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2006 Old Questions

Yangon

1. I said to Mon Mon, “Are you going to see your sister off at the airport?”

I asked …..

I asked Mon Mon if she was going to see her sister off at the airport.


2. The teacher showed the girls how to cook chicken curry.

 The girls …..

The girls were shown how to cook chicken curry by the teacher.


3. The boys watered all the plants and then had their bath.

After …..

After watering all the plants, the boys had their bath.
(OR)
After the boys had watered all the plants, they had their bath.


4. You won’t be allowed to go if you do not ask for your mother’s permission.

 Without …..

Without asking for your mother’s permission, you won’t be allowed to go.


5. Every school in Myanmar now has a computer lab.

 There …..

There is no school in Myanmar now that does not have a computer.


6. Human beings can’t live on the moon; animals can’t live on the moon.

 Not only …..

Not only human beings but also animals can’t live on the moon.


7. If you don’t want to be punished, you must work very hard.

Unless …..

Unless you work very hard, you will be punished.


8. The book is not interesting enough for me to continue reading.

The book is too …..

The book is too boring for me to continue reading.


9. They had just got to the bus-stop when the bus left.

No sooner …..

No sooner had they got to the bus-stop than the bus left.


10. Maung-ma-gan is one of the most beautiful beaches in Myanmar.

Very few …..

Very few beaches in Myanmar are as beautiful as Maung-ma-gan.


Mandalay

1. As soon as he reached home, he helped his mother.

No sooner …..

No sooner did he reach home than he helped his mother.


2. Nanda did his homework and then watched TV.

 Having …..

Having done his homework, Nanda watched TV.


3. 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.


4. Not only my mother but also my sister likes coffee.

 Both …..

Both my mother and my sister like coffee.


5. It is such an interesting film that I saw it twice.

 The film is …..

The film is so interesting that I saw it twice.


6. English is one of the most useful languages in the world.

 Very few languages …..

Very few languages in the world are as useful as English.


7. The thief ran so fast that we couldn’t catch him.

 The thief ran too …..

The thief ran too fast for us to catch.


8. Every girl is worried about how she looks.

 There is no …..

There is no girl who is not worried about how she looks.


9. U Kaung said, “Thuzar, why didn’t you attend my class yesterday?”

U Kaung asked …..

U Kaung asked Thuzar why she had not attended his class the day before.


10. If you don’t set off early, you will get caught in the traffic.

 Unless …..

Unless you set off early, you will get caught in the traffic.


Magway

1. When the teacher had left the room, everyone began to talk at once.

 No sooner …..

No sooner had the teacher left the room than everyone began to talk at once.


2. Both Mya Mya and Hla Hla were not there.

Neither …..

Neither Mya Mya nor Hla Hla was there.


3. Although he is young, he is very wise.

 In spite of …..

In spite of being young, he is very wise.


4. Aung Aung passed the exam. He did not work hard.

Without …..

Without working hard, Aung Aung passed the exam.


5. The man said to me, “Don’t go away.”

The man told …..

The man told me not to go away.


6. If you work harder, you will be more successful.

The harder …..

The harder you work, the more successful you will be.


7. Dr. Hla Maung is well known for his kindness. He is our family doctor.

 Dr Hla Maung, …..

Dr Hla Maung, our family doctor, is well known for his kindness.


8. When the child was four years old, he could read and write.

 By the time …..

By the time the child was four years old, he could read and write.


9. Nobody saw the boy stealing the money.

The boy …..

The boy was not seen stealing the money.


10. A mother’s love is the warmest in the world.

 No other …..

No other love in the world is as warm as a mother’s.


Sagaing/Chin

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

After the guests …..

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


2. 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.


3. Many students want to pass the exam, but they do not study regularly.

Without …..

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


4. Zaw Zaw is too ill to go to Bago.

 Zaw Zaw is not …..

Zaw Zaw is not well enough to go to Bago.


5. U Than Toe is a good-natured doctor and so is Daw Mya Sein.

 Both …..

Both U Than Toe and Daw Mya Sein are good-natured doctors.


6. Every student in our class knows how to use a computer.

There is no …..

There is nostudent in our class who does not know how to use a computer.


7. 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.


8. 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.


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

Thiha asked …..

Thiha asked his friend what had happened to his book.


10. The babies have already been fed by the nurse.

The nurse …..

The nurse has already fed the baby.


Bago

1. The day was so wet and cold that the children were kept indoors.

It was such …..

It was such a wet and cold day that the children were kept indoors.


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

 After …..

After being punished by his father, he never again made a mistake.
(OR)
After he had been punished by his father, he never again made a mistake.


3. In spite of being very rich, Daw Mone is not a happy person.

Although …..

Although Daw Mone is rich, she is not a happy person.


4. As soon as I had taken a bath, I felt better.

 No sooner …..

No sooner had I taken a bath than I felt better.


5. Mother said to us, “Study hard and take good care of your health.”

 Mother told …..

Mother told us to study hard and take good care of our health.


6. All parents want their children to be outstanding.

 There is no …..

There is no parent who does not want the best for his or her children.


7. It is colder in January than in December.

December …..

December is not as cold as January.


8. We can see mosquito larvae only through a microscope.

Mosquito larvae …..

Mosquito larvae can only be seen through a microscope.


9. The scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding Grade 11 student.

The most outstanding …..

The most outstanding Grade 11 student will be awarded the scholarship.


10. They haven’t got the time to go on a vacation. They haven’t got the money, either.

They have got neither …..

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


Ayeyarwady

1. She does not believe him and neither do we.

Neither …..

Neither she nor we believe him.


2. You will not get high marks unless you study hard.

 Without …..

Without studying hard, you will not get high marks.


3. The children were too excited to go to sleep.

The children were so …..

The children were so excited that they could not go to sleep.


4. “Aunt,” he said, “please take care of my children while I’m away.”

 He requested …..

He requested his aunt to take care of his children while he was away.


5. Many villages and homes were destroyed by Tsunami.

Tsunami …..

Tsunami destroyed many villages and homes.


6. Aung Aung studies more seriously than Maung Maung.

Aung Aung is a …..

Aung Aung is a more serious student than Maung Maung.


7. Have you ever been to Japan? It is one of the richest countries in the world.

 Have you ever been to Japan, …..

Have you ever been to Japan, one of the richest countries in the world?


8. All the workers in this factory wear masks.

There is no …..

There is no worker in this factory who does not wear a mask.


9. As soon as he saw who the visitors were, he left the house by the back door.

No sooner …..

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


10. They went out although it was raining.

 In spite of …..

In spite of the rain, they went out.


Mon/Kayin/Tanintharyi

1. As soon as Po Thar reached home, he helped his mother.

No sooner …..

No sooner did Po Thar reach home than he helped his mother.


2. Nanda did his homework and then watched TV.

Having …..

Having done his homework, Nanda watched TV.


3. In spite of being very young, Shwe Zin can take care of her family.

Although …..

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


4. Not only my mother but also my sister likes coffee.

Both …..

Both my mother and my sister like coffee.


5. It is such an interesting film that I saw it twice.

The film is so …..

The film is so interesting that I saw it twice.


6. English is one of the most useful languages in the world.

Very few languages …..

Very few languages in the world are as useful as English.


7. The thief ran so fast that we couldn’t catch him.

The thief ran too …..

The thief ran too fast for us to catch.


8. Every girl is worried about how she looks.

There is no …..

There is no girl who is not worried about how she looks.


9. U Kaung said, “Thuzar, why didn’t you attend my class yesterday?”

U Kaung asked …..

U Kaung asked Thuzar why she had not attended his class the day before.


10. If you don’t set off early, you will get caught in the traffic.

Unless …..

Unless you set off early, you will get caught in the traffic.


Rakhine

1. If Khin Nyo does not go to school today, she will be punished.

Unless …..

Unless Khin Nyo goes to school today, she will be punished.


2. Scholarships are going to be given to to outstanding students by the school.

The school …..

The school is going to give scholarships to outstanding students.


3. “Where will you go this summer?” Ni Ni said to Ko Ko.

Ni Ni asked …..

Ni Ni asked Ko Ko where he would go that summer.


4. She has done her cooking. She has washed the clothes.

She has not only …..

She has not only done her cooking but also washed the clothes.


5. The boy has drawn a picture. The girl has drawn a picture.

Both …..

Both the boy and the girl have drawn a picture each.


6. The headmaster awarded prizes to the winners.

 Prizes …..

Prizes were awarded to the winners by the headmaster.


7. In spite of the cold weather, we went out.

Although …..

Although the weather was cold, we went out.


8. Helen was so hardworking that she finally graduated from a famous college.

Helen was such …..

Helen was such a hardworking girl that she finally graduated from a famous college.


9. All houses are brightly lit during the Thadingyut Festival.

There is no …..

There is no house that is not brightly lit during the Thadingyut Festival.


10. Myo Myo ran much faster than Swe Swe in the last race.

Swe Swe …..

Swe Swe did not run as fast as Myo Myo in the last race.


Kachin

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

The weather was …..

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


2. Cho Cho may have come here or Moe Moe may have come here.

 Either …..

Either Cho Cho or Moe Moe may have 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, Cambodia.

No other building …..

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


5. Every flower in the National Park is beautiful and fragrant.

There is no …..

There is no flower in the National Park that is not 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 be more successful.

The …..

The harder you work, the more successful you will be.


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

Without …..

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


9. He did his homework and then watched TV.

After …..

After doing his homework, he watched TV.
(OR)
After he had done his homework, he watched TV.


10. The teacher said to the boy, “Why did you hit your friend on the head?”

The teacher asked …..

The teacher asked the boy why he had hit his friend on the head.


Shan/ Kayah

1. Although he was intelligent, he was lazy.

 In spite of …..

In spite of being intelligent, he was lazy.


2. Take an umbrella or you will get wet.

Unless …..

Unless you take an umbrella, you will get wet.


3. Tin Tin Mya is a famous vocalist. Cho Pyone is a famous vocalist.

 Both …..

Both Tin Tin Mya and Cho Pyone are famous vocalists.


4. Ko Chit Myaing drove the car recklessly.

The car …..

The car was recklessly driven by Ko Chit Maung.


5. Mother said to me, “I will give you a new watch if you stand first.”

Mother told me …..

Mother told me that she would give me a new watch if I stood first.


6. She had just finished her housework when her friend visited her.

 No sooner …..

No sooner had she finished her housework than her friend visited her.


7. Mi Mi is coming to the party. Her sisters are coming to the party.

Either …..

Either Mi Mi or her sisters are coming to the party.


8. He went out. He did not tell his mother.

Without …..

Without telling his mother, he went out.


9. All the houses in our street have large compounds.

There is no …..

There is no house in our street that does not have a large compound.


10. A diamond is more expensive than a ruby.

 A ruby is …..

A ruby is not as expensive as a diamond.


Overseas

1. My sister is too weak to attend classes today.

My sister is not …..

My sister is not strong enough to attend classes today.


2. The teacher said to the children, “Why are you screaming like this?”

The teacher asked …..

The teacher asked the children why they were screaming like that.


3. 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.


4. Who donated the money for this building in our school?

 By whom …..

By whom was the money donated for this building in our school?


5. As soon as the pianist started to play, the audience became silent.

No sooner …..

No sooner did the pianist start to play than the audience became silent.


6. If she doesn’t know how to cook, she shouldn’t get married.

Unless …..

Unless she knows how to cook, she shouldn’t get married.


7. Every Myanmar girl likes flowers.

 There is no …..

There is no Myanmar girl who does not like flowers.


8. She is such a helpful teacher that everyone in our school likes her.

 She is so …..

She is so helpful that everyone in our school likes her.


9. I don’t like either of the birthday presents you gave me.

 I like …..

I like neither of the birthday presents you gave me.


10. U Win Nyunt has gone to Japan. He is the manager of our company.

U Win Nyunt, …..

U Win Nyunt, the manager of our company, has gone to Japan.