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Reading and Grammar Practice

Stories for Reading Comprehension 4 Unit 4




1. alter
2. arch-rivals
3. coach
4. cure
5. cut short
6. debut
7. devastated
8. devoted
9. disaster
10. division
11. fell into
12. fractures
13. fulfilled
14. grim-faced
15. gruelling
16. irreversible
17. ligaments
18. made out
19. marred
20. paid off
21. pleaded
22. ponderous
23. predestined
24. preposterous
25. promising
26. rushed
27. sent off
28. sole
29. stared
30. suffered
31. sufficient
32. tackled
33. thrash
34. unfortunately
35. weary
36. writhing




1. Transform the voice of the sentence.

Harry had dedicated his life to football.


2. Transform the sentence into indirect speech.

Harry continued, "Could you arrange things so that Wales meet England in the World Cup Final in six weeks' time and beat them?"


3. Transform the sentence into direct speech.

One night Harry talked with the physiotherapist of the Mexican national team and told him about his leg and how his career had been cruelly ruined.


4. Transform the sentence into 'there + to be' pattern.

Harry travelled high into the mountains.


5. Transform the sentence into state pattern.

At fifteen Harry became the youngest member of a first division team.


6. Transform the sentence into action pattern.

Harry was depressed.


7. Transform the part of the sentence from Complex Subject pattern.

However, he had heard of a witch doctor who lived in the north of the country who claimed to be able to change fate.


8. Transform the part of the sentence into Complex Subject pattern.

However, he had heard of a witch doctor who lived in the north of the country who claimed to be able to change fate.


9. Transform the sentence into Complex Object pattern.

The Mexican physiotherapist examined Harry's leg but he too considered the damage too serious.


10. Transform the sentence into Cleft pattern.

Harry talked about his leg with tears running down his cheeks.


11. Transform the sentence into Conditional III pattern.

He entered and when his eyes grew accustomed to the dark he could see the seated figure of the witch doctor.


12. Transform the sentence into inverted emphatic pattern.

Four hours later, a sad looking doctor informed Harry that he would never play professional football again.