Let’s take the Cambridge B2 First exam key word transformation task further.
This is what the exam task says in the Reading and Use of English Part 4:
Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word. You must use between two and five words.
In today’s task, whenever necessary, do make changes to the word given. Besides, there is no second sentence, nor word-limit. As free as a bird!
This key word transformation activity will help you boost your knowledge of phrasal verbs and other words and expressions related to the theme of travelling.
Travel and transport
To brush up on this topic, check out our B2 First Season episode from the Say It Better! vocabulary series Let’s Talk About Travelling! It will come in handy since you will get familiar with most of the lexical structures you need to use in the activity we’ve prepared for you.
Once you get to know the topic vocabulary, challenge yourself to a key word transformation activity.
B2 key word transformations
Read the sentences below. Transform each of them using the word given in the correct form. Make as many changes as possible, but be loyal to the meaning of the sentence given.
Then, click on the sentence to see whether you’ve used correctly the appropriate key word.
Shall we go to the airport to see our relatives off?
We pulled in at the side of the road to pick up a hitch-hiker.
The tourists made for the centre of the town.
Is your forthcoming trip to London for pleasure or business?
He’s been getting around this week! What a holidaymaker!
Please phone me upon arrival at the hotel.
The travel agent booked us into a hotel in the main square in Venice.
Not to get lost, we ought to pedal faster and catch up with our parents, who are up ahead.
Buckle up and drive carefully to have a safe journey.
Our grandparents have just gone away for the summer.
Visitors love the hustle and bustle of the downtown open marketplace.
What time is the train supposed to get in?
The homeward journey was slightly harder than the outward one towards Budapest.
Instead of continuing our journey, we decided to stay over at a guest-house.
Are we setting off/out at dawn tomorrow?
We might stop over in Italy for a couple of nights on our homeward journey.
Getting away from the city has been a must-do.
We’ve booked a sleeper since we are travelling overnight.
To avoid the heat, we’ve put up our tent in the mountain, far off the coast.
On Friday night, if I go to the cinema with my friends, my dad picks me up.
Key word transformation activities like this one are a really useful tool as you are putting into practice what you’ve already learnt at some point during your B2 exam preparation. Besides, your comfort zone as a learner will become wider. Not only will you better the correct use of B2 vocabulary in exam tasks, you will also enhance all the skills, like speaking, written expression, reading as well as listening comprehension.
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