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Fill in the gaps with the following verbs in the most appropriate tense (present simple, past perfect, ...)�and voice (active or passive):
BE - BITE - HAVE - LIVE - OPEN - PACK - SAVE - VISIT - WANT

you ever the desire to wander the world and see what was out there? While some people prefer to stay in the comfort of their own home, others by the travel bug and can't wait to explore the world. Exotic places call to them. "Come visit me and I will show you my mysteries," they say.

Every year millions of people their suitcases or put on backpacks and flock to visit the seven continents of the world. They wander through the castles and museums of Europe, and the cities and natural wonders of North and South America. Some the vast exotic cultures of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The great outback of Australia a wonderland for those who go there. And a few lucky people even�go to the most mysterious continent on the earth- Antarctica.

Why people to explore the world? It gives them a better perspective about the earth and the people on it. It their minds, it gives them a feeling of accomplishment, and it makes them feel alive. So some money, get your passport ready, and see the world. It will change your life forever.

Correct the lines (there's one mistake, grammar or spelling, at most in each line):
It seems like Yuri�s lucky day.�����������������������������������������������������������Correct
The 24-year-old thief watch a mechanic working on a Nissan Primera in a Moscow street.����Incorrect��� Watches
The car�are parked in front of a garage.������������������������������������������������� ��
The mechanic is done some minor paintwork.����������������������������������������������� ���
The mechanic needs to use the bathroom.�����������������������������������������������������
He goes back inside the garage. He leaves the cars keys in the ignition.��������������������
Yuri hurries across to the car. He gets into the driving seat. The hand brake is off.�������
The keys are in the ignition. The car start first time.��������������������������������������
�That was so easy!� thinks Yuri, as she drives away.�����������������������������������������
At the first junction there are traffic lights. They turn red.��������������������������� ��
Yuri puts his foot down on the brake. Nothing happens.����������������������������������� ��
This is because the brakes are not inside the car. They are back on the garage.���������� ��
The mechanic was going to fit they that afternoon.��������������������������������������� ��
The car continues straight through the trafic light.� ����������������������������������� ��
It crashes into a police car coming from the other direction.���������������������������� ��
It�s not Yuri�s luckyier day after all.�������������������������������������������������� ��