One fine morning, a man _________ (to fish) in a river. The sun _________ (to shine) and the man _________ (to sit) on the river bank. Everything was very quiet and peaceful. The man _________ (to wait) patiently for several hours when suddenly he _________ (to feel) something pulling on the fishing line. He _________ (to stand up) quickly and _________ (to begin) to take in the line. He just _________ (to lift) the huge fish he __________ (to catch) out of the water when there _________ (to be) a loud splash and it _________ (to fall) back into the river. At first, the man _________ (not to know) what _________ (to happen). Then, he _________ (to look) carefully at his fishing line. It _________ (to snap). The poor man _________ (to be) so disappointed that he _________ (to pack) away all his things and _________ (to go) home.
*TASK 49. Choose the correct grammar form for the answer to each question.
1. 'Were you expecting James and Paul to stay for dinner?' - 'No, but I _________ (to prepare) a lot of food, so it didn't matter.'
2. 'Tony has been singing for years, hasn't he?' - 'Yes. He _________ (to make) his first record when he was sixteen,'
3. 'There was a power cut last night.' - 'I know. I _________ (to do) some paperwork when the lights _________ (to go) out.'
4. 'Did you see Paul Simon in concert?' - 'No. I was hoping to get tickets, but they _________ (to sell) them out.'
5. 'The restaurant was packed last night.' - 'Yes. Luckily, I _________ (to book) a table in advance.'
6. 'Did you watch the film yesterday?' - 'No. It _________ (to finish) by the time we got home.'
7. 'Did you stay up late last night?' - 'No. I _________ (to work) all day, so I _________ (to go) to bed early.'
8. 'Did you enjoy your holiday?' - 'Yes. We _________ (to spend) most of our time on the beach.'
9. 'Kim looked tired this morning.' - I know. She _________ (to study) all night long.'
10. 'So what happened?' - 'We _________ (to walk) through the woods when we _________ (to hear) a gunshot.'
**TASK 50. Wat Piston is an inventor. Read this article about one of his inventions. Use the correct form verb given in brackets.
Wat Piston, who last year _________ (to receive) a prize for his invention of the Piston Gas Fire, now _________ (to invent) a new type of steam engine When I _________ (to interview) him recently at his home in York he _________ (to tell) me about it. 'I _________ (to get) the idea from some work I _________ (to do) many years ago for the Steam Preservation Society', he _________ (to say). 'For years now, people _________ (to think) that there is no future for steam as an everyday source of power. Indeed, after the railways _________ (to stop) using steam engines people almost _________ (to forget) about it .Yet steam_________ (to be) the main source of power in this country for over 150 years, until World War Two. I always _________ (to believe) that steam has a future as well as a past.'
Piston is a remarkable man, who _________(to have) an unusual career. He _________ (to leave) school when he was 15, and _________ (not to have) any training as an engineer until he was 35. Yet now he _________ (to design) a steam engine more efficient than any of the engines that _________ (to be built) during the great age of steam. 'The engineers of the past _________ (to be) great men', he says. 'But they _________ (not to develop) the best possible steam engine. The
techniques I _________ (to invent) will change that.'
**TASK 51. Joe Morran was one of the few survivors when the S.S. Gigantic sank on its first voyage across the Atlantic. Complete his story by putting the words in brackets into one of the past forms.
It all seems like yesterday. Did you know that the newspapers _________(to say) the Gigantic was unsinkable? The King himself _________ (to launch) the ship, and we were all so proud of her. Everyone said she was the greatest ship that
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