Mark Shimada

English Phrasal Verb Practice for “go on” and “go off”

In Tom’s small town, there is always something going on [ succede sempre qualcosa ]. Early in the morning, Tom's alarm clock went off [ l’allarme suonò ] at 6 a.m. He woke up for his soccer game. The weather looked cloudy. But, the game went on [ la partita non fu fermata ]. "Rain or shine, the game goes on [ la partita continua ]!" Tom texted his team.

In the town center, a local charity was meeting to raise money. The meeting went on [ la riunione durò ] for two hours, with lots of ideas and discussions. "There's a lot going on [ si stanno discutendo un sacco di cose ] in today’s meeting," said the chairman.

At the science fair, Emma was giving a presentation. She went on [ Proseguì ] to explain her volcano project. Just as she finished, her volcano model went off [ il modellino di vulcano eruttò ]. Red foam went everywhere. The crowd cheered..

In the park, a group of teenagers were having a picnic. Suddenly, Lucy's phone went off [ il telefono squillò ]. It played a loud song. She quickly turned it off. "I can’t go on [ non posso continuare a usare ] with the ring tone," Lucy said.

In another part of town, a construction crew was demolishing a building. "Stand back," the foreman warned. Then the explosives went off [ gli esplosivi detonarono ], and the building came down safely.

Back at the soccer game, "Go on [ Forza ], pass the ball!" shouted Tom's coach. The game went on [ la partita continuò ] with lots of energy and enthusiasm.Tom's team won, and they went on [ avanzarono ] to the championship match.

In the evening, the people went to the park for fireworks. The fireworks went off [ vennero lanciati ] at midnight. The whole town saw the fireworks go on and on. It ended a day of events and activities. Everyone went off [ Tutti se ne andarono ] to their homes. It was a very good day.


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