Mar 2, 2017

LOOK AFTER somebody, something or yourself

7 cards
, 31 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. She found that looking after two young children on her own was not easy.
    2. Who’s looking after the apartment while Amy and Ben are away?
    3. That bike was expensive. You should look after it.
    4. He was sixteen, and he felt that he was old enough to look after himself.
    5. My sister is still very ill and is being looked after by our parents.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises. Choose the best answer to complete each part of this meaning of ‘look after somebody or something’:
      • If you look after somebody you make sure that they are  . . . 
        safe
        .
        • not alone
        • dry
        • safe
        • happy
        • in good condition

      • If you look after something you make sure that it is  . . . 
        in good condition
        .
        • not alone
        • dry
        • safe
        • happy
        • in good condition

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • I looked my brother after.
        • I looked after my brother.
        • I looked him after.
        • I looked after him.
        • My brother was looked after.

    • Complete the following sentences using the correct form of ‘look after’:
      • When he was in hospital, the nurses  . . . 
        look after him
        very well.
        • look after him
        • look after himself
        • look after children
        • look after your clothes

      • Stop worrying about Tom! He’s quite old enough to  . . . 
        look after himself
        .
        • look after him
        • look after himself
        • look after children
        • look after your clothes

      • You can always ask Kath to babysit. She loves  . . . 
        look after children
        .
        • look after him
        • look after himself
        • look after children
        • look after your clothes

      • Your new coat is dirty already! I wish you would  . . . 
        look after your clothes
        .
        • look after him
        • look after himself
        • look after children
        • look after your clothes

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