Mar 2, 2017


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

    1. Hold on a minute. I need to get my coat.
    2. Can you hold on? I’ll see if Mr Jones is free to take your call.
    3. Let’s hold on for a few minutes and see if anyone else is coming.
    4. Hold on a second! That doesn’t sound right at all.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • If you ask somebody to hold on, what do you want them to do? Choose one answer.
        • stop what they are doing
        • hold something
        • wait for a short time

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • Hold on.
        • Hold on the phone.
        • We held on for a few minutes.
        • We were held on for a few minutes.

      • In which of these situations would you NOT ask somebody to hold on?
        • when you want the person on the telephone to wait
        • when you are in a hurry and somebody is being too slow
        • when you need to think about the answer to a question

    • What could you say in the following situations? Use ‘hold on’ in each answer.
      • Your friend is ready to go out, but you need to make a quick phone call.
        I need to make a quick phone call. (minute)

        • The lesson is due to start, but only half the class has arrived. You think it’s better if you wait to see if more students arrive.
          Let’s and see if any more students arrive. (few / minutes)

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