Mar 2, 2017

BREAK DOWN

8 cards
, 19 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. Why are you late? Did the bus break down?
    2. What a terrible journey! We broke down twice on the way home.
    3. I’m nervous about using the washing machine in case it breaks down again.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Break down means “to stop working because of a fault”. What of things can break down? Choose two of the following:
        • tools
        • machines
        • vehicles

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • We broke down.
        • We broke down the car.
        • The car broke down.
        • The car broke itself down.

    • Break or break down? Choose the best answer.
      • Can I borrow your pen? Mine’s  . . . 
        broken
        .
        • broken
        • broken down

      • If the air conditioning system  . . . 
        breaks down
        , call the engineer.
        • breaks
        • breaks down

      • I tried to cut some very thick paper and the scissors  . . . 
        broke
        .
        • broke
        • broke down

      • A: My new mobile phone’s  . . . 
        broken
        .
        B: Did you drop it again?
        • broken
        • broken down

      • A: Why are you washing your clothes by hand?
        B: Because the washing machine has  . . . 
        broken down
        .
        • broken down
        • broken

      • A: Is your car reliable?
        B: Yes, it never  . . . 
        breaks down
        .
        • breaks down
        • breaks

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