Mar 2, 2017

TELL somebody OFF

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

    1. If anyone tells Sonia off, she goes and hides in her room.
    2. The manager tells you off if you arrive late.
    3. Dad often told us off about watching too much TV.
    4. Jack’s always getting told off at school for talking in class.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Choose the best meaning of ‘tell somebody off’:
        • to speak angrily to somebody because they have done something wrong
        • to ask somebody to go away because you are angry with them

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • She told Jane off.
        • She told off Jane.
        • She told him off.
        • She told off him.
        • Jane was told off.

    • Complete the following sentences with an appropriate form of ‘tell somebody off’ and one of the objects below:

      everyone       •       me       •       you       •       the children
      • If she sees you leaving early, she’ll

        • Why are you always I don’t deserve it!

          • She because they didn’t put their toys away.

            • The teacher suddenly got really angry and

            • What do your parents or teachers tell you off for?
              • My mother for not tidying my room. (I)

                • The teacher if we didn’t do our homework. (we)

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