Petroleum jelly (Adjectives)


Grammar — Intermediate Level
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Complete each sentence choosing the correct option

  1. Native Americans discovered the use of petroleum jelly for protecting and healing skin.

  2. Sophisticated oil pits were built as early as 1415–1450 in Western Pennsylvania.

  3. Petroleum jelly is a mixture of hydrocarbons, with a melting point that depends on the exact proportions.

  4. It is flammable only when heated to liquid; then the fumes will light, not the liquid itself.

  5. By reducing moisture loss, petroleum jelly can prevent chapped hands and lips, and soften nail cuticles.

  6. It can be used to reduce the friction between skin and clothing during various sport activities

  7. It is used to condition and protect smooth leather products like bicycle saddles, boots and motorcycles.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Do you use petroleum jelly? If yes, how often and what do you use it for?

  2. How do you protect your skin?


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