Dec 22, 2016

UNIT 121 • On time / in time, At the end / in the end

27 cards
, 51 answers
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  • Complete the sentences with ‘on time’ or ‘in time’.
    • The bus was late this morning but it’s usually  . . . 
      on time
      .
      • on time
      • in time

    • The film was supposed to start at 8.30 but it didn’t begin  . . . 
      on time
      .
      • on time
      • in time

    • I like to get up  . . . 
      in time
      to have a big breakfast before going to work.
      • on time
      • in time

    • We want to start the meeting  . . . 
      on time
      so please don’t be late.
      • on time
      • in time

    • I’ve just washed this shirt. I want to wear it this evening, so I hope it will be dry  . . . 
      in time
      .
      • on time
      • in time

    • The train service isn’t very good. The trains are rarely  . . . 
      on time
      .
      • on time
      • in time

    • I nearly missed my flight this morning. I got to the airport just  . . . 
      in time
      .
      • on time
      • in time

    • I nearly forgot that it was Joe’s birthday. Fortunately I remembered  . . . 
      in time
      .
      • on time
      • in time

    • Why are you never  . . . 
      on time
      ? You always keep everybody waiting.
      • on time
      • in time

  • Read the situations and make sentences using ‘just in time’.
    • A child ran across the road in front of your car. You saw the child at the last moment.
      I (manage / stop)

      • You were walking home without an umbrella. just after you got home, it started to rain very heavily.
        I (get / home)

        • Tim was going to sit on the chair you had just painted. You said, ‘Don’t sit in that chair!’, so he didn’t.
          I (stop / him)

          • You went to the cinema. You were a bit late and you thought you would miss the beginning of the film. But the film began just as you sat down in the cinema.
            I (get / cinema / beginning of the film)

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

            the course       ○      the interview       ○      the match       ○      the month       ○      the race
            • All the players shook hands
              I normally get paid
              The students had a party
              Two of the runners collapsed
              To my surprise I was offered the job

            • Write sentences with ‘In the end’. Use the verb in brackets.
              • We had a lot of problems with our car.
                (sell)

                • Judy got more and more fed up with her job.
                  (resign)

                  • I tried to learn German but I found it too difficult.
                    (give up)

                    • We couldn’t decide whether to go to the party or not.
                      (not / go)

                    • Complete the sentences with ‘at’ or ‘in’.
                      • I’m going away  . . . 
                        at
                        the end of the month.
                        • at
                        • in

                      • It took me a long time to find a job.  . . . 
                        In
                        the end I got a job in a hotel.
                        • In
                        • At

                      • Are you going away  . . . 
                        at
                        the beginning of August or  . . . 
                        at
                        the end?
                        • atin
                        • inat

                      • I couldn’t decide what to buy Mary for her birthday. I didn’t buy her anything  . . . 
                        in
                        the end.
                        • in
                        • at

                      • We waited ages for a taxi. We gave up  . . . 
                        in
                        the end and walked home.
                        • in
                        • at

                      • I’ll be moving to a new address  . . . 
                        at
                        the end of September.
                        • at
                        • in

                      • At first Helen didn’t want to go to the theatre but she came with us  . . . 
                        in
                        the end.
                        • in
                        • at

                      • I’m going away  . . . 
                        at
                        the end of this week.
                        • at
                        • in

                      • A: I didn’t know what to do.
                        B: Yes, you were in a difficult position. What did you do  . . . 
                        in
                        the end?
                        • in
                        • at

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