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About To Vs. Had Better HW

Welcome to this exercise on the use of ‘had better’ and ‘about to’ in English. These two phrases are commonly used and can help you to give advice, warning, recommendations or contrarily express something that will happen in the near future!

Let’s take a moment to look at the distinction between the phrases and how you may use them in some examples:

‘Had better’ is often used to give advice or express a recommendation. It indicates that there is a wise or necessary action to take, and not following it may have consequences!
Example: You have a big test tomorrow and you had better study so that you will do well!
Example: You had better make dinner before mom comes home! She worked a long day and will be hungry.

‘About to’ is used to describe an action or event that is going to happen in the near future, emphasizing that it’s imminent.
Example: I am super nervous because my teacher is about to hand out our tests!
Example: There is a big storm that is about to head our way! I’m glad I have my umbrella with me.

In this exercise, we’ll practice using ‘had better’ and ‘about to’ in some sentences. It’s a fun way to get better at using these phrases for advice and talking about things that will happen soon. Let’s start practicing and become more confident with ‘had better’ and ‘about to’ in English! In this exercise, you will practice using ‘had better’ and ‘about to’ to fill in the blanks of the following quiz! As you go through the quiz, remember that you are looking either for a phrase that warns/gives a recommendation or a phrase that will talk about something that will happen shortly. With these tips in mind, you’ll have no problem keeping the difference straight.

About To + Had Better HW Quiz

Fill in the blank in the following paragraph choosing either “about to” or “had better”

Great job! You did incredible work and you’ve successfully practiced using “had better” to provide advice and “about to” to describe imminent actions. Keep in mind that understanding the distinction between these expressions is important for effective communication in English. You’re now better equipped to give advice and describe actions that are about to happen. Keep up the good work! If you’re about to take part in any work meetings in English or go on any exciting travel adventures you had better be sure to continue your practice!

How did you do? Are you happy with the results? Don’t forget that we have hundreds of other quizzes for a variety of English levels on our blog. Have a look and let us know what you think!

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