Mar 2, 2017

COME ON

8 cards
• Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

1. Come on! We’ll be late if we don’t hurry up!
2. Come on, Andy, give us a smile. Everything’s going to be OK.
3.Come on”, urged Laura, “Don’t be shy!”
4. Oh come on! You don’t expect me to believe that story, do you?
5. You thought the movie was good? Oh come on, it was terrible!
• Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
• The phrase ‘come on’ is used for different reasons. Which one of the following is it NOT used for?
• to encourage somebody to do something
• to show that you are thinking about something
• to show that you do not believe what somebody has said
• to show that you disagree with somebody

• Which of these are grammatically possible?
• Come on.
• Oh coming on!
• They came on.
• They were come on.

• In which of these situations might you tell somebody to come on?
• when you are having a discussion or an argument
• when you are in a hurry
• when you are trying to be very polite

• Is ‘come on’ appropriate in these situations? Choose the best phrase for each.
• Why are you taking so long?  . . .
Come on!
• Come on!
• Slow down!

• I completely agree.  . . .
Absolutely!
• Oh come on!
• Absolutely!

• Let’s have a drink!  . . .
Come on!
• Come on!
• Don’t have one!

• Tell me what happened!  . . .
Come on!
• Come on!
• Keep quiet!

• What are you doing up there?  . . .
Come down!
• Come on!
• Come down!