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2010 Old Questions

Yangon

1. Shwe Wah loves fried fish. Shwe Wah is my cat.

 Shwe Wah, …..

Shwe Wah, my cat, loves fried fish.


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

Very few …..

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


3. Our town is larger than Kyaukphyu.

Kyaukphyu …..

Kyaukphyu is not as large as our town.


4. When the boys had done their homework, they went out to play.

 Having …..

Having done their work, the boys went out to play.


5. The maid swept the floor and then washed the clothes.

After …..

After sweeping the floor, the maid washed the clothes.
(OR)
After the maid had swept the floor, she washed the clothes.


6. The book was so interesting that Ma Ma read it in one sitting.

 It was such …..

It was such an interesting book that Ma Ma read it in one sitting.


7. Although she was ill, she went on working throughout the day.

 In spite of …..

In spite of being ill, she went on working through the day.


8. All students in this class are eager to take part in school activities.

There is no …..

There is no student in this class who is not eager to take part in school activities.


9. The workers are mending the roof of the house.

The roof …..

The roof of the house is being mended by the workers.


10. Mother said to Ko Ko, “Did you go to the cinema with your friends yesterday?”

 Mother …..

Mother asked Ko Ko if he had gone to the cinema with his friends the day before.


Mandalay

1. My brother rushed into the kitchen when he arrived home from school.

Arriving …..

Arriving home from school, my brother rushed into the kitchen.


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

 It was such …..

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


3. Why have they moved your table?

Why …..

Why has your table been moved?


4. As she grew older, she became more patient.

The older …..

The older she grew, the more patient she became.


5. Unless you behave well, you’ll not be allowed to attend the party.

If you …..

If you behave well, you will be allowed to attend the party.
(OR)
If you don’t behave well, you won’t be allowed to attend the party.


6. Kay Kay washed the vegetables and then put them in the refrigerator.

 After Kay Kay …..

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


7. 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.


8. Dr. Ma Tin Win will give a talk tomorrow. She is a well-known writer.

Dr. Ma Tin Win, …..

Dr. Ma Tin Win, a well-known writer, will give a talk tomorrow.


9. Naychi discovered that the room had been broken into.

 It was Naychi …..

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


10. A computer is a useful device. It is an essential device, too.

A computer is both …..

A computer is both a useful and an essential device.


Magway

1. He has no manners at all. His sister has no manners at all.

Both …..

Both he and his sister have no manners at all.


2. I said to my brother, “What happened to your bicycle?”

I asked …..

I asked my brother what had happened to his bicycle.


3. Who sent yo this email?

By whom …..

By whom were you sent this email?


4. They have reserved these seats for special guests.

These seats …..

These seats have been reserved for special guests.


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

You are not …..

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


6. Teak is the most valuable wood in the world.

 There is no …..

There is no wood in the world as valuable as teak.


7. Last night as soon as I went to bed, I fell asleep.

 No sooner …..

No sooner did I go to bed than I fell asleep last night.


8. I can’t stand the heat. I can’t stand the cold wind, either.

I can …..

I can stand neither the heat nor the cold wind.


9. Daw Khin Khin is very patient with her customers. Daw Khin Khin is a shopkeeper.

Daw Khin Khin, …..

Daw Khin Khin, a shopkeeper, is very patient with her customers.


10. Mother said to Ko Phyo, “Why don’t you go to school today?”

Mother asked …..

Mother asked Ko Phyo why he did not go to school that day.


Ayeyarwady

1. Mg Mg had attended the computer training course. Then he joined a famous company.

After …..

After having attended the computer training, Mg Mg joined a famous company.


2. The neighbours I have are so nice that I am very happy.

 I have such …..

I have such nice neighbours that I am very happy.


3. The Myanmar Times is a weekly journal. The Myanmar Times can help our products reach our target market.

The Myanmar Times, …..

The Myanmar Times, a weekly journal, can help our products reach our target market.


4. Why did you scold and beat your sister?

Why was …..

Why was your sister scolded and beaten?


5. All the players in this football team have stamina.

There is no …..

There is no player in this football team that does not have stamina.


6. As soon as she washed all the clothes, it began to rain.

No sooner …..

No sooner did she wash all the clothes than it began to rain.


7. Kyi Kyi said to Mi Mi, “Did you enjoy your vacation in Bagan last week?”

 Kyi Kyi asked …..

Kyi Kyi asked Mi Mi if she had enjoyed her vacation in Bagan the previous week.


8. The heart supplies the whole body with its life-blood.

It is …..

It is the heart that supplies the whole body with its life-blood.


9. Chaungtha is a beautiful beach. Ngwesaung is a beautiful beach.

Both …..

Both Chaungtha and Ngwesaung are beautiful beaches.


10. Pop music is more popular than classical music nowadays.

Classical music …..

Classical music is not as popular as pop music nowadays.


Magway

1. He got up from bed as soon as the alarm went off.

No sooner …..

No sooner did the alarm go off than he got up from bed.


2. Chemistry is an interesting subject. Physics is an interesting subject.

Both …..

Both chemistry and physics are interesting subjects.


3. Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world.

 There is no …..

There is no mountain in the world as high as Mount Everest.


4. Bagan is an ancient capital of Myanmar. It is just 50 kilometers from Mount Popa.

Bagan, …..

Bagan, an ancient capital of Myanmar, is just 50 kilometers from Mount Popa.


5. Who will take care of the baby?

By whom …..

By whom will the baby be taken care of?


6. He was not clever enough to understand what they meant.

He was too …..

He was too stupid to understand what they meant.


7. If you don’t come on time, we will leave without you.

Unless …..

Unless you come on time, we will leave without you.


8. The teacher said to Zaw Zaw, “Why didn’t you do your homework?”

The teacher asked …..

The teacher asked Zaw Zaw why he had not done his homework.


9. All the houses in this street are brightly lit during the Thadingyut festival.

There is no …..

There is no house in this street that is not brightly lit during the Thadingyut festival.


10. Ju Ju writes more creatively than Sue Sue.

 Ju Ju is …..

Ju Ju is a more creative writer than Sue Sue.


Mon/Kayin/Tanintharyi

1. Our country is rich in natural resources. It is one of the Southeast Asian countries.

 Our country, …..

Our country, one of the Southeast Asian countries, is rich in natural resources.


2. Neither human beings nor animals can live on the moon.

Not only …..

Not only human beings but also animals cannot live on the moon.


3. The sum is so difficult that the students can’t do it easily.

It is such …..

It is such a difficult sum that the students can’t do it easily.


4. I had one delay after another. I am starting to get fed up.

Having …..

Having one delay after another, I am starting to get fed up.


5. A new comet was discovered by scientists last year.

Scientists …..

Scientists discovered a new comet last year.


6. The teacher said to Zaw Zaw, “If you don’t change your study habits, you won’t pass your examination.”

The teacher told …..

The teacher told Zaw Zaw that if he did not change his study habits, he would not pass his examination.


7. Michael Jackson was one of the most famous pop stars in the world.

Very few …..

Very few pop stars in the world are as famous as Michael Jackson.


8. Robots can work more precisely than human workers.

Human workers …..

Human workers cannot work as precisely as robots.


9. My health hasn’t improved although I take the prescribed medicine regularly.

In spite of …..

In spite of me taking the prescribed medicine regularly, my health hasn’t improved.


10. Stop fighting or the teacher will punish you.

Unless …..

Unless you stop fighting, the teacher will punish you.


Shan/ Kayah

1. Sue said, “Johnsy, don’t move and promise me not to look out of the window.”

 Sue told …..

Sue told Johnsy not to move and promise her not to look out of the window.


2. Mother cooks something special for us at weekends. If not, she takes us to a restaurant.

Mother either …..

Mother either cooks something special for us or takes us to a restaurant at weekends.


3. It was already midnight when I got home last night.

By the time …..

By the time I got home last night, it was already midnight.


4. My brother rushed into the kitchen when he arrived home from school.

Arriving …..

Arriving home from school, my brother rushed into the kitchen.


5. Paper, the main writing material today, was invented by the Chinese.

The Chinese …..

The Chinese invented paper, the main writing material today.


6. I am not feeling well although I take the prescribed medicine regularly.

In spite of …..

In spite of taking the prescribed medicine regularly, I am not feeling well.


7. Her daughter was injured in a car accident. She is now in hospital.

Her daughter who …..

Her daughter who was injured in a car accident is now in hospital.


8. If you follow the rules and regulations, you won’t get into trouble.

Unless …..

Unless you follow the rules and regulations, you will get into trouble.


9. My sister and I cannot answer this question.

Neither …..

Neither my sister nor I can answer this question.


10. The book is not interesting enough for me to continue to read.

 This book is too …..

The book is too boring for me to continue to read.


Sagaing/Chin

1. He repaired the tap. No one reminded him.

Without …..

Without being reminded, he repaired the tap.


2. It was such a frightening dream that I stayed awake for a long time.

 The dream was so …..

The dream was so frightening that I stayed awake for a long time.


3. Father said to me, “Why didn’t you study last night?”

 Father asked …..

Father asked me why I had not studied the previous night.


4. If the river becomes deeper, the danger is greater.

 The deeper …..

The deeper the river the greater the danger.


5. Ni Ni is a dutiful daughter, and so is Win Win.

Both …..

Both Ni Ni and Win Win are dutiful daughters.


6. She read the e-mail from her friend and then sent a reply.

After she …..

After she had read the e-mail from her friend, she sent a reply.


7. Mg Mg is not a hardworking student. Win Oo is not a hardworking student.

Neither …..

Neither Mg Mg nor Win Oo is a hardworking student.


8. U Myint is very patient with people. U Myint is a taxi driver.

U Myint, …..

U Myint, a taxi driver, is very patient with people.


9. We donated clothes and medicines to the fire victims.

 Clothes and medicines …..

Clothes and medicines were donated to the fire victims.


10. Every flower in the National Park is beautiful.

There is no …..

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


Kachin

1. Although he worked the whole night, he couldn’t finish the task.

In spite of …..

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


2. I was taught by experience that life is meaningful.

Experience …..

Experience taught me that life is meaningful.


3. When he had passed the matriculation examination, she attended a computer course.

No sooner …..

No sooner had he passed the matriculation examination than she attended a computer course.


4. He is too poor to own a house.

He is not …..

He is not rich enough to own a house.


5. By the time the football match was over, it was already 6:00 pm.

When …..

When the football match was over, it was already 6:00 pm.


6. When she was offered a good salary, she accepted the job.

Being …..

Being offered a good salary, she accepted the job.


7. If you study hard, you will not fail the examination.

 Unless …..

Unless you study hard, you will fail the examination.


8. Thida went shopping. She did not take her shopping list.

Without …..

Without taking her shopping list, Thida went shopping.


9. He folded the letter and then put it into the envelope.

After …..

After folding the letter, he put it into the envelope.
(OR)
After he had folded the letter, he put it into the envelope.


10. The teacher said to her class, “Stop talking while I’m teaching.”

The teacher told her class …..

The teacher told her class to stop talking while she was teaching.


Rakhine

1. Myanmar is an agricultural country. Vietnam is an agricultural country.

Both …..

Both Myanmar and Vietnam are agricultural countries.


2. The two boys are not hardworking.

Neither of …..

Neither of the boys is hardworking.


3. Mother said to Ko Phyo, “Why don’t you go to school today?”

Mother asked …..

Mother asked Ko Phyo why he did not go to school that day.


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

 Very few …..

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


5. The meeting was so important that all officials attended it.

 It was such …..

It was such an important meeting that all officials attended it.


6. Although plastic bags are cheap and useful, they are harmful to the environment.

 In spite of …..

In spite of being cheap and useful, plastic bags are harmful to the environment.


7. Mi Nyo is very intelligent. She is my favourite pet dog.

Mi Nyo, …..

Mi Nyo, my favourite pet dog, is very intelligent.


8. All farmers in this village use natural fertilizers.

There is no …..

There is no farmer in this village who does not use natural fertilizers.


9. Somebody left the lights on all night.

The lights …..

The lights were left on all night.


10. My sister left the room. She did not switch off the light.

Without …..

Without switching off the light, my sister left the room.


Overseas

1. I had one delay after another. I am starting to get fed up.

 Having …..

Having one delay after another, I am starting to get fed up.


2. A new comet was discovered by scientists last year.

Scientists …..

Scientists discovered a new comet last year.


3. As soon as Myo Myo realized that the house was on fire, she rang the fire station.

No sooner …..

No sooner did Myo Myo realize that the house was on fire than she rang the fire station.


4. Both Mya Mya and Hla Hla were not interested in Physics.

 Neither …..

Neither Mya Mya nor Hla Hla was interested in Physics.


5. Mother said to Ko Ko, “Why don’t you go to school today?”

Mother asked …..

Mother asked Ko Ko why he did not go to school that day.


6. The boat is so small that it can’t be used against swift current.

The boat is too …..

The boat is too small to be used against swift current.


7. Every student in our class obeys the rules and regulations.

 There is no …..

There is no student in our class who does not obey rules and regulations.


8. Although the apartment is small, it is expensive.

 In spite of …..

In spite of being small, the apartment is expensive.


9. He ate lunch then he left immediately.

After …..

After eating lunch, he left immediately.
(OR)
After he had eaten lunch, he left immediately.


10. U Ba is a very strict person. He is the managing director of our company.

 U Ba, …..

U Ba, the managing director of our company, is a very strict person.