Now here they are three grammar exercises from our holidays homework:
A Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.
(1) I find playing rugby a good way to ___let off steam___ after a hard week at work.
a) hang around (b) let off steam (c) draw a line
(2) I’ve been collecting film ___memorabilia___ for a long time.
(a) antique (b) autograph (c) memorabilia
(3) Why does Robert always ___get carried away___ when we’re paint-balling? Doesn’t he realize it’s only a game?
(a) get carried away (b) go through your mind (c) make something up
(4) For me the exciting part is ___tracking down___ the items. Sometimes it takes days to find what I’m looking for.
(a) taking up (b) make something up (c) tracking down
(5) Whatever you do, don’t ___make something up____ when you apply for the job. It’s much better to tell the truth.
(a) take up something (b) make something up (c) let off steam
B Complete the text with used to, would or got used to. Sometimes more than one answer is possible.
When I was young I (6) ___used to___ visit the zoo every week and I (7) ___would/used to____ stand and watch the monkeys playing in their cages. I was fascinated by these animals as they were so inquisitive. Then I (8) ___would___ go home and spend hours dreaming of seeing them in the wild. Then, when there was a wildlife programme on TV I (9) ___would/used to___ stop everything else I was doing and listen to every word. My mother (10) ___used to___ be worried about me sometimes, but she (11) ___got used to___ it in the end.
C Choose the correct alternative to complete each sentence.
NOTE: (I’ve got them underlined …)
(12) I live near the sea and I can’t get used to/would be used to the noise all the birds make.
(13) I got used to/would always see her walking her dogs on the beach. (?)
(14) I used to/would have a pet tortoise when I was a child.
(15) My sister used to/is forever telling me to stop eating meat.
(16) She‘s used to/would be used to taking her dogs for a walk early in the morning. (?)