1. Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets.
1 I don’t remember ________ (meet) him before, although he looks familiar.
2 It’s very rude when people stop ________ (talk) to you and answer their phone.
3 They meant ________ (get) off the bus at the last stop, but they missed it.
4 Do you regret not ________ (have) a party for your birthday?
5 brother graduated from university and went on ________ (become) a vet.
6 If you stopped ________ (think) for a moment, I’m sure you’d find a solution.
7 He tried not ________ (make) too much noise when he got home.
1 meeting 2 talking 3 to get 4 having
5 to become 6 to think 7 to make
2. Complete the sentences with the -ing form of the words below.
drive finish go keep live lose make
1 Sam discovered that ____________ in a city was more expensive than in a village.
2 _________ to the gym twice a week will make a real difference to your fitness.
3 _________ the match was disappointing after the team had tried so hard.
4 mother taught me that ____________ fun of other people isn’t nice.
5 _________ has become quite expensive as the cost of fuel continues to rise.
6 Don’t worry about ____________ the cleaning now – we can do it later.
7 _________ cool in the summer can be a real problem in some countries.
1 living 2 Going 3 Losing 4 making 5 Driving
6 finishing 7 Keeping
3. Match the sentences halves. Then complete the sentences with the -ing form or the infinitive of the verbs in brackets.
1 If you heard someone
2 We have to get out – can’t you hear
3 It was a really strong earthquake; we felt
4 We stood and watched the parade
5 Did you see him
6 I was horrified to feel
a the ground ____________ (shake) for several minutes.
b _________ (score) that last goal? It was amazing!
c something ____________ (crawl) slowly up leg as I was lying in bed.
d _________ (shut) the door then he must have already gone out.
e the fire alarm ____________ (ring)?
f _________ (come) down the street while everyone cheered.
1 d shut 2 e ringing 3 a shaking 4 f coming
5 b score 6 c crawling
4. Choose the correct words to complete the text.
Many people would rather 1say / notsay anything when they experience bad service. For example, in a restaurant, they would sooner 2pretend / not pretend that their meal was fine, even if they didn’t really enjoy it. But why 3wait / not wait until afterwards, then tell your friends about it? Surely you’d sooner 4let / not let those responsible know that there’s a problem? For some reason, many of us think we’d better 5cause / not cause a fuss, but would you really rather 6leave / not leave a shop or restaurant feeling that you’ve been cheated? Why 7be / not be more assertive next time you have a genuine complaint?
1 not say 2 pretend 3 wait 4 let 5 not cause
6 leave 7 not be
5. Choose the correct answers (a-d) to complete the sentences.
1 If it’s still snowing, why _________ a cab home?
a not getting b get
c not get d getting
2 I’m sure parents would rather _________ to the theatre than a night club!
a going b not going
c not go d go
3 ___ in the corridor isn’t allowed.
a Running b Not run
c Run d Not running
4 She didn’t mean _________ so much salt in the curry.
a to put b putting
c not to put d not putting
5 Did you see anyone _________ suspiciously last night?
a not behaving b to behave
c behaving d not behave
6 Would you sooner _________ at home this evening or go into town?
a staying b stay
c to stay d not stay
1 c 2 d 3 a 4 a 5 c 6 b
6. Rewrite the sentences so that they have a similar meaning. Use the word in brackets.
1 If you don’t understand, you should ask the teacher. (why)
2 Would you prefer chips or potatoes? (rather)
3 It wasn’t her intention to upset anyone. (mean)
4 She forgot to post the parcel yesterday. (remember)
5 Don’t spend ages on the computer before bed. (better)
- Alex won’t talk to him since they fell out. (stopped)
1 Why don’t you ask the teacher if you don’t understand?
2 Would you rather have chips or potatoes?
3 She didn’t mean to upset anyone.
4 She didn’t remember to post the parcel yesterday.
5 You’d better not spend ages on the computer before bed.
6 Alex has stopped talking to him since they fell out.
7. Complete the sentences with the infinitive, the infinitive without to or the -ing form of the verbs below.
argue ask get pack swim waste
1 I’ve been meaning ______________ about your job interview.
2 I think brother has fallen out with his girlfriend. I heard them ______________ last night.
3 _________ is not advisable when there is a storm warning.
4 I’d rather ______________ a takeaway than cook dinner tonight.
5 Why ______________ time in front of the TV when you could be outside in the sunshine?
6 I remembered ______________ tracksuit, but I didn’t bring trainers, so I can’t go running.
1 to ask 2 arguing 3 Swimming 4 get 5 waste
6 to pack