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2004 Old Questions

Yangon

1. Aye Maw finished her piano lessons and then went home.

After Aye Maw …..

After Aye Maw had finished her piano lessons, she went home.

2. Unless you want to lose your good name, don’t cheat in the examination.

 If …..

If you want to lose your good name, cheat in the examination.

(OR)

If you don’t want to lose your good name, don’t cheat in the examination.

3. Father said to us, “I want all of you to be punctual.”

Father told …..

Father told us that he wanted all of us to be punctual.

4. Ko Ba Chit looks after the plants in our garden. He is our cook’s husband.

 Ko Ba Chit, …..

Ko Ba Chit, our cook’s husband, looks after the plants in our garden.

5. Aunty Chaw gives us lots of presents every New Year.

 We …..

We are given lots of presents by Aunty Chaw every New Year.

6. He is such a stingy person that nobody likes him.

He is so …..

He is so stingy that nobody likes him.

7. If you do not diet or exercise, you will not lose weight.

Unless …..

Unless you diet or exercise, you will not lose weight.

8. Khine Maw is too short to be in basketball team.

Khine Maw is not …..

Khine Maw is not tall enough to be in basketball team.

9. Soe Tun went off on a picnic with his friends. He didn’t ask for permission.

Without …..

Without asking for permission, Soe Tun went off on a picnic with his friends.

10. In spite of being very young, she can take care of her family.

 Although …..

Although she is very young, she can take care of her family.

Mandalay

1. The little boy said to his teacher, “May I ask you a question, sir?”

The little boy wanted to know …..

The little boy wanted to know from his teacher if he might ask him a question.

2. He was a good swimmer. He was a good tennis player.

He was not only …..

He was not only a good swimmer but also a good tennis player.

3. Mg Mg was awarded the first prize by the headmaster.

 The headmaster …..

The headmaster awarded Mg Mg the first prize.

4. Both the students and the class teacher are not happy with the examination results.

 Neither …..

Neither the students nor the class teacher is happy with the examination results.

5. The books are too difficult to be read by our students.

The books are so …..

The books are so difficult that they cannot be read by our students.

6. Mya Thuzar is very beautiful. She is the most popular girl in our class.

 Mya Thuzar, …..

Mya Thuzar, the most popular girl in our class, is very beautiful.

7. He worked hard. He earned more money.

 The harder …..

The harder he worked, the more money he earned.

8. May San is more attractive than most of the girls in the school.

 Few …..

Few girls in the school are as attractive as May San.

9. As soon as she got better, she did the housework.

 No sooner …..

No sooner did she get better than she did the housework.

10. Neither of the sisters is beautiful.

 Both …..

Both the sisters are not beautiful.

Magway

1. It was such fine weather that the children went for a picnic.

 The weather …..

The weather was so fine that the children went for a picnic.

2. Cho Cho sometimes comes here. Her sisters sometimes come here.

 Either …..

Either Cho Cho or her sisters sometimes come here.

3. The woman is not strong enough to stand up.

 The woman is too …..

The woman is too weak to stand up.

4. The National Museum is the finest building in Phnom Penh.

No other building …..

No other building in Phnom Penh is as fine as the National Museum.

5. Every flower in the National Park looks beautiful.

 There is no …..

There is no flower in the National Park that does not look beautiful.

6. Unless she leaves now, she will miss the train.

 If …..

If she leaves now, she will not miss the train.

(OR)

If she does not leave now, she will miss the train.

7. If you work harder, you will succeed more.

The harder …..

The harder you work, the more you will succeed.

8. Ni Ni laid the table for dinner. Nobody asked her.

 Without …..

Without being asked, Ni Ni laid the table for dinner.

9. He did his homework and then watched TV.

 Having …..

Having done his homework, he watched TV.

10. The teacher said to the boy, “Why did you break the window?”

The teacher asked …..

The teacher asked the boy why he had broken the window.

Sagaing/Chin

1. You will not be fit if you don’t do physical exercises.

Unless …..

Unless you do physical exercises, you will not be fit.

2. She wrote an article on education and sent it to the press.

After …..

After writing an article on education, she sent it to the press.

(OR)

After she had written an article on education, she sent it to the press.

3. Daw Mya Mya is our class teacher. She is very patient with her students.

Daw Mya Mya, …..

Daw Mya Mya, our class teacher, is very patient with her students.

4. Both sisters do not have long hair.

Neither …..

Neither of the sisters has long hair.

5. The photograph was torn into pieces in anger by Teza.

Teza …..

Teza tore the photograph into pieces in anger.

6. The teacher said, “You must attend classes regularly.”

The teacher told …..

The teacher told us that we must attend classes regularly.

7. Very few girls I know are as beautiful as Wai Wai.

Wai Wai is more …..

Wai Wai is more beautiful than most other girls I know.

8. As soon as he matriculated, Mg Mg joined the army.

No sooner …..

No sooner did he matriculate than Mg Mg joined the army.

9. Chemistry is more difficult to learn than Physics.

 Physics is not …..

Physics is not as difficult to learn as Chemistry.

10. Every girl wants to look beautiful.

There is no …..

There is no girl who does not want to look beautiful.

Bago

1. Helen was blind and deaf after a mysterious illness.

Helen became not only …..

Helen became not only blind but also deaf after a mysterious illness.

2. I have studied all the units in my English text.

There is …..

There is no unit in my English text that I have not studied.

3. Annie Sullivan gave Helen a key to language.

It was …..

It was Annie Sullivan who gave Helen a key to language.

(OR)

It was a key to language that Annie Sullivan gave Helen.

4. Mother said to Thet Thet, “Are you sure you want to marry Ko Nyein Maung?”

Mother asked …..

Mother asked Thet Thet if she was sure she wanted to marry Ko Nyein Maung.

5. Master Po claimed the right of appeal to another judge.

 The right of appeal …..

The right of appeal to another judge was claimed by Master Po.

6. Zaw Zaw washed the car and put it back in the garage.

After …..

After washing the car, Zaw Zaw put it back in the garage.

(OR)

After Zaw Zaw had washed the car, he put it back in the garage.

7. Unless you practise every day, you will not win the tennis match.

If …..

If you practise every day, you will win the tennis match.

(OR)

If you do not practise every day, you will not win the tennis match.

8. I don’t like either of the blouses you’ve bought.

I like …..

I like neither of the blouses you’ve bought.

9. Lu Lu was adopted by a childless couple. She was an orphan.

Lu Lu, …..

Lu Lu, an orphan, was adopted by a childless couple.

10. In spite of always being ill-treated by her step-mother, she never complains to her father.

Although she …..

Although she is always ill-treated by her step-mother, she never complains.

Ayeyarwady

1. The guests had lunch and then they inspected the school.

After …..

After having lunch, the guests inspected the school.

(OR)

After the guests had had lunch, they inspected the school.

2. Yuzana applied for a stipend. She did not tell anyone at home.

Without …..

Without telling anyone at home, Yuzana applied for a stipend.

3. Father said to us, “I want all of you to have a good command of English.”

Father told …..

Father told us that he wanted all of us to have a good command of English.

4. U Nyo sees the children off to school every day. He is our driver.

U Nyo, …..

U Nyo, our driver, sees the children off to school every day.

5. Daw Phaw May donated two computers to our school.

Two computers …..

Two computers were donated to our school by Dawa Phaw May.

6. He is such a good-natured person that everyone likes him.

He is so …..

He is so good-natured that everyone likes him.

7. If you do not diet or exercise, you will not lose weight.

Unless …..

Unless you diet or exercise, you will not lose weight.

8. Thet Maung is not tall enough to get into the Air Force.

Thet Maung is too …..

Thet Maung is too short to get into Air Force.

9. Unless you hurry, we will leave you behind.

If …..

If you hurry, we won’t leave you behind.

(OR)

If you don’t hurry, we will leave you behind.

10. Although he worked the whole day, he did not look tired.

In spite of …..

In spite of working the whole day, he did not look tired.

Mon/Kayin/Tanintharyi

1. Unless you run, you will not be in time.

If you …..

If you run, you will be in time.

(OR)

If you don’t run, you won’t be in time.

2. Toe Toe said to me, “Don’t make the same mistake again.”

Toe Toe told me …..

Toe Toe told me not to make the same mistake again.

3. In spite of being very rich, she is not proud.

 Although …..

Although she is very rich, she is not proud.

4. She was too angry to speak.

She was so …..

She was so angry that she could not speak.

5. Our village pagoda has been rebuilt. It was destroyed by an earthquake.

Our village pagoda …..

Our village pagoda which was destroyed by an earthquake has been rebuilt.

6. By the time we got home, our parents had gone to bed.

When we …..

When we got home, our parents had gone to bed.

7. After glass blowing had been invented, the hourglass came into use.

After people …..

After people had invented glass blowing, the hourglass came into use.

8. As soon as they stepped out of the bus, it began to rain.

No sooner …..

No sooner did they step out of the bus than it began to rain.

9. Many students want to pass the examination, but they do not study regularly.

Without …..

Without studying regularly, many students want to pass the examination.

10. The boy is too ill to go to school today.

The boy is not …..

The boy is not well enough to go to school today.

Rakhine

1. He drives so skilfully that the passengers feel safe and secure.

He is such …..

He is such a skilful driver that the passengers feel safe and secure.

2. Mar Mar said to me, “When will you go abroad?”

Mar Mar asked …..

Mar Mar asked me when I would go abroad.

3. The weather was too hot for the children to go for a swim.

The weather was so …..

The weather was so hot that the children could not go for a swim.

4. “Dreams do come true” is the most interesting story I have ever read.

No other …..

No other story I have ever read is as interesting as “Dreams Do Come True”.

5. Every student in our class knows how to work with a computer.

There is no …..

There is no student in our class who does not know how to work with a computer.

6. Unless you heed your parent’s words, you’ll get into trouble.

If …..

If you heed your parent’s words, you won’t get into trouble.

(OR)

If you don’t heed your parent’s words, you’ll get into trouble.

7. As soon as he heard the news, he shouted with joy.

No sooner …..

No sooner did he hear the news than he shouted with joy.

8. Hla Maung took my book but he didn’t ask for my permission.

Without …..

Without asking for my permission, Hla Maung took my book.

9. U San Thein is a good-natured doctor and so is U Kyaw Swar.

Both …..

Both U San Thein and U Kyaw Swar are good-natured doctors.

10. Pyin Oo Lwin is a very famous summer resort. I enjoy visiting it.

I enjoy visiting Pyin Oo Lwin, …..

I enjoy visiting Pyin Oo Lwin, a very famous summer resort.

Kachin

1. He drew up a plan for his holidays. Then he packed the things he would need.

After …..

After drawing up a plan for his holiday, he packed the things he would need.

(OR)

After he had drawn a plan for his holidays, he packed the things he would need.

2. He escaped from the burning house. He was not injured.

Without …..

Without being injured, he escaped from the burning house.

3. Although he worked the whole night, he couldn’t finish his work.

In spite of …..

In spite of working the whole night, he couldn’t finish his work.

4. Thiha said to his friend, “What happened to my book?”

Thiha asked …..

Thiha asked his friend what had happened to his book.

5. The old man is too old to look after himself.

The old man is so …..

The old man is so old that he could not look after himself.

6. U Soe is kind to all his students. He is one of the teachers from my school.

U Soe, …..

U Soe, one of the teachers from my school, is kind to all his students.

7. When the goods are scarce, the demand for them is great.

The scarcer …..

The scarcer the goods, the greater the demand for them.

8. Moe Lwin is the most active boy in the school.

There is no …..

There is no boy in the school as active as Moe Lwin.

9. As soon as he stopped smoking, his health got better.

No sooner …..

No sooner did he stop smoking than his health got better.

10. Khin Hnin Yu wrote many well known novels.

Many well-known novels …..

Many well-known novels were written by Khin Hini Yu.

Shan/Kayah

1. He apologized to the teacher when he realized his mistake.

Realizing …..

Realizing his mistake, he apologized to the teacher.

2. New Nwe washed the clothes and then she took a rest.

After Nwe Nwe …..

After Nwe Nwe had washed the clothes, she took a rest.

3. U Thu Kha is a famous writer. He was honoured by Yangon University.

 U Thu Kha, …..

U Thu Kha, a famous writer, was honoured by Yangon University.

4. No other boy in class is as tall as Ko Htwe.

 Ko Htwe …..

Ko Htwe is taller than any other boy in our class.

(OR)

Ko Htwe is the tallest boy in our class.

5. Finish your homework or I’ll not let you go out.

Unless …..

Unless you finish your homework, I’ll not let you go out.

6. Ko Ko does not study hard and neither does Nyi Nyi.

Neither …..

Neither Ko Ko nor Nyi Nyi studies hard.

7. The dogs have already been fed by father.

Father …..

Father has already fed the dogs.

8. U Ba said to Daw Hla, “Do yo drive your own car?”

U Ba asked …..

U Ba asked Daw Hla if she drove her own car.

9. Although he is intelligent, he is lazy.

In spite of …..

In spite of being intelligent, he is lazy.

10. She was too tired to continue walking.

She was so …..

She was so tired that she could not continue walking.

Overseas

1. When the fire brigade arrived, the building had been burnt down.

By the time …..

By the time the fire brigade arrived, the building had been burnt down.

2. Hla Hla said to Nyi Nyi, “Will you come to my birthday party next Sunday?”

Hla Hla asked …..

Hla Hla asked Nyi Nyi if he would come to her birthday party the following Sunday.

3. The did not inform me about this.

I …..

I was not informed about this.

4. Many beautiful buildings are being replaced by modern ones.

Modern buildings …..

Modern buildings are replacing many beautiful ones.

5. He went out in the rain. He did not take an umbrella.

Without …..

Without taking an umbrella, he went out in the rain.

6. Stop borrowing money, or you will be in trouble.

Unless …..

Unless you stop borrowing money, you will be in trouble.

7. My mother drives more carefully than my father.

My father is a …..

My father is a less careful driver than my mother.

8. Ni Ni got married as soon as she had graduated.

No sooner …..

No sooner had she graduated than Ni Ni got married.

9. Mi Mi was praised by the Headmaster of our school. She was an outstanding student.

 Mi Mi, …..

Mi Mi, an outstanding student, was praised by the Headmaster of our school.

10. Soe Soe likes Korean films and so does Toe Toe.

Both …..

Both Soe Soe and Toe Toe like Korean films.