1 Choose an appropriate verb to complete these sentences. Use a to-infinitive or an -ing form.
(A &B) admit alarm brake hear obtain prepare see walk win
1 We were delighted.......you last weekend.
2 I was aware of....... hard, but I can't remember anything after that until I was being helped
out of the car.
3 You are welcome....... around the farm at any time you want.
4 The agreement is conditional on....... permission from my employer.
5 The increase in fighting is certain....... UN troops in the area.
6 I'll be interested....... what he has to say.
7 I'm busy....... a lecture at the moment.
8 The government seems certain to raise taxes soon, but they are not keen....... it.
9 He's in such good form that he's almost certain of....... tomorrow's race.
2 Rewrite these sentences using It... (adjective) for/of, as in 1. (C)
1 She found it difficult to say goodbye. It was difficult -for Her to say goodbye..
2 You were very kind to come. It...
3 I think it's important that you take some exercise every day. It...
4 You were wrong to ride your bike across Mr Taylor's garden. It...
5 I think you were greedy when you took the last cake. It...
6 I find it unacceptable that newspapers publish this kind of story. It...
7 You were being careless when you dropped all those plates. It...
8 You don't need to have all these books at the start of your course. It...
3 Do you think these sentences have a very similar meaning or a different meaning? If the meaning is different, can you explain the difference? (B)
1 a I was worried about upsetting you, so I didn't tell you the bad news earlier.
b I was worried that I would upset you, so I didn't tell you the bad news earlier.
2 a Mike is very good at looking after the children,
b Mike is very good to look after the children.
3 a They're anxious to rent out their house while they are away in Canada.
b They're anxious about renting out their house while they are away in Canada.
4 'I'm sorry I had to cancel our meeting.'
a 'That's okay. I'm glad of the extra time.'
b 'That's okay. I'm glad to have the extra time.'
5 a He is sure to win.
b He is sure that he will win.
4 Correct these sentences. (A & C)
1 James is busy to prepare tonight's dinner.
2 We think unlikely that anyone survived the crash.
3 It is hard of him to accept that he was wrong.
4 His new film is really worth to be seen.
1 to see
3 to walk
5 to alarm
6 to hear ('in hearing' is also
8 to admit
2 It was very kind of you to come.
3 It's important for you to take
some exercise every day.
4 It was wrong of you to ride
your bike across Mr Taylor's
5 It was greedy of you to take the
6 It is unacceptable for
newspapers to publish this kind
7 It was careless of you to drop
all those plates.
8 It isn't necessary for you to
have all these books at the start
of your course.
1 similar meaning
2 a Mike does it well; b Mike
is very kind.
3 a They want to rent it out very
much; b They are worried
about renting it out.
4 similar meaning
5 a = I think that he will win;
b = He thinks that he will win.
1 busy preparing
2 We think it unlikely
3 for him
4 worth seeing