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A ) Fill in the blanks with an -ing form or infinitive using the given verbs.
1. They were thinking of spending (spend) some time on the North African coast.
2. I am looking forward to ................ (see) the film again.
3. I intend ..............(study) English .........................(understand) American business methods.
4. She still plans on ..............(marry) him even after he refuses ..............(buy) an engagement ring.
5. She enjoys .... .. (go)to parties and .............. (dance) in discos all night long.
6. I stopped.......... (live) in Istanbul when I realised it was time for me .............. (move) on.
7. Don't forget………...... (turn) off the heating before .............. (leave) the house.
8. He loves ................(garden) because it gives him a feeling of.............. (do) something useful.
9. You mustn't mind .......... (take) trouble over the cooking if you want your guests .........(enjoy) their meal.
lO.It is worth .............. (watch) the news if you want ………….. (keep) up to date.
 
 
 
B ) Choose the correct one.
1. Bill was heard to tell lies.
a) tell            b) to telling        c) to tell       d) told
2. I forgot.............. milk, so you can't make a cake.
a) buy          b) buying         c) bought    d) to buy
3. While I was going to school, I saw Jane .............. at the bus stop.
a) waiting     b) to wait         c) wait       d) waited
4. I saw Bill.............. his bike and ride away.
a) getting on b) get on          c) to get on   d) got on
5. After I had finished .............. my homework, I left home.
a) doing        b) to do           c) do         d) did
6. I am used .............. up early.
a) get           b) to get           c) to getting   d) got
7. It is too expensive for me .............. .
a) buying       b) bought         c) buy       d) to buy
8. My mother let me .............. out.
a) to go        b) go            c) going      d) went
9. The students were seen ..........................
a) smoked     b) smoke        c) to smoking d) to smoke
10. Would you mind .............. the window ?
a) opening     b) open          c) to open    d) opened
 
 
 
C ) Fill in the blanks using the correct form of the words in the box given.
get       travel    how      what       where        buys     witch off          repair/mend   walk      eat
1. Could you tell me how to spell this word ?
2. We can't decide .............. to buy Bill for his birthday.
3. The man told her .............. to go for the ticket.
4. I can't stand .............. by plane.
5. This bag needs ......................... . It is old.
6. When you go out, don't forget......................... the lights.
7. She is fond of.............. in the garden.
8. .............. too much bread is bad for your stomach.
9. My brother will be surprised .............. my letter.
10.1 went to the bookstore .............. some books.
 
D ) Complete the sentences using the "infinitive" or "gerund".
1. Bill doesn't want to go out alone because he is afraid.
Bill is afraid to go out alone.
2. I hate watching this film.
I can't stand .....................................
3. George loves to read, so he's going to buy new books.
George enjoys ................................................
4. We have made a decision. We're going to go on a picnic.
We have decided ............................................... .
5. She should work harder to earn more money. It's worth it.
It is worth ...........................................................
6. Don't miss seeing Pissa when you are in Italy.
Don't forget ..........................................................
7. I can't wait to see Dolmabah9e Palace.
I am looking forward to .......................................
8. The teacher allowed us to go out.
The teacher let us .................................................
 
E ) Answer the following questions.
1. What do you want to be ?                         …………………………………………………………………
2. What can't you stand doing ?                    …………………………………………………………………
3. What are you good at doing ?                   …………………………………………………………………
4. What are you bad at doing ?                     …………………………………………………………………
5. Would you like to help poor people ?       …………………………………………………………………
F ) Rewrite these sentences, using a to-infinitive instead of adjective clauses.
1. He was the last one who made a speech.              He was the last to make a speech.
2. He was the first who entered the room.                …………………………………………………..
3. She was the only one who saw the accident.        …………………………………………………..
4. She was the first who took an exam.                    …………………………………………………..
5. He was the last one who came to the party.         …………………………………………………..
6. He was the only one who gave blood.                  …………………………………………………..
7. He was the first who helped us.                            …………………………………………………..
8. She was the last who had an operation.                …………………………………………………..
 
G ) Rewrite these sentences as shown.
1. We saw them finish the work.                   They were seen to finish the work.
2. I observed them enter the room.               ……………….…………………………………………..
3. He made the driver stop.                           ……………….…………………………………………..
4. She heard the baby cry.                             ……………….…………………………………………..
5. I know he is hard-working.                                   ……………….…………………………………………..
 
H ) Rewrite these sentences, using passive + to-infinitive as in the example.
1.This carpet needs cleaning.                         This carpet is to be cleaned.
2.Your socks need washing.                          ……………….…………………………………………..
3.The house wants repairing.                         ……………….…………………………………………..
4. My suit needs ironing.                               ……………….…………………………………………..
5. His hair wants cutting.                              ……………….…………………………………………..
 
I ) Use the word in brackets as in the example.
1. She wasn't tired but she (pretend) pretended to be tired.
2. I didn't ring Sally but (try) ......................................................
3. They didn't help us but (offer) ................................................
4. We said that she would buy meat but (forget) ..........................
5. The burglar didn't kill her but (threaten) ................................
 
 
 
 
 
J ) Complete the following sentences, using the infinitive in brackets with to or without to.
1   He asked me .......................... (work) harder.
2 She caused us .......................... (laugh).
3   I saw him .......................... (fall down).
4 He was seen .......................... (fall down).
5 I don't know what .......................... (do).
6 You are old enough .......................... (work).
7   Let him .......................... (go).
8 She has a lot of work .......................... (do).
9 The train is about .......................... (leave).
10 We had better not ......................... (do) it.
11 I would rather .......................... (drink) ayran than coke.
12   We need .......................... (rest).
13 Help me .......................... (carry) the basket.
14 I will ask the children .......................... (take) out the desks.
15 He advised me .......................... (rest) for a while.
16 She appears .......................... (be) a good girl.
17 He decided .......................... (work) overtime.
18 The patient was about .......................... (die).
19 Do .......................... (open) the door!
20 There is not any cold water .......................... (drink).
21 My father suggested I .......................... (study) medicine.
22 He demanded .......................... (go) out.
23 The local government made the houses built illegally .......................... (demolish).
24 The zebra didn't notice that the lion .......................... (get) near to itself.
25 I was the first .......................... (arrive) there.
26 We haven't heard the bell .......................... (ring) for the lesson.
27 Nancy has had the tailor .......................... (take) in her skirt a little.
28 I was told .......................... (apply) for the work yesterday.
29 Don't try .......................... (do) your hair yourself.
30 It is necessary that everybody .......................... (obey) the laws.
 
 
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