Dec 25, 2016

UNIT 132 • Verb + preposition (2) about / for / of / after

11 cards
, 60 answers
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  • Put in the correct preposition where necessary.
    • I’m not going out yet. I’m waiting to stop. (the rain)
      You’re always asking me . Ask somebody else for a change. (money)
      I’ve applied at the factory. I don’t know if I’ll get it. (a job)
      If I want a job at the factory, who do I apply (?)
      I’ve searched everywhere but I haven’t been able to find him. (John)
      I don’t want to talk happened last night. Let’s forget it. (what)
      I don’t want to discuss last night. Let’s forget it. (what happened)
      We had an interesting discussion but we didn’t reach a decision. (the problem)
      We discussed but we didn’t reach a decision. (the problem)
      I don’t want to go out yet. I’m waiting to arrive. (the post)
      Keith and Sonia are touring Europe. They’re in Rome at the moment, but tomorrow they leave (Venice)
      The roof of the house is in very bad condition. I think we ought to do something (it.)
      We waited for half an hour but he never came. (Jim)
      Tomorrow morning I have to catch a plane. I’m leaving my house at 7.30. (the airport)

    • Complete the sentences with one of the following verbs (in the correct form) + preposition:

      apply       ○      ask the waiter       ○      do something       ○      leave       ○      look       ○      search       ○      talk       ○      wait
      • Police are the man who escaped from prison.
        We’re still a reply to our letter. We haven’t heard anything yet.
        George likes his job but he doesn’t it much.
        When I’d finished my meal, I the bill.
        Kate is unemployed. She has several jobs but she hasn’t had any luck.
        If something is wrong, why don’t you it?
        Linda’s car is very old but it’s in excellent condition. She it well.
        Diane is from Boston but now she lives in Paris. She left Boston when she was 19.

      • Put in the correct preposition after ‘care’ where necessary.
        • He’s very selfish. He doesn’t care  . . . 
          about other
          • of other
          • for other
          • about other
          • other

        • Are you hungry? Would you care  . . . 
          for something
          to eat?
          • of something
          • for something
          • about something
          • something

        • She doesn’t care  . . . 
          for the examination
          . She’s not worried whether she passes or falls.
          • of the examination
          • for the examination
          • about the examination
          • the examination

        • Please let me borrow your camera. I promise I’ll take good care  . . . 
          of it
          • of it
          • for it
          • about it
          • it

        • A: Do you like this coat?
          B: Not really. I don’t care  . . . 
          for the colour
          • of the colour
          • for the colour
          • about the colour
          • the colour

        • Don’t worry about arranging our holiday. I’ll take care  . . . 
          of that
          • of that
          • for that
          • about that
          • that

        • I want to have a good holiday. I don’t care  . . . 
          about the cost
          • of the cost
          • for the cost
          • about the cost
          • the cost

        • I want to have a good holiday. I don’t care  . . . 
          much it costs.
          • of how
          • for how
          • about how
          • how

      • Complete the sentences with ‘look for’ or ‘look after’. Use the correct form of ‘look’.
        • I my keys but I couldn’t find them anywhere.
          Kate is a job. I hope she finds one soon.
          Who you when you were ill?
          I’m Elizabeth. Have you seen her?
          All the car parks were full, so we had to somewhere to park.
          A baby-sitter is somebody who other people’s children.

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