I. Complete each sentence with one of the following verbs (in the correct form):

Answer apply be forget listen live
Lose make read try use write

1. He tried to avoid answering my question.
2. Could you please stop ……………… so much noise?
3. I enjoy ………………….to music.
4. I considered ………….. for the job, but in the end I decided against it.
5. Have you finished …………….the newspaper yet?
6. We need to change our routine. We can’t go ton ………….like this.
7. I don’t mind you ............... the phone as long as you pay for all your calls.
8. My memory is getting worse. I keep ....... things.
9. I’ve put off ......... the letter so many times. I really must do it today.
10. What a stupid thing to do! Can you imagine anybody .......... so stupid?
11. I’ve given up ...... losing weight – it’s impossible.
12. If you invest your money on the stock market, you risk ....... it.

II. Complete the sentences for each situation using – ing.

1. What shall we do? – We could go to the zoo.
She suggested going to the zoo.
2. Do you want to play tennis? – No, not really.
He didn’t fancy …………
3. You were driving too fast. – Yes, it’s true. Sorry!
She admitted……………………...
4. Why don’t we go for a swim? – Good idea!
She suggested …………………….
5. You broke the CD player. – No, I didn’t!
He denied…………………………
6. Can you wait a few minutes? – Sure, no problem.
They didn’t mind…………………

III. Complete the sentence so that they mean the same as the first sentence. Use – “ing”.

1. I can do what I want and you can’t stop me.
You can’t stop me doing what I want.
2. It’s not a good idea to travel during the rush hour.
It’s better to avoid………………………..
3. Shall we paint the kitchen next weekend instead of this weekend?
Shall we postpone ……………….. until ……………………….?
4. Could you turn the radio down, please?
Would you mind …………………………………?
5. Please don’t interrupt me all the time.
Would you mind …………………………………?

IV. Use your own ideas to complete these sentences. Use –ing.

1. She’s a very interesting person. I always enjoy talking to her.
2. I’m not feeling very well. I don’t fancy……………………..
3. I’m afraid there aren’t any chairs. I hope you don’t mind.
4. It was very funny. I could stop……………………………….
5. My car isn’t very reliable. It keeps ………………………….

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I.
2. Could you please stop making so much noise?
3. I enjoy listening to music.
4. I considered applying for the job, but in the end I decided against it.
5. Have you finished reading the newspaper yet?
6. We need to change our routine. We can’t go ton living like this.
7. I don’t mind you using the phone as long as you pay for all your calls.
8. My memory is getting worse. I keep forgetting things.
9. I’ve put off writing the letter so many times. I really must do it today.
10. What a stupid thing to do! Can you imagine anybody being so stupid?
11. I’ve given up losing weight – it’s impossible.
12. If you invest your money on the stock market, you risk trying it.

II.
2. Do you want to play tennis? – No, not really.
He didn’t fancy playing tennis.
3. You were driving too fast. – Yes, it’s true. Sorry!
She admitted driving too fast.
4. Why don’t we go for a swim? – Good idea!
She suggested going for a swim.
5. You broke the CD player. – No, I didn’t!
He denied breaking the CD player.
6. Can you wait a few minutes? – Sure, no problem.
They didn’t mind waiting a few minutes.

III.
1. I can do what I want and you can’t stop me.
You can’t stop me doing what I want.
2. It’s not a good idea to travel during the rush hour.
It’s better to avoid travelling during the rush hour
3. Shall we paint the kitchen next weekend instead of this weekend?
Shall we postpone painting the kitchen until next weekend?
4. Could you turn the radio down, please?
Would you mind turning the radio down?
5. Please don’t interrupt me all the time.
Would you mind not interrupting me all the time?

IV. Use your own ideas to complete these sentences. Use –ing.

1. She’s a very interesting person. I always enjoy talking to her.
2. I’m not feeling very well. I don’t fancy going anywhere.
3. I’m afraid there aren’t any chairs. I hope you don’t mind standing on feet.
4. It was very funny. I could stop thinking about that sad situation for a while.
5. My car isn’t very reliable. It keeps breaking down all the time.
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