Mar 2, 2017


8 cards
, 15 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. You’ll have to speak up, I’m afraid. Mrs. Newton is rather deaf.
    2. Speak up! I can’t hear a word you’re saying!
    3. Can you speak up a bit? People at the back of the room can’t hear you.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • If you ask somebody to speak up, what do you want them to do? Choose one answer.
        • shout
        • speak faster
        • speak louder
        • repeat something because you didn’t understand it

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • Speak up!
        • She spoke up.
        • She was spoken up.

      • In which of these situations might you ask somebody to speak up?
        • while you are studying in a library
        • at a rock concert
        • when you’re trying to get to sleep

    • Is ‘speak up’ the right thing to say in these situations? Choose the best phrase for each.
      • A: Why are you whispering?
        B:  . . . 
        Speak up!
        • Speak up!

      • A: You’re not making any sense!
        B:  . . . 
        Start again!

        Speak up!
        • Start again!

      • A: You know I’m going deaf!
        B:  . . . 
        Speak up!
        • Speak up!

      • A: You’re talking much too slowly!
        B:  . . . 
        Speed up!

        Speak up!
        • Speed up!

      • A: There’s no need to shout!
        B:  . . . 
        Speak more quietly!

        Speak up!
        • Speak more quietly!

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