Mar 2, 2017

GO OFF (1)

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

    1. The gun went off accidentally while he was holding it.
    2. I heard that a bomb had gone off in the centre of town.
    3. “What’s that noise?” “I think it’s fireworks going off in the park.”
    4. My alarm clock goes off every morning at seven.
    5. Everybody had to leave the building when the fire alarm went off.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Which of the following can go off?
        • a fire
        • a bomb
        • a gun
        • a loud noise
        • fireworks
        • a radio

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • The bomb went off.
        • He went off the bomb.
        • The bomb was gone off.

    • Complete the meanings with a word or phrase below:
      • If a bomb goes off, it  . . . 
        • falls
        • explodes

      • If a gun goes off, it is  . . . 
        • dropped
        • fired

      • If an alarm goes off, it makes a sudden  . . . 
        loud noise
        • loud noise
        • explosion

    • Complete these sentences in an appropriate way, using the verb ‘go off’ and any other necessary information:
      • I just heard a loud bang. It sounded as if (bomb)

        • Be careful with those fireworks! They might before you are ready.

          • Sorry I’m late. My alarm (not)

            • The thieves ran away when the alarm

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