2003 Old Questions


Yangon

1. Ko Ko said to Swe Swe, “I’ll be working late tonight.”

 Ko Ko …..

Ko Ko told Swe Swe that he would be working late that night.

2. As soon as Hpay Hpay left the room, we started teasing May May.

No sooner …..

No sooner did Hpay Hpay leave the room than we started teasing May May.

3. Myat Ko watered all the plants and then had his bath.

 After …..

After watering all the plants, Myat Ko had his bath.

(OR)

After Myat Ko had watered all the plants, he had his bath.

4. Po Khwa used the computer although no one gave him permission.

Without …..

Without being given permission, Pho Khwar used the computer.

5. Did someone use my computer in my absence?

 Was …..

Was my computer used in my absence?

6. Microscopic insects can only be seen through a microscope.

We can only …..

We can only see microscopic insects through a microscope.

7. The teacher said, “Aung Aung, be careful of your pronunciation.”

The teacher told …..

The teacher told Aung Aung to be careful of his pronunciation.

8. The police must search everyone on the bus if they want to find the pickpocket.

Unless …..

Unless the police search everyone on the bus, they will not find the pickpocket.

9. U Nyi Nyi came to the wedding. Nobody invited him.

Without …..

Without being invited, U Nyi Nyi came to the wedding.

10. Although U Law Ba is already very wealthy, he is very greedy.

In spite of …..

In spite of already being wealthy, U Law Ba is very greedy.

Mandalay

1. The bees stung the workman to death.

The workman …..

The workman was stung to death by the bees.

2. Yesterday was so cold that they couldn’t go out.

It was such …..

It was such a cold day that they couldn’t go out yesterday.

3. Mg Mg left the room but he didn’t switch off the light.

Mg Mg left the room without …..

Mg Mg left the room without switching off the light.

4. U Htun Ko said to me, “Do you have any plans to go abroad?”

U Hutn Ko asked …..

U Htun Ko asked me if I had any plans to go abroad.

5. As soon as he inherited some money, he bought a flat for his family.

No sooner …..

No sooner did he inherit some money than he bought a flat for his family.

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

 Mosquito larvae …..

Mosquito larvae can only be seen through a microscope.

7. If the river is deeper, the danger is greater.

The deeper …..

The deeper the river, the greater the danger.

8. The children are too young to take care of themselves.

The children are not …..

The children are not old enough to take care of themselves.

9. Every teacher wants his students to pass the examination.

There is no …..

There is no teacher who does not want his students to pass the examination.

10. Both Moe Hein and Zaw Htay did not finish their work.

Neither …..

Neither Moe Hein nor Zaw Htay finished his homework.

Magway/Rakhine

1. The night was so dark that there were few people on the road.

It was such …..

It was such a dark night that there were few people on the road.

2. My sister arrived home earlier than I did.

I arrived home …..

I arrived home later than my sister did.

3. Although Aung Pyae is young, he is very intelligent.

In spite of …..

In spite of being young, Aung Pyae is very intelligent.

4. I’ve been to Malaysia and I’ve been to Singapore.

I’ve been not only …..

I’ve been not only to Malaysia but also to Singapore.

5. Nothing expensive was bought at Junction 8.

Nobody …..

Nobody bought anything expensive at Junction 8.

6. Einstein is one of the greatest scientists in the world.

 Few scientists …..

Few scientists in the world are as great as Einstein.

7. The children watched television, then they went to bed.

 After the children …..

After the children had watched television, they went to bed.

8. Parents should teach children table manners and etiquette.

Children …..

Children should be taught table manners and etiquette by parents.

9. If you don’t have the courage to carry on, go and tell him the truth.

Unless …..

Unless you have the courage to carry on, go and tell him the truth

10. The car looked small, but it was serviceable.

 Although …..

Although the car looked small, it was serviceable.

Sagaing/Chin

1. Thailand is situated on the gulf of Siam. Thailand is a neighbouring country of Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia.

Thailand, …..

Thailand, a neighbouring country of Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia, is situated on the gulf of Siam.

2. If parents love their children more, they will suffer more.

The more …..

The more parents love their children, the more they will suffer.

3. It was almost dawn when I went to bed.

 By the time …..

By the time I went to bed, it was almost dawn.

4. No other restaurant in Yangon is as good as Adorn’s Kitchen Restaurant.

Adorn’s Kitchen Restaurant is the …..

Adorn’s Kitchen Restaurant is the best restaurant in Yangon.

5. U Kyaw Kha is a good husband as well as a good father.

U Kyaw Kha is not …..

U Kyaw Kha is not only a good husband but also a good father.

6. Sayamagyi was too angry to speak.

 Sayamagyi was so …..

Sayamagyi was so angry that she could not speak.

7. The gardener trimmed the plants and then watered them.

After the gardener …..

After the gardener had trimmed the plants, he watered them.

8. Both Naing Naing and Kyaing Kyaing did not take part in the school sports.

 Neither …..

Neither Naing Naing nor Kyaing Kyaing took part in the school sports.

9. She was so busy that she could not look after her mother.

 She was too …..

She was so busy that she could not look after her mother.

10. Thet Htoo said to her, “Why do you dislike me?”

Thet Htoo asked her …..

Thet Htoo asked her why she disliked him.

Bago

1. Moe Moe said, “I’ll see you tomorrow, Aye Aye.”

 Moe Moe told …..

Moe Moe told Aye Aye that she would see her the next day.

2. Daw Lay looks after us when our parents are away.

 We …..

We are looked after by Daw Lay when our parents are away.

3. Mother prepared the dinner, then she relaxed in front of the TV.

 After mother …..

After mother had prepared dinner, she relaxed in front of the TV.

4. No other country in South East Asia is as beautiful as Myanmar.

Myanmar is …..

Myanmar is more beautiful than any other country in South East Asia.

(OR)

Myanmar is the most beautiful country in South East Asia.

5. Although Daw Pu is poor, she is very generous.

 In spite of …..

In spite of being poor, Daw Pu is very generous.

6. She wanted to pass the examination, but she didn’t work hard.

Without …..

Without working hard, she wanted to pass the examination.

7. She is not clever enough to understand what she is reading.

 She is too …..

She is too stupid to understand what she is reading.

8. Every Myanmar woman likes thanakha.

There is no …..

There is no Myanmar woman who does not like thanakha.

9. Unless you apologize, I will never speak to you again.

If …..

If you apologize, I will speak to you again.

(OR)

If you do not apologize, I will never speak to you again.

10. The townselders donated books and clothes to the flood victims.

Books and clothes …..

Books and clothes were donated to the flood victims by the townselders.

Ayeyarwady

1. As soon as the dean left the room, all the students started to argue loudly.

No sooner …..

No sooner did the dean leave the room than all the students started to argue loudly.

2. Boys are more playful than girls.

 Girls are …..

Girls are not as playful as boys.

3. Thida said, “Did Wutyi receive the message?”

 Thida wanted to know …..

Thida wanted to know if Wutyi had received the message.

4. Mother is very understanding. She is also very patient.

 Mother is not …..

Mother is not only very understanding but also very patient.

5. U Chan Tha is extremely rich, yet he is not contented.

 In spite of …..

In spite of being extremely rich, U Chan Tha is not contented.

6. I want to meet U Zeyar. He is the chief engineer of this company.

 I want to meet U Zeyar, …..

I want to meet U Zeyar, the chief engineer of this company.

7. If you want more money, you will have to work hard.

The more …..

The more money you want, the harder you will have to work.

8. When people invented glass, the hourglass came into use.

 When glass …..

When glass was invented, the hourglass came into use.

9. Father said to me, “Your mother was beautiful, intelligent and kind.”

Father told me …..

Father told me that my mother was beautiful, intelligent and kind.

10. The fruits and vegetables were washed and then put away in refrigerated cabinets.

 After …..

After being washed, the fruits and vegetables were put away in refrigerated cabinets.

(OR)

After the fruits and vegetables had been washed, they were put away in refrigerated cabinets.

Mon/Kayin/Tanintharyi

1. If I like the design of this shirt, I will buy it.

Unless …..

Unless I like the design of the shirt, I will not buy it.

2. When we had finished tidying the classroom, it was very late.

By the time …..

By the time we had finished tidying the classroom, it was very late.

3. No other scene in Bagan is as beautiful as the sunset scene.

 The sunset scene is …..

The sunset scene is more beautiful than any other scene in Bagan.

(OR)

The sunset scene is the most beautiful scene in Bagan.

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

There is no …..

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

5. She didn’t know the answer to the question, so she kept quiet.

 Not knowing …..

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

6. Daw Lay cooks better than mother.

Daw Lay is a …..

Daw Lay is a better cook than mother.

7. Annie Sullivan gave Helen the key to language.

Helen …..

Helen was given the key to language by Annie Sullivan.

8. She read the e-mail from her friend and then wrote a reply.

 After she …..

After she had read the e-mail form her friend, she wrote a reply.

9. Win Thar won the scholarship because she was an outstanding student.

Being …..

Being an outstanding student, Win Thar won the scholarship.

10. The teacher said, “Don’t make the same mistake again, Naing Naing.”

The teacher told …..

The teacher told Naing Naing not to make the same mistake again.

Kachin

1. “Can I go to the supermarket with you, mother?” said Say Say.

Say Say asked her …..

Say Say asked her mother if she could go to the supermarket with her.

2. All the schools in Myanmar hold the School Family Day in December every year.

The School Family Day …..

The School Family Day is held by all the schools in Myanmar in December every year.

3. As soon as the Principal started to speak, the students became silent.

No sooner …..

No sooner did the Principal start to speak than the students became silent.

4. He was not well, but he came to school.

Although …..

Although he was not well, he came to school.

5. Everyone in our school is helpful.

There is no …..

There is no one in our school who is not helpful.

6. Although she had to take an exam the next day, she went to the movie.

In spite of …..

In spite of having to take an exam the next day, she went to the movie.

7. Unless he passes the entrance exam, he won’t be accepted by the university.

 If …..

If he passes the entrance exam, he will be accepted by the university.

(OR)

If he does not pass the entrance exam, he won’t be accepted by the university.

8. I will not help you to disobey your parents and I will not report on you.

I will neither …..

I will neither help you to disobey your parents nor report on you.

9. Htoo Htoo had a very high fever, so he had to go to the clinic.

Htoo Htoo had such …..

Htoo Htoo had such a high fever that she had to go to the clinic.

10. If she doesn’t know how to drive a car, she shouldn’t buy one.

 Unless …..

Unless she knows how to drive a car, she shouldn’t buy one.

Shan/Kayah

1. Hnin’s Hnin’s fever was so high that she was taken to the hospital.

Hnin Hnin had such …..

Hnin Hnin had such a high fever that she was taken to the hospital.

2. Unless you can drive, you shouldn’t buy a car.

If you …..

If you can drive, you should buy a car.

(OR)

If you can’t drive, you shouldn’t buy a car.

3. Nway Nway said, “Why didn’t you come to our Soon-kyawy yesterday, Sandi?”

Nway Nway asked Sandi …..

Nway Nway asked Sandi why she had not come to their Soon-kyawy the previous day.

4. They finished the project well ahead of time.

The project …..

The project was finished well ahead of time.

5. The water in the stream is very cold; so I can’t bathe in it.

The water in the stream is too …..

The water in the stream is too cold for me to bathe in.

6. Both the twins dislikes telling lies.

Neither of …..

Neither of the twins likes telling lies.

7. In spite of being successful in life, Daw Chaw is not happy.

Although Daw Chaw is …..

Although Daw Chaw is successful in life, she is not happy.

8. Neither Toe Toe nor Soe Soe came to class today.

Not only …..

Not only Toe Toe but also Soe Soe did not come to class today.

9. I did not feel well enough to go to the School Family Day Celebrations.

I felt too …..

I felt too ill to go to the School Family Day Celebrations.

10. We attended school and then we went to attend the music lessons.

After …..

After attending school, we went to attend the music lessons.

(OR)

After we had attended school, we went to attend the music lessons.

Overseas

1. As soon as she heard the music, she started dancing.

No sooner …..

No sooner did she hear the music than she started dancing.

2. Ko Ko said, “What have you done with my book, Moe Zaw?”

Ko Ko wanted to know …..

Ko Ko wanted to know from Moe Zaw what he had done with his book.

3. Father was too angry with us to speak.

Father was so …..

Father was so angry that he could not speak.

4. “Where can I find your brother?” said Khin Zaw to Soe Tha.

Khin Zaw asked …..

Khin Zaw asked Soe Tha where he could find his brother.

5. The speaking skill is more difficult than the reading skill.

The speaking skill is not …..

The speaking skill is not as easy as the reading skill.

6. Tun Oo was allowed to play when he finished his homework.

After he …..

After he had finished his homework, Tun Oo was allowed to play.

7. Tun Foundation presented our school with a generous donation.

Our school …..

Our school was presented with a generous donation by Tun Foundation.

8. Thura is not strong enough to do any weight-lifting.

Thura is too …..

Thura is too weak to do any weight-lifting.

9. The Thuka Pyae Sone Company built those blocks of flats.

Those blocks of flats …..

Those blocks of flats were built by the Thuka Pyae Sone Company.

10. The doctor at the Myo clinic helped her brother to walk again.

It was …..

It was the doctor at the Myo clinic who helped her brother to walk again.