Nov 21, 2016

UNIT 57 • Verb + ~ing or to... (3) (like / would like etc.)

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  • Complete the sentences with ‘likes …’ or ‘doesn’t like …’ + one of the following (in the correct form):

    be kept waiting       ○      do nothing       ○      drive       ○      fly       ○      solve mysteries       ○      take photographs       ○      take risks       ○      work in the open air
    • George is a detective. He enjoys his work.
      He
      or
      He

      • Ann very rarely travels by plane.
        She
        or
        She

        • Rose always carries her camera with her.
          She
          or
          She

          • Christine doesn’t use her car very often.
            She
            or
            She

            • Dave is a gardener. He likes his job.
              He
              or
              He

              • Jennifer is a very cautious person.
                She
                or
                She

                • Ted is extremely lazy.
                  He
                  or
                  He

                  • Helen is very impatient.
                    She
                    or
                    She

                  • Say whether you like or don’t like these activities. Complete these sentences with a suitable verb in the correct form.
                    • I don’t like  . . . 
                      flying
                      .
                      • to fly
                      • flying

                    • I don’t mind  . . . 
                      playing
                      cards.
                      • playing
                      • to play

                    • I hate  . . . 
                      doing
                      the ironing.
                      • doing
                      • to do

                    • I enjoy  . . . 
                      going
                      to museums.
                      • to go
                      • going

                    • I don’t like  . . . 
                      lying
                      on the beach all day.
                      • to lie
                      • lying

                  • How would you feel about doing these jobs? Complete these sentences with a suitable verb in the correct form.
                    • I wouldn’t like  . . . 
                      to be
                      a teacher.
                      • being
                      • to be

                    • I wouldn’t like  . . . 
                      to be
                      a dentist.
                      • to be
                      • being

                    • I’d like  . . . 
                      to be
                      a hairdresser.
                      • being
                      • to be

                    • I’d hate  . . . 
                      to be
                      an airline pilot.
                      • being
                      • to be

                    • I wouldn’t mind  . . . 
                      being
                      a tourist guide.
                      • to be
                      • being

                  • Put in a suitable verb in the correct form, ‘~ing’ or ‘to …’. Sometimes either form is possible.
                    • It’s nice to be with other people but sometimes I enjoy  . . . 
                      being
                      alone.
                      • being
                      • to be

                    • I’m not quite ready yet. Do you mind  . . . 
                      waiting
                      a little longer?
                      • waiting
                      • to wait

                    • When I was a child, I hated  . . . 
                      going
                      to bed early.
                      • going
                      • to go

                    • I don’t enjoy  . . . 
                      writing
                      letters. I can never think what to write.
                      • writing
                      • to write

                    • I need a new job. I can’t stand  . . . 
                      working
                      here any more.
                      • working
                      • to work

                    • I would love  . . . 
                      to come
                      to your wedding but I’m afraid it isn’t possible.
                      • to come
                      • coming

                    • Caroline never wears a hat. She doesn’t like  . . . 
                      wearing
                      hats.
                      • wearing
                      • to wear

                    • ‘Would you like  . . . 
                      to sit
                      down?’ ~ ‘No, thanks. I’ll stand.’
                      • sitting
                      • to sit

                    • When I have to catch a train, I’m always worried that I’ll miss it. So I like  . . . 
                      to get
                      to the station in plenty of time.
                      • getting
                      • to get

                    • Have you got a moment? I’d like  . . . 
                      to talk
                      to you about something.
                      • talking
                      • to talk

                  • Write sentences like those in Section D. Use the verb in brackets.
                    • It’s a pity I couldn’t go to the wedding.
                      I would (like)

                      • It’s a pity I didn’t see the programme.
                        I would (like)

                        • I’m glad I didn’t lose my watch.
                          I (hate)

                          • It’s a pity I didn’t meet Ann.
                            I would (love)

                            • I’m glad I wasn’t alone.
                              I (not / like)

                              • It’s a pity I couldn’t travel by train.
                                I (prefer)

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