Ex.1 Put the verbs in brackets into the correct infinitive form or the -ing form.
It's no use ...talking... (talk) to Bob; he won't change his mind.
2She will (return) the books next weekend.
3 It was good of you (help) me fix my bicycle.
4 The man suggested (call) the police in, to investigate.
5 I can't get used to (live) in such a hot country.
He admitted (rob) the bank.
7You had better (hurry), or you'll be late for work.
8 They refused (give) me my money back.
9 She is too short (become) a fashion model.
Ex.2 Put the verbs in brackets into the correct infinitive form or the -ing form.
1 A: Is Anne in the room?
B: Yes. I can see her ...dancing... (dance) with her husband over there.
2 A: Did you see the robber?
B: Yes. I saw him (get) into the car and drive away.
3 A: Is John here today?
B: Yes. I heard him (talk) on the phone as I walked past his office.
4 A: Colin is good at speaking in public, isn't he?
B: Yes. I heard him…… (make) a speech last month. It was excellent.
5 A: I walked past the sports centre today.
B: So did I, and I stopped for a moment to watch some boys…… (play) football.
6 A: Your hair looks great today.
B: Thanks. I watched the hairdresser……(dry) it so I could learn how to do it myself.
A: That's a music school, isn't it?
B: That's right. I often hear the students……… (sing) as I walk past.
A: Did you stay until the end of the contest?
B: Yes. I listened to the chairman (announce) the results before I went home.
9 A: How do you know Tim is at home?
B: I saw him (cut) the grass as I was driving home.
10 A: How do you know that man stole the watch ?
B: I saw him (put) it in his pocket and leave the shop without paying
Ex.3 Put the verbs in brackets into the correct infinitive form or the -ing form.
My neighbour, Mr Mason, loves 1) ...spending... (spend) time in his garden. He would rather 2)…….. (work) outside than stay indoors, even when it is snowing! Early in the morning, you can 3)……..(see) Mr Mason 4)…… (eat) breakfast in his garden, and late at night he is there again, with a cup of cocoa in his hand. I'd like 5) ……..(help) sometimes when there is lots of work to do, but Mr Mason prefers 6)……..(do) everything himself. He doesn't mind 7) ….(get) cold and wet in the winter, and his wife says it's no use 8)…….(try) to make him wear a waterproof jacket because he hates 9) ……. I (wear) them! Mr Mason says he will go on 10)…. (garden) until he is too old 11)…… (do) it!
Ex4. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct infinitive form or the -ing form.
1 I don't know what 1) ...to do... (do) at the weekend. I fancy….. 2) (go) to the cinema, but none of my friends enjoy 3)…. (watch) films very much.
2 Paul had his driving test today. He tried 1) …..(not/make) any mistakes, but he
failed. He expects 2) (pass) the test the next time he takes it.
3 Tom often goes 1) (walk) at the weekends. He doesn't like 2)……
(take) anyone with him because he prefers 3)….. (be) alone while he walks.
4 We had better 1) (hurry) home tonight because our parents have promised 2) (take) us out for dinner. I don't know why they want…. 3) (eat) out, but we must 4)….. (arrive) home on time.
5 James is rich and can afford 1) …(buy)expensive things. He is always willing 2)………..(lend) money to people who need it, because he
enjoys 3) (help) others.
6 My parents let me 1) …… (stay) at my friend's house last weekend. They agreed ……2) (take) me in the car and they made me 3)….. (promise) to behave myself. It was a great weekend!
Ex5. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct infinitive form or the -ing form
How are you? I'm busy 1) ...studying... (study) for my exam which is next week, but I've decided 2) ……(take) a break and 3)……(write) you a letter. 4) ….(read) so many notes and 5)…. (learn) so many facts is making me very tired. I can't wait 6) …… (finish) my course! Then, I can start 7)….. (look) for a good job.
Sophie started her new job last month. 8)…….. (work) at the hospital suits her – she loves 9)….. (look) after people. She hopes 10)…. (stay) in this job for a couple of years and then she intends 11) ……. (try) for a promotion.
By the way, how are you getting on now that you are a manager? I forgot ….12)
(congratulate) you when I saw you. Anyway, I've got to go now. Write soon and tell me all your news, won't you?
Best Wishes, Maggie