Mar 2, 2017

SLOW DOWN; SLOW somebody or something DOWN

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

    1. He realized he was driving too fast and began to slow down.
    2. The claim they can slow down the ageing process.
    3. Can’t you work any faster? You’re slowing the whole class down!
    4. Don’t wait for me—I’m only slowing you down.
    5. The plant’s growth is slowed down by lack of light.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • What is the opposite of ‘slow down’?
        • go quickly
        • go more quickly
        • go slowly
        • go more slowly

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • He slowed down.
        • He slowed the car down.
        • He slowed down the car.
        • He slowed it down.
        • He slowed down it.
        • The car was slowed down.

    • Choose one of the following words to complete each sentence. Only use each word once.
      • The  . . . 
        bus
        slowed down as it approached the crossroads.
        • bus
        • economy
        • heat
        • horse
        • roadworks

      • The  . . . 
        heat
        in the afternoon always slowed us down.
        • bus
        • economy
        • heat
        • horse
        • roadworks

      • A recent report shows that the  . . . 
        economy
        has slowed down this year.
        • bus
        • economy
        • heat
        • horse
        • roadworks

      • The  . . . 
        roadworks
        are slowing the traffic down in the mornings.
        • bus
        • economy
        • heat
        • horse
        • roadworks

      • The  . . . 
        horse
        didn’t slow down until it had thrown its rider off.
        • bus
        • economy
        • heat
        • horse
        • roadworks

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