Mar 2, 2017

CUT somebody OFF

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

    1. The day I had to work on the switchboard I kept cutting people off!
    2. Kenneth slammed the phone down and cut her off.
    3. Operator, I’ve just been cut off. Can you reconnect me?
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Complete the explanation of this meaning of ‘cut somebody off’ by choosing two words from the list below:

        interrupt       •       continue       •       making       •       breaking

        to a telephone conversation by the connection

        • Which of these are grammatically possible?
          • She cut her friend off.
          • She cut off her friend.
          • She cut him off.
          • She cut off him.
          • She was cut off.

      • Rewrite the following sentences so that the meaning stays the same, using a form of ‘cut somebody off’:
        • Their telephone connection was suddenly broken.
          They (suddenly)

          • Operator, the connection with the person I was talking to has been broken.
            Operator, we’ve

            • I’m so sorry. My son was playing with the phone and broke our connection.
              I’m so sorry. My son

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