GERUNDS AND INFINITIVES [****]

Complete the sentences with the gerund of the verbs in the box. Be careful, there are more words than you need.

read * listen * drive * browse * send * print * buy * be

a) David enjoys to music on his mobile phone.

b) I prefer a book to watching TV.

c) text messages is a quick and easy way to communicate with friends.

d) Instead of those photos, why don't you post them on Facebook?

e) the web is fast with high-speed Internet connection.

f) Jack dislikes outside in the summer because of the hot weather.

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Order the words to make sentences. Be careful, you have to change one of the verbs into a gerund!

a) doesn't / to the beach / Ted / go / feel like

.

b) in a queue / can't / wait/ Charles / stand

.

c) soon / finish / I / answer / will / my e-mails

.

d) fly / Debra / a child / was afraid of / when / was / she

.

e) wants to / Ann / her aunt / her friends / visit / instead of / meet

.

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Complete the texts with the infinitive forms in the boxes.

eat * be * have * share
I don't like social networking sites. They are for people who pretend celebrities. They feel important after they post messages about nothing. "I promise not chocolate today." Or "I am lucky such good friends." Who cares? I don't want my thoughts with strangers.
explain * decide * join
I have recently decided a social network, but it isn't easy which one is the best. I have asked my brother for help. He has agreed to me the differences between them.

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Rewrite the sentences using infitives and the words in brackets.

a) Sam said that he would buy me a bike. (promised)

.

b) Frank said that he would clean the kitchen. (offered)

.

c) They felt like having a picnic. (decided)

.

d) Everyone loves the idea of going on a trip. (wants)

.

e) Kate said that she would drive. (agreed)

.

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Infinitive or gerund? Choose the correct answer.

a) Our cat is afraid of water. She can't stand .

b) A clean cat doesn't need .

c) Why don't you go inside instead of ?

d) Paul promised not to .

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Complete the sentences ith the verbs in brackets. Use gerunds or infinitives.

a) Karen enjoys (chat) with friends.

b) Dan has offered (teach) me French.

c) Hal prefers (meet) friends to (talk) on the phone.

d) Tim refuses (turn down) his music.

e) The judges have promised (announce) the winners soon.

f) I don't need (share) my thoughts on a social network.

g) Kevin doesn't mind (stay in) tonight. He's been out every night this week.

h) (send) text messages is a popular way to keep in touch with friends.

i) I'm tired of (listen) to you complain.

j) Johnny is pretending (be) asleep at the moment.

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Write QUESTIONS with the words below.

a) when / you / want / do / your homework

?

b) what / you / enjoy / watch / on TV

?

c) when / you / need / be / at school

?

d) where / you / feel like / go / in the summer

?

e) what / you / dislike / do

?

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Now, choose the correct answer for the exercise above and match them with the pictures.

Before quarter past eight.

I prefer in the afternoon.

I'd love to visit Italy.

I hate watering the plants.

I like soap operas.

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