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UNIT 31. MUCH/MANY, FEW/LITTLE, A LOT OF





Exercise 1. Put in much or many.

1 Did you buy much food?

2 There aren't …… hotels in this town.

3 We haven't got …… petrol.

4 Were there …… people on the train?

5 Did …… students fail the examination?

6 Paula hasn't got …… money.

7 I wasn't very hungry. I didn't eat ……

8 I haven't seen George for …… years.

 

Exercise 2. Put in How much or How many.

1 ……milk do you want in your coffee?

2 ……bread did you buy?

3 ……players are there in a football team?

4 ……people are coming to the party?

 

Exercise 3. Complete the sentences. Use much or many with one of these words:

books countries luggage people time times

1 I don't read very much. I haven't got many books.

2 Quick! We must hurry. We haven't got …… .

3 Do you travel a lot? Have you been to …… ?

4 Tina hasn't lived here very long, so she doesn't know …… .

5 'Have you got …… ?' 'No, only this bag.'

6 I know Paris very well. I've been there

 

Exercise 4. Complete the sentences with a lot of + one of these:accidents books fun interesting things traffic

1 I like reading. I have a lot of books.

2 We enjoyed our visit to the museum. We saw …… .

3 This road is very dangerous. There are ……

4 We enjoyed our holiday. We had ……

5It took me a long time to drive here. There was ……

Exercise 5. In some of these sentences much is not natural.

Change the sentences or write OK.

1Do you drink much coffee? OK

2 I drink much tea. a lot of tea

3 It was a cold winter. We had much snow.

4 There wasn't much snow last winter.

5 It costs much money to travel around the world.

6 We had a cheap holiday. It didn't cost much.

7 Do you know much about computers?

8 'Have you got any luggage?' 'Yes, much.'

Exercise 6. Write sentences about these people. Use much and a lot.

1 Jim loves films. (go to the cinema) He goes to the cinema a lot.

2 Linda thinks TV is boring. (watch TV) She doesn’t watch TV much.

3 Tina is a good tennis player. (play tennis)

4 Martin doesn't like driving. (use his car)

5 Paul spends most of the time at home. (go out)

6 Sue has been all over the world. (travel)

 

Exercise 7. Answer the questions with a little or a few.

1 'Have you got any money?' 'Yes, a little.

2 'Have you got any envelopes?' 'Yes,……'

3 'Do you want sugar in your coffee?' 'Yes,……, please.’

4 'Did you take any photographs when you were on holiday?'

5 'Does your friend speak English?' 'Yes,……'

6 'Are there any factories in this town?' 'Yes,……

 

Exercise 8. Put in a little or a few + one of these words:

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1 Last night I wrote a few lettersto my family and friends.

2 Can I have……in my coffee, please?

3 'When did Julia go away?' '……ago.'

4 'Do you speak any foreign languages?' 'I can speak……

5 'Are you going out alone?' 'No, I'm going with……

6 'Have you ever been to Rome?' 'Yes,……'

7 There wasn't much furniture in the room —just a table and……

8 I'm going out for a walk. I need……fresh...............

Exercise 9. Complete the sentences. Use very little or very few + one of these words:

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1 Your English is very good. You make very few mistakes.

2 I drink…… I don't like it.

3 The weather here is very dry in summer. There is……

4 It's difficult to find a place to stay in this town. There are……



5 We must hurry. We've got……

6 The town is very quiet at night……go out.

7 Some people in the office are very lazy. They do……

Exercise 10. Put in little / a little / few / a few.

1 There was littlefood in the fridge. It was nearly empty.

2 'When did Sarah go out?' '……minutes ago.'

3 I can't decide now. I need……time to think about it.

4 There was……traffic, so we arrived earlier than we expected.

5 The bus service isn't very good at night — there are…… buses after 9 o'clock.

6 'Would you like some soup?' 'Yes,……, please.'

7 I'd like to practise my English more but I have …opportunity.

Exercise 11. Right or wrong? Correct the sentences where necessary. Write OK if the sentence is correct.

1 We're going away for few days next week. For a few days

2 Everybody needs little luck.

3 I can't talk to you now — I've got few things to do.

4 I eat very little meat — I don't like it very much.

5 Excuse me, can I ask you few questions?

6 There were little people on the bus — it was nearly empty.

 

Exercise 12. In some of these sentences much is incorrect or unnatural. Change much to many or a lot (of) where necessary. Put 'right' if the sentence is correct.

1 We didn't spend much money. RIGHT

2 Sue drinks much tea. a lot of tea

3 Jim always puts much salt on his food……

4 We'll have to hurry. We haven't got much time……

5 Did it cost much to repair the car?......

6 It cost much to repair the car……

7 I don't know much people in this town……

8 I use the phone much at work……o do with it. ……

 

Exercise 13. Complete the sentences using plenty (of) + one of the following:

hotels money room time to learn things to see

1 There's no need to hurry. We've got plenty of time.

2 He's got no financial problems. He's got……

3 Come and sit with us. There's……

4 She knows a lot but she still has……

5 It's an interesting town to visit. There……

6 I'm sure we'll find somewhere to stay ……

 

Exercise 14. Put in much, many, few or little.

1 He isn't very popular. He has fewfriends.

2 Ann is very busy these days. She has…… free time.

3 Did you take……photographs when you were on holiday?

4 I'm not very busy today. I haven't got……to do.

5 The museum was very crowded. There were too……people.

6 Most of the town is modern. There are.. ..old buildings.

7 The weather has been very dry recently. We've had ……rain.

 

Exercise 15. Some of these sentences need a. Put in a where necessary. Put 'right' if the sentence is already complete.

1 She's lucky. She has few problems. RIGHT

2 Things are not going so well for her. She has few problems. a few problems

3 Can you lend me few dollars? ……

4 I can't give you a decision yet. I need little time to think……

5 There was little traffic, so the journey didn't take very long……

6 It was a surprise that he won the match. Few people expected him to win.

7 I don't know much Spanish - only few words

Exercise 16. Put in little / a little / few / a few.

1 We must be quick. We have little time.

2 Listen carefully. I'm going to give you……advice.

3 Do you mind if I ask you……questions?

4 This town is not a very interesting place to visit, so …… tourists come here.

5 I don't think Jill would be a good teacher. She's got…… patience.

6 'Would you like milk in your coffee?' 'Yes, please. …...'

7 This is a very boring place to live. There's…… to do.

8 'Have you ever been to Paris?' 'Yes, I've been there ……times.

 

UNIT 32 DEGREES OF COMPARISON

ITEM 32.1 DEGREES OF COMPARISON

Exercise 1. Write the comparative.

 

1. old 6. pretty 11. heavy

2. strong 7. large 12. big

3. happy 8. serious 13. high

4. important 9. crowded 14. expensive

5. modern 10. good 15. dangerous

 

Exercise 2. Complete the sentences. Use a comparative.

 

1 Helen's car isn't very big. She wants a ……one.

2 My job isn't very interesting. I want to do something ……

3 You're not very tall. Your brother is……

4 David doesn't work very hard. I work……

5 My chair isn't very comfortable. Yours is……

6 Your plan isn't very good. My plan is……

7 These flowers aren't very nice. The blue ones are……

8 My bag isn't very heavy. Your bag is……

9 I'm not very interested in art. I'm……in history.

10 It isn't very warm today. It was……yesterday.

11 These tomatoes don't taste very good. The other ones tasted ……

12 Britain isn't very big. France is……

13 London isn't very beautiful. Paris is……

14 This knife isn't very sharp. Have you got a……one?

15 People today aren't very polite. In the past they were……

 





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