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2012 Old Questions

Yangon

1. Although Yupar is beautiful, she is not friendly.

In spite of …..

In spite of being beautiful, Yupar is not friendly.


2. Mya Thet did all the housework, then she went to the movie with her friends.

After …..

After doing all the housework, Mya Thet went to the movies with her friends.


3. He went to bed. He did not eat anything last night.

Without …..

Without eating anything last night, he went to bed.


4. If you leave your home soon, you will arrive the station early.

The sooner …..

The sooner you leave your home, the earlier you will arrive at the station.


5. If you don’t sit quietly, you will have to leave the room.

Unless …..

Unless you sit quietly, you will have to leave the room.


6. The road is too narrow for the truck to go through.

The road is not …..

The road is not wide enough for the truck to go through.


7. 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.


8. They received more information than we did.

 We …..

We did not receive as much information as they did.


9. Junction Mortin is one of the most attractive shopping centres in Yangon.

Very few …..

Very few shopping centres in Yangon are as attractive as Junction Mortin.


10. When father had trimmed the fence, he watered the plants.

Having …..

Having trimmed the fence, father watered the plants.


Mandalay

1. The weather was too cold for them to go for a swim.

The weather was so …..

The weather was so cold that they could not go for a swim.


2. He ran faster than his brother.

 His brother …..

His brother did not run as fast as he did.


3. When she had drawn the curtains, she switched on the light.

Having …..

Having drawn the curtains, she switched on the light.


4. All the students in this class obey the rules.

There is no …..

There is no student in this class who does not obey the rules.


5. Sedona is one of the most expensive hotels in Yangon.

 Very few …..

Very few hotels in Yangon are as expensive as Sedona.


6. The flood has destroyed many acres of paddy fields.

 Many acres of paddy fields …..

Many acres of paddy fields have been destroyed by the flood.


7. Mango is liked by almost all people in Myanmar. It is a tropical fruit.

Mango, …..

Mango, a tropical fruit, is liked by all people in Myanmar.


8. Nilar said, “Ko Ko, where can I get some stationery?”

 Nilar asked …..

Nilar asked Ko Ko where she could get some stationery.


9. Although she is very rich, she is stingy.

 In spite of …..

In spite of being rich, she is stingy.


10. The dogs have been fed by my aunt.

My aunt …..

My aunt has fed the dogs.


Sagaing/Chin

1. Myanmar Pyay Thein Tan is an amazing singer. He could sing many songs without taking a break throughout the night.

 Myanmar Pyay Thein Tan, …..

Myanmar Pyay Thein Tan, an amazing singer, could sing many songs without taking a break throughout the night.


2. Unless we keep our environment always clean and green, there might be problems for all living things.

 If …..

If we keep our environment always clean and green, there might not be problems for all living things.
(OR)
If you don’t keep our environment always clean and green, there might be problems for all living things.


3. Learning English is very hard.

 It is …..

It is learning English that is very hard.


4. 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.


5. My brother is too simple to understand the joke.

My brother is not …..

My brother is not clever enough to understand the joke.


6. All countries all over the world have their national flags.

There is no …..

There is no country all over the world that does not have its national flags.


7. The flood destroyed many cars in Thailand.

Many cars …..

Many cars in Thailand were destroyed by the flood.


8. A student took a reference book away from the library. No one saw him.

Without …..

Without being seen, a student took a reference book away from the library.


9. Mona Lisa is one of the most valuable paintings in the world.

Very few …..

Very few paintings in the world are as valuable as Mona Lisa.


10. When people grow old, they become more irritated.

The older …..

The older people grow, the more irritated they become.


Kachin

1. The old man said to me, “What’s your name and who are your parents?”

 The old man asked …..

The old man asked me what my name was and who my parents were.


2. Students are not allowed to take reference books away from the library.

No student …..

No student is allowed to take reference books away from the library.


3. Thura bought a watch from Ga Mone Pwint Store. It is for his only sister.

 The watch which …..

The watch which Thura bought from Ga Mone Pwint Store is for his only sister.


4. Nanda took about an hour to learn a few English sentences by heart.

 It took …..

It took Nanda about an hour to learn a few English sentences by heart.


5. They didn’t tell me anything about it.

 I …..

I wasn’t told anything about it.


6. Although the sea was rough, the fishermen went fishing.

 In spite of …..

In spite of the sea being rough, the fisherman went fishing.
(OR)
In spite of the rough sea, the fisherman went fishing.


7. The laser is used in surgical operations. If not, the knife is used in surgical operations.

 Either …..

Either the laser or the knife is used in surgical operations.


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

 Very few …..

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


9. The letters are sorted and then delivered.

 After …..

After being sorted, the letters are delivered.
(OR)
After the letters have been sorted, they are delivered.


10. All the staff in our department are well-disciplined.

 There is no …..

There is no staff in our department who is not well-disciplined.


Bago

1. Western foods are damaging health in the industrialized country of Japan.

Health …..

Health is being damaged in the industrialized country of Japan by Western foods.


2. “Will you not sit down, Zaw Zaw?” said the teacher.

 The teacher asked …..

The teacher asked Zaw Zaw if he would not sit down.


3. A student entered the headmaster’s room. He did not knock on the door.

 Without …..

Without knocking on the door, a student entered the headmaster’s room.


4. Ko Ko does not eat beef. Nyi Nyi does not eat beef, too.

Neither …..

Neither Ko Ko nor Nyi Nyi eats beef.


5. AIDS is one of the most harmful diseases in the world.

 Very few …..

Very few diseases in the world are as harmful as AIDS.


6. Every young boy loves to watch football matches.

There is no …..

There is no young boy who does not love to watch football matches.


7. Kyi Pyar is too short to be a model.

Kyi Pyar is not …..

Kyi Pyar is not tall enough to be a model.


8. MRTV 4 broadcasts the latest and breaking news to the public.

 It is …..

It is MRTV 4 that broadcasts the latest and breaking news to the public.


9. Indonesia is one of the ASEAN countries. It is the host country for the 26th SEA Games.

Indonesia, …..

Indonesia, one of ASEAN countries, is the host country for the 26th SEA Games.


10. When the examination comes near, the students will become excited.

 The nearer …..

The nearer the examination comes, the more excited the students will become.


Magway

1. Although they work very hard, their business is not thriving.

In spite of …..

In spite of them working very hard, their business is not thriving.


2. 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.


3. The Shan State is the largest state in Myanmar.

No other state …..

No other state in Myanmar is as large as the Shan State.


4. U Thint Swe is our family doctor. U Thint Swe is very kind to his patients.

U Thint Swe, …..

U Thint Swe, our family doctor, is very kind to his patients.


5. You can’t defeat her at tennis if you don’t practise regularly.

 Unless …..

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


6. A group of scientists are carrying out an experiment systematically.

An experiment …..

An experiment is being systematically carried out by a group of scientists.


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

No sooner …..

No sooner had I taken the medicine than I felt better.


8. The teacher said to the students, “Do all the exercises in this chapter.”

 The teacher told …..

The teacher told the students to do all the exercises in that chapter.


9. He is a journal publisher. He is a famous writer.

 He is not only …..

He is not only a journal publisher but also a famous writer.


10. He finished his assignment and submitted it to his teacher.

 After …..

After finishing his assignment, he submitted it to his teacher.
(OR)
After he had finished his assignment, he submitted it to the teacher.


Shan/ Kayah

1.I had eaten too much for dinner. I could not sleep well.

Having …..

Having eaten too much for dinner, I could not sleep well.


2. All the children brought their parents to the picnic.

There is no …..

There is no child who did not bring his or her parents to the picnic.


3. Although the actor acted wonderfully, he could not hold our attention.

 In spite of …..

In spite of acting wonderfully, the actor could not hold our attention.


4. Tobacco contains nicotine. Nicotine is a substance that stimulates the heart.

Tobacco contains nicotine, …..

Tobacco contains nicotine, a substance that stimulates the heart.


5. Organic farmers use crop rotations to improve the fertility of their soil.

Crop rotations …..

Crop rotations are used by organic farmers to improve the fertility of their soil.


6. Zaw Zaw plays soccer better than Tun Tun.

 Tun Tun …..

Tun Tun does not play soccer as well as Zaw Zaw.


7. “You can come and live with me in Yangon,” said Daw Lay.

Daw Lay said that …..

Daw Lay said that I could come and live with her in Yangon.


8. They spoke very loudly. We all heard what they were talking about.

They spoke so …..

They spoke so loudly that we all heard what they were talking about.


9. It took the ship a few minutes to reach the shore.

The ship …..

The ship took a few minutes to reach the shore.


10. Capillaries carry pure blood from the arteries to all the tissues and organs of the body.

 It is …..

It is capillaries that carry pure blood from the arteries to all the tissues and organs of the body.


Ayeyarwady

1. “Why were you absent yesterday?” said the teacher to Myo Min.

The teacher asked …..

The teacher asked Myo Min why he had been absent the day before.


2. The question was so difficult that no student in the class could answer it.

The question was too …..

The question was too difficult for any of the students in the class to answer.


3. This is the most interesting book I have ever read.

I have never …..

I have never read a more interesting book than this.


4. When the athlete knew that he had broken the record, he was delighted.

Knowing …..

Knowing that he had broken the record, the athlete was delighted.


5. It is hotter today than it was yesterday.

It was not …..

It was not as hot yesterday as it is today.


6. Nothing is known about the past.

 No one …..

No one knows anything about the past.


7. Follow your doctor’s advice or you won’t get better.

Unless …..

Unless you follow your doctor’s advice, you won’t get better.


8. However rich U Thein is, he is not happy.

Although …..

Although U Thein is rich, he is not happy.


9. Both my parents dislikes telling lies.

Neither of …..

Neither of my parents likes telling lies.


10. 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.


Mon/Kayin/Tanintharyi

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

 After he …..

After he had folded the letter, he put it


2. When glass was invented, the hourglass came into use.

 When people …..

When people invented glass, the hourglass came into use.


3. When the athlete knew that he had broken the record, he was delighted.

Knowing …..

Knowing that he had broken the record, the athlete was delighted.


4. Yangon is the most populated city in Myanmar.

Yangon is more …..

Yangon is more populated than any other city in Myanmar.


5. The headmistress said, “Ko Ko, I’ll see you in the office.”

The headmistress told …..

The headmistress told Ko Ko that she would see him in the office.


6. If you don’t take my advice, you will get into trouble.

 Unless …..

Unless you take my advice, you will get into trouble.


7. Last night, as soon as I lay down, I fell asleep.

 No sooner …..

No sooner did I lie down than I fell asleep last night.


8. I have read all the books on my bookshelf.

There is no …..

There is no book on my bookshelf that I have not read.


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

 In spite of …..

In spite of feeling unwell, she went on working.


10. The box is quite heavy. I cannot carry it.

The box is too …..

The box is too heavy for me to carry.


Rakhine

1. Cars and factories are putting more and more gases into the earth’s atmosphere.

More and more …..

More and more gases are being puts into the earth’s atmosphere by cars and factories.


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

The teacher asked …..

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

3. She introduced her name by herself first, and then she presented her paper interestingly.

After …..

After introducing her name by herself, she presented her paper interestingly.
(OR)
After she had introduced her name by herself, she presented her paper interestingly.


4. Daw Thuzar is the most patient woman I have ever met.

No other …..

No other woman I have ever met is as patient as Daw Thuzar.


5. All ASEAN countries have something unique to offer.

There is no …..

There is no ASEAN country that does not have something unique to offer.


6. KBZ is a reliable bank in Myanmar. AGD is also a reliable bank in Myanmar.

Both …..

Both KBZ and AGD are reliable banks in Myanmar.


7. Phyu Phyu is so inquisitive that no one wants to speak to her.

Phyu Phyu is such …..

Phyu Phyu is such an inquisitive girl that no one wants to speak to her.


8. Myanmar Rowing team won many prizes at the 26th SEA Games.

 It was …..

It was Myanmar rowing team that won many prizes at the 26th SEA Games.


9. Bagan is a famous ancient capital in Myanmar. It is regarded as one of the archaeological treasure houses in Asia.

 Bagan, …..

Bagan, a famous ancient capital in Myanmar, is regarded as one of the archaeological treasure houses in Asia.


10. If that dacoit died soon, it would be good

 The sooner …..

The sooner that dacoit died, the better it would be.


Overseas

1. I met Thida and Nilar in the market. Thida is my neighbour. Nilar is my cousin.

I met …..

I met Thida, my neighbour, and Nilar, my cousin, in the market.


2. The girl looked for the key and then opened the door.

 After …..

After looking for the key, the girl opened the door.
(OR)
After the girl had looked for the key, she opened the door.


3. Sai Sai is a good singer as well as a clever song composer.

 Sai Sai is not only …..

Sai Sai is not only a good singer but also a clever song composer.


4. Every school has a library.

 There is no …..

There is no school that does not have a library.


5. As soon as her father arrived home, they had their dinner.

No sooner …..

No sooner did their father arrive home than they had their dinner.


6. Dipa looks very elegant and so does Nanda.

 Dipa looks …..

Dipa looks as elegant as Nanda.


7. If you do not attend the class regularly, you will be punished.

Unless …..

Unless you attend the class regularly, you will be punished.


8. “Where did you place my purse?” said Ma Ma.

Ma Ma asked …..

Ma Ma asked me where I had placed her purse.


9. He played football so well that he was awarded a gold medal.

 He was such …..

He was such a good football player that he was awarded a gold medal.


10. When the examination is near, the students become excited.

The nearer …..

The nearer the examination, the more excited the students become.