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Describing problems with past participle as adjectives and with nouns, describing problems with keep+gerund, need + gerund, and need + infinitive. Offering help, describing problems, expressing a preference, speaking frankly about a difficult topic, adding information

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U6 Interchange 3

  1. 1. Unit 6 What’s wrong with it? Describing problems 1 and 2 Lic. Selene Rodríguez Lic. Norma Dzib 21 de enero del 2008
  2. 2. Describing problems 1 <ul><li>With past participles as adjectives With nouns </li></ul><ul><li>The jacket lining is torn It has a tear in it / There’s a hole in it </li></ul><ul><li>The tabletop is damaged There is some damage on the top </li></ul><ul><li>That vase is chipped There is a chip in it </li></ul><ul><li>My pants are stained They have a stain on them </li></ul><ul><li>Her sunglasses are a little scratched There are a few scratches on them </li></ul><ul><li>Their new aquarium is leaking * It has a leak in it </li></ul><ul><li>Exception: is leaking is a present continuous form </li></ul>
  3. 3. PRACTICE <ul><li>Read the comments from customers in a restaurant. Write sentences in two different ways using forms of the word in parentheses. </li></ul><ul><li>This tablecloth isn’t very clean. It’s … (stain) </li></ul><ul><li>Could we have another water pitcher? This one … (leak) </li></ul><ul><li>The table looks pretty dirty. The wood …, too. (scratch) </li></ul><ul><li>The waiter needs a new shirt. The one he’s wearing … (tear) </li></ul><ul><li>Could you bring me another cup of coffee? This cup … (chip) </li></ul><ul><li>The walls really need paint. And the ceiling … (damage) </li></ul>
  4. 4. PRACTICE Describe one or two problems with each thing. Use the past participle, verb, or noun forms of the words in the box. A: The mug is chipped B: Yes. And it has a crack on the side 1. a mug 2. a pen 3. a CD 4. a pair of glasses 5. a pair of jeans 6. a shirt break burn chip crack dent leak scratch stain tear
  5. 5. Describing problems 2 Keep + gerund Need + gerund Need + passive infinitive Everything keeps burning The oven needs adjusting It needs to be adjusted The alarm keeps going off The alarm needs fixing It needs to be fixed
  6. 6. PRACTICE <ul><li>Complete the sentences using the correct form of keep plus the correct form of the words in the box. (More than one answer is possible). </li></ul><ul><li>My computer is driving me crazy! It … </li></ul><ul><li>The buttons on the remote control always stick. They … </li></ul><ul><li>That used CD player often jumps to another song. It … </li></ul><ul><li>Our new flat-screen TV has a problem. It … </li></ul><ul><li>Those old cell phones never work right anymore. They … </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes Ed can't use his solar powered calculator. It… </li></ul><ul><li>My computer screen needs to be replaced. It … </li></ul><ul><li>The answering machine never picks up any calls. It … </li></ul>break down crash flicker freeze go dead jam overheat skip
  7. 7. <ul><li>Undercooked: not cooked enough. </li></ul><ul><li>Sour: having a sharp taste; spoiled. </li></ul><ul><li>Dry cleaners: a business that cleans clothing. </li></ul><ul><li>Shrink: to make a piece of clothing smaller by accident. </li></ul><ul><li>Leaking (water or gas) coming from a hole </li></ul><ul><li>Charge: to ask for money (for a service) </li></ul><ul><li>Torn: having a hole or a rip in fabric </li></ul><ul><li>Damaged: not in good condition </li></ul><ul><li>Chipped: with a small piece broken off </li></ul><ul><li>Satin: a mark of something </li></ul><ul><li>Scratches: smalls cuts from something rough </li></ul><ul><li>Aquarium: a place to keep live fish </li></ul>Your Vocabulary
  8. 8. <ul><li>Nouns </li></ul><ul><li>Electronics </li></ul><ul><li>Answering machine </li></ul><ul><li>Calculator </li></ul><ul><li>Hair dryer </li></ul><ul><li>Oven </li></ul><ul><li>Refrigerator </li></ul><ul><li>(flat-screen) TV </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul><ul><li>Washing machine </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><li>control discount lamp shade mug receipt shirt tablecloth vase </li></ul><ul><li>crack dry cleaner lens pair (of) refund stain table top tear </li></ul><ul><li>damage landlord (jacket)lining pitcher scratch store credit temperature </li></ul>Your Grammatical usage Pronoun torn deliver Everything worn flicker Adjective Other go dead Past participles dirty jam Chipped solar-powered leak Cracked undercooked overheat Damaged Verbs purchased Dented adjust (well) made break(down) Scratched charge Stained crash
  9. 9. Bibliography Richards, Jack C. Interchange Third Edition Cambridge University Press 2005 Images vicentvercher.wordpress.com www.ctm.co.uk cgi.ebay.es www.gdargaud.net

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