Mar 2, 2017

WORK OUT

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

    1. My mother is living with us now, which is working out well.
    2. I do hope things work out for him. He deserves to be happy.
    3. Unfortunately, their marriage didn’t work out and they got divorced last year.
    4. My trip to London didn’t work out the way I’d planned.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Use three of the words below to complete this meaning of work out:

        successful       •       way       •       happen       •       become

        to or develop in a particular , especially in a way

        • Which of these are grammatically possible?
          • Things worked out.
          • We worked out things.
          • Things worked themselves out.

      • In two of these sentences the verb ‘work out’ is not used correctly. Can you find which ones and correct the mistakes?
        • Laura and Pete were married for five years, but they didn’t work out.
          check you answer
          Laura and Pete were married for five years, but it didn’t work out.
          • correct
          • incorrect

        • I knew I could always go back home if it didn’t work out at the new flat.
          check you answer
          I knew I could always go back home if it didn’t work out at the new flat.
          • correct
          • incorrect

        • Will you call me and let me know how things work out?
          check you answer
          Will you call me and let me know how things work out?
          • correct
          • incorrect

        • We needn’t have worried. Everything didn’t work out really well.
          check you answer
          We needn’t have worried. Everything worked out really well.
          • correct
          • incorrect

      • Answer the following question in two different ways, one positive and one negative, using a form of ‘work out’ in each answer.
        • A: How is Liz getting on in her new job?
          B: Fine. It’s really well.

          • A: How is Liz getting on in her new job?
            B: Unfortunately it very well.

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