Mar 2, 2017

SORT something OUT

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

    1. We have sorted out our problems and everything is fine now.
    2. If the heating breaks down, an engineer will quickly sort things out.
    3. There’s a crisis at the office and they need me there to sort it out.
    4. The system has broken down. It could take days for it to be sorted out.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Choose the best word or phrase from the brackets to complete the meaning of sort something out:
        to  . . . 
        deal with
        a problem or situation in a  . . . 
        satisfactory
        way
        • deal withtidy
        • organizesatisfactory

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • We sorted our problems out.
        • We sorted out our problems.
        • We sorted them out.
        • We sorted out them.
        • Our problems were sorted out.

    • Write questions to fit with the following responses, using a form of ‘sort out’ in each question and one of the objects below:

      all the problems       •       the problem with the heating       •       your timetable
      • A: Did you
        B: No, I didn’t. It still doesn’t work properly.

        • A: Have they
          B: Yes, they have. Everything’s fine now.

          • A: Did you
            B: Yes, I did. I can go to the Italian classes now.

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