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2008 Old Questions

Yangon

1. Thandar said to Nandar, “Don’t be late for the meeting tomorrow.”

Thandar told Nandar …..

Thandar told Nandar not to be late for the meeting the next day.


2. As soon as the plane took off, I realized that I had left my suitcase behind.

No sooner …..

No sooner did the plane take off than I realized that I had left the suitcase behind.


3. Who invented the airplane?

 By whom …..

By whom was the airplane invented?


4. She is such a skinny girl that her parents are worried about her health.

 She is so …..

She is so skinny that her parents are worried about her health.


5. It is warmer today than it was yesterday.

 It was …..

It was not as warm yesterday as it is today.


6. If you work harder, you will earn more.

 The harder …..

The harder you work, the more you will earn.


7. He decided to go to Mandalay with us. He did not think twice.

 Without …..

Without thinking twice, he decided to go to Mandalay with us.


8. Although Thida was excited, she was able to finish her speech.

In spite of …..

In spite of being excited, Thida was able to finish her speech.


9. If you do not eat less and take regular exercises, you will get fatter.

Unless …..

Unless you eat less and take regular exercises, you will get fatter.


10. When I stood on top of the mountain, I could see the town clearly.

Standing …..

Standing on top of the mountain, I could see the town clearly.


Mandalay

1. 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.


2. The teacher said, “Thuzar, why didn’t you attend my class yesterday?”

 The teacher asked …..

The teacher asked Thuzar why she had not attended his class the day before.


3. It is such an interesting book that I read it twice.

 The book is …..

The book is so interesting that I read it twice.


4. Every mother wants her children to be successful.

 There is no …..

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


5. As soon as I had finished answering all the questions, the bell rang.

No sooner …..

No sooner had I finished answering all the questions than the bell rang.


6. The boy watered all the plants and then had his bath.

 After …..

After watering all the plants, the boy had his bath.
(OR)
After the boy had watered all the plants, he had his bath.


7. Mi Mi is coming to the party. Her sister is coming to the party.

 Either …..

Either Mi Mi or her sister is coming to the party.


8. U Kaung drove the car recklessly.

 The car …..

The car was recklessly driven by U Kaung.


9. We are very busy. We will not be able to take time off this year.

We are so …..

We are so busy that we will not be able to take time off this year.


10. Although he worked the whole night, he could not finish his work.

 In spite of …..

In spite of working the whole night, he could not finish his work.


Magway

1. When I finished my work, it was almost midnight.

 By the time …..

By the time I finished my work, it was almost midnight.


2. As soon as U Ba had harvested his paddy, he sent it to the rice mill.

 No sooner …..

No sooner had U Ba harvested his paddy than he sent it to the rice mill.


3. The clothes have been washed by the maid.

 The maid …..

The maid has washed the clothes.


4. Not only Thuzar but also Yupar is a hardworking student.

 Both …..

Both Thuzar and Yupar are hardworking students.


5. He went out early. He did not have anything for breakfast.

 Without …..

Without having anything for breakfast, he went out early.


6. Aye Aye said to Mg Mg, “I will return your book tomorrow.”

 Aye Aye told …..

Aye Aye told Mg Mg that she would return his book the next day.


7. If you are not sure about the price, don’t buy it yet.

 Unless …..

Unless you are sure about the price, don’t buy it yet.


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. Thura is the cleverest boy in our class.

 There is no …..

There is no boy in our class as clever as Thura.


10. Although he was ill, he went on working.

 In spite of …..

In spite of being ill, he went on working.


Sagaing/Chin

1. He did his homework and then he went out to play with his friends.

 After he …..

After he had done his homework, he went out to play with his friends.


2. Study regularly or you will fail the examination.

 Unless …..

Unless you study regularly, you will fail the examination.


3. Human beings cannot live on the moon. Animals cannot live on the moon.

 Neither …..

Neither human beings nor animals can live on the moon.


4. When she is busy, she becomes more impatient.

 The busier …..

The busier she is, the more impatient she becomes.


5. Mu Mu said to me, “How long have you been in your present job?”

 Mu Mu asked …..

Mu Mu asked me how long I had been in my present job.


6. My mother drives more carefully than my father.

 My father …..

My father does not drive as carefully as my mother.


7. The book is so interesting that I read it twice.

 It is such …..

It is such an interesting book that I read it twice.


8. They did not inform me about it.

 I …..

I was not informed about it.


9. She swallowed the medicine. She did not take any water.

 Without …..

Without taking any water, she swallowed the medicine.


10. She went on working although she was feeling unwell.

 In spite of …..

In spite of feeling unwell, she went on working.


Bago

1. All the workers in this factory wear masks.

 There is no …..

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


2. She said, “Please take care of my children while I’m away.”

 She requested …..

She requested me to take care of her children while she was away.


3. If you are younger, it is easier for you to learn new things.

 The younger …..

The younger you are, the easier it is for you to learn new things.


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

 The nurse …..

The nurse has already fed the babies.


5. My mother drives more carefully than my father.

My father …..

My father does not drive as carefully as my mother.


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

 Without …..

Without telling his mother, he went out.


7. Take an umbrella or you will get wet.

 Unless …..

Unless you take an umbrella, you will get wet.


8. Human being cannot live on the moon. Animals cannot live on the moon.

 Neither …..

Neither human beings nor animals can live on the moon.


9. The book is so interesting that I read it twice.

 It is such …..

It is such an interesting book that I read it twice.


10. Although he had many degrees, he had trouble finding a job.

 In spite of …..

In spite of having many degrees, he had trouble finding a job.


Ayeyarwady

1. When your train leaves, I will be back at home.

 By the time …..

By the time your train leaves, I will be back at home.


2. The teacher said to me, “Why were you absent yesterday?”

The teacher …..

The teacher asked me why I had been absent the day before.


3. Everyone wants to be successful in life.

 There is no …..

There is no one who does not want to be successful in life.


4. I will not finish my work in time if you do not help me.

 Unless …..

Unless you help me, I will not finish my work in time.


5. Thida sings better than her mother.

 Thida is …..

Thida is a better singer than her mother.


6. He can swim well. He was not taught to swim.

 Without …..

Without being taught, he can swim well.


7. Although Mya Mya was sick, she successfully got through her examination.

 In spite of …..

In spite of being sick, she successfully got through her examination.


8. Doctors have not found out the cause of his illness yet.

 The cause of his illness …..

The cause of his illness has not been found out by doctors yet.


9. As soon as she heard the news, she burst into tears.

 No sooner …..

No sooner did she hear the news than she burst into tears.


10. When the bus stopped suddenly, it tipped me out of my seat.

 Stopping …..

Stopping suddenly, the bus tipped me out of my seat.


Mon/Kayin/Tanintharyi

1. The books were returned to the library although they were not read.

 Without …..

Without being read, the books were returned to the library.


2. As soon as he stopped smoking, he did not cough at all.

 No sooner …..

No sooner did he stop smoking than he did not cough at all.


3. “Shall I ever see her again?” he wondered.

 He wondered …..

He wondered if he would ever see her again.


4. My cook always make a number of tasty dishes.

 A number of …..

A number of tasty dishes are always made by my cook.


5. Ngwe Saung is one of the most beautiful beaches in Myanmar.

Very few …..

Very few beaches in Myanmar are as beautiful as Ngwe Saung.


6. Although he worked the whole night, he could not finish his work.

 In spite of …..

In spite of working the whole night, he could not finish his work.


7. Every student in this class has a dictionary.

 There is no …..

There is no student in this class who does not have a dictionary.


8. If he does not stand first in his class, his father won’t be pleased.

 Unless …..

Unless he stands first in his class, his father won’t be pleased.


9. When Mu Mu had finished cooking, she started knitting.

 Having …..

Having finished cooking, Mu Mu started knitting.


10. The air gets thin when we climb high.

 The higher …..

The higher we climb, the thinner the air gets.


Rakhine

1. The teacher said to Hla Hla, “You can sit here.”

 The teacher told …..

The teacher told Hla Hla that she could sit there.


2. The winning goal was scored by Aung Aung.

 Aung Aung …..

Aung Aung scored the winning goal.


3. Everyone wants to be successful in life.

There is no …..

There is no one who does not want to be successful in life.


4. Human beings cannot live on the moon. Animals cannot live on the moon.

 Neither …..

Neither human being nor animals can live on the moon.


5. She swallowed the medicine. She did not take any water.

 Without …..

Without taking any water, she swallowed the medicine.


6. Although Mg Mg was injured, he went on playing.

 In spite of …..

In spite of being injured, Mg Mg went on playing.


7. If you do not stop smoking, you will not get better.

 Unless …..

Unless you stop smoking, you will not get better.


8. I like chocolate very much. I can’t help eating it.

I like chocolate so …..

I like chocolate so much that I can’t help eating it.


9. As soon as I had finished answering all the questions, the bell rang.

 No sooner …..

No sooner had I finished answering all the questions than the bell rang.


10. She likes nice clothes. She also likes lovely pieces of jewellery.

 She likes not only …..

She likes not only nice clothes but also lovely pieces of jewellery.


Kachin

1. He did his homework and then he went out to play with his friends.

After …..

After doing his homework, he went out to play with his friends.
(OR)
After he had done his homework, he went out to play with his friends.


2. Study regularly or you will fail the examination.

 Unless …..

Unless you study regularly, you will fail the examination.


3. Human being cannot live on the moon. Animals cannot live on the moon.

Neither …..

Neither human beings nor animals can live on the moon.


4. When she is busy, she becomes impatient.

 The busier …..

The busier she is, the more impatient she becomes.


5. Mu Mu said to me, “How long have you been in your present job?”

Mu Mu asked …..

Mu Mu asked me how long I had been in my present job.


6. We cannot see bacteria without a microscope.

Bacteria …..

Bacteria cannot be seen without a microscope.


7. The patient was very weak, but he tried to get up and walked.

In spite of …..

In spite of being very weak, the patient tried to get up and walked.


8. My sister can play the piano better than I do.

I cannot …..

I cannot play the piano as well as my sister does.


9. I was very tired. Therefore, I fell asleep without saying any prayers.

I was so …..

I was so tired that I fell asleep without saying any prayers.


10. When I saw the smoke, I tried to sound the alarm.

Seeing …..

Seeing the smoke, I tried to sound the alarm.


Shan/ Kayah

1. The coffee is so strong that I cannot drink it.

 The coffee is too …..

The coffee is too strong for me to drink.


2. Although they worked day and night, they did not finish the work.

 In spite of …..

In spite of working day and night, they did not finish the work.


3. Ma Ma studies more seriously than Ko Ko.

 Ko Ko …..

Ko Ko does not study as seriously as Ma Ma.


4. Not only the worm but also the snail does not have a backbone.

 Neither …..

Neither the worm nor the snail has a backbone.


5. She spent all her money on clothes.

 All her money …..

All her money was spent on clothes.


6. We had just watered the plants when it began to rain.

 No sooner …..

No sooner had we watered the plants than it began to rain.


7. I don’t like her attitude towards work.

 It is her attitude towards work …..

It is her attitude towards work that I don’t like.


8. Aye Aye said to Hla Hla, “Do you know when the concert will begin?”

 Aye Aye asked …..

Aye Aye asked Hla Hla if she knew when the concert would begin.


9. As the boy didn’t know the answer to the question, he kept quiet.

 Not knowing …..

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


10. A stranger entered the room. Nobody noticed him.

 Without …..

Without being noticed, a stranger entered the room.


Overseas

1. Bagan attracts many tourists. Inlay Lake attracts many tourists.

 Not only …..

Not only Bagan but also Inlay Lake attracts many tourists.


2. Mg Mg doesn’t speak English as fluently as Ma Ma.

 Ma Ma speaks …..

Ma Ma speaks English more fluently than Mg Mg.


3. Fabricius discovered the valves of the veins. He was Harvey’s tutor.

 Fabricius, …..

Fabricius, Harvey’s tutor, discovered the valves of the veins.


4. If the sum is difficult, we need more time to do it.

 The more …..

The more difficult the sum, the more time we need to do it.


5. The policeman asked Ko Ko where he had been the previous night.

 The policeman said to Ko Ko …..

The policeman said to Ko Ko “Where were you last night?”


6. When she thought that she had worried her father, she was unhappy.

 Thinking …..

Thinking that she had worried her father, she was unhappy.


7. Every teacher in our school is well-qualified and well-trained.

 There is no …..

There is no teacher in our school who is not well-qualified and well-trained.


8. As soon as I finished my homework, I went out and played with my friends.

 No sooner …..

No sooner did I finish my homework than I went out to play with my friends.


9. When Hla Hla arrived, it was already midnight.

 By the time …..

By the time Hla Hla arrived, it was already midnight.


10. Nyi Lay went to the party. No one invited him.

 Without …..

Without being invited, Nyi Lay went to the party.