(not) ... see the stage. 16. The show is very popular but luckily I ... get two seats for Saturday. 17. My car brokedown and I (not) ... drive it for a week. 18. The exam was easy. I ... do all the questions. 19. It's nice ... sleep onSundays. 20. After the accident he (not) ... smell or taste anything. 21.1 lost all my money but fortunately I... borrowsome from my friends. 22. When Lynn was younger she (not) ... afford to buy a camera, but she has a good job now,and she ... afford several cameras. 23. By the way, ... you ... find that tie you borrowed last night? — Uh ... no. If I(not) ... find it, I'll buy you a new one. OK? — It was my favourite tie. — I know, Dad. I've looked everywhere, andI (not) ... find it. But I'll keep looking. 24. If they (not) ... fix the car today, they can fix it tomorrow. 25. Mr Wilsonis taking a course in Computer Programming. At the moment he (not) ... write complicated programs, but soon he ...write them quite well. 26. Julie is taking a typing course. She knows she ... pass her secretarial exams next year unless she improves her typing speed. She's doing well, and soon she ... type 60 words a minute.
for the italicized verbs if possible.
1. We had a good time yesterday. We
to the zoo. The children
themselves very much.
polar bears and elephants.
(No substitution of 'could' is possible.) 2.
When I lived in St. Louis, I
to the zoo whenever I wanted to, but now I live in a small town and the nearest zoo is a long way away. ('/
could go' can be used instead of 'I went' to give the idea of 'used to be able to.')
3. Usually I don't have much time to watch TV, but last night I
thenews while I was eating dinner. I
the news about the political situation in my country. 4. When I lived athome with my parents, I
TV every day if I wanted to, but now while I'm going to school, I live in a smallapartment and don't have a television set. 5. When I worked as a secretary,
I was able to type
60 words a minutewithout making a mistake. My typing skills aren't nearly as good now. 6. Yesterday I
these reports for my boss. I don't type very well, but
I was able to finish
the reports without making too many mistakes. 7. When I wentto my favourite fishing hole last Saturday, I
two fish. I
them home and
them for dinner. 8.When I was a child, the river that flows through our town had plenty of fish. My mother used to go fishing two or three times a week. Usually she
enough for our dinner within an hour or so. 9. Last night Mark and I had anargument about politics. Finally, I
to convince him that I was right. 10. My grandfather was a merchant allhis life. He knew how to make a sale by using psychology. He
was able to convince
anyone to buy anything whether they needed it or not. 11. The game we went to yesterday was exciting. The other team
good defence, but myfavourite player
managed to score
two goals. 12. When I ran into Mrs Forks yesterday, I
her eventhough I hadn't seen her for years.
VIII. Complete the sentences with
and the verb in parentheses if possible. If the use of
is not possible, provide any other appropriate completion.
1. When I was younger, I ... up late without getting sleepy, but now I always go to bed early, (stay) 2. Last nightwe ... to a restaurant. The food was delicious, (go) 3. The teacher gave the students plenty of time for the testyesterday. All of them ... it before the time was up. (complete) 4. I wastired, but I ... my work before I went to bed last night, (finish) 5. Last night I ... TV for a couple of hours. Then Istudied, (watch) 6. I like to ride my bicycle. I ... it to work when we lived on First Street but now I can't. Now I haveto drive because we live too far away, (ride) 7. Susan ... her bicycle to work yesterday instead of walking, (ride) 8.The picnic yesterday was a lot of fun. All of us ... it a lot. (enjoy) 9. After years of devoted work, Mr Baileyfinally ... a raise in salary last April, (get) 10. I ... long distances when I was a teenager, (swim) 11. I had to puttogether my daughter's tricycle. It came from the factory unassembled. It was a struggle and took me a long time, but in the end I ... it together, (get).
IX. Respond using
Is it possible to buy sweets at BuckinghamPalace? No, you can't buy sweets at Buckingham Palace.
Is it possible to go to the top of the Post OfficeTower?Yes, you can go to the top of the Post OfficeTower.1. Is it possible to buy sweets at Buckingham Palace?2. Is it possible to go to the top of the Post Office Tower?3. Is it possible to have clothes washed at the hairdresser's?4. Is it possible to put all your clothes in a handbag?5. Is it possible to go by train from London to Bristol?6. Is it possible to swim in a boat?7. Is it possible to swim when the tide is in?8. Is it possible to book seats at the theatre?9. Is it possible to have clothes made at the launderette?10. Is it possible to get medicine at the newsagent's?
X. Complete the sentences using
and the verbs in the box. Use each verb only once.
grow be make reach live survive cross
Tigers can be dangerous.1. Elephants ... for up to 70 years.2. Temperatures near the South Pole ... minus 43 degrees centigrade.