Наречие. Упражнение 1. Write very, too, or very/too if either is possible. (B)
1 Dan was_____________engrossed in his book even to look up.
2 This has made many people__________angry.
3 The town looked__________prosperous. Much more so than when I was last there.
4 He found the opening__________small for him to get through.
5 You have to be a bit careful, but the snakes around here aren't__________dangerous.
6 He spoke__________clearly, and I was able to hear every word.
7 My mother's not__________well at the moment, I'm afraid.
Наречие. Упражнение 2. Write very, very much, or (very) much if both much and very much are possible. (C)
1 She's not sleeping well because she's__________worried about work.
2 You could try phoning him, but I__________doubt that he'll be at home.
3 Her handling of the meeting was__________admired by her colleagues.
4 The team captain was__________criticised for the quality of his leadership.
5 Out of the shop walked three__________satisfied customers.
6 Although the patient__________wants to leave hospital, we can't let her go yet.
7 I__________appreciate the opportunity to talk to you.
8 Palmer had a__________encouraging first set, but played poorly after that.
9 He would__________like to be able to control what every American sees on TV.
10 Holidays in Italy have been__________favoured by British politicians recently.
11 We've__________enjoyed having you stay with us.
12 It was__________tempting to go swimming, but I knew the water would be very cold.
Ex.3 Do you know which of these adverbs can come before each set of adjectives? The adverb you choose must be able to come before all three adjectives in the set. (D)
badly enormously perfectly severely -terribly- virtually
1___terribty__ (important, boring, sorry)
2__________(impossible, identical, unchanged)
3__________(adequate, acceptable, clear)
4__________(needed, damaged, wrong)
5__________(limited, handicapped, weakened)
Ex. 4 Nick is unhappy at work and this is what he said when he came home. Replace all the examples of quite with either completely (or an adverb with a similar meaning) or fairly (or an adverb with a similar meaning). (E)
"It's quite'1' unusual for me to get annoyed, but I was quite(2) appalled by my boss's attitude. He'd asked me to finish the report by next week. Well, even that would be quite'3' difficult. But then this morning he told me he wanted it by tomorrow. He knew that it was quite'4' impossible for me to finish it by then. But he's quite ' 5' determined to have it. It's not fair. He knows I'm quite' 6' good at writing reports, but he also knows I'm quite'7' useless at working under pressure like that. My old boss was quite'8' different. He was quite'9' thoughtful and quite'10' brilliant at organising people. I think it's quite'11' likely I'll start looking for a job elsewhere."
5 very/too(informa lspoken English;negative)
2 very much
3 (very) much
4 (very) much
6 very much
7 (very) much
9 very much
10 (very) much
11 (very) much
2, 4 , 5, 7, 8 and 10 are followed by non-gradable adjectives, so quite should be replaced by completely or adverbs with a similar meaning.
1, 3, 6, 9, and 11 are followed by gradable adjectives, so quite should be replaced by fairly or adverbs with a similar meaning.
Используемый материал: Advanced Grammar in Use, A self-study, Martin Hewings, Cambridge University Press, 1999.