2013 Old Questions


Yangon

1. Just as the boys started playing football, their mother asked them to help her.

No sooner …..

No sooner did the boys start playing football than their mother asked them to help her.


2. The storm was so destructive that many people became homeless.

It was such …..

It was such a destructive storm that many people became homeless.


3. Was the windowpane broken by the children?

Did the children …..

Did the children break the windowpane?


4. She left. She did not say goodbye.

Without …..

Without saying goodbye, she left.


5. Both my brother and my sister are doctors.

 Not only …..

Not only my brother but also my sister is a doctor.


6. Mandalay is one of the biggest towns in Myanmar.

 Very few …..

Very few towns in Myanmar are as big as Mandalay.


7. We visited Bagan last year. It is one of the tourist attractions in Myanmar.

We visited Bagan, …..

We visited Bagan, one of the tourist attractions in Myanmar.


8. My father gave up smoking when he realized that it was harmful to his health.

Realizing …..

Realizing that it was harmful to his health, my father gave up smoking.


9. Try your best for your future or you will regret.

Unless …..

Unless you try your best for your future, you will regret.


10. “Can you tell me where ‘May Shopping Centre’ is, Ko Ko?” said Mee Mee.

Mee Mee asked …..

Mee Mee asked Ko Ko if he could tell her where ‘May Shopping Centre’ was.


Mandalay

1. The elders should teach children how to behave well.

Children …..

Children should be taught how to behave well by the elders.


2. Don’t expect to get high marks if you don’t study your lessons regularly.

Without …..

Without studying your lessons regularly, don’t expect to get high marks.


3. As soon as I shut the door, I realized that I had left my keys inside.

No sooner …..

No sooner did I shut the door than I realized that I had left my keys inside.


4. Watching television at home is not as interesting as going to the cinema.

Going to the cinema …..

Going to the cinema is more interesting than watching television at home.


5. The doctor said to Ko Ko, “Give up smoking or you will not get well.”

The doctor warned Ko Ko …..

The doctor warned Ko Ko to give up smoking or he would not get well.


6. Pyin Oo Lwin is famous for flowers. It is a pleasant town.

 Pyin Oo Lwin, …..

Pyin Oo Lwin, a pleasant town, is famous for flowers.


7. Unless we have passports, we can’t go abroad.

If …..

If we have passports, we can go abroad.
(OR)
If we don’t have passports, we can’t go abroad.


8. Mon Mon did not feel well enough to go to the School Family Day Celebration.

Mon Mon felt too …..

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


9. We donated food and clothes to the storm victims.

Food and clothes …..

Food and clothes were donated to the storm victims.


10. As her wedding day drew near, she became more nervous.

 The nearer …..

The nearer her wedding day drew, the more nervous she became.


Sagaing/Chin

1. Every teacher in this school has a mobile phone.

 There is no …..

There is no teacher in this school who does not have a mobile phone.


2. Father said to me, “Why didn’t you go to school yesterday?”

 Father asked …..

Father asked me why I had not gone to school the day before.


3. Mother went shopping. She didn’t take her shopping list.

Without …..

Without taking her shopping list, mother went shopping.


4. As soon as I got back home, I watered the plants in the garden.

No sooner …..

No sooner did I get home than I watered the plants in the garden.


5. My notebook is more expensive than yours.

Your notebook is …..

Your notebook is not as expensive as mine.


6. Neither human beings nor animals can live on the moon.

Not only …..

Not only human beings but also animals cannot live on the moon.


7. In spite of being very rich, he never looks after his relatives.

Although …..

Although he is very rich, he never looks after his relatives.


8. Not only U Ba Chit but also his daughter is a vocalist.

Both …..

Both U Ba Chit and his daughter are vocalists.


9. Don’t drink strong coffee; it will keep you awake the whole night.

If …..

If you drink strong coffee, it will keep you awake the whole night.


10. Aye Thidar will go abroad next month. Aye Thidar is a famous designer.

 Aye Thidar, …..

Aye Thidar, a famous designer, will go abroad next month.


Kachin

1. The steam roller is making a lot of noise.

 A lot of noise …..

A lot of noise is being made by the steam roller.


2. She took Decolgen for her cold and then she felt better.

 After …..

After taking Decolgen for her cold, she felt better.
(OR)
After she had taken Decolgen for her cold, she felt better.


3. Singapore is one of the most developed countries in South East Asia. Most people like to work in Singapore.

Most people …..

Most people like to work in Singapore, one of the most developed countries in South East Asia.


4. “Who has been using my computer?” said my brother.

 My brother asked …..

My brother asked me who had been using his computer.


5. Physics is a science subject. Chemistry is a science subject.

Both …..

Both Physics and Chemistry are science subjects.


6. I am not interested in painting and my sister isn’t, either.

 Neither …..

Neither my sister nor I am interested in painting.


7. All the students in our school have laptops.

There is no …..

There is no student in our school who does not have a laptop.


8. The announcer spoke too fast for us to understand what she said.

 The announcer spoke …..

The announcer spoke so fast that we could not understand what she said.


9. If the alarm clock doesn’t go off, I won’t wake up.

 Unless …..

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


10. As soon as the teacher left the classroom, the students started talking to each other.

No sooner …..

No sooner did the teacher leave the classroom than the students started talking to each other.


Bago

1. The principal is too busy to listen to you.

 The principal is so …..

The principal is so busy that he cannot listen to you.


2. Ko Lay suggested that we should go to Bagan first.

It was …..

It was Ko Lay who suggested that we should go to Bagan first.


3. Whales are the biggest mammals on earth.

 There is no …..

There is no mammal on earth as big as a whale.


4. If you don’t know much about him, it is better.

 The less …..

The less you know about him, the better it is.


5. Computers and internet cafes replace type-writers and libraries.

 Type-writers …..

Type-writers and libraries are replaced by computers and internet cafes.


6. Unless you study it thoroughly, you won’t understand it well.

If …..

If you study it thoroughly, you will understand it well.
(OR)
If you don’t study it thoroughly, you won’t understand it well.


7. She went out in the rain. She did not wear the raincoat.

Without …..

Without wearing the raincoat, she went out in the rain.


8. Both the two girls are not attractive.

Neither …..

Neither of the girls is attractive.


9. All teachers in this department have their own abilities.

There is no …..

There is no teacher in this department who does not have his or her own abilities.


10. If you work hard, you will be successful.

The harder …..

The harder you work, the more successful you will be.


Magway

1. She is so young that she can’t stand on her own.

 She is too …..

She is too young to stand on her own.


2. He drives so skilfully that the passengers feel safe and secure.

 He is such …..

He is such a skilful driver that the passengers feel safe and secure.


3. If you speak more English, you’ll become more fluent.

The more English …..

The more English you speak, the more fluent you will become.


When she had taken some medicine, she felt better.

Having …..

Having taken some medicine, she felt better.


5. All the tourists visit Mandalay. It is the most well known place in Myanmar.

All the tourists …..

All the tourists visit Mandalay, one of the most well known place in Myanmar.


6. Identity cards must be brought by all candidates to the examination hall.

 All the candidates …..

All the candidates must bring identity cards to the examination hall.


7. Kyaw Kyaw studied his lessons and then he went out.

After Kyaw Kyaw …..

After Kyaw Kyaw had studied his lessons, he went out.


8. More fuel is used by old cars than new cars.

 Old cars …..

Old cars use more fuel than new cars.


9. Although the questions were easy, few candidates did well in the exam.

In spite of …..

In spite of the questions being easy, few candidates did well in the exam.


10. Cho Cho may have come here or also Nyo Nyo may have come here.

 Either …..

Either Cho Cho or Nyo Nyo may have come here.


Shan/ Kayah

1. Our teacher divided us into small groups to discuss the question.

We …..

We were divided into small groups by our teacher to discuss the question.


2. The suitcase was very small to get all her clothes in.

 The suitcase was not …..

The suitcase was not big enough to get all her clothes in.


3. When the weather is hotter, the demand of ice-cream is greater.

The hotter …..

The hotter the weather, the greater the demand of ice-cream.


4. When we arrived at the party, we saw Kyaw Kyaw standing alone.

Arriving …..

Arriving at the party, we saw Kyaw Kyaw standing alone.


5. Although Ko Ko ate an enormous breakfast, he managed to eat a big lunch.

 In spite of …..

In spite of eating an enormous breakfast, Ko Ko managed to eat a big lunch.


6. Caged birds live longer than birds in the wild.

 Birds in the wild …..

Birds in the wild do not live as long as caged birds.


7. The study of human white blood cells led to the discoveries of treatment in fighting AIDS.

 It is …..

It is the study of human white blood cells that led to the discoveries of treatment in fighting AIDS.


8. Latin is still taught in many schools. It is a dead language.

 Latin, …..

Latin, a dead language, is still taught in many schools.


9. The day was so foggy that we could not see the road.

 It was such …..

It was such a foggy day that we could not see the road.


10. The motor can be fed by electric current. The motor can be fed by a battery.

The motor can be fed either …..

The motor can be fed either by electric current or by a battery.


Ayeyarwady

1. Ko Gyi said, “Ko Nge, why didn’t you get up early this morning?”

Ko Gyi asked …..

Ko Gyi asked Ko Nge why he had not got up early that morning.


2. Aung Aung was not intelligent enough to be able to solve this problem.

Aung Aung was too …..

Aung Aung was too dull to be able to solve this problem.


3. Our teacher was correcting the essays when we entered the room.

The essays …..

The essays were being corrected by our teacher when we entered the room.


4. Stop arguing with your sister or you’ll be beaten by your mother.

Unless …..

Unless you stop arguing with your sister, you’ll be beaten by your mother.


5. Su Su did her homework. Then, she said her prayers and went to bed.

 Having …..

Having done her homework, Su Su said her prayers and went to bed.


6. Tun Tun has computer knowledge. Mg Mg has computer knowledge.

Both …..

Both Tun Tun and Mg Mg have computer knowledge.


7. Yesterday, as soon as the school bell rang, I hurried home to see my father off at the airport.

 No sooner …..

No sooner did the school bell ring than I hurried home to see my father off at the airport yesterday.


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

 There are very few …..

There are very few paintings in the world as valuable as Mona Lisa.


9. He was such a clever student that everyone in the classroom envied him.

 He was so …..

He was so clever that everyone in the classroom envied him.


10. Mya Mya cooks better than her sister.

Mya Mya is a …..

Mya Mya is a better cook than her sister.


Mon/Kayin/Tanintharyi

1. Mount Popa lies 50 kilometers southeast of Bagan. Mount Popa is an extinct volcano.

Mount Popa, …..

Mount Popa, an extinct volcano, lies 50 kilometers southeast of Bagan.


2. Mee Mee said to me, “What time do you get up in the morning?”.

Mee Mee asked …..

Mee Mee asked me what time I got up in the morning.


3. If you don’t come in time, we will leave without you.

Unless …..

Unless you come in time, we will leave without you.


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

 No other …..

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


5. Although there were danger signs, the children were swimming in the lake.

In spite of …..

In spite of the danger signs, the children were swimming in the lake.
(OR)
In spite of there being danger signs, the children were swimming in the lake.


6. Why didn’t you wash the clothes thoroughly?

Why weren’t …..

Why weren’t the clothes thoroughly washed?


7. As soon as she sat down at the table to study, the light went out.

 No sooner …..

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


8. His parents do not allow him to smoke.

 He …..

He is not allowed to smoke by his parents.


9. The speech was so boring that everybody fell asleep.

It was such …..

It was such a boring speech that everybody fell asleep.


10. My dog could do some tricks. Nobody trained him.

Without …..

Without being trained, my dog could do some tricks.


Rakhine

1. He did his homework and then watched TV.

Having …..

Having done his homework, he watched TV.


2. An essay type test is more difficult than an objective test.

 An objective test is not …..

An objective test is not as difficult as an essay type test.


3. When you talk more, you make more mistakes.

 The more …..

The more you talk, the more mistakes you make.


4. The tourist said to the boy, “Can you show me the way to the railway station?”.

The tourist asked …..

The tourist asked the boy if he could show him the way to the railway station.


5. No one locked the door yesterday.

The door …..

The door was not locked yesterday.


6. All mothers want their children to be successful in life.

There is no …..

There is no mother who does not want her children to be successful in life.


7. Grandfather is too old to take care of himself.

Grandfather is so …..

Grandfather is so old that he cannot take care of himself.


8. As soon as I boarded the train, it left.

No sooner …..

No sooner did I board the train than it left.


9. You can sit here or you can wait outside.

 You can either …..

You can either sit here or wait outside.


10. Ko Ko enjoys horseback riding. Ko Lay enjoys horseback riding.

 Both …..

Both Ko Ko and Ko Lay enjoy horseback riding.


Overseas

1. The film was so exciting that they liked it very much.

 It was such …..

It was such an exciting film that they liked it very much.


2. 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.


3. He does not know what happened. He does not care what happened.

He neither …..

He neither knows nor cares what happened.


4. Japan makes good motor cars.

 Good …..

Good motor cars are made in Japan.


5. All the teachers in our school are kind and patient.

There is no …..

There is no teacher in our school who is not kind and patient.


6. “Open your mouth wider so that I can see your teeth,” said the dentist to the patient.

 The dentist told …..

The dentist told the patient to open her mouth wider so that he could see her teeth.


7. Bagan is visited by almost all the tourists who come to our country. Bagan is the most famous ancient city in Myanmar.

 Bagan, …..

Bagan, the most famous ancient city in Myanmar, is visited by almost all the tourists who come to our country.


8. No one can work as fast as computers.

 Computers …..

Computers can work faster than anyone.


9. If the hotel is expensive, the service is good.

The more …..

The more expensive the hotel, the better the service.


10. She put on make-up and then she went into the studio.

After she …..

After she had put on her make-up, she went into the studio.