Задание 1. Раскройте скобки, чтобы получилась правильная грамматическая форма слова.
When __________________(THEY) first son was born, Simon Dale’s wife, Jasmine, said: “I wish we __________________(LIVE) in the country. It would be so good for the baby”. However, the __________________(NOT/HAVE) enough money to buy or rent a house in the country so they decided to take matters into their own hands. The house __________________(BUILD) by Simon himself, with a bit of help from his friends. The result was impressive. The home is made from natural materials, such as wood, stone and mud. It uses solar panels for energy and its water __________________(COME) from a nearby spring. It took Simon four months to complete his fairytale home. He managed to create a modern wooden eco-home – one of the __________________(WONDERFUL) houses you can imagine. Simon Dale said, “I __________________(START) working on a new house of the same eco-style. My __________________(TWO) house will be smarter than the first one. My son __________________(BE) five now and I hope to celebrate his tenth birthday in a new house.”
Stonehenge is an ancient monument in south-west England. For me, it’s the __________________(INTERESTING) place I’ve ever visited. I clearly remember my __________________(ONE) visit to Stonehenge with my aunt and uncle. They lived nearby and I often __________________(GO) to stay with them in my summer holidays. On the day of __________________(WE) trip the weather was fine. There __________________(BE) a cool wind blowing, the sun was
bright in the sky and Stonehenge looked calm and magical. In those days it was possible to walk among the stones and even touch them. It's very different now. Stonehenge __________________(BECOME) more crowded than it was. As a result, now people __________________(ALLOW) to walk around the monument but they can’t come up very close to it. Today I wish I __________________(HAVE) an opportunity to get inside the circle again but unfortunately it is not possible any more. The Stonehenge mystery is still unexplained but I believe scientists __________________(SOLVE) it in the near future.
Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood were our neighbours. They had two __________________(CHILD). Their son Michael __________________(NOT/DIFFER) from the other children very much but their daughter Matilda was a brilliant child. By the time she was five, Matilda was able to read very well. She studied every magazine and newspaper that she __________________(CAN) find around the house. Actually, she read __________________(WELL) than most school pupils. One afternoon when the parents were out of the house, Matilda put on __________________(SHE) dress and shoes and went to the library. The librarian was surprised to see such a small child. "Are you here for the __________________(ONE) time? Would you like me to find a nice book with lots of pictures for you?" she asked. “No, thank you, I __________________(FIND) what I need,” answered Matilda and pointed to a thick book of fairy tales. Then she added, “I __________________(COME) for a new book as soon as I finish this one”. The librarian was really shocked when she saw Matilda only two days later.
“I wish all children __________________(LIKE) reading so much,” the librarian said. From that day on Matilda went to the library every afternoon.
Dana Miller was a bus driver in the city of Philadelphia. Her working hours __________________(BE) from 10.00 pm till 6:00 am. It was a hard job and very few __________________(WOMAN) worked as bus drivers in those days but Dana loved her job very much. One of her regular passengers was a guitar player. Every Friday night he got on the bus carrying his guitar. The guitar __________________(MAKE) of wood, not plastic and Dana liked the way it sounded. “You should come to see our show,” the guitarist kept saying to Dana.
“I __________________(SEE) it one day,” Dana promised each time, but she never said when exactly she __________________(GO). Another passenger who often used Dana’s bus was a Biscuit Lady. She worked at the biscuit factory and often __________________(GIVE) Dana a small bag of biscuits. Dana __________________(NOT/LIKE) sweets and pastries very much but she could never resist those biscuits — they were so fresh and tasty. “How was your night?” Dana’s husband liked to ask __________________(SHE) when she came home.
“Good music, good food and a great view of the city,” she cheerfully answered. “I wish I __________________(ENJOY) my work as much as you enjoy yours,” her husband said, “ but I’m going to have just another boring day at the office.”