Cover of the textbook Speakout Advanced Plus - Students' Book

The key answer of exercise 4

The key to exercise solutions in chapter 4.1 - Role model for the textbook Speakout Advanced Plus - Students' Book with authors Frances Eales and Steve Oakes from Pearson Education


Rewrite the sentences in Exercise 4A using a participle clause made from the verbs in bold. For each item make one sentence which includes all the information.


  1. Having been raised by adoptive parents who didn’t allow the words 'can't' to be used, Jen believed she could do anything.
  2. Perhaps sensing the connection, Jen fantasised about being related to Moceanu as early as age six.
  3. Growing up with her three half-brothers, Jen started playing softball with them when she was seven.
  4. When Dominique was seventeen, she sued to become a legal adult, accusing her parents of squandering her professional earnings.
  5. Assuming that their biological mother had told Dominique about her physique, Jen only mentioned off-handedly in their first phone conversation that she didn't have legs.
  6. Astonished, Dominique had no idea what to say.
  7. Amazed at how many things the three sisters had in common, Jen said, 'All three of us did gymnastics and Christina loved volleyball, which is my second favourite sport!'
  8. Having achieved amazing success by any standard, Jen still has plans, saying. 'My real dream would be to perform on a show like Dancing with the Stars.'