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Too and Enough


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It's a presentation I've prepared for my students of 4ºESO to revise the use of TOO and ENOUGH. It includes lots of examples and an exercise. Suitable for pre-intermediate.

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Too and Enough

  1. 1. too and enough by joseanis
  2. 2. <ul><li>Both too and enough are used to talk about how much or how little of something there is. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>We use too to describe the negative effect of having more than necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>“ It’s too cold to work in the garden.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It’s too late to see the film now. It </li></ul><ul><li>started twenty minutes ago. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>We use enough to describe the effects of having / not having the right amount of something. </li></ul><ul><li>“ John isn’t patient enough to work as a teacher.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The dress isn’t big enough .” </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Enough can be used before a noun to mean “all that is necessary”. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I don’t drink enough water . ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Do you eat enough vegetables ?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ My brother doesn’t do enough </li></ul><ul><li>exercise .” </li></ul>
  6. 6. too + adjective / adverb <ul><li>We didn’t play tennis yesterday. It was too cold . </li></ul><ul><li>We couldn’t swim. The water was too cold . </li></ul><ul><li>I’d like to buy this jacket, but it is too expensive . </li></ul><ul><li>The man’s voice was too soft . He spoke too softly . </li></ul>
  7. 7. not + adjective / adverb + enough <ul><li>We couldn’t hear the music. It wasn’t loud enough . </li></ul><ul><li>We couldn’t swim. The water wasn’t hot enough . </li></ul><ul><li>We need another ladder. This one isn’t long enough . </li></ul><ul><li>We need two pizzas. This one is not big enough for four people. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>After too and not … enough we can use the to-infinitive or for + noun / pronoun </li></ul><ul><li>* He’s too young to go to work. </li></ul><ul><li>* He’s not old enough for the job . </li></ul><ul><li>* These jeans are not clean enough to </li></ul><ul><li>wear to the party. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Join these sentences using too or not … enough. <ul><li>The parcel was heavy. I didn’t carry it home. </li></ul><ul><li>Liz isn’t very strong. She can’t lift the bags. </li></ul><ul><li>The dress was formal. She couldn’t wear it to the party. </li></ul><ul><li>My daughter doesn’t feel very well. She isn’t going to </li></ul><ul><li>school. </li></ul><ul><li>I was tired. I didn’t prepare my lessons. </li></ul><ul><li>Your bicycle isn’t very safe. I don’t want to ride it. </li></ul><ul><li>She didn’t run quickly. She lost the race. </li></ul><ul><li>You are young. You can’t see this film. </li></ul><ul><li>The students aren’t working hard. They won’t pass the </li></ul><ul><li>exams. </li></ul><ul><li>The orange juice wasn’t sweet. I didn’t drink it </li></ul>