Mar 2, 2017

BLOW UP; BLOW somebody or something UP

7 cards
, 14 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. There was a huge bang as the fuel tank blew up.
    2. In 1605 Guy Fawkes tried to blow up Parliament and the King.
    3. They threatened to blow the building up.
    4. The thieves robbed the store and then blew it up.
    5. The two men were tragically blown up by a car bomb in 1987.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • If something blows up, what happens? Choose the best meaning:
        • it explodes or is destroyed by an explosion
        • it is badly damaged or destroyed by a strong wind

      • If somebody or something blows something up, what happens?
        • it is destroyed with a bomb or an explosion
        • it is knocked to the ground and badly damaged by strong winds

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • The factory blew up.
        • They blew the factory up.
        • They blew up the factory.
        • They blew it up.
        • They blew up it.
        • The factory was blown up.

    • Complete the following with the correct form of ‘blow up’, ‘blow somebody or something up’ and one of the objects below where necessary:
      • The demonstrators threatened the offices if their demands were not met.

        • We were sent home from school when the old heating boiler

          • They laid explosives all along the bridge and

            • An attempt was made , but luckily he escaped unharmed. (commander)

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