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Rephrasing is one of the most important tools for intermediate students as it allows you to express ideas in different ways.

This ability to manipulate language is often required in reading and listening comprehension activities, as well as in transformation grammar exercises.

Apart from a certain linguistic "sensitivity", you can achieve quite an acceptable degree of competence by doing rephrasing exercises.

In this section you will have access to notes on some language areas in which rephrasing is especially useful, some tips to make rephrasing easier for you, and to a number of exercises.

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