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The police are __________ the bank robbers.

Exercise 16. Match the multi-word verbs in A with the definitions in B.

A B

1. to get down to doing something a. to be behind with something, not at the level expected
2. to keep up with someone/something b. to start work on something
3. to take something down c. to postpone, to decide to do something at a later date
4. to fall behind (with something) d. to pass an exam or test
5. to hand something in e. to check that something is correct, to examine something
6. to put something off f. to reach the same standard or position as someone else
7. to get through (something) g. to give something to someone in a position of authority
8. to scrape through (something) h. to remain at the same standard or position as someone else
9. to catch up (with someone/something) i. to record in writing what someone is saying
10. to go through something j. to pass an exam but with a very low grade

 

Exercise 17. Ask some of the students the questions below. Try to use the multi-word verbs from this unit in your questions and answers.

A How are you getting on with your studies?

B At the moment I’m falling behind a little, so I’ll have to work harder to catch up with the rest of the group.

a. How are you getting on with your studies?

b. What things do you write down in lessons?

c. Do you always do your homework immediately?

d. How do you check there are no mistakes in your work before you give it to your teacher?

e. How do you think you will do in your future exams?

Exercise 18. Fill in the gaps below with the multi-word verbs from Exercise 16.

To have difficulty _____________(doing ) something

To have problems _____________(doing ) something

To concentrate _____________(doing ) something

To be good/quite good _____________(doing ) something

To be not bad/bad _____________(doing ) something

To be awful/hopeless _____________(doing ) something

 

Exercise 19.Use the phrases from Exercise 18 to write some sentences about yourself. Then discuss them with your partner. Find out how many things you have in common.

Example:

A. I’m good at using computers and learning languages. What are you good at?

B. I’m quite good at using computers but I have problems with learning languages. I have difficulty in remembering the grammar rules.


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