1 . . .of my friends advised me to take . . .taxi; another said that there was quite . . .
good bus service.
2 . . .friend of mine lent me . . .book by Meredith. I’ve only . . .more chapter to read.
Would you like . . .loan of it afterwards?~
No, thanks. I read . . .of his books . . .few years ago and didn’t like it. Besides I have . . .library book to finish. If I don’t take it back tomorrow I’ll have to pay . . .fine.
3 . . .man I met on the train told me . . .rather unusual story.
4Most people like . . .rest after . . .hard day’s work, but Tom seemed to have . . .
inexhaustible supply of energy.
5I’ve told you . . .hundred times not to come into . . .room with . . . hat on.
6It’s unlucky to light three cigarettes with . . .match. ~
That’s only . . .superstition. Only . . .idiot believes in superstitions.
7He says . . .caravan is no good; he needs . . .cottage.
8 . . .plate is no good; we need . . .dozen.
9Last time there was . . .fog here . . .plane crash-landed in . . .field near the airport.
The crew had . . .lucky escape. . . .man broke his leg; the rest were unhurt.
10You’ve been . . .great help to me; . . .day I will repay you.
11 My car broke down near . . .bus stop. There was . . .man waiting for . . .bus so I
asked him for . . .advice.
12He took . . .quick look at my car and said, ‘Buy . . .new . . . .’
13There was . . .woman there. The rest were men.~
There shouldn’t have been even . . .woman. It was meant to be . . . stag party.
14Don’t tell . . .soul! Not even your wife!~
Of course not! I’d never tell . . .secret to . . .woman.
15Most of the staff had been there for only . . .very short time, but . . .man had been
there . . .year and . . .half, so he knew . . .little more than the rest.
16Could you lend me . . .dictionary, please? I’m trying to do . . . crossword puzzle.~
I’m afraid I’ve only got . . .dictionary, and Tom’s borrowed it.
17 . . .chop won’t be enough for Tom; he’ll want two; he’s . . .small man but he’s got . . .
18 1want . . .volunteers for . . .dangerous job,’said the captain.
There was . . .long silence.
‘Isn’t there even . . .man who will take . . .risk?’he asked.
. . .voice called out from the back, ‘Will there be . . .reward?’
19I have . . .flat on the top floor. You get . . .lovely view from there.
20 . . .day a new director arrived. He was . . .ambitious, bad-tempered man, and the
staff took . . .instant dislike to him.
21Suddenly . . .bullet struck . . .street lamp . . .little to Bill’s left. He looked up and
saw . . .man with . . .gun standing at . . .open window.
22Bill fired back twice. . . .bullet hit the wall, the other broke . . . pane of . . .glass. He
heard . . .angry shout.
23 . . .day—it was . . .dry day with . . .good visibility—Tom was driving along . . .
country road in . . .borrowed car.
24You’re making . . .mistake after another. Have you . . .hangover, or something? ~
No, but I had . . .very bad night last night. The people next door were having . . .
. . .bad night shouldn’t have such . . .effect on your work. I often have three bad
nights in succession. I live in . . .very noisy street.
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