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Use it takes khổng lồ indicate a quantity of time required for anyone lớn complete a task(job). The amount may be an estimation (a guess) or an exact, known quantity. |

It takes an hour to get ready for school in the morning. |

It takes 10 minutes to shower. |

It takes 30 minutes to walk to lớn school. |

It takes just a few seconds to reach the 2nd floor. |

It takes may be used lớn indicate a quantity of time required for a particular person khổng lồ complete a task(job). |

It takes Jill an hour lớn get ready for school in the morning. It takes an hour for Jill khổng lồ get ready for school in the morning. |

It takes Jill 10 minutes to lớn put on her makeup. It takes 10 minutes for Jill to put on her makeup. |

It takes us 30 minutes to walk to school. It takes 30 minutes for us khổng lồ walk khổng lồ school. |

It takes her just a few seconds lớn reach the 2nd floor. It takes just a few seconds for her lớn reach the 2nd floor. |

for__ (for Jill, for her, for us) — expresses the agent of the action in the infinitive clause; thepreposition subordinates the agent a noun or an accusative pronoun (object pronoun). Also see Infinitive Cls w/Subj

It takes…## Amount of Something

### It takes to…

IT TAKES + INFINITIVEIt takes expresses how much is needed lớn complete a task(job). The amount may be a guess or an exact, known quantity. |

It takes a lot of newspaper to lớn house-train a puppy. |

It takes three yards of material to lớn make a dress. |

It takes fifteen gallons of gas to lớn fill the tank of this car. |

It takes a lot of love to raise children. A noncount abstract noun |

It takes is not followed by an indirect object when speaking in general. "This situation is true for anyone.". |

*It takes anyone a lot of newspaper to house-train a puppy. |

*It takes you three yards of material to lớn make a dress. |

*It takes me fifteen gallons of gas lớn fill the tank of this car. |

*It takes us a lot of love lớn raise children. |

It takes is also used with abstractions: love, patience, knowledge, kindness, etc.

*Yellow highlighted words are examples of incorrect usage.

Common Mistakes## Errors và Solutions

### Error & Solution

ERROR*It takes me six eggs khổng lồ make this cake. |

*It is taking six eggs to lớn make this cake. |

*It"s take six eggs to make this cake. |

It takes me six eggs lớn make this cake. It takes me six minutes lớn get there. An indirect object is only used before a quantity of time. |

It takes six eggs to lớn make this cake. Progressive tense is not used in this expression. |

It takes six eggs to make this cake. Subject-predicate agreement error |

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Practice 1## Planning the Next Day

### Read the Context

Tomorrow, I will be pressed for time, but if I schedule things, I can get them all done. I"ll need to vì chưng a few extra things.

At 7:30, I will get up, shower, và get dressed. (30 minutes)

Next, I will eat breakfast, eat and read through my email. (30 minutes)

After that, I will have to drive lớn the gas station & fill up my car. (15 gallons / 56 liters)

The fuel will probably cost me around $60 / 80€.

Then, I will stop by the ngân hàng to get some cash ($200). I need to lớn pay my utilities bill tomorrow. ($150)

Next, I will drive to lớn work và spend the morning và afternoon in a company-review meeting.

We will need several cups of coffee lớn stay alert.

I will need a lot of concentration lớn get through such a long meeting.

At five, I will go khổng lồ the gym and lift weights for a couple hours with friends.

I"ll make an omelet for dinner(a few eggs) That will satisfy my appetite.

I should spend just a few minutes on the computer, but I usually end up spending over an hour reading my email and catching up with friends.

Last, I will fall into bed & probably be asleep in a few seconds.

alert (Adj) – awake & clear-thinking

appetite (N) – hunger

concentration (N) – staying focused; paying close attention

end up (verb expression) – result in

firm (N) – strong; not weak

satisfy (V) – meet the requirement or need; be enough

tasks (N) – small jobs, chores

utilities bill (N) – charges for gas, electricity, và water usage

### Complete the sentence with an "It takes…" expression.

Select the response from the danh sách that best completes the sentence. Compare your response khổng lồ the feedback by clicking the "Check" or the "Check 1-12" button.## Jimmy — he"s so slow!

### Read for Errors

My little brother, Jimmy is so slow in the morning. It"s taking him forever khổng lồ get dressed for school. He sits và stares at his clothes, but he doesn"t put them on. It takes him a lot of energy just lớn get his pants & shirt on.

For me, it takes me five minutes khổng lồ eat my breakfast.It takes for him fifteen minutes to eat his breakfast— five minutes to lớn choose it and ten minutes lớn eat it.

Then, it takes him a lot of time in the bathroom lớn brush his teeth. Mom always reminds him lớn hurry upbecause it takes us a while khổng lồ get lớn school if there is traffic.

My mom takes a lot of patience to wait for him all the time. It takes a big brother like me to look after him. — Jessie

patience (N) – being able khổng lồ wait for something or someone without becoming angry

stare (V) – look at something for a long time, especially with eyes wide open

### Correct or Incorrect?

Select a response correct or incorrect. Compare your response lớn the feedback by clicking the "Check" or the "Check 11-20" button. 13.My little brother is so slow in the morning. It"s taking him forever khổng lồ get dressed for school. Correct Incorrect Feedback 13 14.He sits và stares at his clothes, but he doesn"t put them on. It takes him a lot of energy just to get his pants and shirt on. Correct Incorrect Feedback 14 15.For me, it takes me five minutes khổng lồ eat my breakfast Correct Incorrect Feedback 15 16.It takes for him fifteen minutes to eat his breakfast. Correct Incorrect Feedback 16 17.Then, it takes him a lot of time in the bathroom to lớn brush his teeth. Correct Incorrect Feedback 17 18.Mom always reminds him to hurry up because it takes us a while to get to school if there is traffic. Correct Incorrect Feedback 18 19. My mom takes a lot of patience to lớn wait for him all the time. Correct Incorrect Feedback 19 20.It takes a bigger brother lượt thích me khổng lồ look after him. — Jessie Correct Incorrect Feedback 20 Practice 3## Putting It All Together

### Read for Errors

My partner and I made a bridge from toothpicks for our science class project.We had to made a bridge that could support a half pound (.23k). The followings is what is needed lớn build a bridge from toothpicks:

a simplebut strong design. Four boxes of flat toothpicks. One bottle of wood glue graph paper two dollars two attempts (tries) fourhours of building one hour of drying a box for carrying it khổng lồ school a lot of persistence

materials (N) – things, parts that will 3d the bridge (toothpicks and glue)

persistence (N) – being able khổng lồ stay with the project, try again and again

support (V) — hold up; bear the weight of

toothpick(N) – a little stick of wood for cleaning food from the teeth

scale (N) – relative kích thước of the parts to lớn the whole

### Write an instruction for the requirements using an "it takes".

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Edit the sentence(s) in the text box. Compare your response khổng lồ the feedback by clicking the "Check" or the "Check 21-30" button. 21. A simplebut strong design is needed to lớn build a bridge from toothpicks. Edit 21 Feedback 21 22. Four boxes of flat toothpicks are required khổng lồ build the structure. Edit 22 Feedback 22 23. One bottle of wood glue is needed to lớn put the structure together. Edit 23 Feedback 23 24. Graph paper is required lớn plan the shape and scale of the bridge. Edit 24 Feedback 24 25. Two dollars are need khổng lồ buy the materials for the bridge. Edit 25 Feedback 25 26. We needed two attempts to lớn make a really good bridge. Edit 26 Feedback 26 27. Four hours were required to lớn build the bridge. Edit 27 Feedback 27 28. One hour was needed for the glue to lớn dry. Edit 28 Feedback 28 29. One box with padding was needed to pack the bridge so that we could carry it to lớn school. Edit 29 Feedback 29 30. A lot of persistence is needed to make the bridge a good and strong structure. Edit 30 Feedback 30 gamize.vn › Verb Phrases › Verb Complements › Infinitives › It takes + Infinitive

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