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Stage 6

Promises and resolutions

1 . Você faz promessas a si mesmo para marcar o começo de um novo ano? Você consegue manter suas promessas?

2 . Theo decidiu fazer uma lista de promessas de Ano-Novo. Observe seu diário e preencha as lacunas com um dos verbos preposicionais do quadro abaixo.

break down | give up | listen to | borrowed from | look after | talks about | pay back | set up

January 1 again, and I’ve decided to make a few resolutions. Let’s hope I can keep them this year!

1 …………………….. smoking.

2 ……………………. a regular time to go to the gym.

3 ……………………. my boss when he ………………… time management.

4 ……………………. the car so it doesn’t …………….…….… so often.

5 ……………………. the money I …………………..…….… my brother.

3 . Ouça a gravação e verifique as suas respostas do exercício 2.

Grammar: Multi-word verbs (2)

Alguns verbos preposicionais são fáceis de se compreender se você souber o significado de cada palavra.
Toby borrowed money from his brother.
Alguns verbos preposicionais possuem um significado completamente diferente.
I want to give up smoking.
give up = stop doing something

4 . Associe os verbos da coluna à esquerda (1–7) com os significados da coluna à direita (a–g).

1 break down

2 look after

3 find out

4 put off

5 pay back

6 give up

7 pick up

a) arrange to meet or collect

b) stop working

c) return

d) stop doing something

e) discover

f) postpone

g) take care of

5 . Preencha as lacunas com um dos verbos preposicionais do exercício 4.

1 Can you ……………………… the children while I go to the doctor?

2 I must ………………………. the $20 I owe my sister.

3 He wants to ……………………….. more about South America. He’s visiting
Chile next summer.

4 We are starting a diet this week. We are going to ………………….. all fatty
foods.

5 The sales figures aren’t ready yet. We should ………………………… the
meeting until next week.

6 You could ……………… some milk for me when you pass the convenience
store on the corner. Thanks.

20 minutes+

Faça uma lista de cinco promessas pessoais. Use estes verbos preposicionais do quadro abaixo.

listen to | give up | look after | find out | pay back


Word Bank

break down (verbo) = quebrar, deixar de funcionar (carro, máquina)

find out (verbo) = descobrir

give up (verbo) = desistir de, abandonar

look after (verbo) = tomar conta de

pay back (verbo) = pagar a, reembolsar

pick up (verbo) = apanhar, pegar

put off (verbo) = adiar


Respostas:

Exercício 2

1 Give up

2 Set up

3 Listen to, talks about

4 Look after, break down

5 Pay back, borrowed from

Exercício 4

1-b; 2-g; 3-e; 4-f; 5-c; 6-d; 7-a

Exercício 5

1 look after

2 pay back

3 find out

4 give up

5 put off

6 pick up

20 minutes+

1 I want to listen to more music.

2 I’m going to give up smoking.

3 I want to look after my car better.

4 I’m going to find out about taking swimming lessons.

5 I’m going to pay back the money I borrowed from my brother.