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Lesson 6: The -ing form (1)
1. I think that ________ is the best form of exercise.

2. Look at all those people! They are probably ________ a film or something.

3. I want ________ somewhere exotic.

4. Every Saturday morning dad goes ________ in the river near the house.

5. Can you imagine ________ in the North Pole?
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Lesson 6: The -ing form (2)
1. I don't mind ________ (to wait). Just relax and take your time.

2. Let's ________ (to go) to that new restaurant tonight for dinner.

3. There's no point in ________ (to ask) Goffredo. He hates concerts!

4. There's no use ________ (to repair) the motorbike, if we are going to sell it…

5. Imagine ________ (to lay) on the beach.
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Lesson 6: Verbs followed by the -ing form
1. I really hate ________ (to get up) early in the morning.

2. James doesn't mind ________ (to run) errands for his parents.

3. Luckily Lucy finished ________ (to spend) too much money.

4. Michael suggested ________ (to have) a barbecue in the garden.

5. If you go too fast, you risk ________ (to fall off) the bike.
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Lesson 6: Verbs followed by the -ing form (2)
1. To learn Janapenese is not easy.
   ________ Japanese is not easy.

2. It's a wonderful pastime to listen to her jokes.
   ________ to her jokes is a wonderful pastime.

3. In my opinion, it's quite natural to look forward to the holidays.
   In my opinion, ________ to the holidays is quite natural.

4. Do not trespass!
   No ________.

5. Do not cheat!
   No ________.
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Lesson 6: Verbs followed by the -ing form (3)
1. There was a man ________
2. Since leaving Toulouse ________
3. I often read ________
4. Being almost bald, ________
5. I earn my living ________
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Lesson 6: Verbs followed by the - ing form and prepositions (1)
1. Alan is very fond ________________ (to solve) rebuses.

2. I am tired ________________ (to study) Physics.

3. I wanted to go to the theatre, but Marta was not interested ________________ (to come) with me.

4. Jennifer is very keen ________________ (to swim).

5. I am very good ________________ (to play) the flute.
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Verbs followed by the -ing form and prepositions (2)
1. I am not used ________________ (to study) until late.

2. She is fed up ________________ (to do) the same things every day.

3. Julio was very angry, so he left ________________ (to say) goodbye.

4. Dolores is thinking ________________ (to buy) a new house in the countryside.

5. She is getting used ________________ (to live) in a new country, on her own.
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Lesson 6: Verbs followed by the - ing form and prepositions (3)
With or without the preposition "to"? Choose the correct form.
A: 1. The suspect admitted ___ shooting the victim.
B: 2. The children are looking forward ___ going to Paris.
C: 3. She apologised ___ breaking my glasses.
D: 4. Tom is not used ___ waking up early.
E: 5. It's no use ___ explaining this to him: he's still too young.
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Lesson 6: Review of the - ing form
1. A: "What are you ________ tonight?"
   B: "I'm going to a concert"

2. She suggested ________ a pizza for dinner.

3. ________ is very dangerous for your health.

4. Thank you for ________ us to you birthday party!

5. You can't cheat during the exam. The sign says: "No ________."
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Lesson 6: Grammar review: the - ing form
Decide whether the following statements are true (V) or false (F).
A: 1. The -ing ending for English verbs is used to show the progressive aspect (i.e. progressive or continuous verb tenses) of an action.
B: 2. The -ing ending for English verbs is used for gerunds, that are verbs used as adjectives or adverbs.
C: 3. The -ing ending for English verbs is used in participles, commonly used as as adjectives that modify nouns.
D: 4. The -ing ending for English verbs is used after the verb "to go" in many expressions, showing leisure-time activities.
E: 5. When "to" is part of a phrasal verb or when "to" is used as a preposition, it is followed by a base form.
F: 6. If phrases with participles are at the beginning of a sentence, they should modify the first noun or pronoun in the sentence.
G: 7. Both -ing forms and past participles can be used as adjectives, acquiring the same meanings.
H: 8. The combination "go + -ing form" is used for all leisure-time activities.
I: 9. Gerunds can be used as nouns for subjects and subject complements.
J: 10. Some verbs which combine with other words are followed by an -ing form (gerund), and not "to + base form".
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