Posted by: crisdiaz24 | April 16, 2012

-ing and infinitives

-ING and INFINITIVES

Complete the following letter with suitable forms of words from the box below.

Ask, attend, be, bring, buy, cash, cook, fill in, find, join, know, learn, live, let, make, open, say, see, take, wonder, write.

Dear Mum and Dad,

So my first week at university is over! No lectures this morning so I thought I’d drop you a line _______________ you know how things are going.

I’m glad _______________ that everything has worked out fine in the hall of residence. I remembered _______________ for a room as far away from the lifts as possible (they really are noisy) and they found me a nice comfortable one on the second floor. The room’s not very large and I was a bit shocked _______________ that ten people have to share one bathroom! And it’s a good thing you recommended _______________ my own portable TV set from home as the one in the TV lounge is permanently tuned to the sports channel. There’s also a little kitchenette on our corridor, so if I feel like _______________ something for myself rather than eating in the canteen then that’s no problem.

I think _______________ in a place like this is going to be a lot of fun. There are two other girls from my course here and I plan _______________ friends with them so that we can help each other with the course work. Everyone else seems very nice.

As Monday was the first day it was devoted to administration, which involved _______________ lots of forms. I got my student ID card and the timetable for this term. I’ve got a personal tutor and he’s arranged _______________ me next week. The course co-ordinator persuaded me _______________ some extra courses which should be interesting. On Tuesday I managed _______________ a bank account and I deposited my student loan cheque. I tried _______________ the cheque but the bank said I will have to wait for it to clear. So I’ll have to delay _______________ books and things until next week.

My first few lectures proved _______________ really fascinating. The lecturers really seem _______________ what they are talking about. Still, there’s a lot of work to do and I can’t help _______________ if I’ll be able to keep up with it all, especially with all the distractions here. There are so many clubs and societies, it’s incredible. I’m hoping _______________ the parachuting club; I’ve always fancied _______________ how to do that!

Well, I’d better stop now, I’m going _______________ my first seminar this afternoon, so I’ve got some preparation to do.

Anyway, I promise _______________ again soon,

Love to everyone,

Charlotte

From New Headway Advanced O.U.P.

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-ING and INFINITIVES

Complete the following letter with suitable forms of words from the box below.

Ask, attend, be, bring, buy, cash, cook, fill in, find, join, know, learn, live, let, make, open, say, see, take, wonder, write.

Dear Mum and Dad,

So my first week at university is over! No lectures this morning so I thought I’d drop you a line TO LET you know how things are going.

I’m glad TO SAY that everything has worked out fine in the hall of residence. I remembered TO ASK for a room as far away from the lifts as possible (they really are noisy) and they found me a nice comfortable one on the second floor. The room’s not very large and I was a bit shocked TO FIND that ten people have to share one bathroom! And it’s a good thing you recommended BRINGING my own portable TV set from home as the one in the TV lounge is permanently tuned to the sports channel. There’s also a little kitchenette on our corridor, so if I feel like COOKING something for myself rather than eating in the canteen then that’s no problem.

I think LIVING in a place like this is going to be a lot of fun. There are two other girls from my course here and I plan TO MAKE friends with them so that we can help each other with the course work. Everyone else seems very nice.

As Monday was the first day it was devoted to administration, which involved FILLING IN lots of forms. I got my student ID card and the timetable for this term. I’ve got a personal tutor and he’s arranged TO SEE  me next week. The course co-ordinator persuaded me TO TAKE some extra courses which should be interesting. On Tuesday I managed TO OPEN a bank account and I deposited my student loan cheque. I tried TO CASH the cheque but the bank said I will have to wait for it to clear. So I’ll have to delay BUYING books and things until next week.

My first few lectures proved TO BE really fascinating. The lecturers really seem TO KNOW what they are talking about. Still, there’s a lot of work to do and I can’t help WONDERING if I’ll be able to keep up with it all, especially with all the distractions here. There are so many clubs and societies, it’s incredible. I’m hoping TO JOIN the parachuting club; I’ve always fancied LEARNING how to do that!

Well, I’d better stop now, I’m going TO ATTEND my first seminar this afternoon, so I’ve got some preparation to do.

Anyway, I promise TO WRITE again soon,

Love to everyone,

Charlotte

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