Mar 2, 2017

DO something UP

6 cards
, 15 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. I’ve eaten so much that I can’t do my trousers up!
    2. He couldn’t do up the buttons on his coat.
    3. The skirt was far too small for her—she couldn’t even do it up.
    4. He wore a long coat that was done up at the neck.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Choose the best explanation of this meaning of ‘do something up’:
        • to make something tight
        • to fasten or close something

      • Which of these can you do up?
        • a jacket
        • fingers
        • a zip
        • socks
        • a button

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • He did his coat up.
        • He did up his coat.
        • He did it up.
        • He did up it.
        • His coat was done up.

    • Respond to the following, using a form of ‘do something up’ in each answer:
      • A: Do you think this jacket is smart enough?
        B: Yes, if (it)

        • A: Why didn’t you buy those jeans?
          B: They were too small. I couldn’t (zip)

          • A: I just tripped and fell.
            B: I’m not surprised. Your laces were not

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