Insertit is/there isin the spaces. In some sentences, contracted plural, negative and
interrogative forms, or the past or future tense are required.
1What’s the time?- … …3.30. ~
And what’s the date?~ . . . . . .the 24th.
2How far… …toYork?~
. . . . . .50miles.
3 … …very stormy last night. ~
Yes, … …storms all over the country.
4 … …freezing very hard…. ……ice on the lake tomorrow.
5As…… sunny she decided to take the children to the sea.
6Why don’t you go for a walk? . . . . . .a pity to stay in when . . . . . . so nice outside.
7 … …not any shadows because … … not any sun.

8 … …going to be a bus strike tomorrow.~
… … …all right if … … a fine day; but if … …wet
… … … long queues on the Underground.
9 … …not any glass in the windows; that is why . . . . . .so cold in the room.
10 … …very wet yesterday; … …impossible to go out.
11… …a lot of rain last week. … … floods everywhere.
12 ……a thick fog last night. … …several accidents on the motorway.
13 … …foolish to drive fast when … …foggy.
14 … …difficult to find your way round this town. . . . . . .so many streets all looking
exactly alike.
15Come on, children! … …time to get up! … …nearly breakfast time.
16 . .. . ….. lunch time when we get to York, so let’s have lunch there.~
No, … … not be time for lunch because our train to Edinburgh leaves York at13.15.
17 ……a funny smell here. … …turpentine?
18 ……all sorts of stories about Robin Hood, but … …not known exactly who he was or
what he did.
19 … …said that if you break a mirror you’ll be unlucky for seven years.
20As he had very bad sight … …difficult for him to recognize people.
21 ‘Can I have a Telegraph,please?’said the customer.
I’m afraid … …not any left,’said the newsagent. ‘But . . . . . .a Guardianon the rack
beside you. Why not take that? … …just as good.’
22 … …not necessary to carry your passport everywhere with you but … …advisable to
carry some document of identity.
23 ……a guard outside the door and … …bars on the windows.
… …impossible to escape.
24 ……a garage behind the hotel? ~
Yes, but … …rather full. I don’t think … …room for your car.
25One night . . . . . .a heavy fall of snow which blocked all the roads.
Luckily … … plenty of food in the house.
26 ……a hotel in the village, so we decided to stay there.
. . . . . .a charming village and I was very happy there, but my children were bored
because … …nothing to do in the evenings.
27 … …five flats in the building—one on each floor. Mine’s on the top floor. . . . . . .no
lift but … … supposed to be good for the figure to run up and down stairs, . . . . . .?
28 ……a pity you haven’t another bedroom. ~
Yes, but … …quite a big loft, which I am thinking of turning into a bedroom. . . . . . .
a skylight so … …not . . .a ventilation problem.
29 ……all sorts of legends about these caves. … …said that smugglers hid their goods
here and that . . . . . .an underground passage leading to the village inn.
30Tell me something about King Lear.~
. .. . ..the story of a king who divided his kingdom between his daughters. … …
foolish to give away your property like that. . . . . . .never certain that your family
will behave generously to you in return.
31Has Tom any more children?~
Yes. . . . . , .a daughter, Ann. ~
Oh yes, … …Ann who opened the door to us yesterday, . . . . . .?
32He thought that … …better to say nothing about his change of plan.
33 . …..a long time before I got an answer. Then one day a letter arrived—well, … …not

really a letter, for … … only one sentence on the paper.
34 ……a pond beside your house?—Yes, . . . . . . ~
How deep . . . . . .?
35We’ve done all we can. … …nothing to do now but wait.
36Just cross out that word and goon…. …not necessary to begin again.
(or……no need to begin again.)