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Combinations with up
28. Fill up the spaces in each of the following sentences by inserting a verb + up, or a verb + up + preposition combination.
1. It is ...... factory owners to provide fire-fighting equipment in their factories. (No verb is required here.) 2. Unfortunately he was ...... by his parents to believe that money was the only thing that mattered. 3. The party didn't ...... till 3 a.m. and the guests left very noisily.
4. I ran after him and soon ......... him. Then we went on together. 5. Mother to child: "Your clothes are covered with mud; what have you .........?" 6. If you buy the paint I'll ......this room for you. 7. He ......a list of conditions and we all agreed to them. 8. If you want a new passport you must ...... this form. 9. He......at 8 a.m. and went to bed at 11 p.m. 10. I tried three times to start the car and then ... it ... and went by bus. 11. If I ...... alcohol I'd be much healthier, but life wouldn't be so much fun. 12. I saw a policeman so I ......... him and asked him the way.
13. Most girls expect to get married when they....... 14. Cashiers carrying money to the bank are sometimes ...... by gunmen. 15. He couldn't ......... me as I ran much faster than he did
and soon left him behind. 16. I ...... a 20p piece that I saw lying on the ground. 17. He wasted two weeks and tried to ......... it by working madly the last day. 18. She said that she was going to educate her children herself, for if they went to school they'd only......bad habits. 19. Before you go on holiday you should ...... the house and ask the police to keep an eye on it. 20. The car......suddenly with screaming brakes. 21. English people have to.........English weather. 22. The thieves ...... (bound) the housekeeper and ransacked the house. 23. I've stupidly ...... your books and mine and now I don't know which is which. 24. He is a dangerous criminal. He ought to be....... 25. I want to ... him ... . Would you please ...... his telephone number? 26. I ...... at the meeting-place but the others didn't come. 27. He wanted something to do in his spare time so he ...... carpentry. 28. The police......a notice saying, "No Parking". 29. "Tell me at the end of the week how many hours you have worked and I'll ......with you then", his employer said. 30. It's probably true. No one would......such a stupid story. 31. She sat down in front of the mirror and began to ...... her face. 32. If only we had a dish-washer, we wouldn't need to ...... after every meal. 33 My father said it was all my fault but my mother ......... (defended) me and said that it wasn't. 34 He ...... his speech by calling for a vote of thanks for last year's president.
35. Children hate going to bed. They always want to..... a little longer. 36. He was lying on his bed but when he saw me he ...... and said, "I'm not asleep."
29. Fill the spaces in the following sentences by inserting a verb + out combination.
1. There were three of us in the original partnership, but Charles......so there are only two of us now. 2. You are not paid to criticize. All you need do is to ..... my orders. 3. When war...... prices usually go up. 4. There's an advertisement in today's paper that might interest Robert. I'll ... it ... and send it to him. 5. The fog is so thick that I don't know where we are. I'll have to try and...... by asking someone. 6. In a bus: "Have my seat. I'm ......at the next stop." 7. The arrangement of marriages by parents is a custom that has ......nearly everywhere. 8. The article is too long. Could you ...... the last two paragraphs? 9. I can't ......who it is. He is too far away. 10. He volunteered to march in the demonstration but when the day came he......and said that he was not well enough to go. 11. Don't ...... (get rid of /discard) that old chair. We could repair it. 12. Which picture do you think is the best?~ It is hard to......the best. They are all so good. 13. Why do you think they have such a high fence round this nuclear power station? ~
I think they want to ... people ... . 14. He was ...... of the windows and didn't see me coming
into the room. 15....... ! Here's the boss! 16. There was a threat of a gas and electricity strike and in no time the shops selling candles were....... 17. We ...... of milk on Sunday and I had to get some from the milk machine. 18. Write in pencil. Then if you make a mistake you can easily …it… 19. As we passed Marble Arch he ...... the place where the gallows used to stand.
20. "I'll … You …"said my host, and he accompanied me to the front door. 21. We thought that he was an expert on Proust but it ...... that he had never even heard of him. 22. They......at nine and arrived at twelve. 23. He was quite ...... when he got no marks at all for his essay and he hasn't forgiven the lecturer yet. 24. I'm leaving this flat. I am ...... tomorrow and the new tenants are moving in the next day. 25. Nothing can ever ...... the memory of that terrible experience.
26. "I'll give you the genera! plan and you can ...... the details," the director said to his assistant.
27. We haven't invited them to the party. If they ...... about it they will be furious. 28.......the light when you leave the room. 29. Children usually grow out of their clothes before they ... them ... .
30. The wind ...... the first match and he had to strike another. 31. Can I speak to Mr Pitt? ~ I'm afraid he has just ....... 32. My clothes are all getting too tight. I'll have to ... them ... . 33. There are only two of us on this desert island. We mustn't ......(quarrel) 34. This bottle has been very tightly corked. The cork won't....... 35....... for pickpockets
36. He ...... in any crowd because he is so much taller than the average man.
30. Fill the spaces in the following sentences by inserting a verb + down, away or over combinations.
1. I offered him part-time work but he ... it ..., saying that he'd rather wait for a full-time job.
2. He doesn't think much of contemporary authors; he is always ......their work. 3. He dictated it and I ... it ... in shorthand. 4. The child picked up the knife and his mother shouted " it...!"
5. Some English boys go to boarding school at the age of seven. They usually...... quickly and are very happy. 6. I am in charge while Smith is away; I ...... from him on June 1. 7. I can't decide now. I'll ... it ... with my colleagues and let you know later. 8. He insisted on riding a young excitable horse which..... with him and threw him into a ditch. 9. He agreed to take my classes while I was away; but he me ... . He never turned up for any of them. 10. I ...... the accounts several times but couldn't find the mistake. 11. Suddenly there was a rustling in the straw. Everyone ... ... and stood watching from a safe distance. 12. This shop is ....... It will be reopening shortly under new management. 13. He had stage fright at first but he ......it very quickly. 14. The townsman has always been inclined to ...... on the countryman. 15. The filing system worked splendidly till the secretary went on holiday; then it ...... and no one knew where anything was. 16. Here is my letter; would you just ... it ... to see if there are any mistakes? 17. Two men started to fight with knives. The crowd ...... so as to be out of danger, and stood watching. 18. After the blizzard, it took a long time to ...... the snow from the main streets. 19. He hated boarding school and ...... from it, turning up two days later at his own home. 20. Jones tried to make a suggestion but the crowd was too excited to listen and he was....... 21. When the first act ......we had a drink in the theatre bar 22. They should ...... with licensing laws and let us drink when we like. 23. There was tremendous excitement in the streets and the shouting didn't ......till after midnight. 24. The embassy was ...... in the recent riots. The ruins are still smoking. 25. When she heard the news of the crash she......and cried.
26. The theatre filled up very early and people who came later and who hadn't reserved seats were ....... 27. I wonder why there's such a smell of gas.~ Perhaps something on the gas stove has......and put out the flame. 28. That old chair would be useful to somebody. If you don't want it, sell it or ... it ... . 29. This ring I wear isn't very valuable but it's been ...... in my family for over 200 years. 30. He ...... a little money every week so as to have something for a rainy day.
31. The police caught one thief but the other....... 32. The new idea is that young delinquents should gather together in groups and......their problems with social workers. 33. We are spending too much; we'll have to ...... our expenses. 34. I'm waiting till prices ...... before buying my new carpet. 35. When the floods ...... we were able to use the road again.
36. The expression "To ...... a new leaf" means to make a fresh start with the intention of doing better.
31. Fill the spaces in the following passage by inserting suitable combinations.
During Bill's last term at school, Mr White offered him a Job in a hardware shop. "It would be in the tool section," he said, "helping old Mr Hammer, and if you '...... (made good Progress) you could 2...... (become responsible for) the section when Mr Hammer retires." Mr White expected Bill to 3...... at the offer (accept it eagerly and was rather 4...... (surprised and disappointed} when
the boy looked doubtful. "You needn't 5...... your mind (decide) at once," he said. Mr Hammer can 6......(continue/ manage) without an assistant for another fortnight. But 7 ... it ... (consider it) and let me know Your school 8...... (closes for the holidays) this Friday, doesn’t it?" Bill nodded. "Well, if you decide to accept the job, 9...... (call at the shop) next weekend. I'll show you round and we'll ... you (arrange this matter) with an insurance card." Bill's father urged him to accept. "If you "... it ... (refuse it) you'll just be on the dole," he said. "It's no use 12... . (loitering) at home waiting for something better to 13... . (appear). Very few employers are 14...... (engaging) more men at present and a lot of places are 15...... (shutting permanently)"
So Bill took the job and soon '6...... in his new environment (became used to it). He '7...... (learnt) to work quickly and when Mr Hammer retired and 18 ...... (transferred) the tool section to him, he felt very proud of himself. Unfortunately, after two years Mr White was transferred to a bigger branch and a new manager, Mr Black, was appointed He and Bill didn't 19...... one another at all (neither liked other). He began, tactlessly enough, by 20... Bill ... and (examining) and saying, "I don't '...... (like) the way you dress. If you want to 22...... (continue) working here you must smarten up. 23...... (get dressed in) a tie and 4...... (remove) those rings. I don't approve of young men wearing rings." "Some of our customers wear them," Bill 25......(remarked).
"Don't 2á... me ... (reply impudently)!" snapped Mr Black. Soon afterwards, Bill and the manager 2..... (quarrelled) again. "You spend too much time talking to customers," Mr Black complained.
"But they like a chat," said another assistant, trying to 28 ...... (defend) Bill. "People who want silent service go to super markets." "You 29...... of this (remain outside)\" snarled Mr Black. "I."
business doesn't 30...... (improve) you may both be ... . (seeking) other jobs."
"He 32... customers ... (repels them) by his bad manner,' muttered Bill to his friends. "But if profits 33...... (decrease) he'll 34.. ... (state falsely) that it's all our fault. Anyway I'm sick of being 35.. ... (given too many orders) and I'm not going to S6......... it (endure it)" Fortunately, before rebellion 3?...... (started) in the tool department, Mr Black, who had 38...... for (applied for) a more
important post, was told that he had got it. He became overnight a much happier man and tried to 39......... (compensate for ) his previous harshness by being very polite to everyone, even Bill.
The staff weren't ...... (deceived) by his sudden affability, but it made a nice change.
32. Complete the passage, using suitable combinations.
We '......early and had breakfast at 7.30. After breakfast my sister Alice ...... (washed the dishes) while I got out the car. We 3... ... (began our journey) at 8.30 and drove first to Mr Pitt's house to 4......(collect) his son Tom who was coming with us. Tom had never met my niece Ann and I wasn't sure how the two children would ....... But I needn't have worried, for it 6... ... (was revealed) that they had a lot of interests in common and seemed quite pleased with each other. Even my sister, who doesn't usually 7...... (like) small boys, 8...... (was attracted by/liked at first meeting) him from the first. She whispered to me that he had very good manners and had obviously been well 9... ... . Tom also pleased her very much by 10...... (indicating) various interesting buildings as we drove through the town. Ann, however, was not much impressed by this and clearly thought that Tom was just "......(displaying his knowledge). Suddenly Alice said, "Good heavens! I forgot to i2...... the iron. We'll have to go back or it will start a fire and 13...... (destroy by fire) the house." I said, "Let's try to 14...... (telephone) our neighbour, Mr Smith, first and see if he can get into the house and ... the iron." "But he won't be able to16 ...... (enter), said Alice. "The house is l7....... "Then he'll have to 18...... (enter by force)" I said. "Better to have a window broken than let the house 19...... in flames." So I 20...... (telephoned) Mr Smith, who said he'd 2I...... the matter. I 22...... (waited, holding the receiver) while he went to do this, and very soon I heard his voice saying, "It's all right. I 23... ... (entered) through a window you'd left open and 24...... the iron. No damage was done." I thanked him warmly and we 25...... (continued) with our journey, much relieved. We stopped at 1.00, 2G...... of (left) the car and picnicked by the side of the road. Alice was just 27 car ... (offering to each of us) the sandwiches when a police
28... (stopped) beside us. "You mustn't park here," said the policemen. It's a clear way." I explained that I was a foreigner, so he said, "Well 29... you ... (overlook the offence) this time, but don't do it again. You mightn't 30......... (escape unpunished) it another time." My sister was rather 31...... (annoyed) by this incident but I explained that these regulations were necessary and we must 32...... ... (endure/bear patiently) them. Tom was very impressed by the police car. He 33......... (respects) all policemen and hopes to be one when he 34..... (becomes an adult). He is already 35......... (anticipating with pleasure) driving round in a fast car 36...... (seeking) lawbreakers. Poor Tom likes fast cars and was rather 3...... (bored/disgusted) because so many cars 38......... (drew level with) us and passed us. As we listened to the sound of their engines 39...... (diminishing) in the distance he said, "Next time I go out with you I'll come on my bicycle. I'm sure I'll come on my bicycle. I'm sure I'll be able to 40......... (remain abreast of) you, you go so slowly." However we did 41...... (arrive at) Stratford in the end and went to the house of a friend, who had promised to 42... us ... (give us accommodation) for the night. We tried to get seats for the Memorial Theatre but they were 43...... (all sold) so we spent the evening sitting by the fire and ...... (discussing) our day.
1. Fill in the blanks with the correct forms (imperative or present simple) of the verbs in parentheses.
Two women ... (go) to a city. They ... (arrive) at a main street. Laura ... (be) very hungry and ... (want) to eat right away. Jean ... (prefer) to walk around, but three hours later, she ... (get) hungry, too.
Jean: It ... (be) almost 8.00. Now I ... (be) hungry, too. Let's (go) to the Cafe Bon Appetit. My friend ... (recommend) it. She ... (say) they ... (serve) great French food there and it ... (have) a wonderful atmosphere.
Laura: Okay, okay. Where ... (be) it?
Jean: I ... (not know). ... (ask) that woman.
Laura: Okay, (to the woman) ... (excuse) me, ma'am. Where ... (be) the cafe Bon Appetit? ... you ... (know)?
Woman: Yes, I ... (do). You ... (go) two blocks straight down this street. Then ... (turn) right and ... (cross) the street.
Jean: Thanks a lot.
They ... (walk) two blocks.
Laura: ... we ... (turn) left there?
Jean: Yes, we ... (do), I ... (think) ... . No ... we ... (not, do). Wait ... yes ... .
Jean ... (go) left, and Laura ... (follow). They ... (walk) for a half-hour. Finally they ... (return) to the main street.
Laura: I ... (not see) the Cafe Bon Appetit. But I ... (need) some food — now! ... (look)!. There ... (be) a fast-food pizza place on the corner.
Jean: But ... you ... (not want) to go to a nice restaurant?
They only ... (serve) junk food there. There ... (be) great restaurants in the city. I ... (want) ...
Laura: ... (run) to the pizza place. Jean ... (hurry) after her.
2. You decide: Why is today different?
1. (smoke) I never ... cigarettes but ... today because ... 2. (wear) George never ... a tie, but ... a tie today because .... 3. (work) We never ... late in the office, but ... late today because ... . 4. (argue) Mario never ... with his brother, but ... with him today because ... . 5. (send) Mario never ... his girlfriend flowers, but he ... her flowers today because .... 6. (study) Elisabeth never ... , but she ... today because 7. (take) Mr and Mrs Smith never ... the subway, but they ... the subway today because ... . 8. (watch) Our teacher never ... TV, but she ... TV today because ... . 9. (write) My older brother never ... to our family, but he ... to us today because ... . 10. (get up) Janet never ... early, but she ... early today because . . . 11. (drink) Mr and Mrs Jones never ... champagne, but they ... champagne today because ... . 12. (go) Susan never ... to restaurants, but she ... to a restaurant today because ... .
3. Choose either the present simple or present progressive in the following sentences.
1. Something ... (smell) very good. 2. We ... (eat) dinner at seven o'clock to night. 3. He ... (practise) the piano every day. 4. They ... (drive) to school tomorrow. 5. I .. (believe) you.
6. Maria ... (have) a cold. 7. George ... (swim) right now. 8. John ... (hate) smoke. 9. Jill always ... (get) up at 6.00 a.m. 10. Jerry ... (mow) the lawn now.
4. Complete the dialogue. Use the words under the lines, in the present simple or the present progressive. Complete the short answers.
The phone rings in the dentist's office. Assistant: Dr Brown's office.
G:. Hello. This is Gloria from the beauty salon next door. (I/have/a toothache/.) (I/feel/awful/at the moment.)
(What/ the dentist/do/right now/?) (he/busy/?) A: Yes.__________________________________
(he/fill a cavity/at present/.)
(He/usually/have time/in the morning/.) (He/often/ take a break/.)
(But today/ there/ several patients/wait/in the waiting room/.)
(I/usually/visit the dentist/twice a year/.)
(But/I/need to see/Dr. Brown/now/!) (My tooth/hurt/.)
Meanwhile, a secretary on the second floor is trying to call Gloria.
(Why/her phone/always/be busy/?)
(Gloria talk on the phone/all the time/.)
(I/have to have/an appointment/today/.) (My hair/look/ terrible/ )
(I/feel awful about it/ these days/.) (This/be/an emergency/i)
5. Put in the present simple or the present progressive tenses.
(you sit) ... comfortably? Good! I (hope),... you (study) ... this text carefully because I (have) ... news for you. The Guinness Book of Records (not include) ... records for eating any more. People who (try) ... to swallow 47 hard boiled eggs in half a minute will have to do it for pleasure and not get into the record book. "We (regard) ... these records as unhealthy," said the book's editor, Mr Donald McFarian. However, one record-holder will remain. He is Michel Lotito of Grenoble ("Monseieur Mange-tout"). Since 1966, he has chomped his way through two bicycles, 7 TV sets and a light aircraft. He's likely to remain world champ, unless you (want) ... to challenge him, of course!
6. Put in the present simple or present progressive. Note where both forms are possible.
A HOLIDAY JOB WITH A DIFFERENCE!
I (study) ... English at Exeter University. I'm on holiday at the moment and I (work) ... in a public library. I'm lucky to have this job. I (not have to) ... get up early. The library (open) ... at 10 and (close) ... at 7. It's interesting work because people (always come in) ... and (ask) ... me to help them, so I (learn) . . a lot about different subjects. I (enjoy) ... the job and (find) ... it very amusing, too. People (use) ... the strangest things as bookmarks. I have found a rasher of bacon (uncooked). Matchsticks (be) ... common and so (be) ... bus tickets. My colleagues (always find) a £10, but I haven't been so lucky! I often (think) ... of the photo of a beautiful woman which I found. On the back were the words: "I (love) ... you. I (miss) ... you and I'll never forget you."
7. Complete the sentences with the present simple or present progressive tense of the verbs in brackets. The adverbs in italics should be put in their correct position.
1. I (think) you already (know) my views on the matter. 2. I'm tired of working in an office. I (think) of changing my job. 3. I just (smell)your roses. They (not smell) wonderful? 4. I gradually (forget) all the physics I ever learnt at school- 5. You (see) that house over there? No, not there! You (not look) where my finger (point). 6. I (not hear) anything. You just (imagine) things. 7. The court (hear) this particular part of the evidence in private.
8. I just (taste) the cocktail to see if there's enough gin in it. How it (taste) to you?
9. I (think) my daughter (see) too much of that young ma n these days, and I (not approve) of it.
10. Don't take his remarks too seriously. He's so upset that I (not think) he really (know) what he (say). 11. The monument (stand) on a hill overlooking the town. 12. You (realize) that you (stand) on my toe? 13. The town (have) a population of 50,000.
8. Put the verbs in brackets into the present simple or the present progressive tense.
1. Cuckoos (not build) nests. They (use) the nests of the other birds. 2. You can't see Tom now: he (have) a bath. 3. He usually (drink) coffee but today he (drink) tea. 4. What she (do) in the evenings? ~ She usually (play) cards or (watch) TV. 5. I won't go out now as it (rain) and I (not have) an umbrella. 6. The last train (leave) the station at 11.30. 7 He usually (speak) so quickly that I (not understand) him. 8. Ann (make) a dress for herself at the moment. She (make) all her own clothes. 9. Hardly anyone (wear) a hat nowadays. 10. I'm afraid I've broken one of your coffee cups. ~ Don't worry. I (not like) that set anyway. 11. I (wear) my sunglasses today because the sun is very strong. 12. Tom can't have the newspaper now because his aunt (read) it. 13. I'm busy at the moment. I (redecorate) the sitting room.
14. The kettle (boil) now. Shall I make the tea? 15. You (enjoy) yourself or would you like to leave now? ~ I (enjoy) myself very much. I (want) to stay to the end. 16. How you (get) to work as a rule? ~ I usually (go) by bus but tomorrow I (go) in Tom's car. 17. Why you (put) on your coat? ~ I (go) for a walk. You (come) with me? ~ Yes, I'd love to come. You (mind) if I bring my dog? 18. How much you (owe) him? ~ I (owe) him £5. ~ You (intend) to pay him? 19. You (belong) to your local library? ~ Yes, I do. ~ You (read) a lot? ~ Yes, quite a lot. ~ How often you (change) your books? ~ I (change) one every day. 20. Mary usually (learn) languages very quickly but she (not seem) able to learn modern Greek. 21. I always (buy) lottery tickets but I never (win) anything. 22. You (like) this necklace? I (give) it to my daughter for her birthday tomorrow. 23. I won't tell you my secret unless you (promise) not to tell anyone. ~ I (promise).
24. You always (write) with your left hand? 25. You (love) him? ~ No, I (like) him very much but I (not love) him. 26. You (dream) at night? ~ Yes, I always (dream) and if I (eat) too much supper I (have) nightmares. 27. The milk (smell) sour. You (keep) milk a long time? 28. These workmen are never satisfied; they always (complain). 29. We (use) this room today because the window in the room is broken. 30. He always (say) that he will mend the window but he never (do) it. 31. You (know) why an apple (fall) down and not up? 32. You (write) to him tonight? ~ Yes, I always (write) to him on his birthday. You (want) to send any message?
33. Tom and Mr Pitt (have) a long conversation. I (wonder) what they (talk) about. 34. You (believe) all that the newspapers say? ~ No, I (not believe) any of it. ~ Then why you (read) newspapers? 35. This car (make) a very strange noise. You (think) it is all right? ~
Oh, that noise (not matter). It always (make) a noise like that. 36. The fire (smoke) horribly. I can't see across the room. ~ I (expect) that birds (build) a nest in the chimney. ~ Why you (not put) wire across the tops of your chimneys? ~ Tom (do) that sometimes but it (not seem) to make any difference.
9. Put the verbs in brackets into the present simple or the present progressive tense.
1. What Tom (think) of the Budget? ~ He (think) it most unfair. ~ I (agree) with him. 2. What this one (cost)? ~ It (cost) forty pence. 3. You (hear) the wind? It (blow) very strongly tonight.
4. You (see) my car keys anywhere? -No, I (look) for them but I (not see) them. 5. He never (listen) to what you say. He always (think) about something else. 6. This book is about a man who (desert) his family and (go) to live on a Pacific island. 7. You (understand) what the lecturer is saying? ~ No, I (not understand) him at all. 8. What you (have) for breakfast usually? ~ I usually (eat) a carrot and (drink) a glass of cold water. 9. When the curtain (rise) we (see) a group of workers. They (picket) a factory gate. 10. Why you (walk) so fast today? You usually (walk) quite slowly. ~ I (hurry) because I (meet) my mother at 4 o'clock and she (not like) to be kept waiting. II I (wish) that dog would lie down. He (keep) jumping up on my lap. ~ I (think) he (want) to go for a walk. 12. You (recognize) that man? ~ I (think) that I have seen him before but I (not remember) his name. 13. Look at that crowd. I (wonder) what they (wait) for. 14. This message has just arrived and the man (wait) in case you (want) to send a reply. 15. Stop! You (not see) the notice? ~ I (see) it but I can't read it because I (not wear) my glasses. What it (say)? ~ It (say) "These premises are patrolled by guard dogs". 16. She always (borrow) from me and she never (remember) to pay me back. 17. You (need) another blanket or you (feel) warm enough? 18. It (save) time if you (take) the path through the wood? ~ No, it (not matter) which path you take. 19. I (save) up because I (go) abroad in July. 20. I (think) it is a pity you don't take more exercise. You (get) fat. 21. The plane that you (look) at now just (take) off for Paris. 22. Tom never (do) any work in the garden; he always (work) on his car. 23. What he (do) to his car now? ~ I (think) he (polish) it. 24. That film (come) to the local cinema next week. You (want) to see it? 25. How Peter (get) on at school? ~ Very well. He (seem) to like the life. 26. Why Mrs Pitt (look) so angry? ~ Mr Pitt (smoke) a cigarette and (drop) the ash on the carpet. 27. This is our itinerary. We (leave) home on the 8th, (arrive) in Paris on the 9th, (spend) the day in Paris, and (set) out that night for Venice. ~ That (sound) most interesting. You must tell me about it when you (get) back. 28. This story is about a boy who (make) friends with a snake which he (find) in his garden. Then he (go) away but he (not forget) the snake and some years later he (return) and (look) for it. 29. He (find) the snake who (recognise) its old friend and (coil) round him affectionately. But, unfortunately, the snake is by now a full-grown boa-constrictor and its embrace (kill) the poor boy. 30. The snake (feel) sorry about this? ~ I (not know). The story (end) there. 31. How you (end) a letter that (begin) , "Dear Sir"? ~ I always (put), "Yours truly", but Tom (prefer) "Yours faithfully". 32. What the word "catastrophe" (mean)? ~ It (mean) "disaster". 33. What you (wait) for? ~ I (wait) for the shop to open. ~ But it (not open) till 9.00. ~ I (know) but I (want) to be early, as their sale (start) today.
34. Why you (smoke) a cigar, Mrs Pitt? You (not smoke) cigars as a rule. ~ I (smoke) it because I (want) the ash. This book (say) that cigar ash mixed with oil (remove) heat stains from wood. 35. Who (own) this umbrella? ~ I (not know). Everybody (use) it but nobody (known) who (own) it. 36. You (mind) if I (ask) you a question? ~ That (depend) on the question. ~ It (concern) your brother. ~ I (refuse) to answer any question about my brother.
10. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct present tense.
1. Ann sees Paul putting on his coat and says: Where you (go), Paul? Paul: I (go) to buy some cigarettes. You (want) an evening paper? 2. Ann: No, thanks. You are always buying cigarettes, Paul. How many you (smoke) a day? Paul: I (not smoke) very many — perhaps 20. Jack (smoke) far more than I (do). He (spend) £10 a week on cigarettes. 3. Mary (see) Peter standing at the bus stop. Mary: Hello, Peter. What bus you (wait) for? Peter: Hello, Mary. I (wait) for a 9 or a 14. 4. Mary: You usually (go) to work by car, don't you? Peter. Yes, but the car (belong) to my mother and she sometimes (want) it. She (use) it today to take Tom to the dentist. 5. Mary: I usually (go) by car too. Jack (take) me because he (pass) my office on his way to the factory. But this week he (work) in a factory in the opposite direction: so I (queue) like you. 6. Peter: Here's a 9 now. You (come) on it or you (wait) for a 14? Mary: I (think) I'll take the 9. If I (wait) for a 141 may be late, and if you (be) late at my office everyone (look) at you. 7. Mary and Ann (wait) outside a telephone box. Inside the box a boy (dial) a number. Mary: You (know) that boy? Ann: Yes, he's a friend of my brother's He (phone) his giri friend every day from this box. 8. Mary: Where he (come) from? Ann: He (come) from Japan. He's a very clever boy; he (speak) four languages. 9. Mary: I (wonder) what he (speak) now. Ann: Well, his girlfriend (come) from Japan too; so I (suppose) he (speak) Japanese. 10. It is 8.30 Tom and Ann (have) breakfast. They both (open) their letters. Tom: No one ever (write) to me. All I (get) is bills! You (have) anything interesting? 11. Ann: I've got a letter from Hugh. He (say) he (come) to London next week and (want) us to meet him for lunch. 12. Peter: You (have) traffic wardens in your country? Pedro: No, I (not think) so. You (not see) them in my town anyway. What exactly a traffic warden (do)? 13. Peter: He (walk) up and down the street and if a car (stay) too long at a parking place or (park) in a no-parking area he (stick) a parking ticket to the windscreen. 14. Look! He (put) a ticket on Tom's car. Tom will be furious when he (see) it He (hate) getting parking tickets. 15. Customer: I (want) to buy a fur coat. Have you any nice coats for about £500? Assistant: I'm afraid we just (close), madam. It's 4.55, and „re always (close) at 5.00. sharp on Fridays as Mr Jones the manager (not want) to miss his favourite television programme. 16. It is Friday evening and the Brown family are at home. jv\rs Brown (listen) to a concert on, the radio; Mr Brown (read) a paper, George Brown (do) his homework and Ann Brown (write) a letter. 17. Mr Brown always (read) his newspapers in the evenings. Mrs Brown sometimes (knit) but she (not knit) tonight. 18. Mr Black often (go) to the theatre but his wife (not go) very often. He (like) all sorts of plays. She (prefer) comedies.
19. Tonight they (watch) a very modern comedy. They (enjoy) it, but they (not understand) some of the jokes. 20. What (happen) in your class? The teacher (give) lectures
every day? ~ No, he (give) one lecture a week, and on the other days he (show) films or (discuss) books with us. 21. A bus conductor (get) more exercise than a bus driver. The driver just (sit) in his cab but the conductor (stand) and (walk) about and (run) up and down the stairs.
22. Why that man (stand) in the middle of the road? ~ He (try) to get across. He (wait) for a gap in the traffic. ~ Why he (not use) the subway? ~ Lots of people (not bother) to use the subway. They (prefer) to risk their lives crossing here. 23. You (wear) a new coat, aren't you? ~ Yes. You (like) it? ~ The colour (suit) you but (not fit) you very well. It's much too big. 24. All the guides here (speak) at least three foreign languages, because a lot of foreign visitors (come) every summer. 25. Paul (take) a party of French tourists round now and tomorrow an American party (come). 26. Englishmen very seldom (talk) on the Underground. They (prefer) to read their newspapers ~ Those two men in the corner (talk). ~ But they (not talk) English. 27. Jones and Co. (have) a sale at the moment. Shall we look in on our way home? ~ I'd love to but I'm afraid I won't have time. I (meet) Tom at 5.30. ~ You (go) out with Tom often? 28. I usually (go) by train, but this weekend I (go) by bus. It (take) longer but it (cost) less. 29. Ann (on telephone): You (do) anything at the moment, Sally? Sally: Yes. I (pack); I (catch) a plane to New York in three hours' time. Ann: Lucky girl! How long you (stay) in New York? 30. Peter: You (go) out tonight, Paul? Paul: No, I (stay) at home. The neighbours (come) in to watch TV.
Peter: You (invite) the neighbours often? Paul: No, but they (invite) themselves whenever there is a good programme. 31. Jack: I just (go) out to get an evening paper. Ann: But it (pour)! Why you (not wait) till the rain (stop)? (/ advise you to wait.) 32. Lucy: Tom (get) up very early but he (wash) and (shave) and (get) his breakfast so quietly that I (not hear) a thing. But I (hear) him driving away from the house because his car (make) a lot of noise. 33. Alice: My brother (get) up very early too. But he (make) such a lot of noise that he (wake) everybody up. He (sing) in his bath and (bang) doors and (drop) things in the kitchen and (play) the radio very loudly.
34. Lucy: Why you (not ask) him to be a bit quieter? Alice: I (mention) it every night but it (not do) any good. He (say) that he (not make) a sound, and I (think) he really (believe) it. 35. Tom: You (see) that man at the corner? He (keep) stopping people and asking them questions. You (think) he (ask) for directions? Jack: No, I (expect) he (make) a survey. Tom: How you (make) a survey? Jack: You (stop) people and (ask) them questions and (write) the answers on a report sheet. 36. In most countries a child (start) school at six and (stay) for about five years in a primary school. Then he (move) to a secondary school. At 17 or 18 he (take) an exam; if he (do) well in this exam he can go on to a university if he (wish).
11. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct present tense (the present simple or the present progressive).
1. Mrs Jones: My daughter never (write) to me so I never (know) what she (do). Your son (write) to you, Mrs Smith? Mrs Smith: Yes, I (hear) from him every week. He (seem) to like writing letters. 2. These apples (cost) 40p a bag. You (think) that is expensive? ~ It (depend) on the size of the bag. 3. I (see) my solicitor tomorrow (/ have arranged this); I (change) my will. ~
You always (change) your will. Why you (not leave) it alone? 4. You (look) very thoughtful. What you (think) about? ~ I (think) about my retirement. ~ But you're only 25. You only just (start) your career. ~ I (know); but I (read) an article which (say) that a sensible man (start) thinking about retirement at 25. 5. My next door neighbour always (knock) on my door and (ask) me to lend her Þð pieces. ~ What she (do) with them? ~ She (put) them in her gas meter. I really (not mind) lending her a few Þð pieces but what (annoy) me is that she (know) how many she (need) each week but never (take) the trouble to bring the right number home. ~
6. What she (do) if she (run out) of them when you are away? ~ Oh, she (borrow) from her other neighbour, Mr White; but this (take) longer because he always (want) her to stay and chat and she (find) it quite hard to get away from him. ~ 7. How much she (owe) you now? ~ I (not know); I (not keep) an account. Anyway she (leave) next week; she (get) married. I (try) to think of a suitable wedding present. ~ 8. Why you (not offer) to cancel her debt? ~ That (sound) rather a mean sort of present. Anyway she Probably (not realize) that she (owe) me money.
9. My brother (say) that people who (owe) him money always (seem) to forget about it, but people he (owe) money to always (remember) exactly. 10. I (not think) your brother (enjoy) the party. He (keep) looking at his watch. ~ Oh, I'm sure he (enjoy) it. He always (enjoy) your parties But I (know) he (want) to be home early tonight because he (expect) an important telephone call. 11. Jack: How much longer you (stay) in England? Paul: Only one more day. I (leave) tomorrow night. I (go) to Holland for two weeks. 12. Jack: And you (come) back to England after that or you (go) home? Paul: It (depend) on my father. But if he (agree) to let me go on studying here I'll certainly come back. And I (expect) he will agree. 13. Paul: By the way, Jack, Ann (see) me off at Victoria tomorrow. Why you (not come) too? You could have coffee with her afterwards. (Paul is advising/ inviting Jack to come and see him off.) 14. You (see) that man at the corner of the street? He is a private detective. He (watch) No 24. ~ How you (know) he (watch) No 24? ~ Because whenever anyone (come) out of, or (go) into, the house he (make) a note in his little book. 15. What all those people (do) in the middle of the street5 And why they (wear) such extraordinary clothes? ~ They (make) a film. Most of the crowd are local people who (work) as extras. ~ 16. It (sound) great fun. You (think) I could get a job as a film extra? ~
I (not know) but I (see) Ann over there; when they (finish) this scene I'll ask her if they still (take) on extras. ~ 17. Ann (act) in the film? ~ She has a small part. She (not act) very well. I (imagine) she got the part because she (know) the director. 18. My brother (live) next door and his two children (come) and (see) me every day. The boy (not bother) to knock at the door; he just (climb) in through the window; but the girl always (knock). 19. Tom: We (move) into our new house tomorrow. Bill: But why you (leave) your present house? It (suit) you all. Tom: Yes, I (know) it (do); but the Council (pull down) all the houses on this side. They (widen) the road. They (say) it's a bottleneck. 20. If you (ask) a friend if she (like) your new dress she usually (say) "Yes", so you (not know) whether she really (think) it (suit) you or whether she merely (be) polite. 21. If you (want) a candid opinion you'd better ask my sister. She never (tell) white lies; she always (say) exactly what she (think). 22. Your sister's frankness (annoy) people? ~
Yes, it (do). The average person (not want) a truthful answer; he (want) you to say something agreeable.. 23. I (hear) that you have bought a new house. ~ Yes, but I (not live) in it yet. They still (work) on it, and the work (take) longer than I expected. ~ 24. I (think) repair jobs always (take) longer than one (expect). What they (do) now? ~ They (put) in new electric points. They (seem) competent electricians but they (smoke) at their work and this (slow) them down. 25. They always (hammer) next door. ~ Yes, that house (keep) changing hands and the new owner always (begin) by putting in a new fireplace, and their fireplace is just on the other side of this wall so we (hear) everything. The wall (shake), too. 26. Ann (stir) something in a saucepan and Mary (stand) beside her holding a cookery book. Mary: It (say) "simmer", and you (boil) it, Ann. Ann: I (not think) it (matter) if you (cook) it quickly; but I (not know) why it (not get) thick. It usually (thicken) at once. 27. The hall (be) painted at the moment, so it (not look) its best. ~ But where are the painters? They (stop) work at 3.00? ~ No, they are in the kitchen. They (have) a tea break. 28. What the word "Establishment" (mean)? My dictionary (not give) an explanation. ~ It roughly (mean) the government and people who (have) power and authority.
29. If we (say) that Mr Brown (belong) to the Establishment we also (imply) that he (accept) the existing system. He (not try) to overthrow it. ~ 30. All rich men (belong) to the Establishment? ~ Middle-aged rich men probably (do) but rich young men like pop singers always (jeer) at the Establishment. The word (be used) chiefly in a pejorative sense. 31. The house opposite the college (be pulled) down. That's why we (use) the back entrance at present. If you (go) out by the front door you (get) covered with dust. 32. Tom: I (smell) something burning! Jack: So (do) I. I (think) it (come) from the kitchen. Ann probably (iron). She usually (iron) and (watch) TV at the same time and if she (get) very interested in a programme she (forget) that she (press) a hot iron on to somebody's shirt. Mother (think) of selling the TV set. 33. Mrs Jones: What you (look) for, Tom? Mr Jones: I (look) for the garage key. I always (look) for the garage key, because nobody ever (put) it back on its hook. Mrs Jones: I always (put) it back on its hook. Why you (not try) your pockets? (I advise to try your pockets). 34. Imagine that you (travel) by train, in a crowded compartment. One of the passengers (read) a newspaper; another (do) a crossword puzzle; another (look out) of the window. Suddenly the train (stop) with a jerk and your suitcase (fall) off the rack on to somebody's toes. 35. This is a story about an invalid who (spend) most of the day in bed. He has a powerful telescope and he (amuse) himself by watching the activities of the people in the opposite houses. One day when he (watch) No 24 he (see) a murder being committed. 36. The cashier used to do the accounts and I used to check his figures; now the computer (do) it all. ~ And who (check) the computer? ~ No one. The computer (not need) a second opinion. ~ And what (happen) if the computer (make) a mistake?
12. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense (the present progressive or future simple).
1. Tom: Where you (go) for your next holiday? (Where have you arranged to go?) Ann: I don't know yet but we probably (go) to Spain. 2. We (have) a drink with Peter tonight. (He has invited us.) It's his last night; he (leave) tomorrow. 3. Ann: Do you think we (see) Bill tomorrow? Mary: I hope so. He probably (look) in on his way to the airport. 4. I (see) my bank manager tomorrow. (/ have arranged this.) I'm going to ask him for a loan but I expect he (refuse). 5. I (know) the result tomorrow. As soon as I hear, I (tell) you. 6. Jack's mother: Jack (be) ready in a moment. He is just finishing breakfast. Jack's father: If I wait for him any longer I (miss) my train. I think I (walk) on; he probably (catch) me up. 7. I probably (come) to London some time next month. I (give) you a ring nearer the time and tell you when I (come). (when I have decided/arranged to come) 8. Hotel Porter: You (get) a parking ticket if you leave your car there, sir. If you (stay) the night (have arranged to stay) you (have to) put it in the hotel garage. Tourist: All right. I (move) it as soon as I've arranged about a room. 9. Ann: I've scorched Bill's shirt. Whatever he (say)? Mary: Oh, he (not mind). He just (buy) another shirt. He has plenty of money. 10. Peter: We'd better leave a message for Jack. Otherwise he (not know) where we've gone. George: All right. I (leave) a note on his table. 11. Jack: I don't want to get married. I never (get) married. Mother: You think that now. But one day you (meet) a girl and you (fall) in love. 12. Tom: I (go) to York tomorrow. (/ have arranged to go.) Ann: You (come) back the same day? (Have you arranged
to come back?) Tom: No, I probably (have) to spend the night there. 13. Peter: You (walk) home? (Have you decide to walk?) Andrew: Yes. It's too late for a bus. Peter. But it's pouring. You (get) soaked! Here, take this umbrella. Andrew: Thanks very much. I (bring) it back tomorrow. 14. Jack: I (have) another window put in. (I have arranged this.) They (start) work on it tomorrow. Ann: That (make) the room much brighter. 15. You (take) any exams this term? (Have you decided to take an exam?) ~ Yes, I (take) an English exam at the end of the month. ~
Do you think you (pass)? ~ I don't know. If I don't, I (take) it again at the end of next term.
16. Where you (meet) Tom? (Where have you arranged to meet him?) ~ We (meet) at Covent Garden. He (take) me to see The Magic Flute. 17. What you (do) next weekend? (What plans have you made?) ~ It depends on the weather. If it's fine we (go) somewhere in the car; if it's wet we probably (stay) at home. 18. When Jack (arrive)? (When did he say he'd arrive?) ~ Some time this evening. ~ And how he (get) here? (How has he arranged to
travel?) ~ I don't know yet. I suppose he (come) by car. 19. What they (do) for their holidays? (Have they decided to do?) ~ They (go) camping. ~ And what (happen) to their dog? (What plans have they made for the dog?) ~ They (take) the dog with them. I think he (enjoy) it more than they will. 20. Don't make a sound or you (wake) the baby; and then he (not get) to sleep again. 21. Mary: Don't forget that Tom's four boys (spend) the weekend here. I don't know how we (manage) with four boys under our feet in this small house. Jack: I have an idea. We (turn) the attic into a playroom Then they (be able) to play trains without tripping anyone up.
22. Tom: Peter's just phoned to say that he (catch) (has arranged to catch) the 8.10 train and (be) here by 9.00. 23. When George (come) out of hospital? (What date has been fixed?) ~
I don't know. They (move) him (have arranged to move) to the County Hospital next week so I (have) to ask them about coming out dates. 24. I (ring) Peter tonight. (We have arranged this.) I (ask) him to ring you? ~ No, don't bother. I (be) away most of the week. I (write) to him. (not a previous decision) 25. Don't worry about meals tomorrow. Everything's been arranged. We (have) breakfast on the train, we (lunch) with the manager — he (stand) us lunch — and the Smiths (give) us dinner after the show. 26. Tom (who has just dropped his key on the path): Never mind; Mary's at home. She (let) us in and we (find) the key tomorrow when it's light.
27. George and Lucy (get) married next week. You (go) to the wedding? ~ No, I wasn't invited. They (have) a big wedding? 28. I (wait) for you? ~ No, don't bother. This (take) a long time, I'm sure, and I don't want you to miss your train. 29. Tom, the host: What you (have), Paul? Paul: I (have) the grilled steak, please. Tom: And I (have) roast duck. (He gives his orders to the waiter and then studies the wine list.) Hm. You (have) steak and I (have) duck. We (have) some red wine. 30. Jack: I (give) you a lift to work tomorrow if you like. Tom: Have you borrowed a car?
Jack: No, I've just bought one. I (collect) it this afternoon. 31. Ann: Peter has set his alarm clock for 5 a.m. He (get) up very early, isn't he? Mother: Early! Do you know what (happen)? The alarm bell (ring), Peter (sleep) through it and he (come) down to breakfast at the usual time or a little later. 32. Peter. I (be) promoted next week. Mr Jones (leave) and I (take) over the department. (These arrangements have already been made.) Ann: At this rate you soon (be) a director, and then you (spend) two hours a day on business lunches and (lose) your figure.
33. Tom: I (fly) to New York next week. (This has been arranged.) Jack: You (take) your wife with you? Tom: No, I know that if I take her she (spend) all her time and most of my money in the New York shops. 34. Mary: Jack and I (go) out tonight. We (have) dinner at the Festival Hall and (go) to a concert afterwards. Ann: And what about the children? I (come) and babysit if
you like. Mary: Oh, my neighbour (come) in to sit with them. But thank you for offering, Ann. I (ask) you next time. 35. Nadia: I see that Amadeus (come) to our local cinema next week.
George: Oh, good. We (go) and see it together on Monday night? Nadia: Yes, let's I (get) the book out of the library and then I (be able) to compare the book and the film. George: If you do that out loud during the film I (not pay) for your supper afterwards. 36. Ann (reading newspaper): It says here that Smith's (open) their new department next week, and that they (have) a sale to give it a good start. I think I (look) in on Monday at lunchtime. Mary: Good idea! I (come) too. Peter (entering room): Where you girls (have) lunch today'' Mary: We (miss) lunch. We(go) to a sale instead. The present progressive and be going to
13. Put the verbs in brackets into one of the above forms, using the present progressive wherever possible.
1. Where you (go) for your holidays? ~ I (go) to Norway -What you (do) there? ~ I (fish).
2 Where you (go) this evening? ~ I (not go) anywhere. I (stay) at home. I (write) some letters
3. Take an umbrella; it (rain). 4. How long you (stay) in this country? (have you decided to stay?) ~ Another month. I (go) home at the end of the month. ~ What you (do) then? ~ I (try) to get a job. 5. I (dye) these curtains. ~ You (do) it yourself, or (have) it done? ~ I (have) it done. Who should I take them to? 6. I've seen the film, now I (read) the book. I've just got a copy from the library. (/ haven't started the book yet.) I. You (do) anything next weekend? ~ Yes, my nephews (come) and I (show) them round London. ~ You (take) them to the theatre? (Have you booked seats?) ~ No, they're too young for that. I (take) them to the zoo. 8. We (start) early tomorrow. We (go) to Ben Nevis. ~ You (climb) Ben Nevis? ~ Not me. Tom (climb) it. I (sit) at the bottom and (do) some sketching. 9. Uncle: I hear you (go) to the regatta tomorrow You (sail) in it? Niece: No, but we (take) our cameras. We (try) to photograph the winning yachts. 10. You (not ask) your boss to give you a fire in your office? ~ It isn't worth while. I (leave) at the end of the week. ~ Really? And what you (do) then? You (have) a holiday? ~ No, I (start) another job the following Monday. II. I hear you've bought a caravan. You (use) it for your holidays? ~ No, I (live) in it. I (start) moving my things next week. ~ What you (do) with your house? ~ I (sell) it to the man who sold me the caravan. He (get) married next month. 12. Mrs Jones (go) to hospital. She (have) her appendix out. ~ Who (look) after the children? ~ Her sister (come) down from Scotland. 13. He isn't happy at his boarding school. I (send) him to a day school. ~ Have you decided on the other school? ~ No, but I (see) (have an appointment with) the headmaster °f the Park School this afternoon. I'll probably send him there. 14. Tom (arrive) tomorrow. ~ He (spend) the weekend here or (catch) the night train back as usual? ~
He (spend) the weekend. He (give) a lecture on Friday and (attend) a big reception on Saturday.
15. He (bring) his wife with him? (Has he arranged to bring his wife?) ~ Yes. She (do) some shopping while he (give) his lecture. 16. I've just arranged to do a part-time job. I (start) on Monday. ~ What you (do) the rest of the time? ~ I (study). 17. You (go) abroad for your holiday? ~ Well, I (get) a holiday job. I (go) to an agent's on Saturday to find out about it. I (ask) for a job abroad; but of course they may all be taken. ~ You might get a job picking grapes. Jack (join) a camp in the South of France — his university arranged it — and they all (pick) grapes. 18. I (buy) a new coat. The weather report says that it (be) very cold. 19. Ann has won a car in a competition but she can't drive. Tom: What you (do) with the car? You (sell) it? Ann: No, I (learn) to drive. I (have) my first lesson next Monday. 20. I hear you've bought a new house. ~ Yes. I (move) in next week. ~ You (have) a house warming party? ~ Not just yet. I (paint) the house first. The paintwork's terrible. 21. You (have) it done? (Have you arranged to have it done?) ~ No, I (do) it myself. I (use) that non-drip paint so it shouldn't be too difficult. And the family (help), of course. ~ What about ladders? ~ Oh, I've fixed that. I (hire) from the local do-it-yourself shop. 22. I (do) a lot of work in the garden, too. I (plant) 20 apple trees and (make) a lawn in front of the house. ~ All that digging will take years. You (give) up your job? 23. I (get) some help with the garden. (/ have arranged Ms-) Two men (start) work on the hedge on Friday and a lawn expert (come) on Monday to advise me about the lawn. 24. The employers (meet) the strikers again tomorrow. (This has been arranged.) ~ They just (repeat) what they said today? Or they (climb) down? ~ I believe that they (offer) a 10 per cent rise plus a productivity bonus.
14. Put the verbs in brackets into present progressive or the future simple using the present progressive where possible.
(The be going to form could be used here instead of the present progressive, but for the sake of simplicity students are advised to use only the two tenses first mentioned.)
1. I am sure that I (recognize) him. 2. I (see) her tomorrow. 3. He (play) in a tennis match on Friday. 4. She (come) back on Monday. 5. I (go) again next year. 6. We (know) tonight.
7. You pay and I (owe) you the money. 8. I (believe) it when I see it. 9. I (have) my car repainted next week. 10. I hope that you (have) a good time tomorrow. 11. His speech (be) broadcast tonight. 12. The window-cleaner (come) at eight tomorrow. 13. Tom (catch) the 7.40 train. 14. Where you (meet) them? ~ I (meet) them at midnight in the middle of the wood.
15. What horse you (ride) tomorrow? 16. Look! I've broken the teapot. What Mrs Pitt (say)? ~ She (not mind); she never liked that one. 17. I've left the light on. It (matter)? 18. He (not forget) to come. 19. He (leave) in a few days. 20. I (remember) it. 21. If you drop that bottle it (break). 22. I never (forgive) him. 23. I'm sure that you (like) him. 24. They (lay) the foundations next week. 25. You (see) a signpost at the end of the road. 26. He has cut my hair too short. ~ Don't worry; it (grow) again very quickly. 27. You (understand) when you are older.
28. The cat (scratch) you if you pull its tail. 29. I (be) back at 8.30. 30. If he doesn't work hard he (not pass) his exam. 31. She (go) on a cruise next summer. 32. I (move) to a new flat next week. 33. I am sorry that the child saw the accident. ~ I don't think it matters. He soon (forget) all about it. 34. I (wait) here till he comes back. 35. He (not write) to you unless you write to him. 36. There (be) a big meeting here tomorrow.
15. Put in be going or will.
1. Look out — we ... crush! 2. "There's the doorbell." "I ... go". 3. We promise that if you vote for us we ... double your income in twelve months. 4. Would you excuse us? I ... have a bath.
5. If you say that again I ... hit you. 6. The next train to arrive at platform six ... be the delayed since thirty-two service for Bristol. 7. I wonder what she ... do with that hammer. 8. "Can somebody answer the phone?" "I ... ." 16. Make future sentences with going to from the clue words under the lines. Add necessary words. Complete the short answers.
A.:_____________________________________________- (We, have a great picnic tomorrow afternoon) L:. Yes___________________________________________ (What, we, do, tomorrow night?) S.: Oh, I don't know._______________________________. (I, not make plans in advance.) Â.: You always do things at the last minute! Don't you ever plan your life?
S.: Of course I do. For instance,________________________ (I, come back to campus, next Monday morning.) Â.: Of course_________________But what about next semester? ________________________ (you, continue to study psychology?) S.: I have no idea_____________________________________ (you change your courses, in February?)
Â.: No_______________________________________________ (I take biology and math until June.) (Next year, I graduate.) (I apply to grad school, next autumn.) (my girlfriend and I, get married in two years.) Then...______________________________________________
(we, have our first child, in 1999.) S.: Okay, okay!
17. Write the missing words or word parts in the blanks. Use the future form with going to. Complete the short answers.
L:. ............... go on the picnic. And I ............... bring fried chicken and a chocolate cake!
D.: You ............ fry chicken? ............ you .........bring potato salad, too?
L.: Yes........................... And there ...................... be steaks, too.
D.: Really? Then I ............... not ............ play basketball tomorrow. I............go to the picnic.
S.: ............... you ............. go, Dave? Then I ............... not ................... stay at home with my little brother. We .................. be there, too!
Ë.: Terrific1 Lisa, how about your friend Sally? .................. she join us?
L.: Yes, she............. She.........drive.
F.: Sally? You mean that beautiful blond? Then Bill and I ............... come along too!
be going to and will + infinitive
18. Put the verbs in brackets into one of the above forms.
1. Where are you off to with that ladder? ~ I (have) a look at the roof; it's leaking and I think a tile has slipped. 2. We bought our new garage in sections and we (assemble) it ourselves. ~
That sounds rather interesting. I (come) and help you if you like. 3. Why do you want all the furniture out of the room? ~ Because I (shampoo) the carpet. It's impossible to do it unless you take everything off it first. 4. Here are the matches: but what do you want them for? ~ I (make) a bonfire at the end of the garden; I want to burn that big heap of rubbish. ~ Well, be careful. If the fire gets too big it (burn) the apple trees. 5. Have you decided on your colour scheme? ~
Oh yes, and I've bought the paint. I (paint) this room blue and the sitting room green. 6. Why are you asking everyone to give you bits of material? ~ Because I (make) a patchwork quit.
7. I wonder if Ann knows that the time of the meeting has been changed. ~ Probably not. I (look) in on my way home and tell her. I'm glad you thought of it. 8. Leave a note for them on the table and they (see) it when come in. 9. I'm afraid I'm not quite ready. ~ Never mind. I (wait). 10. Do you have to carry so much stuff on your backs? ~ Yes, we do. We (camp) out and (cook) our own meals, so we have to carry a lot. 11. I've been measuring the windows. I (put) in double glazing. 12. You (wear) that nice dress in a dinghy? ~ Of course not! I (sit) on the pier and (watch) you all sailing. I (not get) all wet and muddy and pretend that I'm enjoying it!
13. If you leave your keys with the hall porter he (take) the car round to the garage. 14. Shop assistant; We have some very nice strawberries. Customer. All right. I (have) a pound. 15. Husband: This bread is absolutely tasteless! I wish we could have home-made bread. Wife: All right. I (start) making it. I (get) a book about home baking today, and from now on I (bake) all our bread! 16. Mary: Ann's busy baking. Apparently she (bake) all their bread from now on.
Jean: She soon (get) tired of that. 17. Why have you brought your camera? You (try) to take photographs? It's not allowed, you know. ~ No, I (try) to sell the camera. ~ That's not allowed either. If a policeman sees you, he (confiscate) the camera. 18. Tom to Jack, who has just helped him to change a wheel: I (have) to leave this at the garage; I don't know how to mend a puncture in a tubeless tyre. Jack: But it's quite easy. I (come) round this evening and show you if you like. 19. Later: Tom to wife: I (not take) the tyre to the garage. I (mend) it myself. Jack (help) me. 20. Why are you rolling up the carpets? You (paint) the ceiling ~
No, I (take) the carpet to the cleaner's. 21. Ann: Here's the letter to the landlord. If there's anything I should add, say so and I (add) it. Peter: It's fine, but it's illegible. He (not be able) to read it. Ann: Oh, I (type) it! (She had always intended to type it.) Peter: Good, then we (have) a copy. 22. Employer: But there are a lot of mistakes in this, Miss Jones. Miss Jones: Yes, I suppose there are. All right, I (type) it again. 23. Mrs Smith: Your cold's worse, Ann. Go back to bed and I 'ring) the school and tell them you can't come. 24. Mrs Smith was just picking up the receiver when her husband came downstairs. "Ann's not well," she said. "I (ring) the school and say that she can't come." 25. Ann: Why are you taking fishing rods? You (not climb) the mountain after all? Tom: We (climb) and fish. There's a lake on top and we (try) to get some fish out of it. Ann: Well, if you catch any I (cook) them; but I think I (buy) some all the same. 26. Mary, meeting Jack carrying two buckets of water: Hello, Jack! Where's the fire?
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