Exercise 1 - Fill the gaps using the words in the box.
- She is quite different from her sister. (Both BrE and AmE)
- This is very different to what I was told earlier. (BrE)
- He is different than I remember. (AmE)
- The town is very different now than it was twenty years ago.
- The town is very different now from what it was twenty years ago.
- The town is very different now to what it was twenty years ago. (BrE)
Exercise 2a - Match the beginnings and endings.
|1.||The other wines were OK.||a||That's life on the road, for you.|
|2.||I don't like this room.||b||It looks different somehow.|
|3.||I'm bored of the local restaurants.||c||But this one tastes quite different.|
|4.||What have you done to your room?||d||Could you give us a different one?|
|5.||Six people witnessed the event.||e||Let's try something different for a change.|
|6.||Every night a different town!||f||Each one had a different story.|
Exercise 2b - Match the beginnings and endings.
|1.||They sell forty||a||six different colours.|
|2.||Scotland and England||b||on several different websites.|
|3.||It has now happened on||c||in several different versions.|
|4.||You can buy these shoes in||d||different types of pasta.|
|5.||I looked it up||e||have different legal systems.|
|6.||This tablet computer comes||f||three different occasions.|
other (determiner, adjective)
- To talk about people or things that are additional to those already mentioned:
There were Tom and Harry and some other people I didn't know.
- To talk about the second of two people or things:
The bus stop was on the other side of the street.
- To talk about the remaining people or things in a group:
I'll have to wear these shoes. All my other ones are dirty.
- To talk about the opposite direction:
We saw a bus coming the other way.
- The bus is about to go. Where on earth are the others? (i.e. the other people)
- I'll have to wear this tie. None of the others match this shirt. (i.e. the other ones)
- Her children seem to be rather tidier than some others I could mention! (i.e. the child(ren) this person is talking to)
- To talk about an extra person or thing:
There'll be another bus in a few minutes.
- Or one extra group or quantity of people or things:
The bus stop is just another hundred yards.
- It can also be used to mean a different person or thing:
We could go another day, instead.
- And to mean a person or thing of a very similar type:
This is going to be another of your stories, isn't it?
- We could try another bus.
- We could try a different bus.
- These biscuits are great. Can I have another.
- If you don't like this room, we could ask for another.
Exercise 3 - Fill the gaps with other(s), the other(s) or another.
|1.||Do you know who I saw day? Mark. You know, Mark Jones.|
|2.||Would you like cup of coffee?|
|3.||There are only two cakes left. I'll have this one and you can have .|
|4.||I know Pete of course, but who are all those people?|
|5.||That's enough for today. We'll finish it some day.|
|6.||In that last sentence we could have also said ' day'.|
|7.||We were out hill-walking with some friends from college.|
|8.||'Where are ?' 'It's OK, they're not far behind.'|
|9.||'Come on you people, it's just mile to the top.'|
|10.||All animals are equal, but some are more equal than .|
|11.||Don't worry darling, we'll just be in the room.|
|12.||We'll put this table on the side of the room.|
|13.||'Do you know the one about ...' 'Oh no! Not of your corny jokes.'|
|14.||We're going in the wrong direction. We need to go way.|
|15.||These shoes are too small. Have you got any ones in the same style.|
One another, each other, themselves
- Sandy taught Pierre to speak Danish.
- Pierre taught Sandy to speak French.
- They taught each other (or one another) to speak their respective languages.
- Sandy taught herself to speak Russian.
- Pierre taught himself to speak German.
- They each taught themselves to speak another language.
- This phone comes in various colours.
- We can do this in various ways.
- She was attracted to the job for various reasons.
- She was attracted to the job for several different reasons.
next (determiner, adjective)
- When's the next bus?
- Let's walk to the next bus stop.
- The next five minutes were the longest wait in my life.
- One moment the sun's shining, (the) next thing (you know) it's pouring with rain.
- Be more careful (the) next time.
- We're in the next room. (e.g. in a hotel)
- I'm moving to France next year. (2012 - this is 2011)
- I hope to move to France within the next year. (Within the next 12 months)
- We went to Spain last year. (2010)
- We've been to Spain three times in the last year. (In the last 12 months)
Putting it all together
|youth hostel (n)||Bed-and-Breakfast (n)|
|stream (n)||peak (n)|
|ridge (n)||slope (n)|
|sheer (adj)||plain sailing (idiom)|
|avail (n)||trudge (v)|
Exercise 4a Fill the gaps using the words in the box.
|1.||We're going on an expedition to the hills week. I hope it's not like the last time, when a few of us decided to go youth-hostelling in the Highlands for the weekend. When we arrived at the village, the hostel was full and they told us there wasn't for twenty miles. Eventually we found a couple of Bed-and-Breakfasts. There were only two in the village. Four of us got rooms in one, and managed to find somewhere in .|
|2.||The owners of our one were Danish, and breakfast was certainly from anything I'd had before - open rye bread sandwiches with kinds of toppings. And three kinds of cheese. After that I couldn't have eaten thing.|
|3.||But the rest of the day was not going to be quite so perfect. We spent the twenty minutes waiting for before we could start up the hill. Eventually we moved off. The first two miles took us gently through a forest, but the with two the track started to get a bit steep. And then the mist came down and we soon got lost. In the mist, one mountain track doesn't look very from . And although I knew how to use a map and compass, some of weren't so competent. Or particularly confident in my skills, I think.|
Exercise 4b Fill the gaps using the words in the box.
|1.||'I've got an idea', said one of them. 'The stream we come to, we'll follow it down the hill, and that will take us down to the valley.' 'Has anyone got any ideas?', I asked. Nobody had. But before we could find a stream, the mist suddenly cleared and the sun came out. This put a perspective on things, and we started up the hill again. After an hour so we reached the top of the first peak. Only three peaks to do, I said. We were doing a ridge walk, you see. Well, were happier now, and we reached two peaks quite quickly.|
|2.||But the last one proved a bit of a challenge. There was a narrow path along the ridge, leading to the peak. On one side there was a sheer drop to the valley below, on a grassy slope, unbroken for some 500 metres. 'I don't think I can do that.' someone said. 'Nor can I', voice was heard to say. 'But it's only two hundred metres along that path and we're at the peak, and after that it's all plain sailing.' But to no avail. I suppose people have ideas about what's safe and what's not safe. And in the mountains, you can't really be too careful.|
|3.||So of course we had to turn round, and trudge back in direction, back the way we had come. And for hour or so, nobody spoke until we saw, coming the other way, group of walkers, who we naturally said 'Good day' to. After that the mood lightened and I said, 'OK, today was a bit of a disaster, but I'm sure there'll be .' Well day it poured with rain all day, so that wasn't going to be one of them. And that's why we're off again week. But to a village this time. And we've booked rooms. That's thing I learned from that weekend.|
- 1 - 1. other, 2. another, 3. different, 4. the other, 5. different, 6. another one, 7. other, 8. different, 9. the next, 10. different, 11. the other, 12. the next, 13. next, 14. the next, 15. another one, 16. the next, 17. another, 18. the next, 19. the other, 20. another
- 2a - 1. c, 2. d, 3. e, 4. b, 5. f, 6. a
- 2b - 1. d, 2. e, 3. f, 4. a, 5. 6. b, c
- 3 - 1. the other, 2. another, 3. the other, 4. other, 5. other, 6. another, 7. other, 8. the others, 9. another, 10. others, 11. other, 12. other, 13. another, 14. the other, 15. other
- 4a - 1 another, 2 the others, 3 the other, 4 different, 5 various, 6 different, 7 another, 8 next, 9 the others, 10 the next, 11 different, 12 another, 13 the others
- 4b - 1 other, 2 different, 3 another, 4 the others, 5 the next, 6 the other, 7 another, 8 another, 9 different, 10 different, 11 the other, 12 the next, 13 another, 14 others, 15 next, 16 next, 17 different, 18 another