2007 Old Questions


Yangon

1. The pickpocket snatched Mi Mi’s handbag in the market.

It was …..

It was the pickpocket who snatched Mi Mi’s handbag in the market.


2. The Shwedagon Pagoda attracts many tourists. It is one of the world’s wonders.

 The Shwedagon Pagoda, …..

The Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s wonders, attracts many tourists.


3. Zarni did better than Htar Htar in the monthly test.

 Htar Htar …..

Htar Htar did not do as well as Zarni in the monthly test.


4. The print is not big enough for me to read without spectacles.

 The print is too …..

The print is too small for me to read without spectacles.


5. Ma Pwint is sweet and nice; so is her sister.

Both …..

Both Ma Pwint and her sister are sweet and nice.


6. She bought the carpet from the supermarket. She did not examine it.

 Without …..

Without examining it, she bought the carpet from the supermarket.


7. The doctor has advised me to take a long rest as I am rather weak.

I …..

I have been advised by the doctor to take a long rest as I am rather weak.


8. Marlar is very beautiful. Everybody likes her.

 Marlar is so …..

Marlar is so beautiful that everybody likes her.


9. She hasn’t gained weight although she takes the medicine regularly.

In spite of …..

In spite of taking the medicine regularly, she hasn’t gained weight.


10. Zaw Zaw said to me, “Can I use your telephone now?”

 Zaw Zaw asked …..

Zaw Zaw asked me if he could use my telephone then.


Mandalay

1. She had just eaten the mangoes when she got a stomach-ache.

 No sooner …..

No sooner had she eaten the mangoes than she got a stomach-ache.


2. When I had finished typing the letters, it was very dark.

 By the time …..

By the time I had finished typing the letters, it was very dark.


3. Thanda said to Ko Myint, “Did you phone me last night?”

Thanda asked …..

Thanda asked Ko Myint if he had phoned her the previous night.


4. Why did you scold and beat your children last night?

Why were …..

Why were your children scolded and beaten?


5. If the sentence is short, I understand well.

The shorter …..

The shorter the sentence, the better I understand.


6. U Win has gone to England. He is the managing director of this company.

U Win, …..

U Win, the managing director of this company, has gone to England.


7. The grapes were washed and then put into the refrigerator.

After …..

After being washed, the grapes were put into the refrigerator.
(OR)
After the grapes had been washed, they were put into the refrigerator.


8. The questions were difficult, but we could answer quite well.

 In spite of …..

In spite of the questions being difficult, we could answer quite well.


9. The old man is too weak to walk unaided.

The old man is so …..

The old man is so weak that he cannot walk unaided.


10. All the songs composed by Maung Ko Ko are good.

There is no …..

There is no songs composed by Maung Ko Ko that is not good.


Magway

1. Every egg in that basket is fresh.

 There is no …..

There is no egg in the basket that is not fresh.


2. It was a very wet afternoon. We decided to stay at home.

 It was such …..

It was such a wet afternoon that we decided to stay to home.


3. Very few boys in the class are as hardworking as Zayar.

 Zayar is …..

Zayar is more hardworking than most other boys in the class.
(OR)
Zayar is one of the most hardworking boys in class.


4. Did anyone use my bicycle in my absence?

 Was my bicycle …..

Was my bicycle used in my absence?


5. She took a bath as soon as she got home from school.

No sooner …..

No sooner did she get home from work than she took a bath.


6. She made the tea and then she laid the table.

 After …..

After making tea, she laid the table.
(OR)
After she had made tea, she laid the table.


7. As the jokes become more humorous, the laughter becomes louder.

 The more humorous …..

The more humorous the jokes become, the louder the laughter becomes.


8. The Ayeyarwady flows from north to south. It is the most useful river in Myanmar.

 The Ayeyarwady, …..

The Ayeyarwady, the most useful river in Myanmar, flows from north to south.


9. She has a lot of money, but she is very mean.

 In spite of …..

In spite of having a lot of money, she is very mean.


10. Thiha said to Muyar, “Can you lend me your notes?”

 Thiha asked …..

Thiha asked Muyar if she could lend him her notes.


Sagaing/Chin

1. Not only Thida but also Yi Mon has gone to the party.

 Both …..

Both Thida and Yi Mon have gone to the party.


2. As soon as my sister started to plant new trees, it began to rain.

 No sooner …..

No sooner did my sister start to plant new trees than it began to rain.


3. Ko Ko had his dinner and then went out for a walk.

 After …..

After having dinner, Ko Ko went out for a walk.
(OR)
After Ko Ko had had his dinner, he went out for a walk.


4. His mother beat him for stealing her money.

 He …..

He was beaten by his mother for stealing her money.


5. The teacher said to us, “You can gain good marks if you try hard.”

The teacher …..

The teacher told us that we could gain good marks if we tried hard.


6. Every mother loves her children.

There is no …..

There is no mother who does not love her children.


7. Although she is very rich, she is not proud.

In spite of …..

In spite of being rich, she is not proud.


8. Thu Thu is one of the tallest girls in our class.

 Very few …..

Very few girls in our class are as tall as Thu Thu.


9. They do not know his name. They do not know his address.

 They know neither …..

They know neither his name nor his address.


10. Eat less or you will put on weight.

 Unless …..

Unless you eat less, you will put on weight.


Bago

1. Shakespeare wrote those sonnets. Shakespeare was a great English dramatist.

Shakespeare, …..

Shakespeare, a great English dramatist, wrote those sonnets.


2. If they sell more, they will get a big commission.

 The more …..

The more they sell, the bigger commission they will get.


3. She ate crabs for dinner and then she began to feel ill.

 After …..

After eating crabs for dinner, she began to feel ill.
(OR)
After she had eaten crabs for dinner, she began to feel ill.


4. As soon as she stepped out of the car, it began to rain.

 No sooner …..

No sooner did she step out of the car than it began to rain.


5. Will the work be completed in time?

Will you …..

Will you complete the work in time?


6. Sandar is the most talkative girl in the class.

 Sandar is …..

Sandar is more talkative than any other girl in the class.


7. The food was very good. We all had a second helping each.

The food was so …..

The food was so good that we all had a second helping each.


8. Every room in that house has an air-conditioner.

 There is no …..

There is no room in that house that does not have an air-conditioner.


9. His hand was injured, but he managed to write.

 Although …..

Although his hand was injured, he managed to write.


10. “Show me your driving licence,” said the policeman to me.

The policeman told …..

The policeman told me to show him my driving licence.


Ayeyarwady

1. The little boy said, ” Where is the Internet cafe? “

The little boy asked …..

The little boy asked me where the internet cafe was.


2. A bus driver is responsible for himself as well as for the safety of the passengers.

 A bus driver is not only …..

A bus driver is not only responsible for himself but also for the safety of the passengers.


3. I won’t wake up if the alarm does not go off.

 Unless …..

Unless the alarm goes off, I won’t wake up.


4. Kine Maw is too short to be in the basketball team.

 Khine Maw is not …..

Khine Maw is not tall enough to be in the basketball team.


5. This dog could do some tricks. Nobody trained him.

 Without …..

Without being trained, this dog could do some tricks.


6. Although roses have thorns, people still like them.

 In spite of …..

In spite of roses having thorns, people still like them.


7. The match had just started when they scored the first goal.

 No sooner …..

No sooner had the match started than they scored the first goal.


8. The custom officers are searching the baggage for any smuggled goods.

 The baggage …..

The baggage is being searched for any smuggled goods by the custom officers.


9. David Beckham is the best free kick player in the world.

 No other …..

No other free kick player in the world is as good as David Beckham.


10. All the students in this class can use the computer well.

 There is no …..

There is no student in this class who cannot use the computer well.


Mon/Kayin/Tanintharyi

1. Neither Ko Ko nor Nyi Nyi watched TV last night.

 Both …..

Both Ko Ko and Nyi Nyi did not watch TV last night.


2. If you don’t want to be late, you must hurry up.

 Unless …..

Unless you hurry up, you will be late.


3. Very few countries in the world are as rich as Japan.

 Japan …..

Japan is richer than most other countries in the world.
(OR)
Japan is one of the richest countries in the world.


4. His mother said, “Aung Aung, don’t tell a lie again.”

 His mother told …..

His mother told Aung Aung not to tell a lie again.


5. He is too stupid to understand my instructions.

 He is not …..

He is not clever enough to understand my instructions.


6. Why didn’t you arrange the flowers in the vase beautifully?

Why weren’t …..

Why weren’t the flowers beautifully arranged in the vase?


7. Are you interested in the Chinese language? It is one of the most difficult languages to learn.

Are you interested …..

Are you interested in the Chinese language, one of the most difficult languages to learn?


8. All the students in this school wear school uniforms.

There is no …..

There is no student in this school who does not wear a school uniform.


9. As soon as she sat down at the table to study, the lights went out.

No sooner …..

No sooner did she sit down at the table to study than the lights went out.


10. My sister went to the market. She did not take any money with her.

 Without …..

Without taking any money with her, my sister went to the market.


Rakhine

1. Daylight is better than electric light.

 Electric …..

Electric light is not as good as daylight.


2. Swe Swe is very talkative. She is one of my cousin.

 Swe Swe, …..

Swe Swe, one of my cousin, is very talkative.


3. You must not hammer nails into the walls without permission.

 Nails …..

Nails must not be hammered into the walls without permission.


4. Every female kangaroo has a pouch to carry her young.

 There is no …..

There is no female kangaroo that does not have a pouch to carry her young.


5. When our headmaster is busy, he becomes impatient.

 The busier …..

The busier our headmaster, the more impatient he becomes.


6. Although the sea was rough, the fisherman rowed out to sea to catch fish.

 In spite of …..

In spite of the sea being rough, the fisherman rowed out to sea to catch fish.


7. The hotel was not clean and it was not comfortable.

 The hotel was …..

The hotel was neither clean nor comfortable.


8. The lesson was so difficult that nobody understood it.

 It was such …..

It was such a difficult lesson that nobody understood it.


9. When the child saw me, he ran away.

 Seeing …..

Seeing me, the child ran away.


10. Tun Tun sold off all his eggs. Then he went back to his house.

 After Tun Tun …..

After Tun Tun had sold off all his eggs, he went back to his house.


Kachin

1. All teachers want their students to be successful.

 There is no …..

There is no teacher who does not want his or her students to be successful.


2. As soon as he won the first prize in the state lottery, he bought a car for his family.

No sooner …..

No sooner did he win the first prize in the state lottery than he bought a car for his family.


3. Inlay Lake is surrounded by hazy blue mountains. It is one of the famous resorts in Myanmar.

 Inlay Lake, …..

Inlay Lake, one of the famous resorts in Myanmar, is surrounded by hazy blue mountains.


4. The teacher said to Soe Soe, “Who helped you to write the essay?”

 The teacher asked Soe Soe who

The teacher asked Soe Soe who had helped her to write the essay.


5. 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.


6. Although Kaung Myat was ill, he went to school to take the test.

In spite of …..

In spite of being ill, Kaung Myat went to school to take the test.


7. Parents should teach children table manners.

Children …..

Children should be taught table manners by parents.


8. When he had finished his homework, it was two o’clock in the morning.

 By the time …..

By the time he had finished his homework, it was two o’clock in the morning.


9. 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.


10. If you don’t listen carefully, you won’t know what to do.

 Unless …..

Unless you listen carefully, you won’t know what to do.


Shan/Kayah

1. Soe Soe apologized to Mee Mee when she realized her mistake.

 Realizing …..

Realizing his mistake, Soe Soe apologized to Mee Mee.


2. Thida washed all the dishes and then she took a rest.

After Thida …..

After Thida had washed all the dishes, she took a rest.


3. Although Phyu Phyu worked the whole night, she could not finish her work.

 In spite of …..

In spite of working the whole night, Phyu Phyu could not finish her work.


4. Thida said to Pho Chit, “Why are you looking so sad?”

 Thida asked …..

Thida asked Pho Chit why he was looking so sad.


5. Greenland is the biggest island in the world.

 There is no …..

There is no island in the world as big as Greenland.


6. The child is too young to look after himself.

 The child is not …..

The child is not old enough to look after himself.


7. They make these umbrellas in Pathein.

 These umbrellas …..

These umbrellas are made in Pathein.


8. Both Pinky and her sister are in our class.

Not only …..

Not only Pinky but also her sister is in our class.


9. 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.


10. If the wind is strong, the waves are big.

The stronger …..

The stronger the wind, the bigger the waves.


Overseas

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

 The flood …..

The flood has destroyed many acres of paddy fields.


2. Go to the doctor or the cut on your hand will be infected.

 Unless …..

Unless you go to the doctor, the cut on your hand will be infected.


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

Both …..

Both the worm and the snail do not have backbones.


4. Arkar is the most industrious student in my class.

No other …..

No other student in my class is as industrious as Arkar.


5. If the position is high, the responsibility is heavy.

 The higher …..

The higher the position, the heavier the responsibility.


6. They interviewed ten people and then decided to give the job to Thiha.

After …..

After interviewing ten people, they decided to give the job to Thiha.
(OR)
After they had interviewed ten people, they decided to give the job to Thiha.


7. “I’ll return your notes in two days,” said Mu Mu to Tun Aung.

Mu Mu told …..

Mu Mu told Tun Aung that she she would return his notes in two days.


8. They were feeding the chickens when we came.

 The chickens …..

The chickens were being fed when we came.


9. As soon as I had done my homework, mother asked me to wash the car.

 No sooner …..

No sooner had I done my homework than mother asked me to wash the car.


10. The coffee was so good that no one at the party could forget it.

 It was such …..

It was such good coffee that no one at the party could forget it.