1. Read the sentences. Which of the expressions in bold are about …?
– continuing to do something
– wearing something
1 He was really tired, but he carried on jogging.
2 Louise really needs to get on with her essay tonight.
3 It was sunny, so he put on his sunglasses.
4 I don’t know if I can go on living in this flat.
5 I tried on the trousers, but they weren’t very comfortable.
6 I asked him to be quiet, but he kept on talking.
7 It was cold inside, so he kept his coat on.
continuing: 1, 2, 4, 6
wearing: 3, 5, 7
2. Read the definitions of the ‘continuing’ expressions. Complete the sentences with the best verbs.
go on, carry on – continue to do
keep on – continue to do, often something annoying
get on with – continue work or activities you need to do
1 My phone …………… on switching off. It’s really annoying.
2 I’m going home now. I have to …………… on with my revision.
3 My father …………… / …………… / …………… on working until he was 80.
1 keeps on 2 get 3 went, carried, kept
3. Match the ‘wearing’ expressions (1-3) with the meanings (a-c).
1 try on clothes
2 put on clothes
3 keep clothes on
a you do this in the morning or when you feel cold
b this is when you continue to wear clothes longer than normal
c you normally do this in a clothes shop
1 c 2 a 3 b
4. Match the sentence halves.
1 I always try on
2 I want to carry on
3 I have to get on with
4 I normally keep my shoes on
5 in winter, I usually put on
a studying English next year.
b when I go to someone’s house.
c clothes before I buy them.
d a hat and scarf when I go out.
e some really important work tomorrow.
1 c 2 a 3 e 4 b 5 d
5. Underline the correct words to complete the sentences.
1 He got / tried / kept on the shoes, but they were too big.
2 I can’t go / put / get on working so much – I’m exhausted!
3 It was quite dark in the restaurant, so I had to get / carry / put on my glasses to read the menu.
4 I’m not sleeping well because my neighbour’s dog puts / keeps / tries on barking all night long.
5 It was a really cold day, so she decided to put / try / carry on her scarf and gloves.
6 Although it started raining, we decided to put / try / carry on playing tennis for another 20 minutes.
7 He went back to his bedroom and tried / got / put on with his homework.
8 Although they were dirty, I kept / put / went my shoes on when I went into his house.
2 go 3 put 4 keeps 5 put 6 carry 7 got 8 kept
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