Stories for Reading Comprehension 4 Unit 6

1. accuracy
2. accurate
3. authoritative
4. bolt
5. capable
6. clap
7. course
8. daze
9. deafening
10. enormous
11. extremely
12. faced
13. failed
14. incur
15. inevitably
16. influential
17. intervened
18. level
19. match
20. outcome
21. paradoxically
22. permanent
23. prominent
24. ripped
25. seethed
26. shot
27. slid
28. slip
29. teetered
30. temper tantrums
31. vain
32. wager
33. wrath

1. Transform the voice of the sentence.

At the next hole Winston got a similar shot to win.

2. Transform the sentence into indirect speech.

"Now, Winston," said the vicar. "Control yourself. You mustn't take the Lord's name in vain. You may incur his wrath."

3. Transform the passage into direct speech.

One day Harold Runcie was playing golf with Winston Sharp. They were a good match for each other and enjoyed the competition. A small wager of £10 had been placed on the outcome of the game.

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

Winston's work involved making some of the most accurate muscular movements.

5. Transform the sentence into state pattern.

How could I miss from such a distance?

6. Transform the sentence into action pattern.

Playing golf can be a constant source of frustration.

7. Transform the sentence from Complex Subject pattern.

Winston seemed seethed with anger.

8. Transform the sentence into Complex Subject pattern.

However Winston failed to hit the ball hard enough.

9. Transform the sentence into Complex Object pattern.

Winston hit his ball and it went past the hole.

10. Transform the sentence into Cleft pattern.

At the final hole Winston had a very short shot of about twenty centimetres to win the game.

11. Transform the sentence into Conditional III pattern.

The ball balanced on the edge of the hole but refused to drop. Winston couldn't control himself.

12. Transform the sentence into inverted emphatic pattern.

When the smoke cleared Winston was standing in a daze but there was a deep crater where the vicar had been standing.

13. Transform the sentence into what + subject + predicate + to be + to inf pattern.

One small wrong movement of the scalpel could cause death or serious brain damage.

14. Change the verb into an analytical one.

Then the thunder that followed the lightning faded away.