Calm Down

Calm Down

Infinitive: Calm Down
Present Tense: Calm Down/ Calms Down
-ing Form: Calming Down
Past Tense: Calmed Down
Past Participle: Calmed Down
It is a separable phrasal verb that can
be used in one way
  1. 1

    To become less violent, nervous, excited or angry.

    Calm down, you're gonna give yourself a heart attack.
    The surfers waited for the sea to calm down a bit before getting in the water.

Calm Down
  1. His mother asked him to _______ ____.
  2. The students _____ _____ when the teacher had arrived.
  3. Everybody please _____ _____! It's just a little thunder and lightening.
  4. It took hours for her to ______ _____ after learning she won the lottery.
  5. I'll wait until traffic _____ _____ before heading home.

Listen for the phrasal verb Calm Down in the video clip from the movie Nothing to Lose

  1. Nick: It's going numb. It's going numb.

    Terrance: What? Nick, that's the most hideous thing I ever seen. Hey, yo, man, you know, maybe if you wrap your arm in ice, they can reattach it. That's funny, man. That's a baby gash.

    Nick: Shut up.

    Terrance: But it's a baby gash.

    Nick: It could've been a lot worse!


    Terrance: It could've been, but it wasn't.

    Nick: What are you thinking, shooting?!

    Terrance: Look, just ________ _____, all right? You're gonna upset your wound.
  2. What was their conversation about?

Change the sentences above into questions, then change them into negatives.

  • Rafael Ferreira

    His mother asked him to calm down.
    The students calmed down when the teacher had arrived.
    Everybody please calm down! It’s just a little thunder and lightening.
    It took hours for her to calm down after learning she won the lottery.
    I’ll wait until traffic calms down before heading home.

  • His mother asked him to calm down.
    The students calmed down when the teacher had arrived.
    Everybody please calm down! It’s just a little thunder and lightening. (said Noah to the animals)
    It took hours for her to calm down after learning she won the lottery.
    I’ll wait until traffic calms down before heading home.

  • LOIEnglish

    100%

  • LOIEnglish

    In your last sentence you need to add an ‘s’ to the end because it is 3rd person present: I’ll wait until the traffic calmS down.

  • Rafael Ferreira

    ? but I did it…

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