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(U3 Education) GU3 Adjective + infinitive constructions We can use It's + adjective (+ of someone) + to- infinitive to state an opinion:

: It's silly/crazy (of him) to miss school so often. Complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 He rang to ask how I was, which was nice. It was nice of him to ring and ask how I was. She drives me to school, which is kind. It is kind _______________________________ me to school. Jake jumped into the river to save his friend, which was brave of him. It was brave ________________________________into the river to save his friend. She is going to give up her job, which is foolish. It is foolish _______________________________ her job. My friend won a prize, which was clever. It was clever ________________________________ a prize. You walked home alone, which wasn't sensible. It wasn't sensible _______________________________ home alone. Our teacher gives us a lot of homework, which is unfair. It is unfair ______________________________ us so much homework. You lost your wallet, which was careless. It was careless ____________________________your wallet.

GU4 Verbs + prepositions Remember that -ing forms are always used after prepositions. Complete the sentences with a preposition from the list and the correct form of the verb in brackets. You will need to use some of the words more than once. at 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 for of on to

The headmaster congratulated me

on passing (pass) my exams.

I apologise ___________________________(not/write) to you for so long. It's hard to get used _________________________(sit) at a desk again after such a long holiday. I object ______________________(work) while the rest of my family are lazing in the garden! I'm looking forward _______________________(meet) your sister. I'm afraid I'm not very keen ________________________(swim). Are you good ________________________(play) squash? If you're tired _______________________(lie) on the beach, why don't we go shopping.

GU5 Transformations 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Use between two and five words. interested mean let mind spent rather go hard remind

Many young people do not want to study beyond the age of sixteen. It wasn't my intention to worry you. I _________________________________________ you. Their parents wouldn't allow them to go to the party. I don't object to studying during the holidays. I __________________________________during the holidays. It took us ages to get to the airport. We ________________________________________the airport. I would prefer not to go to the concert. I _____________________________________to the concert. I don't think you should go out tonight. You'd better _________________________________tonight. Getting the right grades to go to university was not easy for him. Please don't let me forget to post this letter. Please _____________________________________this letter.

Many young people are not interested in studying beyond the age of sixteen.

Their parents ___________________________________to the party.

It was _____________________________________the right grades to go to university.


Word formation Verb 1 2 3 4 5 6 fail employ solve occupy fascinate educate

Make nouns and adjectives from each of the verbs. Noun failure _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Adjective failed employed unemployed ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________