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I ) l' 80 Grammar: Wis hes - Unr e ai"; '4 ..~ _~
10 Your best friend won't lend ye her white silk dr ess 13 Dine gets cross because there is a lo t of tra ffic in the because last time you sp ilt cof fee on it. street w here she lives.
14 You and your ext door neig hbour had an arg ument 11 Therese's dog keeps the neigh bours c woke becau se and now he' won 't speek to you.
it bar ks a ll night.
12 You have lost your reference from one of your 15 Adrienn e sow o beau tiful w inter coot but it cos t one previou s jobs and now you need i fo r an interv iew . mon th's pay.
round the world trip..
I .wish . ,
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I I wish I hadn 't read the letter. 4 Why don 't you drive more carefully ? I I,
I If only I hadn't read the letter. I wish you would drive more carefully.
I I regret reading/having read the fetter. Please drive more carefully. I ,I
I I'm sorry I read the letter. I'd rather you drove more carefully.
I It's a pity I read the le tter. You'd better drive more carefully. I ' 2 "1Wish he would be more patient, " she said. It's lime you slarled drilling more carefully.
She complained 11701 he wasn't patie nt. You would be better off driVing more carefully. She complained thai he was impatient. 5 It's a pity I am not wealthy.
3 f. would love -to-travel-abroad. I wish I were wealthy: If only I could lravel abroad. If only I ",Iere wealthy. I wish I could Iravel ab road. 6 I want to see you in my office . ,
__ I wish to see yo u in my o ffice. : , ---- - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -1
2 Comple te the se cond sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word g iven. Do not change the word given. You must use betwe en Ihree and eight words, including the word g iven.
Please, stop te/king because I con' ! co ncentrate on 5 M eg wonts to be left a lo ne because she's upset. the film. rathe r . quiet iv\eg
' I .. .. .. .. .. ... .. .. . .. she's upset. ........ ........ .. .... ... .. I can' t concentra te on the film. 6 1regret having committed myself to so many pri vate
2 W hy don 't you show me you r stamp coll ection ? lessons in the evenings. let not I _ . If .. .. your stomp coll edion. r: . priva te lessons in the evenings.
3 'You look tir ed . Why don ' r you go to bed ea rly 7 ~e reg rets not taking her threa ts of leaving him tonig ht? seriously. better . Wishes You .. He .. .. .. .. ...... .. . .. : y6u look tired . .. . f ' l' eavlng h' . I0 . rrn .seno us y.
4 Z e has a job which ma es her feel very stressed . 8- I wou ld love to go on a round the world trip . le~ . able
(CONVER SATIONAL GRAMMRR ) 3 Choose the co rrect item .
5 If only I .... ..... the bill; w e wouldn' t ' ave been CUI o If only I then w hat I knew now!
Wi s hes - Un r e al Po st -= ,
r I., a l i . A had known C coul d know A pa id C had been pa id i . I B knew D wfl s known B have pa id D had pa id in bed It's ol rnost midnight, isn't
" It's time you 6 "I shouldn't have missed Mar y's party." . 'I "
9 "You' re looking tired. " - " l'rn exhausted . I wi sh my neighbours ... .. .... loud
music w hen I' m try ing to sleep." A haven't played C won ' t p lay B wouldn ' t play D hadn ' t played
7 He regr ets ....... .. -~ n o u g h time to finish the exercises. A not to have c . no r haVing B not have had D to not have
8 " Do you mind if I tell I" \a ry a bout you r trip?" - "W ell, I'd rather you .... .. ... anyone else about it." A wouldn' t tell C not to tell 1:3. didn' tell D haven ' t told
" It's a pity you ........ .; w e hed a 10vE?.I:;i ~ i me ." A haven' t ceme C we r e~ ' coming B did n' t come D hadn' t ceme
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C better have D ra ther had
C had been D w ere
"Ycu' re right." A ar e B have been
.~ on di ti ~ ri'd I ~~p~ 2 If I were you, I would resig n: .. " . ' . '
wishes (present) I. wis ~ I wer~ In Lendon .
2 "That trip wa s a nightmar e." "Yes, I wish w e ..... ..... " A w ent C hcdn't gone B have gone D g o
3 "I overslept end was lat e for w ork aga in !" "You'd .. ..... .. that clock fixed; it hasn' t worked fe r over a w eek now." A rather have B better to have
I'd rather/s c>0 nersb. ; ; (for p;esents ituatio risj ' I'd soonervc : answered me now.
sup co se z'suppos inq , Suppose you were fired, what w~ u ld you do '!
a ~ if/as th ~ugh . He behaves as if he owned the place !
4 "Yo u missed an exciting starr to the feotball match." "Yes, it's a p ity I en rime. " A am not C wasn 't B haven't been D ha dn't been
It' s (about/high) time... It's time we left.