Mar 2, 2017

SET OFF

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

    1. When are you planning to set off?
    2. I usually set off for college at about seven.
    3. They quickly got in the car and set off down the road.
    4. We unpacked and changed our clothes before setting off to explore.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Choose two of the words below to complete the meaning of this use of set off:

        journey       •       begin       •       holiday       •       end       •       job       •       arrange

        to a

        • Which of these are grammatically possible?
          • He set off.
          • He set off the journey.
          • The journey set off.

      • Complete these sentences with a form of ‘set off’ and one of the prepositions below. Use each preposition once only.
        • After breakfast they set off  . . . 
          up
          the mountain.
          • at
          • on
          • up
          • for
          • until

        • Do you want something to eat before you set off  . . . 
          for
          work?
          • at
          • on
          • up
          • for
          • until

        • He finally set off  . . . 
          on
          the first stage of his round-the-world trip.
          • at
          • on
          • up
          • for
          • until

        • Every morning she sets off  . . . 
          at
          6 a.m. in order to miss the rush-hour traffic.
          • at
          • on
          • up
          • for
          • until

        • I’m not surprised we’re late. We didn’t set off  . . . 
          until
          8 o’clock!
          • at
          • on
          • up
          • for
          • until

      • Answer the following questions about yourself, using the verb ‘set off’:
        • A: What time do you leave for work every day?
          B: I 7.30 a.m.

          • A: You are going shopping with a friend. What time will you leave home?
            B: We should 9 a.m.

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