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  1.   My friends encouraged me…………… for this job.(apply)  2.   I didn't mean ………………your feelings.(hurt)  3.   I must apologize for …………… late. (be)  4.   The job involves …………… reports for the management. (prepare)  5.   He refused …………….. his friends. (betray)  6.   Don’t you dare …………….. to me like that! (talk)  7.   Do you happen …………….. any money with you? (have)  8.   Do you enjoy ……………… ? (sing)  9.   If you have any questions, don't hesitate …………. me. (call)  10.   I am looking forward to …………… you again soon.(see)  11.   The song m ade me ………………..(smile)  12.   What about ……………….. out tonight? (eat)  13.   He swore never …………………. that again. (do)  14.   How dare you ……………………. that? (say)  15.   Do you mind ……………………….. the window? (open)  16.   It's no problem ……………………………….. you up a t 9 o'clock. (pick) 17.   Let them ……………………………(go)  18.   It was rather wicked ………………………….. her like that. (threaten)  19.   She got an offer ………………………. in Canada. (work)  20.   Can you feel the spider ……………………… up your back? (crawl)  21.   On 17th February 2003, a congestion charge for ………… in central London was introduced.(drive) 22.   The aim was …………………  the number of vehicles in London's City. (reduce) 23.   People now have the choice between ……………. the charge and not ………… into the City. (pay/drive)  24.   The charge has proven very successful in ……….  away traffic from the City. (turn) 25.   As the traffic has been reduced by about 20 percent, journey times in the City tend …………. ( decrease). 26.   According to an opinion poll, more than 50 percent of Londoners say that it is okay ………..  people for  ……………..  into the City.( charge /drive) 27.   They are relieved ……………  the traffic …………..  more easily.(find/ flow) 28.   Before ……………..  the charge, average speed in the City was about 10 mph. (introduce) 29.    Now, people who decide ………..  the charge can …………….. at a higher speed, approximately 20 mph. ( pay /travel) 30.   Many Londoners, however, have chosen ……………..  by bus as delays to  buses are now down by half. (go) 31.   London's buses have seen passenger numbers ……………  by 14  percent.(rise) 32.   What can we do ....................a healthy life? (to live) 33.   In our society, people spend more and more time …………………… (work) 34.   So we often don't bother ………….. healthy meals. ( prepare) 35.   In order …………… time, we tend ……………… fast food. (save/ buy) 36.   At fast food restaurants, we can ………….  quite a lot without …………………  a fortune. (eat/have to pay) 37.   And children enjoy ……………  chips and burgers and ……………..  lemonade and cola. (eat/drink) 38.   That's a problem because eating habits are hard …………( shake) 39.   The high amount of carbohydrates in fast food and sugary drinks is blamed for ………………. the body's regulation of appetite. (destablish) 40.   So we keep on ……………………….  more. (want/eat)  41.   Bad eating habits result in people …………………. obese. (become) 42.   Obese people risk ……………….  from heart diseases. (suffer) 43.   We can …………….  such diseases by ……………….  healthy food. (avoid risk/choose eat) 44.   Be careful though. Some people are convinced ………………..  something for their health by …………………  on energy bars or cornflakes.(do/live) 45.   And this is what the advertising for these products wants …………  us ……………… . (make/think) 46.   In reality, however, these foods are often heavily sugared ……………… them flavour. (give) 47.   But sugar is not mentioned as clearly as the low fat - that's why experts warn against ……………. on the ads. (rely) 48.   To live a healthy life, we ought ……………….  our food wisely.(choose) 49.   We should …………… regular meals and ………………..  ways of ………………….. more. (eat/try find/exercise)    1.   When you come to the crossroads - stop there. Remember to stop at the crossroads. v Remember stopping at the crossroads. Both possibilities are correct. 2.   Yesterday she read the first pages of her new book. She began to read her new book. She began reading her new book. Both possibilities are correct. v 3.   I was talking to Marc. But when my boyfriend came in, I could not talk to Marc anymore. I stopped to talk to him. I stopped talking to him. v Both possibilities are correct. 4.   We might go to England next year. We intend to spend our holiday in England. We intend spending our holiday in England. Both possibilities are correct. v 5.   I wanted to write a letter, but I didn't know what to write. (So in the end, I didn't write one.) I tried to write a letter. v I tried writing a letter. Both possibilities are correct. 6.   I am sorry now for something I said earlier on. I regret to say this. I regret saying this. v Both possibilities are correct. 7.   She read the text. Then she stopped. Now I want her to continue with the text. Go on to read. Go on reading. v Both possibilities are correct. 8.   You think your computer does not work, but you just haven't switched on the monitor yet. Your computer does not work? Try to switch on the monitor.

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