Mar 2, 2017

CUT somebody or something OFF (2)

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

    1. They cut off the water supply for three hours this morning.
    2. The gas company won’t cut you off without warning you first.
    3. He had forgotten to pay the bill so his phone had been cut off.
    4. I was told that our research funds were being cut off immediately.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Choose the best meaning for this use of ‘cut somebody or something off’:
        • to stop having something
        • to stop making something for somebody
        • to stop the supply of something to somebody

      • Which of the following can be cut off?
        • electricity
        • water
        • lights
        • gas
        • telephone
        • television
        • funds

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • They cut off the electricity supply.
        • They cut us off.
        • They cut off us.
        • The electricity supply was cut off.

    • Answer the following questions, using an appropriate form of ‘cut off’ and any other necessary information:
      • A: Why are you going out to use a public telephone?
        B: Because our telephone

        • A: What happens if you don’t pay your electricity bill?
          B: The company will (electricity)

          • A: Why can’t we cook dinner at home?”
            B: Because the gas

          • Correct any errors in the following:
            • The power is automatically cut off if the system overheats.
              check you answer
              The power is automatically cut off if the system overheats.
              • correct
              • incorrect

            • She didn’t pay the bill so they cut off.
              check you answer
              She didn’t pay the bill so they cut her off.
              • correct
              • incorrect

            • Water supplies to farmers were cut off last week to try to conserve water.
              check you answer
              Water supplies to farmers were cut off last week to try to conserve water.
              • correct
              • incorrect

            • They were wearing coats and scarves as the electricity was been cut off.
              check you answer
              They were wearing coats and scarves as the electricity had been cut off.
              • correct
              • incorrect

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