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Unit 112. Even

Unit 112; Part A

galka.jpgStudy this example situation:
    •    These photographs are really awful. Even I take better photographs than these.(and I'm certainly not a good photographer)
    •    He always wears a coat - even in hot weather.
    •    Nobody would help her - not even her best friend.
or      Not even her best friend would help her.

Unit 112; Part B

galka.jpgVery often we use even with the verb in the middle of a sentence (see Unit 110):

    •    Sue has travelled all over the world. She has even been to the Antarctic.

         (It's especially unusual to go to the Antarctic, so she must have travelled a lot.)
    •    They are very rich. They even have their own private jet.

Study these examples with not even:
    •    I can't cook. I can't even boil an egg.
  (and boiling an egg is very easy)
    •    They weren't very friendly to us. They didn't even say hello.
    •    Jenny is very fit. She's just run five miles and she's not even out of breath.

Unit 112; Part C

galka.jpgYou can use even + comparative (cheaper / more expensive etc.):

    •    I got up very early, but Jack got up even earlier.
    •    I knew I didn't have much money, but I've got even less than I thought.
    •    We were surprised to get a letter from her. We were even more surprised when she came to see us a few days later.

Unit 112; Part D

galka.jpgEven though / even when / even if112.2.jpg


flag.jpgJulie, Sarah and Amanda are three friends who went on holiday together. Use the information given about them to complete the sentences using even or not even.
Key.2    even Amanda
3    not even Julie
4    even Amanda
5    even Sarah
6    not even Amanda

1    They stayed at a hotel. Everybody liked it,    even Sarah  .   
2    They arranged to meet. They all arrived on time, ____________.
3    They went to an art gallery. Nobody enjoyed it, ____________.
4    Yesterday they had to get up early. They all managed to do this, ____________.
5    They were together yesterday. They were all in a good mood, ____________.
6    None or them took any photographs, ____________.

flag.jpgMake sentences with even. Use the words in brackets.
Key.2    We even painted the floor.
3    She's even met the prime minister.
4    You could even hear it from the next street.  or  You could even hear the noise from ...
6    I can't even remember her name.
7    There isn't even a cinema.
8    He didn't even tell his wife (where he was going).
9    I don't even know the people next door.

1   Sue has been all over the world.
     (the Antarctic)      She has even been to the Antarctic.   
2   We painted the whole room.
     (the floor)  We ____________________________________
3   Rachel has met lots of famous people.
     (the prime minister)   She ____________________________________
4    You could hear the noise from a long way away.
     (from the next street)  You ____________________________________

In the following sentences you have to use not ... even.

5    They didn't say anything to us.
      (hello)      They didn't even say hello.     
6    I can't remember anything about her.
      (her name)  I ____________________________________
7    There isn't anything to do in this town.
      (a cinema)   ____________________________________
8    He didn't tell anybody where he was going.
      (his wife) ____________________________________
9    I don't know anyone in our street.
      (the people next door) ____________________________________

flag.jpgComplete the sentences using even + comparative.
Key.2    even older
3    even better
4    even more difficult
5    even worse
6    even less

1    It was very hot yesterday, but today it's   even hotter  .   
2    The church is 500 years old, but the house next to it is _______________.
3    That's a very good idea, but I've got an _______________ one.
4    The first question was very difficult to answer. The second one was _______________.
5    I did very badly in the exam, but most of my friends did _______________.
6    Neither of us was hungry. I ate very little and my friend ate _______________.

flag.jpgPut in if, even, even if or even though.
Key.2    if
3    even if
4    even
5    even though
6    Even
7    even though
8    even if
9    Even though

1       Even though    she can't drive, she has bought a car.
2    The bus leaves in five minutes, but we can still catch it _________________ we run.
3    The bus leaves in two minutes. We won't catch it now _________________ we run.
4    His Spanish isn't very good - _________________ after three years in Spain.
5    His Spanish isn't very good _________________ he's lived in Spain for three years.
6    _________________ with the heating on, it was very cold in the house.
7    I couldn't sleep _________________ I was very tired.
8    I won't forgive them for what they did, _________________ they apologise.
9    _________________ I hadn't eaten anything for 24 hours, I wasn't hungry.

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