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1.- The sentences on the right follow those on the left. Which sentence goes with which?

1.- Please don’t make so much noise                             a.- It’s getting late

2.- I need to eat something soon                                    b.- They’re lying

3.- I don’t have anywhere to live right now                  c.- It’s starting to rain

4.- We need to leave soon                                             d.- They’re trying to sell it

5.- They don’t need their car any more                         e.- I’m getting hungry

6.- Things are not so good at work                               f.- I’m trying to work

7.- It isn’t true what they said                                       g.- I’m looking for an apartment

8.- We’re going to get wet                                            h.- The company is losing money

1-f; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8


2.- Complete the conversations.

1.- A: I saw Brian a few days ago.

B: Oh, did you? What’s he doing these days? (what/he/do)

A: He’s at university

B: ? (what/he/study)

A: Pshychology.

B: ? (he/enjoy)

A: Yes, he says it’s a very good course.

2.- A: Hi, Nicola. How ? (your new job/go)

B: Not bad. It wasn’t so good at fist, but  better now. (it/get)

A: What about Daniel? Is he OK?

B: Yes, but his work right now (he/not/enjoy).

He’s been in the same job for a long time and  to get bored with it (he/begin).


3.- Put the verb into the correct form, positive (I’m doing) or negative (I’m not doing).

1.- Please don’t make so much noise. I’m trying (I/try) to work.

2.- Let’s go out now. It isn’t raining (it/rain) any more.

3.- You can turn off the radio.  (I/listen) to it.

4.- Kate phoned me last night. She’s on holiday in France. (she/have).

5- I want to lose weight, so this week (I/eat) lunch.

6.- Andrew has just started evening classes. (he/learn) Japanese.

7.- Paul and Sally have had an argument. (they/speak) to each other.

8.- (I/get) tired. I need a rest.

9.- Tim (work) today. He’s taken the day off

10.- (I/look) for Sophie. Do you know where she is?


4.- Complete the sentences using the following verbs:

start get increase change rise

1.- The population of the world is increasing very fast.

2.- The world . Things never stay the same.

3.- The situation is already bad and it worse.

4.- The cost of living . Every year things are more expensive.

5.- The weather to improve. The rain has stopped, and the wind isn’t as strong.