Skip to main content


Creative Commons лиценца
Ово дело је лиценцирано под условима лиценцеCreative Commons Ауторство-Некомерцијално-Без прерада 3.0 Србија.

Fill in with  some or any : (Sometimes both are possible, depending on how you perceive the situation)

1.     There are____apples in the fridge.
2.     Is there____bank near here? I'm new and still wandering around the city.
3.     There aren't _____oranges left!
4.     Would you like____coffee?
5.     Do you have____clue how to solve this problem?
6.     I have____very interesting books, come and we can read together!
7.     Tony was having ____ problems with his car, so he couldn't drive his child to the school.
8.     She didn't have_____toys left to play with, so I borrowed her_____.
9.     Can I have____salt in my salad, please?
10. They couldn't buy____roses for the teacher. It was too expensive!
11. My parents are usually busy, so they don't have____time left for me!
12. What an interesting story! Do yo have ____ more?
13. I have_____problems with this computer, what about you?
14. Do you have____pencil to borrow, I don't have____with me now.
15. Would you like____juice to drink?
16. There are____great hot-dogs over there!
17. I would like to buy____training shoes, but I don't know what to choose.
SOME ANY18. I think that I can see____guys over there coming towards us!
19. She is making _____ nice cakes!
20. Are there_____dishes I can use?
21. May I take_____handouts for my friends who are not coming on class today?
22. Are there____pupils outside or everyone is here?
23. There are____ meals you can try for free!

Drill: Exercise 2 ( practising with -questions where you offer something or where you expect the answer 'yes'-it can be done orally since it's a kind of a drill.) In each sentence use SOME: 

1.     Would you like____tea?

2.     Could you pass me____salt,please?

3.     Would you like____ biscuits?

4.     May I take____ biscuits? 

5.     Am I allowed to use

____ materials for free?

6.     Could you tell me if there are____banks nearby?

7.     Can I take_____pencils?

8.     Would you like to eat____ bananas?
9.     Are there____students who are not present?

SOME- in positive sentences and 'polite' questions like- 'Would you like some coffee?'

  ANY- in questions and negatives:
      I don't have any friends.
      Do you have any friends?
      Is there any bank near here?
      She can't do any homework herself.


Popular posts from this blog

Numbers 1-1000 (exercises)

Numbers 1-1000 1. Write the right number in each space twenty-eight three hundred and forty-five eight hundred and twenty-two seven hundred and thirty-five sixty-five one hundred seventy-three one thousand sixteen seventy nine hundred thirty-three
1.Write the numbers in words 760_____________________540 _____________________386 _____________________15  _____________________336 _____________________

Softening opinions and making generalisations

Speaking part:
Think of reasons why you tend to agree or disagree with these sentences.
Men watch too much sport.Men are better at sport than women.All teenagers are lazy.cfg,n._, Fast food is bad for you.Pets cost a lot of money.Motorbikes are dangerous.There's never anything good on TV.
Softening opinions and making generalisations
Sometimes English speakers soften the way they express their opinions so that they don't sound rude or offensive.
We often use these phrases in bold to soften our opinions:
Some of them can be quite rude at times. They tend to get rather loud. That's not very normal behaviour. Generally speaking, most people who go to matches are just loyal fans. You get a few who can be a bit too enthusiastic. On the whole, most fans just want to see a good game.
After tend to we use the infinitive: He tends to be a bit aggressive.Rather, quite, not very and a bitusually come before an adjective: They can get quite/rather…

Used to/Get used to/Be used to

‘used to + infinitive’ and ‘be/get used to’
‘used to + infinitive’ and ‘be/get used to’ Students have difficulties in making distinction between used to + infinitive and be/get used to + ‘ing’ form because they look similar. As a matter of fact, they are totally different.

‘used to + infinitive’

Used to is for things that happened in the past and have no connectivity to present:

Peter used to smoke three cigarettes a day. My boyfriend used to drink a lot of coffee during sleepless nights. Sarah and her mother used to go out for a walk every day. Negative form is ( odrični oblik je) : didn't ( did not) use to: I didn't use to smoke before.
Question form is (upitni oblik je) : Did she (subject)  use to..? Did she use to drink a lot of coffee?

As you may guess you can not use 'used to' in the present. To talk about present habits we use the present simple and an adverb of frequency (usually, always, often, never, etc.)

e.g. I often eat at the Japanese restaurant in the city c…