Part 1


When do we use on/off ?

  • lights
  • machines
  • events
  • clothes
  • off – away from a person, place


  • Turn the lights on/off.
  • Switch the lights on/off
  • Did you switch the heating on?
  • Put the kettle on please. I want some tea.
  • What’s going on here?
  • The birthday party had to be called off (=canceled) because of bad weather.
  • The concert has been put off (=delayed) until December.
  • Don’t put off your homework. Do it now.
  • When I put on my makeup I feel beautiful.
  • Sally put on (weight) 3 kilograms in the last three weeks.
  • I tried on a pink dress from my mother.
  • Take off your jacket please.
  • I’m off to Prague next Saturday.
  • Ben got in his car and drove off.

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