Dec 15, 2016

UNIT 103 • Quite and rather

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  • Complete the sentences using ‘quite’ + one of the following:

    a busy day       ○      a good voice       ○      a nice time       ○      a lot of mistakes       ○      a nice day       ○      a long way       ○      a strong wind       ○      a frightening experience
    • The weather was better than we had expected. It was
      Tom often sings. He’s got
      The bus stop wasn’t very near the hotel. We had to walk
      I’m tired. I’ve had
      Our holiday was OK. We had
      It’s warm today but there’s
      I hope that never happens again. It was
      She speaks English fluently but she makes

    • Complete these sentences using the words in brackets. Each time use ‘quite’ with the positive word and ‘rather’ with the negative word.
      • She’s but (intelligent / lazy)
        The car goes but it’s (well / noisy)
        The programme was but (long / interesting)
        George is but he’s (a hard worker / slow)
        I was with the hotel but Jim was (disappointed / pleased)
        It’s job but it’s work. (a well-paid / hard)
        Sarah lives us but it’s to get to her house. (near / difficult)

      • What does ‘quite’ mean in these sentences? Choose the right meaning.
        • It’s quite cold. You’d better wear your coat.
          • completely
          • more than a little, less than very

        • A: Are you sure?
          B: Yes, quite sure.
          • completely
          • more than a little, less than very

        • Maria’s English is quite good.
          • completely
          • more than a little, less than very

        • I couldn’t believe it. It was quite incredible.
          • completely
          • more than a little, less than very

        • The people I work with are quite friendly.
          • completely
          • more than a little, less than very

        • My bedroom is quite big.
          • completely
          • more than a little, less than very

        • You’re quite right.
          • completely
          • more than a little, less than very

      • Complete these sentences using ‘quite’ with one of the following:

        amazing       ○      different       ○      impossible       ○      right       ○      safe       ○      sure       ○      unnecessary       ○      true
        • I didn’t believe her at first, but in fact what she said was
          You won’t fall. The ladder is
          I’m afraid I can’t do what you ask. It’s
          I couldn’t agree with you more. You are
          You can’t compare the two things. They are
          You needn’t have done that. It was
          I think I saw them go out but I’m not
          I couldn’t believe what had happened. It was

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