This exercise “SUMMER BREAK IN THE USA” has 15 gaps. Each verb of the list makes sense with one blank in the exercise.
Responses will be posted on Wednesday, 25th
a. Drop off – to take someone to a place and leave them there.
c. Check out – to leave and pay for your stay at a hotel.
12. USE: basic
d. Pick up – to and fetch someone from a place and take them somewhere else.
9. USE: (upward+metaphorical)
e. Set out – to start a journey.
14. USE: (basic+metaphorical
f. Take off – when a plane leaves the ground and begin to fly.
6. USE: in a generally outward direction
g. Get in – when a plane arrives on an aiport.
8. USE: basic
h. Get away – to leave and go somewhere for break or a holiday.
5. USE: (movement from a given place+idiomatic)
j. get on – to climb on bord.
4. USE: basic
j. Speed up – to increase speed.
7. USE: emphasis
k. Look around – to explore what is near you, in your area
12. USE: aimless movement in an area
l. Hurry up – to rush and not waste time.
2. USE: emphasis
m. Go back – to return to a place
15. USE: return to the point of origin
1. USE: in a generally outward direction
o. Look forward – to look forward to something that is going to happen in the future.
3. USE: NO DIRECTION
When our plane (8)_GOT IN_ at JFK Airport in New York there was already a taxi waiting to (9)__PICK me_UP_. The taxi (10) _DROPPED_ me OFF__ at the Holiday Inn where I would meet up with my friends.After I (11) CHECKING IN__ to the hotel we all went to Time Square, where we (12) _LOOKED AROUND_ for the rest of the day. The next day we got up in the early hours of the morning and did some sightseeing. That night we were exhausted and went to bed early. The next morning we (13)_CHECKED OUT_ after breakfast, rented a car and (14) _SET OUT_ on a cross-country road trip. It would another 3 moths before I would (15)GO BACK__ home.
Lesson by Danica, teacher at EC Cape Town English School