Dec 8, 2016

UNIT 83 • There … and it …

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, 59 answers
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  • Put in ‘there is / was’ or ‘it is / was’. Some sentences are questions (‘is there …?’, ‘is it …?’ etc.) and some are negative (‘isn’t’, ‘wasn’t’).
    • The journey took a long time. a lot of traffic.
      What’s the new restaurant like? good?
      A: a bookshop near here?
      B: Yes, one in Hill Street.
      When we got to the cinema a queue outside. a very long queue, so we decided not to wait.
      I couldn’t see anything. completely dark.
      trouble at the club last night. They had to call the police.
      How far from Milan to Rome?
      Keith’s birthday yesterday. We had a party.
      three years since I last went to the theatre.
      I wanted to visit the museum but enough time.
      A: time to go?
      B: Yes, nearly midnight.
      A few days ago a storm. a lot of damage.
      a beautiful day yesterday. We had a picnic.
      anything on television, so I turned it off.
      an accident in King Street but very serious.

    • Read the first sentence and then write a sentence beginning ‘There …’.
      • The roads were busy today.
        There (a lot / traffic)

        • This soup is very salty.
          There in the soup. (a lot / salt)

          • The box was empty.
            There in the box. (nothing)

            • The film was very violent
              There in the film. (a lot / violence)

              • The shops were very crowded.
                There in the shops. (a lot / people)

                • I like this town—it’s lively.
                  There in this town. (a lot / do)

                • Complete the sentences. Use ‘there will be …’, ‘there would be …’ etc. Choose from:

                  will       ○      might       ○      would       ○      wouldn’t       ○      should       ○      used to ○ (be) going to
                  • If people drove more carefully, fewer accidents.

                    • A: Have we got any eggs?
                      B: I’m not sure. some in the fridge.
                      B: I’m not sure. some in the fridge.

                      • I think everything will be OK. I don’t think any problems.
                        I think everything will be OK. I don’t think any problems.

                        • Look at the sky. a storm.
                          Look at the sky. a storm.

                          • A: Is there a school in the village?
                            B: Not now. one but it closed.

                            • People drive too fast on this road. I think a speed limit.

                              • If people weren’t aggressive any wars.

                              • Complete these sentences with the right answers.
                                • They live on a busy road.  . . . 
                                  There must be
                                  a lot of noise.
                                  • It must be
                                  • There must be

                                • Last winter it was very cold and  . . . 
                                  there was
                                  a lot of snow.
                                  • there was
                                  • it was

                                • I wish  . . . 
                                  it was
                                  warmer. I hate cold weather.
                                  • there was
                                  • it was

                                •  . . . 
                                  There used to be
                                  a church here, but it was knocked down.
                                  • There used to be
                                  • It used to be

                                •  . . . 
                                  It is
                                  a long way from my house to the nearest shop.
                                  There is
                                  • It is

                                • Why was she so unfriendly?  . . . 
                                  There must have been
                                  a reason.
                                  • There must have been
                                  • It must have been

                                • I don’t know who will win but  . . . 
                                  it is
                                  sure to be a good match.
                                  • there is
                                  • it is

                                • A: Where can we park the car?
                                  B: Don’t worry.  . . . 
                                  There is
                                  sure to be a car park somewhere.
                                  • There is
                                  • It is

                                • After the lecture  . . . 
                                  there will be
                                  an opportunity to ask questions.
                                  • there will be
                                  • it will be

                                • I like the place where I live but  . . . 
                                  it would be
                                  nicer to live by the sea.
                                  • it would be
                                  • there would be

                                • I was told that  . . . 
                                  there would be
                                  somebody to meet me at the station but  . . . 
                                  there wasn’t
                                  • there would beit wasn’t
                                  • it would bethere wasn’t

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