Mar 2, 2017

BE UP TO something

10 cards
, 29 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. He looks very guilty. What do you think he’s been up to?
    2. The kids are very quiet. Are they up to something?
    3. She didn’t really want to know what he’d been up to.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Which of the choices mean the same as the sentence below?
        What are you up to?
        • What is your job?
        • What are you doing?
        • Where are you?
        • What do you think?

      • If you are up to something, is it usually  . . . 
        something bad
        ?
        • something good
        • something bad
        • something important

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • He’s up to something.
        • He’s something up to.
        • Something was up to him.

    • Match the two halves to make complete sentences:
      • I’m going to tell his parents  . . . 
        what he’s been up to.
        • What have you been up to?
        • what he’s been up to.
        • what these people are up to.
        • I think he’s up to something.

      • We have to find out  . . . 
        what these people are up to.
        • What have you been up to?
        • what he’s been up to.
        • what these people are up to.
        • I think he’s up to something.

      • I haven’t seen you for weeks.  . . . 
        What have you been up to?
        • What have you been up to?
        • what he’s been up to.
        • what these people are up to.
        • I think he’s up to something.

      • He’s gone out again.  . . . 
        I think he’s up to something.
        • What have you been up to?
        • what he’s been up to.
        • what these people are up to.
        • I think he’s up to something.

    • Write an appropriate question for each of the following, including ‘be up to’ in each situation:
      • Your friend is very tired this morning. Ask what he/she did last night.
        So, last night?

        • A little boy is covered in mud. Ask his mother what he has been doing.
          get so dirty?

          • The children are very quiet. Ask your friend if he/she thinks they are doing something naughty.
            Do you think something?

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