about to Quiz

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1. About to is a special structure that we use to talk about

the immediate past
the immediate future
the immediate present
a) the immediate past b) the immediate future c) the immediate present

2. Jamie said, "I'm about to watch a movie if you want to join me." He plans to watch it

some time soon
later that day
very soon
a) some time soon b) later that day c) very soon

3. Choose the correct form of the verb be: "We _______ about to have dinner."

to be
a) to be b) are c) is

4. Which is correct? "I'm about to _______ Joe. Do you want to speak to him?"

will call
a) call b) calling c) will call

5. My flight's about to depart, so I'd better

get my bags packed
get to the airport
get on board
a) get my bags packed b) get to the airport c) get on board

6. If someone says "My sister's about to start a new job", it most likely means she's starting

in a few days
in a few weeks
in a few months
a) in a few days b) in a few weeks c) in a few months

7. Maria is nine months pregnant, so she _______ about to have her baby.

must have been
mustn't be
must be
a) must have been b) mustn't be c) must be

8. Choose the option that makes the most sense: "We're _______ go home now. We're having too much fun!"

not about to
just about to
almost about to
a) not about to b) just about to c) almost about to

9. "I'm a happily-married man, so I'm _______ start dating other women, I promise."

about to
not about to
just about to
a) about to b) not about to c) just about to

10. "It happens a lot. I'm _______ call Mum when she calls me first. She says it's telepathy."

not about to
just about to
about to just
a) not about to b) just about to c) about to just

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.