2. Is it fashionable to wear one’s hair long now?
3. Is a thing worth buying if it is out of fashion?
1. This kind of shoe is in great demand now
because... 2. Now most women wear their hair short (long), because... 3. Nobody wears short (long) dresses now, because... 4. I think this sofa is worth buying. It looks quite...
a) Use all possible tense-forms. Change the adverbial modifier
to justify the form.
1. The firm cancelled the contract last week. 2. The con tract was cancelled last week.
1. The match will be cancelled unless... (to improve).
2. The visit was cancelled because... (to hurt oneself). 3. The arrangement will be cancelled if... (not to change one’s attitude).
to be engaged (in, with, at), an engagement, to keep (to call off) one’s engagement
a) Practise aloud.
I. The room’s engaged at the moment. 2. The number’s engaged. Shall I try to get it later? 3. He was engaged in conversation. 4. I’ve got no engagements for today. 5. I’m unable to keep this engagement today. 6. He couldn’t join us because of a previous engagement. 7. The company had to cancel all their engagements. 8. I advise you to call off this engagement.
b) Use a synonymous expression.
1. The secretary’s busy writing letters. 2. The manager’s speaking to the visitors now. 3. Comrade Petrov’s taking part in the work of the conference. 4. The young actor has parts in several plays.
c) Make up sentences of your own, using the following word com binations.
to be engaged in, to be engaged with, to be engaged at