Nov 20, 2016

UNIT 56 • Verb + ~ing or to ... (2) (try / need / help)

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  • Make helpful suggestions. Each time write a sentence using ‘try …’ + one of the following suggestions:

    phone him at work       ○      move the aerial       ○      change the batteries       ○      turn it the other way       ○      take an aspirin
    • A:       The radio isn’t working. I wonder what’s wrong with it.
      B:       Have you

      • A:       I can’t open the door. The key won’t turn.
        B:       Try

        • A:       The TV picture isn’t very good. What can I do about it?
          B:       Have you

          • A:       I can’t contact Fred. He’s not at home. What shall I do?
            B:       Why don’t you

            • A:       I’ve got a terrible headache. I wish it would go.
              B:       Have you

            • For each picture write a sentence with ‘need(s) …’ + one of the following verbs:

              clean       ○      cut       ○      empty       ○      redecorate       ○      tighten
              • Her jacket is dirty. It
                The grass is very long. It
                The room isn’t very nice. It
                The screws are loose.
                The bin is full. It

              • Put the verb into the correct form, ‘~ing’ or ‘to …’.
                • I was very tired. I tried  . . . 
                  to keep
                  my eyes open but I couldn’t.
                  • to keep
                  • keeping
                  • keep

                • I rang the doorbell but there was no answer. Then I tried  . . . 
                  knocking
                  on the door, but there was still no answer.
                  • to knock
                  • knocking
                  • knock

                • We tried  . . . 
                  to put
                  the fire out but we were unsuccessful. We had to call the fire brigade.
                  • to put
                  • putting
                  • put

                • Sue needed to borrow some money. She tried  . . . 
                  asking
                  Gerry but he was short of money too.
                  • to ask
                  • asking
                  • ask

                • I tried  . . . 
                  to reach
                  the shelf but I wasn’t tall enough.
                  • to reach
                  • reaching
                  • reach

                • Please leave me alone. I’m trying  . . . 
                  to concentrate
                  .
                  • to concentrate
                  • concentrating
                  • concentrate

                • I need a change. I need  . . . 
                  to go
                  away for a while.
                  • to go
                  • going
                  • go

                • She isn’t able to look after herself. She needs  . . . 
                  looking
                  after.
                  • to look
                  • looking
                  • look

                • The windows are dirty. They need  . . . 
                  cleaning
                  .
                  • to clean
                  • cleaning
                  • clean

                • Why are you leaving now? You don’t need  . . . 
                  to go
                  yet, do you?
                  • to go
                  • going
                  • go

                • You don’t need  . . . 
                  to iron
                  that shirt. It doesn’t need  . . . 
                  ironing
                  .
                  • to ironiron
                  • ironingironing
                  • ironto iron

                • They were talking very loudly. I couldn’t help  . . . 
                  overhearing
                  them.
                  • to overhear
                  • overhearing
                  • overhear

                • b. Can you help me  . . . 
                  get
                  the dinner ready?
                  • to get
                  • getting
                  • get

                • He looks so funny. Whenever I see him, I can’t help  . . . 
                  smiling
                  .
                  • to smile
                  • smiling
                  • smile

                • The fine weather helped  . . . 
                  make
                  it a very enjoyable holiday.
                  • to make
                  • making
                  • make

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