I. Make suggestions. Each time use try + one the following suggestions:
phone his office move the aerial change the batteries turn it other way take an aspirin

1. The radio isn't working. I wonder what;s wrong with it.
Have you tried changing the batteries?
2. I can't open the door. The key won;t turn .
Try.....................................
3. The TV picture isn't very good. What can I do about it?
Have you tried.......................................
4. I can't contact Fred. He's not at home. What shall I do?
Why don't you..........................................
5. I've got a terrible headache. I wish it would go.
Have you.......................................................

II. For each picture, write a sentence with need(s) + one of the following verbs:
clean cut empty paint tighten

1. This jacket is dirty. It needs cleaning.
2. The room isn't very nice. ....................
3. The grass is vey long. It...............................
4. The screws ale loose. .................................
5. The bin is full. .......................................

III. Put the verb into the correct form.
1. a I was very tired. I tired to keep (keep) my eyes open, but I couldn't.
b I rang the doorbell. but there was no answer. Then I tried.......(knock) on the door, but there was still no answer.
c We tried ......(put) the fire out but without success. We had to call the fire brigade.
d Sue needed to borrow some money. She tried........(ask) Gerry, but he was short of money too.
e I tried .......(reach) the shelf, but I wasn't tall enough.
f Please leave me alone. I'm trying .............(concentrate)
2. a I need a change. I need...........(go) away for a while.
b My grandmother isn't able to look after herself any more. She needs........(look) after.
c The windows are dirty. They need.........(clean)
d Your hair is getting very long. It needs .........(cut).
e You don't need ........(iron) that shirt. It doesn't need .........(iron).
3. a They were talking very loudly. I couldn't help.......(overhear) what they said.
b Can you help me ..........(get) the dinner ready?
c He looks so funny. Whenever I see him, I can't help .........(smile).
d The fine weather helped..........(make) it a very enjoyable holiday.

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1. The radio isn't working. I wonder what;s wrong with it.
Have you tried changing the batteries?
2. I can't open the door. The key won;t turn .
Try.to....turn it other way ......
3. The TV
picture isn't very good. What can I do about it?
Have you tried.....moving the aerial? ..................................
4. I can't contact Fred. He's not at home. What shall I do?
Why don't you..try to...phone his office ..?...................................
5. I've got a terrible headache. I wish it would go.
Have you...tried to...take an aspirin?.................................................

1. This jacket is dirty. It needs cleaning.
2. The room isn't very nice.It needs redecorating........
3. The grass is vey long. It needs cutting.................
4. The screws ale loose. .....It needs..............
5. The bin is full. It needs taking it out.

1. a I was very tired. I tired to keep (keep) my eyes open, but I couldn't.
b I rang the doorbell. but there was no answer. Then I tried....to knock...(knock) on the door, but there was still no answer.
c We tried .to put.....(put) the fire out but without success. We had to call the fire brigade.
d Sue needed to borrow some money. She tried.....to ask...(ask) Gerry, but he was short of money too.
e I tried ..to reach.....(reach) the shelf, but I wasn't tall enough.
f Please leave me alone. I'm trying .......to concentrate......(concentrate)
2. a I need a change. I need......going.....(go) away for a while.
b My grandmother isn't able to look after herself any more. She needs..looking.....(look) after.
c The windows are dirty. They need...cleaning......(clean)
d Your hair is getting very long. It needs ......cutting...(cut).
e You don't need ....to iron....(iron) that shirt. It doesn't need ......ironing...(iron).
3. a They were talking very loudly. I couldn't help....overhearing...(overhear) what they said.
b Can you help me ...to get.......(get) the dinner ready?
c He looks so funny. Whenever I see him, I can't help .....smiling....(smile).
d The fine weather helped......to make....(make) it a very enjoyable holiday.