1. Keep your hands off me 2. He's a troublemaker Always was and always will be 3. Happy Thanksgiving everyone 4. Never was he as happy as that day 5. You really are something else 6. You've got to believe me 7. From out of nowhere he asks me to marry him 8. Come along We're all waiting for you 9. Good night Jenny Sleep tight 10. 'You're always complaining about work' – 'No, I'm not' 11. ‘Another jolly evening’ murmured George 12. Are you a student – No I am not 13. Hi How are you 14. Stop come back 15. Don't spend all your money on the first day Exercise 1. Insert punctuation marks where appropriate. of your holiday 16. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 17. What a nice surprise 18. What is it you are waiting for 19. It is a fine tradition and long may it continue 20. 'Do we get paid this week' 'I certainly hope so' 21. Happy Birthday Michael 22. I hope he will come later 23. Good luck in your new home 24. Mmm This tastes good
Exercise 2. Match interjections (see grammar commentary) with their meaning.
|A. Yuck (Yuk)||1. used when you think something is very impressive or surprising|
|B. Wow||2. used to show that you think something is very unpleasant|
|C. Ah||3. used to Exercise 1. Insert punctuation marks where appropriate. show that you understand or realize something|
|D. Phew||4. used to show surprise, happiness, agreement etc|
|E. Aha||5. used when you feel tired, hot, or relieved|
|F. Whoops||6. a sound that you make when you feel sudden pain|
|G. Alas||7. said when someone has fallen, dropped something, or made a small mistake|
|H. Ouch||8. said when you think something is very beautiful, unpleasant, surprising|
|I. Ooh||9. a shout used to get someone's attention or to show surprise, interest, or annoyance; hello (informal)|
|J. Hey||10. used when you want to get someone's attention or continue what Exercise 1. Insert punctuation marks where appropriate. you are saying; used when you are giving an answer to a question; used to make a slight pause when you are speaking; used to show that you are very happy, angry, disappointed etc about something; used to show that you are surprised about something|
|K. Oh||11. used to express sadness, shame, or fear (literary use)|
|L. Hello (also hallo, hullo)||12. used to show that you are surprised, upset, or annoyed because something bad has happened|
|M. Oh dear||13. used when calling to get someone's attention; used when you think someone is not acting sensibly or has said Exercise 1. Insert punctuation marks where appropriate. something stupid; used to show that you are surprised or confused by something|
|N. Hooray||14. shouted when you are very glad about something|
Exercise 3. Read and translate the following sentences.
1. Oh yuck! I hate mayonnaise. 2. Wow! Look at that! 3. Ah! There you are! 4. Phew! I’m so glad it’s Friday. 5. Aha! I knew you were trying to trick me! 6. Whoops! I nearly dropped it. 7. Ouch! That hurt! 8. Ooh, that's nice! 9. Hey, wait a minute! 10. Oh, aren't those flowers gorgeous! 11. Phew! We finally did it. 12. Aha! So you planned all this, did you? 13. Oh, look, I Exercise 1. Insert punctuation marks where appropriate. think that's Harry over there. 14. Wow! That’s a great car! 15. 'Have you met his wife?' 'Oh, yes, I know her quite well.' 16. For many people, alas, hunger is part of everyday life. 17. I met your friend in town, oh, what's her name? 18. 'I think I'm getting a cold.' 'Oh dear!' 19. Hello! What's happened here? 20. Oh, no! I've left my keys in the car! 21. Hello! Is there anybody home? 22. 'Frances has left her husband, you know.' 'Oh, has she?' 23. Oh dear, I've broken the lamp. 24. You didn't remember her birthday? Hello! 25. Ouch Exercise 1. Insert punctuation marks where appropriate.! You trod on my toe! 26. Phew! That was close – that car nearly hit us. 27. Hey, what's up? 28. Hooray! No more work till Monday!