Mar 2, 2017

MAKE something UP

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

    1. I don’t believe you! You’ve made up the whole story.
    2. She loves singing and even makes up her own songs.
    3. He didn’t know the true facts so he made them up.
    4. The figures are not real but have been made up as an example.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Which of the following is closest in meaning to ‘make something up’?
        • to emphasize something
        • to imagine something
        • to invent something

      • Which of these are grammatically correct?
        • He made up an excuse.
        • He made it up.
        • He made up it.
        • It was made up.

    • Answer the following questions in an appropriate way, using ‘make up’ and a suitable object (a noun or a pronoun):
      • A: Do you believe him?
        B: No, I think he (it / all)

        • A: Is this a true story?
          B: No, it has

          • A: What excuse did you give for being late?
            B: Oh, I just (one)

            • A: I don’t think you’re telling the truth.
              B: I promise I’m (not / this)

            • Find any errors in these sentences:
              • Of course it’s not true! I made it all up!
                check you answer
                Of course it’s not true! I made it all up!
                • correct
                • incorrect

              • Most of what had been written about her in the papers had made up.
                check you answer
                Most of what had been written about her in the papers had been made up.
                • correct
                • incorrect

              • He can’t have make up all that stuff about the army, can he?
                check you answer
                He can’t have made up all that stuff about the army, can he?
                • correct
                • incorrect

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