1. Write the verb in brackets in the gerund or infinitive form.

1 They’ve refused _______________ (meet) us for the press conference. 2 She hates _______________ (attend) all those parties. 3 He was the first _______________ (suggest) this as a new idea. 4 It’s no use _______________ (try) to convince her. 5 There was nowhere _______________ (have) a coffee. 6 The police have warned them _______________ (not/do) it. 7 We’ve been having difficulty _______________ (get) him on the phone. 2. Underline the correct alternative. 1 It should / must be quite frightening to wake up in the middle of the night and see a ghost. ought / have to.

2 I’m not telling you to go to his party, but he is your best friend so you really 3 They can’t have / mustn’t have left already. Their car’s still outside. finish it in the end.

4 The homework was hard but I 5 She had a temperature so we

managed to / can had to / must

call the doctor in the end.

6 I could / had to only understand a little of what they were saying but it was enough. 7 They can’t have left / couldn’t leave her in that state. She was too ill. lost it when I was washing up.

8 I can’t find my ring. I 9 The robber

should have / must have

might have / must have

broken in by the back garden but we’re still not very sure.

3. What did each person in 1-9 experience? Write the word to describe each experience Match these words and phrases to situations 1-9. ghost / coincidence / hoax / stress / premonition / telepathy / a trick yawn / murder /

’ _______________ 3 ‘This white figure was standing by my bed and then disappeared. even though / in spite of the fact he wasn’t invited.’ _______________ 6 ‘Two men told me it was a love potion but it turned out to be perfumed water!’ _______________ 7 ‘He lay dead on the floor with a knife in his chest. 6 One the one hand I agree. I love the cinema. Reading Comprehension Exercise-Answer the Questions based on the text.’ _______________ 4. What is more / Nevertheless .’ _______________ 8 ‘I’m so busy with work and family that I feel really down.1 ‘I was just talking about you when you rang. 8 At least you can afford a new car however / whereas most people have to settle for second hand. the TV companies could show it after nine o’clock. A research group has suggested that such drugs might become as common as coffee or tea within the next couple of decades. 1 Besides / In spite of the news. 5. Underline the correct linking word. Furthermore / Despite anyone using them should be fined. .’ _______________ 5 ‘Sometimes me and my sister often think and say the same things at the same time. I don’t see them as friends. I can’t stop myself. 9 Despite / Although being perfectly friendly.’ _______________ 4 ‘If I’m really tired.’ _______________ 2 ‘The hat was empty but then he pulled a rabbit out of it. 5 While / Besides I dislike TV. 3 You can’t stop children watching this kind of TV. there are very few programmes I watch. 2 They should be banned. but 7 He came therefore / on the other hand I see their point.’ _______________ 9 ‘This woman dreamed about the disaster and then it happened the next day. Intelligence pills Some scientists have predicted that healthy adults and children may one day take drugs to improve their intelligence and intellectual performance. 4 Celebrities become ‘gods’ and even though / therefore people worship them.

These drugs raise serious legal and moral questions. a)Right b) Wrong c) Doesn´t Say Q7 Food supplements are unfair a) Right b) Wrong c) Doesn´t Say . a) Right b) Wrong c) Doesn´t Say Q2. but people already take vitamins to help them remember things better. Intelligence pills are already as common as coffee or tea. a) Right b) Wrong c) Doesn´t Say Q3 Coffee is as common as tea a) Right b) Wrong c) Doesn´t Say Q4 Students could have to take intelligence drugs tests. A drug given to people with trouble sleeping also helps people remember numbers. which is given to children with problems concentrating. students taking exams might have to take drugs tests like athletes. like Ritalin. Only children will take pills to improve their intellectual performance. It will probably be very difficult to decide at what point a food supplement becomes an unfair drug in an examination. Q1.To counter this. a) Right b) Wrong c) Doesn´t Say Q5 A sleeping pill helps people remember numbers. There are already drugs that are known to improve mental performance. so it will not be a simple problem to solve. a) Right b) Wrong c) Doesn´t Say Q6 Vitamins to help people study are illegal.

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