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o Whic h d escription (1-5) fits each sentence (a-j)?
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o Complete t he dia logue b et w een two frie nds at a party. Use the present s imple
and contin uous forms of the verbs in b rackets .
J ackie: Lisa ! Great t o see y o u agai n. I a .. ... . ...". " ...." ... (not / t hin k) I've even spoke n to y o u since Richard's w eddin g last month . How Li sa:
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A routi ne or habit Somethi ng ha ppe ning no w An officia l sc he dule d or ti metabled event A future persona l arrangement Somethi ng perman ent or a lw ays true Dav id goes fo r a run every day. I' m meet ing George and Phil at the j azz concert . Look! The dog's digg ing a hole i n your garden agai n. She co m es f rom Barcelona . She's playing tenn is wi t h J o h n lat er. The tra in leaves at 20.08. W e' re going ou t at eig ht t hirty to nig ht. If you put oil i n w ater, it floa ts. The fi l m starts at seve n ex act ly so do n't be late. Ice m elts in hot weath er.

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(g et o n )? y o u st ill

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OK, t hanks. W hat about y o u? c
.. (go o ut) w it h J o nat han?

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Jack ie: No, I'm not. He Lisa : Ie .." "

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(g o ou t ) w ith Caro l no w .

(not / believe ) it ! Carol f ro m t he toyshop?
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Jackie : Oh, no . Thi s is a differe nt Caro l. Sh e

(co m e)

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f ro m Brazil. She's unbelievabl y pretty and ve ry nice. Lo o k! Sh e
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(st and ) over there next t o J u li an .
.. .. .. ....."" .."

Lisa:

The one w ho h . .

(laugh)? (g et) used to the

e Write the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Use t he present simp le or
conti nuo us .
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Jackie: Yes, that's t he o ne. An yw ay, l ' . id ea no w . I can't lo ve Jonathan if he i

.. (no t! lov e)

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If I say I love yo u, I (m ea n) it ! Please be quiet. You (make) so much no ise I ca n't concentrate. Sam (pl ay) a lot of footb all th es e days. He w an ts t o g et f it . Th e rehearsal (f inish ) at four so I'll be bac k at half pas t . (y ou / be li eve) in life after death ? They (speak) Spanish and Catala n in Barcelo na. W hat lang uag e (she / speak)? I can't unde rstand what she's say ing ! Sid's reall y cle ver. He (u nd erst and) q uantu m ph ys ics . The sun (set) in t he wes t. W hat (y o u / d o ) late r? Do you fancy going out?

me, and afte r all there are plenty of ot her nice me n about.

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Choose t he correct quotation in each p a ir.

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I'm lov ing deadlines. I like t he whooshi ng sou nd they make as th ey f ly by. B I love dead lines. I like t he who o shin g so und they make as they f ly by. Doug las Adams

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A I am nev er fo rg etting a face, bu t in you r case I' ll be glad 10 make an exc ept io n. B I neve r forget a face, but in your case I'll be g lad to ma ke a n except ion.

Grouch o Ma rx

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A It's not th at I' m afra id to die, I' m just not wan ting t o be th ere w hen it
happe ns . B It's not t hat I'm afraid to die, I just d on't wa nt to be th ere when it happe ns. Wood y Allen

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Co ffee in Eng land alw ays tas tes like a che mi st ry 'ex per irn ent. Coffee in EIlU1iJil d is alwa ys ta stinq li ke a che m istry ex per i m e nt.
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