Improve Your Accent! (23) – Answers

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A.

  1. circus
  2. circle
  3. circuit
  4. service
  5. sermon
  6. certain
  7. surgery
  8. surprise

B.

  1. My friends organised a surprise party for my eighteenth birthday.
  2. If your knee doesn’t heal properly you may need surgery.
  3. Monaco is one of the most famous Grand Prix circuits.
  4. Scotland has banned the use of wild animals in circuses.
  5. “Are you sure you want to stay?” – “Yes, I’m certain.”
  6. Hurry up! If we’re late getting home, Dad’s going to give us another of his sermons.
  7. We got lost and ended up driving round in circles.
  8. Make sure the hotel has a pool and room service.

 

Improve Your Accent! (23)

It can really help your pronunciation if you know the phonetic symbols and the sounds they represent. You don’t need to worry about learning to write them just to recognise them. Do my quickie Improve Your Accent exercises and you’ll pick them up in no time, plus you’ll improve your pronunciation and your listening skills too.

A.  Can you decipher these 8 words?

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B. Fill the gaps with the words from exercise A.

  1. My friends organised a _____ party for my eighteenth birthday.
  2. If your knee doesn’t heal properly you may need _____.
  3. Monaco is one of the most famous Grand Prix _____s.
  4. Scotland has banned the use of wild animals in _____es.
  5. “Are you sure you want to stay?” – “Yes, I’m _____.”
  6. Hurry up! If we’re late getting home, Dad’s going to give us another of his _____s.
  7. We got lost and ended up driving round in _____s.
  8. Make sure the hotel has a pool and room _____.

 

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Verb Training (2) – Answers

1.  He didn’t go yesterday. ➡️  He went yesterday.

2.  I won’t be there. ➡️  I’ll be there.

3.  You didn’t see the film. ➡️  You saw the film

4.  He doesn’t want to read the paper.  ➡️  He wants to read the paper.

5.  They didn’t speak to the teacher.  ➡️  They spoke to the teacher.

6.  They haven’t paid the bill.  ➡️  They’ve paid the bill.

7.  I didn’t take it.  ➡️  I took it.

8.  He hasn’t missed his train.  ➡️  He’s missed his train

9.  She didn’t catch the ball.  ➡️  She caught the ball.

10.  She didn’t enjoy the play.  ➡️   She enjoyed the play.

11.  I didn’t fall off the wall.  ➡️  I fell off the wall.

12.  They haven’t lent me the money.  ➡️    They’ve lent me the money.

13.  They didn’t forget to tell me.  ➡️  They forgot to tell me.

14.  We won’t go back next year.  ➡️   We’ll go back next year.

15.  He didn’t spend all his money.  ➡️    He spent all his money.

16.  It wasn’t raining.  ➡️  It was raining.

17.  It doesn’t cost a lot of money.  ➡️  It costs a lot of money.

18.  She won’t look after the dog.  ➡️   She’ll look after the dog.

19.  I didn’t choose the right answer.   ➡️   I chose the right answer.

20.  He didn’t use to like basketball.   ➡️   He used to like basketball.

21.  They didn’t let Mike go skiing.   ➡️   They let Mike go skiing.

22.  They didn’t come to see me play football.   ➡️   They came to see me play football.

23.  I didn’t have to pay.   ➡️   I had to pay.

24. We won’t do our homework now.   ➡️    We’ll do our homework now.

25. I haven’t worn this dress before.   ➡️   I’ve worn this dress before.

26. I didn’t think about him.   ➡️    I thought about him.

27. We didn’t sit next to each other.   ➡️   We sat next to each other.

28. She didn’t feel sad.   ➡️   She felt sad.

29. He doesn’t put ketchup on his burger.   ➡️   He puts ketchup on his burger.

30. We didn’t tell her to leave.   ➡️   We told her to leave.

 

 

Verb Training (2) (Elementary/Pre-Intermediate)

Write the following sentences in the positive, using contractions where possible.

Examples:

We didn’t meet him. ➡️ We met him.

She hasn’t been to Greece. ➡️ She’s been to Greece.

1.  He didn’t go yesterday.

2.  I won’t be there.

3.  You didn’t see the film.

4.  He doesn’t want to read the paper.

5.  They didn’t speak to the teacher.

6.  They haven’t paid the bill.

7.  I didn’t take it.

8.  He hasn’t missed his train.

9.  She didn’t catch the ball.

10.  She didn’t enjoy the play.

11.  I didn’t fall off the wall.

12.  They haven’t lent me the money.

13.  They didn’t forget to tell me.

14.  We won’t go back next year.

15.  He didn’t spend all his money.

16.  It wasn’t raining.

17.  It doesn’t cost a lot of money.

18.  She won’t look after the dog.

19.  I didn’t choose the right answer.

20.  He didn’t use to like basketball.

21.  They didn’t let Mike go skiing.

22.  They didn’t come to see me play football.

23.  I didn’t have to pay.

24. We won’t do our homework now.

25. I haven’t worn this dress before.

26. I didn’t think about him.

27. We didn’t sit next to each other.

28. She didn’t feel sad.

29. He doesn’t put ketchup on his burger.

30. We didn’t tell her to leave.

 

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