2009 Old Questions


Yangon

1. The maid arranged the flowers in the vase beautifully.

The flowers …..

The flowers were beautifully arranged in the vase by the maid.

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2. The thief entered the house. Nobody heard him.

Without …..

Without being heard, the thief entered the house.

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3. “Don’t make the same mistake again,” the teacher said to Kyaw Kyaw.

The teacher told …..

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

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4. Health is more important than wealth.

Wealth …..

Wealth is not as important as health.

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5. Han Zaw Tun is so obedient that every teacher likes him.

Han Zaw Tun …..

Han Zaw Tun is such an obedient student that every teacher likes him.

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6. Although Mu Mu is young, she is very intelligent.

In spite of …..

In spite of being young, Mu Mu is very intelligent.

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7. Yangon is the biggest city in our country.

Yangon …..

Yangon is bigger than any other city in our country.

(OR)

Yangon is the biggest city in our country.

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8. I’ve been to Thailand. I’ve been to Singapore.

I’ve been not only …..

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

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9. All the students from our school are polite and well-behaved.

There is no …..

There is no student from our school who is not polite and well-behaved.

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10. As soon as they set out, it began to rain.

No sooner …..

No sooner did they set out than it began to rain.

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Mandalay

1. Annie Sullivan opened the door to the world for Helen.

It was …..

It was Annie Sullivan who opened the door to the world for Helen.

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2. Kay Kay switched on the light as soon as she entered the room.

No sooner …..

No sooner did she enter the room than Kay Kay switched on the light.

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3. Every student in this class wants to be proficient in English.

 There is no …..

There is no student in this class who does not want to be proficient in English.

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4. “Study hard if you want to get high marks in the examination,” said our teacher.

 Our teacher advised …..

Our teacher advised us to study hard if we wanted to get high marks in the examination.

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5. My mother doesn’t like coffee and I don’t like it either.

Neither …..

Neither my mother nor I like tea.

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6. I have lost my watch. I got it from my father as a birthday present.

I have lost …..

I have lost my watch, which I got from my father as a birthday present.

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7. The coffee is too hot for me to drink.

The coffee is so …..

The coffee is so hot that I cannot drink it.

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8. As Nyi Lay eats more, he gets fatter.

The more …..

The more Nyi Lay eats, the fatter he gets

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9. The old man found the pot of silver among the roots of the tree.

The pot of silver …..

The pot of silver was found among the roots of the tree by the old man.

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10. The water in the pool is clear; it is like crystal.

The water in the pool is as …..

The water in the pool is as clear as crystal.

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Magway

1. The pickpocket was arrested by the police as soon as he got off the bus.

No sooner …..

No sooner did he get off the bus than the pickpocket was arrested by the police.

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2. Health is better than wealth.

Wealth …..

Wealth is not as good as health.

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3. The road is too narrow for these trucks.

 The road is not …..

The road is not wide enough for these trucks.

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4. Unless you know how to use a computer, you will not get a job easily.

If …..

If you know how to use a computer, you will get a job easily.

(OR)

If you do not know how to use a computer, you will not get a job easily.

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5. This company operates efficiently and profitably this year.

It is …..

It is this company that operates efficiently and profitably this year.

(OR)

It is this year that this company operates efficiently and profitably.

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6. Every student longs for a holiday.

There is no …..

There is no student who does not long for a holiday.

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7. The maid was cruelly treated by the rich lady.

The rich lady …..

The rich lady treated the maid cruelly.

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8. The teacher said, “Where have you been all day, Mg Mg?”

The teacher asked Mg Mg …..

The teacher asked Mg Mg where he had been all day.

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9. “Robinson Crusoe” is an adventure story. “Jungle Book” is an adventure story.

Both …..

Both “Robinson Crusoe” and “Jungle Book” are adventure stories.

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10. Some students take the test. They do not study their lessons thoroughly.

Without …..

Without studying their lessons thoroughly, some students take the test.

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Ayeyarwady

1. When I had studied the lessons, I said my prayers and went to bed.

Having …..

Having studied the lessons, I said my prayers and went to bed.

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2. Our class teacher is the most active person in our school.

There is no …..

There is no person in our school as active as our class teacher.

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3. Although he is intelligent, he is lazy.

In spite of …..

In spite of being intelligent, he is lazy.

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4. The film was so interesting that we watched it twice.

It was such …..

It was such an interesting film that we watched it twice.

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5. The teacher said to the boy, “Why didn’t you do your homework?”

The teacher asked …..

The teacher asked the boy why he had not done his homework.

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6. Father went to work. He did not eat anything.

Without …..

Without eating anything, father went to work.

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7. The road is too narrow for these containers.

The road is not …..

The road is not wide enough for these containers.

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8. The pickpocket was arrested by the police as soon as he got off the bus.

No sooner …..

No sooner did he get off the bus than the pickpocket was arrested by the police.

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9. Every student longs for a holiday.

 There is no …..

There is no student who does not long for a holiday.

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10. I will not finish my work in time if you do not help me.

Unless …..

Unless you help me, I will not finish my work in time.

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Magway

1. Aye Aye finished her piano lessons and then went home.

 After Aye Aye …..

After Aye Aye had finished her piano lessons, she went home.

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2. I will not finish my work in time if you do not help me.

Unless …..

Unless you help me, I will not finish my work in time.

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3. Father said to us, “I want all of you to be punctual.”

 Father told …..

Father told us that he wanted all of us to be punctual.

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4. Ko Ba Chit looks after the plants in our garden. He is our cook’s husband.

Ko Ba Chit, …..

Ko Ba Chit, our cook’s husband, looks after the plants in our garden.

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5. Aunty Chaw gives us lots of presents every New Year.

We …..

We are given lots of presents by Aunty Chaw every New Year.

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6. He is such a stingy person that nobody likes him.

He is so …..

He is so stingy that nobody likes him.

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7. If you want much, you get little.

The more …..

The more you want, the less you get.

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8. Khine Khine is too short to be in the basketball team.

 Khine Khine is not …..

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

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9. Food was taken to storm-hit areas. Medical supplies were taken to storm-hit areas.

Not only …..

Not only food but also medical supplies were taken to storm-hit areas.

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10. Thura went on a picnic with his friends. He didn’t ask for permission from his parents.

Without …..

Without asking for permission from his parents, Thura went on a picnic with his friends.

Mon/Kayin/Tanintharyi

1. The children had just started studying when the light went out.

No sooner …..

No sooner had the children started studying than the light went out.

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2. The computer makes our life convenient. The telephone makes our life convenient.

Both …..

Both the computer and the telephone make our life convenient.

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3. Although Ko Ko fell off the ladder, he didn’t break any bones.

In spite of …..

In spite of falling off the ladder, Ko Ko didn’t break any bones.

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4. When my grandmother gets old, she becomes graceful.

The older …..

The older my grandmother gets, the more graceful she becomes.

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5. If you do not follow the rules and regulations, you will get into trouble.

Unless …..

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

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6. The room is so large that it can be used to entertain 100 guests.

The room is large …..

The room is large enough to be used to entertain 100 guests.

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7. No other composer in Myanmar was as famous as Myo Ma Nyein.

Myo Ma Nyein …..

Myo Ma Nyein is more famous than any other composer in Myanmar.

(OR)

Myo Ma Nyein is the most famous composer in Myanmar.

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8. The teacher said, “Where have you been all day, Mg Mg?”

The teacher asked Mg Mg …..

The teacher asked Mg Mg where he had been all day.

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9. My uncle is going to buy a house with a large compound.

A house with a large compound …..

A house with a large compound is going to be bought by my uncle.

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10. Both Yu Yu and Nu Nu don’t eat any meat.

Neither …..

Neither Yu Yu and Nu Nu eats beef.

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Shan/ Kayah

1. Ma Ma prepared lunch and then washed the clothes.

After …..

After preparing lunch, Ma Ma washed the clothes.

(OR)

After Ma Ma had prepared lunch, she washed the clothes.

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2. The book is very interesting. I read it again and again.

The book is so …..

The book is so interesting that I read it again and again.

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3. She had just taken the medicine when she felt better.

No sooner …..

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

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4. He had his meal. He did not wash his hands carefully.

Without …..

Without washing his hands carefully, he had his meal.

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5. All shopkeepers want to make profit.

There is no …..

There is no shopkeeper who does not want to make profit.

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6. Yadanar is one of the most expensive hotels in our town.

Very few …..

Very few hotels in our town are as expensive as Yadanar.

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7. UHtwe Maung has gone to Japan. He is the headmaster of our school.

U Htwe Maung, …..

U Htwe Maung, the headmaster of our school, has gone to Japan.

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8. The plumber has repaired all the pipes in the kitchen.

All the pipes …..

All the pipes in the kitchen have been repaired by the plumber.

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9. Ko Ko said to Thuzar, “I will send you a postcard as soon as I reach China.”

 Ko Ko told …..

Ko Ko told Thuzar that he would send her a postcard as soon as he reached China.

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10. If she does not know your address, she won’t come.

Unless …..

Unless she know your address, she won’t come.

Sagaing/Chin

1. The little boy said to his teacher, “Can I leave now?”

The little boy asked …..

The little boy asked his teacher if he could leave then.

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2. He was a good swimmer. He was a good tennis player.

He was not only …..

He was not only a good swimmer but also a good tennis player.

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3. Mg Mg was awarded the first prize by the headmaster.

The headmaster …..

The headmaster awarded Mg Mg the first prize.

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4. Both the students and the class teacher are not happy with the examination results.

Neither …..

Neither the students nor the class teacher is happy with the examination results.

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5. I was very tired. I went straight to bed.

I was so …..

I was so tired that I went straight to bed.

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6. Mya Thuzar is very beautiful. She is the most popular girl in our class.

Mya Thuzar, …..

Mya Thuzar, the most popular girl in our class, is very beautiful.

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7. He worked hard. He earned more money.

The harder …..

The harder he worked, the more money he earned.

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8. May Sandi is more attractive than most of the girls in the school.

Few …..

Few girls in the school are as attractive as May Sandi.

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9. As soon as she got better, she did the housework.

No sooner …..

No sooner did she get better than she did the housework.

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10. Neither of the sisters is beautiful.

Both …..

Both the sisters are not beautiful.

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Kachin

1. Nobody must take these books away from the library.

These books …..

These books must not be taken away from the library.

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2. If he did not take my advice, he would not succeed.

Unless …..

Unless he took my advice, he would not succeed.

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3. The problem is too difficult for Zaw Zaw to solve.

The problem is so …..

The problem is so difficult that Zaw Zaw cannot solve it.

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4. Mother said, “Aung Aung, I don’t know what you are talking about.”

Mother told …..

Mother told Aung Aung that she did not know what he was talking about.

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5. Autumn is the most pleasant time of the year.

No other …..

No other time of the year is as pleasant as autumn.

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6. Annie Sullivan opened the door to the world for Helen.

It was …..

It was Annie Sullivan who opened the door to the world for Helen.

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7. Myanmar is a Buddhist nation. It has many places of religious interests.

Myanmar, …..

Myanmar, a Buddhist nation, has many places of religious interests.

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8. The room was swept by the maid. It was tidy.

After …..

After being swept by the main, the room was tidy.

(OR)

After the room had been swept by the maid, it was tidy.

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9. All the activities done in the class are enjoyable.

There is no …..

There is no activity done in the class that is not enjoyable.

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10. The ox as well as the horse did not have upper teeth.

Neither …..

Neither the ox nor the horse had upper teeth.

Rakhine

1. The rope was not long enough to reach the ground.

The rope was too …..

The rope was too short to reach the ground.

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2. She tore the letter into pieces.

The letter …..

The letter was torn into pieces.

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3. Zaw Zaw can run faster than me.

I …..

I cannot run as fast as Zaw Zaw.

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4. As you get older, you get more aches and pains.

The older …..

The older you get, the more aches and pains you get.

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5. Although there were danger signs, they were swimming.

In spite of …..

In spite of the danger signs, they were swimming.

(OR)

In spite of there being danger signs, they were swimming.

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6. Her hair was very long. It almost touched the floor.

Her hair was so …..

Her hair was so long that it almost touched the floor.

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7. 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.

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8. 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.

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9. Nyo Mee does not like chocolate. Sandar does not like chocolate.

 Neither …..

Neither Nyo Mee nor Sandar likes chocolate.

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10. Thida plays tennis better than her sister.

Thida is a …..

Thida is a better tennis player than her sister.

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Overseas

1. The teacher is so patient that every student loves her.

She is such …..

She is such a patient teacher that every student loves her.

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2. Although she was successful, she felt dissatisfied.

In spite of …..

In spite of being successful, she felt dissatisfied.

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3. If it does not rain, I will pick you up at 5 o’clock.

Unless …..

Unless it rains, I will pick you up at 5 o’clock.

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

She was too …..

She was too busy to look after her mother.

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5. Not only Zaw Zaw but also Moe Moe attends her classes regularly.

Both Zaw Zaw and Moe Moe …..

Both Zaw Zaw and Moe Moe attend their classes regularly.

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6. The teacher said, “Mee Mee, don’t forget to switch off the light.”

The teacher reminded …..

The teacher reminded Mee Mee not to forget to switch off the light.

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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.

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8. Aye Aye finished her piano lessons and then she went home.

After Aye Aye …..

After Aye Aye had finished her piano lessons, she went home.

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9. Every girl wants to be beautiful.

There is no …..

There is no girl who does not want to be beautiful.

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10. Mya Mya attended the party. She was not invited.

Without …..

Without being invited, Mya Mya attended the party.