kyaw didn’t mean to hurt Tun Tun. He didn’t mean to hurt Yin Yin.

 Moe Kyaw neither …..

Moe Kyaw neither meant to hurt Tun Tun nor Yin Yin.


3. Thandar said to her, “What happened to you?”

Thandar asked …..

Thandar asked her what had happened to her.


4. People are not allowed to wear shoes in the monastery compound.

 No one …..

No one is allowed to wear shoes in the monastery compound.


5. Unless she behaves well, she’ll not be allowed to attend the party.

 If she …..

If she behaves well, she’ll be allowed to attend the party.
(OR)
If she does not behave well, she won’t be allowed to attend the party.


6. The book was so interesting that I had to finish reading it.

It was such …..

It was such an interesting book that I had to finish reading it.


7. His brain works fast like a computer.

 His brain works as …..

His brain works as fast as a computer.


8. Nyo Nyo said, “Tin Tin, I saw your sister near the post.”

Nyo Nyo told Tin Tin …..

Nyo Nyo told Tin Tin that she had seen her sister near the post.


9. He was punished by his father. He never again made a mistake.

After he …..

After he had been punished by his father , he never again made a mistake.


10. The gold chain was so expensive that I couldn’t buy it.

 The gold chain was too …..

The gold chain was too expensive for me to buy.


Bago

1. Nge Nge washed the vegetables and then put them in the refrigerator.

 After Nge Nge …..

After Nge Nge had washed the vegetables, she put them in the refrigerator.


2. You should wash the bathroom every day.

 The bathroom …..

The bathroom should be washed every day.


3. You can’t defeat her if you don’t practise your tennis regularly.

Unless …..

Unless you practise your tennis regularly, you can’t defeat her.


4. In spite of being very clever, she is not proud.

Although …..

Although she is clever, she is not proud.


5. I haven’t got the time to go on a vacation. I also haven’t got the money.

 I have got neither …..

I have got neither the time nor the money to go on a vacation.


6. Po Zaw went to the supermarket. He wanted to buy some shoes.

Po Zaw went to the market in order to …..

Po zaw went to the market in order to buy some shoes.


7. Not only Myat Myat but also Latt Latt is expert at using the computer.

Both …..

Both Myat Myat and Latt Latt are expert at using the computer.


8. The headmistress was too angry to speak.

The headmistress was so …..

The headmistress was so angry that she could not speak.


9. When we got home, everyone had had dinner.

 By the time …..

By the time we got home, everyone had had dinner.


10. She is too young to be sent abroad alone.

She is not …..

She is not old enough to be sent abroad alone.


Mon/Kayin/Tanintharyi

1. Although Daw Kyi works very hard, her business is not thriving.

 In spite of …..

In spite of Daw Kyi working very hard, her business is not thriving.


2. English as well as History is not a science subject.

 Neither …..

Neither English nor history is a science subject.


3. As she did not know the answer to the question, she kept quiet.

 Not knowing …..

Not knowing the answer to the question, she kept quiet.


4. The head office sent me an e-mail yesterday.

 I …..

I was sent an email by/ from the head office.


5. As soon as she took the medicine, her pain lessened.

No sooner …..

No sooner did she take the medicine than her pain lessened.


6. She had dinner and then went for a walk.

 After …..

After having dinner, she went for a walk.
(OR)
After she had had dinner, she went for a walk.


7. I will never tell the truth about you and I will not lie for you.

 I will neither …..

I will neither tell the truth about you nor lie for you.


8. Unless we have passports, we can’t go abroad.

If we …..

If we have passports, we can go abroad.
(OR)
If we do not have passports, we can’t go abroad.


9. Tourists enjoy visiting Bagan and they also enjoy visiting Mandalay.

Tourists not only …..

Tourists not only enjoy visiting Bagan but also Mandalay.


10. The man said to U Po, “Why didn’t you tell the truth at the trial?”

The man asked U Po …..

The man asked U Po why he had not told the truth at the trial.


Rakhine

1. She went on working although she felt unwell.

 In spite of …..

In spite of feeling unwell, she went on working.


2. If I like the necklace, I will buy it.

Unless …..

Unless I like the necklace, I will not buy it.


3. She tore up the letter and then put it in the waste-paper basket.

After …..

After tearing up the letter, she put it in the waste-paper basket.
(OR)
After she had torn up the letter, she put it in the waste-paper basket.


4. She resigned from her job. She didn’t tell anyone.

 Without …..

Without telling anyone, she resigned from her work.


5. Vehicles and factories cause air pollution.

Air pollution …..

Air pollution is caused by vehicles and factories.


6. Nyo Nyo said, “Mu Mu, don’t forget to lock the door.”

Nyo Nyo reminded …..

Nyo Nyo reminded Mu Mu not to forget to lock the door.


7. Daw Saw Mone Nyin will give a talk tomorrow. She is a well-known writer.

Daw Saw Mone Nyin, …..

Daw Saw Mone Nyin, a well-known writer, will give a talk tomorrow.


8. As soon as I had taken the medicine, I felt better.

 No sooner …..

No soonerhad I taken the medicine than I felt better.


9. The coffee was so good that I had another cup.

It was such …..

It was such good coffee that I had another cup.


10. She has changed too much for me to recognize.

She has changed so …..

She has changed so much that I cannot recognize her.


Kachin/Kayah

1. We all like Daw Mu Mu. She is a good teacher.

We all …..

We all like Daw Mu Mu, a good teacher.


2. Muyar is only sixteen. She is too young to be sent abroad.

 Muyar is only sixteen. She is not …..

Muyar is only sixteen. She is not old enough to be sent abroad.


3. In spite of the doctor giving her the best treatment, my sister never recovered.

 Although …..

Although the doctor gave her the best treatment, my sister never recovered.


4. Thaung Nyunt sold off all his eggs. Then he went back to Hlaing-tha-yar.

After Thaung Nyunt …..

After Thaung Nyunt had sold off all his eggs, he went back to Hlaing-tha-yar.


5. You must search his pocket if you want to find the watch.

Unless …..

Unless you search his pocket, you will not find the watch.


6. Ko Ko has visited Japan as well as Hong Kong.

 Ko Ko has visited not only …..

Ko Ko has visited not only Japan but also Hong Kong.


7. Mya Mya may be with Papa in her study. She may be with May May in the kitchen.

 Mya Mya may be either …..

Mya Mya may be either with Pa Pa in her study or with May May in the kitchen.


8. The thief saw the poisonous snakes in the pot. Then he left it and went away.

 After …..

After seeing poisonous snakes in the pot, the thief left it and went away.
(OR)
After the thief had seen the poisonous snakes in the pot, he left it and went away.


9. Mother went to the market. She did not take any money with her.

 Without …..

Without taking any money with her, mother went to the market.


10. Grandfather clocks required more space than other styles of clocks.

Other styles of clocks did not …..

Other styles of clocks did not require as much space as grandfather clocks.


Overseas

1. It is better if you don’t know much about this matter.

 The less you …..

The less you know about this matter, the better it is for you.


2. Min Min discovered that the room had been broken into.

 It was Min Min …..

It was Min Min who discovered that the room had been broken into.


3. Aye Aye said to Nyi Nyi, “Why don’t you run and fetch the doctor?”

 Aye Aye asked …..

Aye Aye asked Nyi Nyi why he did not run and fetch the doctor.


4. That housing complex is being constructed bu Yuzana Company.

Yuzana Company …..

Yuzana Company is constructing that housing complex.


5. A Mercedes car is more expensive than a Toyota saloon.

 A Toyota saloon …..

A Toyota saloon is more expensive than a Mercedes car.


6. The guest speaker spoke too fast for us to take down notes.

 The guest speaker spoke so …..

The guest speaker spoke so fast that we could not take down notes.


7. We must show courtesy to our elders.

 Courtesy …..

Courtesy must be shown to our elders.


8. He didn’t explain his behavior and he didn’t apologize for it.

 He neither …..

He neither explained his behaviour nor apologized for it.


9. Who told Thuzar about the accident?

 By whom …..

By whom was Thuzar told about the accident?


10. You are too young to live alone on your own.

 You are not …..

You are not old enough to live alone on your own.