Sunday, 4 November 2012


Rephrasing is one of the most important tools for intermediate students as it allows you to express ideas in different ways.
This ability to manipulate language is often required in reading and listening comprehension activities, as well as in transformation grammar exercises.

Present Perfect and Past tenses: for, since and ago 
a. The last time I saw her was in 1978         
         I haven't seen her since 1978
b. He last came here at the end of June
         He hasn't come here since the end of June
c. The last time I saw her was seven years ago.
         I haven't seen her for seven years.
d. He last came here six months ago
         He hasn't come here for six months

Gerund / it ... infinitive
a. Remembering grammatical rules is sometimes difficult.
         It is sometimes difficult to remember grammatical rules.
b. It is dangerous to walk on railway lines.
         Walking on railway lines is dangerous

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