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Cambridge English: Advanced Perfect / Cambridge English Advanced Perfect
Capitolo
Lesson 5: Expressing wishes and regrets
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Lesson 5: Wish
1. She failed most of her exams, and now she wishes she ________ (to work) harder.

2. I had to get the bus to work every day. I wish I ________ (to have) a car.

3. The weather's terrible today. I wish it ________ (to be) a bit warmer.

4. It really annoys me that you never do anything around the house! I wish you ________ (to wash up) from time to time.

5. I missed my English class yesterday because I went to the doctor's. I wish I ________ (to miss) it.

6. The last bus always seems to leave early. I wish the driver ________ (to wait) until the right time before leaving.

7. My sister will have to cancel her party next week. She wishes she ________ (to have) to cancel it, but she's broken her leg.

8. We went to a new restaurant for lunch and I've been feeling sick all afternoon. I wish we ________ (to go) there.

9. The two brothers are always fighting. Their mother wishes they ________ (sott. "to be fighting").

10. I gave that man in the pub my phone number. I wish I ________ (to have, sott. "given").
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Lesson 5: Would rather vs. would prefer to (1)
1. She would like to go to Australia, whereas her husband ________ Spain.

2. His wife  ________rent a house.

3. Mrs. Cauchy________ to stay in a hotel.

4. My sister would like to have fun in Sunny Beach, but I ________ go on a cruise.

5. My wife would like to rent a house in London, but I ________ to camp in the desert.
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Lesson 5: "Would rather" vs. "would prefer to" (2)
Would rather or would prefer to? Choose the correct form to fill in each gap.
A: 1. My wife would like to visit a museum, but I would __________________ to go to the theatre.
B: 2. I would __________________ become a scuba diver. It's such an exciting job!
C: 3. I would __________________ not to become a computer programmer. It's such a boring job!
D: 4. I would __________________ buy this cake because I prefer the taste. Yummy!
E: 5. I would __________________ not rent a house in the moors.
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Lesson 5: "Would rather" vs. "prefer" (1)
Would rather or prefer? Choose the correct form to fill in each gap.
A: 1. She __________________ eat a pizza than a hamburger.
B: 2. Mark and Jenny __________________ rabbits. They don't like cats.
C: 3. I __________________ stay home today.
D: 4. We __________________ watching basketball.
E: 5. Usually people __________________ warm weather.
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"Would rather" vs. "prefer" (2)
1. I ________ buy the blue shirt.

2. Why do you ________ going out with Immanuel?

3. I ________ have the meeting at 5:30 pm.     

4. Normally, we ________ going to the beach.

5. I ________ watch the tennis match.
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Lesson 5: "Would rather" vs. "had better" (1)
1. Dario ________. Look at him!

2. I don't want to go for a walk. ________ a rest.

3. Rossella ________ carefully… She has already crashed two cars!

4. Cinzia ________ on the beach than climb mountains.

5. X: "________ a cat or a dog?"
   Y: "A cat of course! It is quieter!"
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Lesson 5: "Would rather" vs. "had better" (2)
1. Bobby ________ so much.

2. ________ him the truth or wait for a while?

3. It's time to ask for the bill. Wouldn't you rather have/rather to have/better have a coffee first?

4. "________ sleep during the class!"

5. ________ your husband and tell him you'll be late?
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"Would rather", "would prefer", "prefer"
1. I don't fancy the theatre again. I ________ go to the cinema.

2. Although I love relaxing on beaches, I think I ________ walking in the mountains.

3. I ________ speak to him in person than ________ (to discuss) things over the phone.

4. I ________ trains to cars.

5. They ________ have lunch inside, but I ________ (to eat) outside in the garden: it's sunny today!
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Lesson 5: Review of the main forms used to express wishes and regrets
1. I would rather ________ (to learn) French than Spanish.

2. I would prefer ________ (to have) dinner late tonight.

3. Would you rather ________ (to drive) a car or a motorcycle?

4. She would rather ________ (to live) with her parents than alone.

5. Would you prefer ________ (to stay) in or go out?

6. Would you rather ________ (to make) dinner or go out to a restaurant?

7. They would rather ________ (to play) soccer all day instead of studying.

8. I would prefer ________ (to watch) a movie.

9. Would you rather ________ (to eat) hotdogs or hamburgers?

10. I would rather ________ (to wear) a dress than pants.
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Lesson 5: Grammar review: expressing wishes and regrets
Decide whether the following statements are true (V) or false (F).
A: 1. A wish is a hope or desire for something, while a regret is a negative conscious and emotional reaction to personal past acts and behaviours.
B: 2. You may use "wish + past simple" to express that you want a situation in the present (or future) to be different.
C: 3. You may use "wish + past perfect" to express a regret, or that you want a situation in the future to be different.
D: 4. You may use "wish + would + bare infinitive" to express impatience, annoyance or dissatisfaction with a present action.
E: 5. You may use wish instead of hope to express that you want something to happen in the future.
F: 6. You may use "wish + infinitive" or "wish + object + infinitive" to mean want in a formal situation.
G: 7. You may use "If only + past perfect" to express a wish and/or a regret.
H: 8. There is no difference between "wish" and "hope".
I: 9. A preference is the fact that you like something or someone more than another thing or person.
J: 10. You can use words like "would rather, would prefer and prefer" to talk or ask about preferences.
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