TAKE UP something (1)

11 cards
, 40 answers
00:00
Mar 10
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. I didn’t know you’d taken up cookery!
    2. He’s taken up jogging in order to lose weight.
    3. She took up languages and now speaks Chinese quite well.
    4. I used to do a bit of writing and I’d like to take it up again.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Choose three of the words below to complete this meaning of ‘take up something’.

        activity       •       pleasure       •       start       •       work

        to to do a new , especially for

        • Which of these are grammatically possible?
          • She took up sailing.
          • She took it up.
          • She took up it.
          • Sailing was taken up.

      • Find any errors in the following:
        • She decided to take up walk in order to keep fit.
          check you answer
          She decided to take up walking in order to keep fit.
          • correct
          • incorrect

        • I believe she took up the violin at the age of 4.
          check you answer
          I believe she took up the violin at the age of 4.
          • correct
          • incorrect

        • I was no good at rugby so I take up rowing.
          check you answer
          I was no good at rugby so I took up rowing.
          • correct
          • incorrect

        • There are lots of hobbies you can take them up.
          check you answer
          There are lots of hobbies you can take up.
          • correct
          • incorrect

      • Complete the sentences with the correct form of ‘take up’ and one of the objects below:
        • Nigel recently  . . . 
          took up aerobics
          at the local sports centre.
          • took up aerobics
          • take up different instruments
          • taken it up
          • take one up
          • taking up smoking

        • He advises parents and children on the dangers of  . . . 
          taking up smoking
          .
          • took up aerobics
          • take up different instruments
          • taken it up
          • take one up
          • taking up smoking

        • Rather than all of us playing the flute, I think we should  . . . 
          take up different instruments
          .
          • took up aerobics
          • take up different instruments
          • taken it up
          • take one up
          • taking up smoking

        • I had never been fishing before, but I have now  . . . 
          taken it up
          and am enjoying it.
          • took up aerobics
          • take up different instruments
          • taken it up
          • take one up
          • taking up smoking

        • I never had the time for a hobby, even if I had wanted to  . . . 
          take one up
          .
          • took up aerobics
          • take up different instruments
          • taken it up
          • take one up
          • taking up smoking