Up Int - module 1 Right or wrong

Are the following sentences right or wrong? Correct them if needed.


  1. You've been to Madrid before, haven't you?
  2. A: John's found a job at last. B: Did he? That's great.
  3. Nice to meet you. See you again soon.
  4. Your English has improved a lot over the last few months.
  5. Nadal was number one in the world last year but actually he's number two.
  6. He does speak very well. Where is he learning English?
  7. He's been living in London during the past few years.
  8. I think I get on really well with most of my colleagues.
  9. The first James Bond film was made back in the 60s.
  10. She's suddenly being very nice to everybody. I don't get it.
  11. My boss attended the meeting but I haven't.
  12. A: Have you heard of Iker Casillas? B: Yes, I have, actually.
  13. At one time he was just a shop assistant but now he owns a chain of stores.
  14. I look forward to meet you when you are in Spain.
  15. James has worked in the accounting department for 2 years but now he works in human resources.

Comments

Mª Jesús said…
1.You've been IN Madrid before, haven't you?
2. A: John's found a job at last. B: DIDN'T he? That's great.
3. Nice MEETING you. See you again soon.
4. Your English has improved a lot over the last few months.CORRECT
5. Nadal was number one in the world last year but NOWADAYS he's number two.
6. He does speak very well. Where is he learning English?CORRECT
7. He's been living in London OVER the LAST few years.
7.I think I get on really well with most of my colleagues. CORRECT
8.The first James Bond film was made back in the 60s.CORRECT
9. She's suddenly being very nice to everybody. I don't get it. CORRECT
10. My boss attended the meeting but I DIDN'T.
11. A: Have you heard ABOUT Iker Casillas? B: Yes, I have, actually.
12. At one time he was just a shop assistant but NOWADAYS he owns a chain of stores.
13. I look forward to meet you when you are in Spain.
14. James has worked in the accounting department for 2 years but NOWADAYS he works in human resources
Graham said…
1. You've BEEN TO Madrid, haven't you? CORRECT just like - Have you ever been to Scotland?

2. A: John's found a job at last. B: Has he? That's great. Be careful - this isn't a question tag so you don't change the auxillary from positive to negative. It's a surprise reaction like saying "really?". Here the statement is "has found" so the reaction is "has he?".

3. Nice MEETING you. (when you say goodbye to the person you have met for the first time that day)

4. correct

5. nowadays or now

6. correct

7. over/for the last/past

from here on you confused the numbers. you had two number 7s.

7. I think I get on really well with most of my colleagues. CORRECT

8. The first James Bond film was made back in the 60s. CORRECT

9. She's suddenly being very nice to everybody. I don't get it. CORRECT

10. My boss attended the meeting but I DIDN'T. correct (avoids repetition)

11. A: Have you heard of Iker Casillas? B: Yes, I have, actually.
You can say both hear of and hear about.
Hear of = do you know the name?
Hear about = something has happened to him

12. At one time he was just a shop assistant but now he owns a chain of stores.

13. I look forward to MEETING you when you are in Spain.
Other examples . I'm looking forward to going home at Xmas.

14. James WORKED in the accounting department for 2 years but now he works in human resources

If you say James has worked there for 2 years it means that he still works there. The second part of the sentence wouldn't make sense then.