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GERUND - INFINITIVE QUIZ

Total: ../100pts
a. Fill in the blanks. Write the MAIN verb in the past tense. Use Gerund or Infinitive. (24 pts: __)
Fatih and Cengiz had very different personalities. Cengiz (like/get up) ..1.......................................
early in the morning. Fatih always (look forward to/sleep) ..2....................................... late. During the
day, Cengiz (enjoy/go) ..3....................................... shopping, but Fatih never (feel like/do)
..4....................................... that. He just (want/read) ..5....................................... . In the evenings, Fatih
(love/go out) ..6....................................... dancing. Cengiz (cant stand/be) ..7....................................... in
noisy clubs. When she (agree/go) ..8....................................... , she (insist on/come) .
9........................................ home early.
When Fatih and Cengiz got older, they (begin/change) ..10....................................... . Fatih only (think
about/sit) ..11....................................... home in front of the TV. But Cengiz (become interested in/go)
..12................................. to dances. What will they be like in another ten years?
b. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct form, the infinitive with to or -ing. Sometimes either is
possible. (V+ to V/v-ing)
(9pts:____)
Example:
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Dont forget ..sending............. (send) your sister a birthday card.

Do you want ................... (come) with us to the cinema.


Have you finished ...................(read) the newspaper.
Theyve decided ................... (leave) the city.
We love ................... (go) to the theatre.
Wed love ...................(see) Shakespeares Hamlet next week.
Shes tried ...................(stop) smoking ,but she cant.
He promised ................... (love) her forever.
Its stopped ................... (rain). Lets go for a walk.
I started ................... (learn) English nine months ago.

c. Infinitive with to after adjectives: (.adj + to + v) Use the words to make sentences or questions.
(8pts:____)
Example:
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curry/difficult/make?

Is curry difficult to make?

I/pleased/meet you. .............................................................................................................................


it possible/leave early? ..........................................................................................................................
It/impossible/learn all the words. .........................................................................................................
English/easy/understand? ......................................................................................................................
Japanese/hard/write.............................................................................................................................
It/lovely/see Anna last night. ..............................................................................................................
This exercise/not difficult/do. ..............................................................................................................
/surprised/hear your news. ...................................................................................................................

d. Put the words in the right order.


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for / to / work / easy / shes


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very / talk / hes / to / to / difficult .....................................................................
work / hes / with / nice / to
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with / live / to / easy / shes
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music / pleasant / listen / this / is / to / to .....................................................................
with / get / to / on / easy / shes
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pleasure / its / work / a / her / with / to .....................................................................

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e. GERUND -Complete the following sentences using gerund.


(23pts:____)
Example:

He likes ________________
He likes swimming.
She prefers ________________ She prefers drinking tea.
1. He denied_________________________________________________
2. When the teacher came in, the students stopped________________
3. He can't stand_______________________
4. I suggested__________________________
5. I prevented them from________________
6. Imagine_____________________________
7. He gave up__________________________
8. He is interested in____________________
9. She keeps___________________________
10. You'd better avoid___________________
11. He is considering____________________
12. I dislike____________________________
13. My father hates_____________________
14. He prefers_________________________
15. I finished__________________________
16. That house needs___________________
17. I remember________________________
18. He is afraid of______________________
19. We are looking forward to_____________
20. Would you mind _____________________?
21. He enjoys___________________________
22. It is no use__________________________
23. It is no good_________________________
f. Rewrite the following sentences using gerund or infinitive (with or without to) forms of the verbs in
brackets: i.e. do, to do or doing.
(24pts:____)
Example: He is interested in (play)__________ football. - He is interested in playing football.
He wants (be) __________ a teacher.
- He wants to be a teacher.
1. I used (drink)__________ milk every day when I was a child.
2. I am used to (stay up) __________ late.
3. The manager would like (speak) __________ to you.
4. The teacher doesn't permit (speak) __________ Turkish during the English lessons.
5. I remember (go) __________ to primary school with my grandfather.
6. He began (paint) __________ the walls at seven and worked till twelve.
7. The policeman caught the man (steal) __________.
8. They made us (wait) __________ for an hour.
9. I heard them (talk) __________ about you.
10. The boss wants you (come) __________ on time.
11. Would you mind (wait) __________ for a few minutes?
12. She enjoys (read) __________ English books.
13. My father didn't let me (go) __________ to the football match.
14. You ought (study) __________ hard.
15. You'd better (see) __________ a doctor.
16. They decided (hold) __________ the meeting next week.
17. I hope you won't forget (give) __________ this book to your father.
18. He went on (speak) __________ although nobody was paying attention.
19. Why do you keep on (make) __________ the same mistakes?
20. I found him (lie) __________ on his bed.
21. I'd rather (go) __________ out than (stay) __________ at home.
22. The boss got me (work) __________ late last night.
23. He insisted on (come) __________ with us.
24. He advised me (see) __________ a doctor.

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Chose the infinitive or the -ing form.


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Im very bad at to play/playing the piano.


Would you like to go/going horse riding with me?
Do you like to climb/climbing?
I hope I hope to learn/learning to play badminton next winter.
To fish / Fishing helps me to relax.

6. Thank you for to take / taking me windsurfing.


7. You cant expect to be / being good at a sport the very first time you try it.
8. Could you teach me how to play / playing chess ?
9. She really loves to collect / collecting stamps.
10.I cant live without to listen / listening to music.
11.To parachute / Parachuting can be quite dengerous if you dont know what you are doing.
12.Im quite good at to waterski / watersking , but my husband cant do it at all.
Choose the correct verb form
13. To speak / speaking when your mounth is full is not considered very polite.
14.Id like to have / having more free time than I do have.
15.I enjoy to play / playing tennis, but I really cant get excited about tp run / running.
16.To work / Working for too long on a computer can give you bad headaches.
17.They are not reall old enough to go out / going out on their own.
18.Her doctor has told her to stop / stopping / stopping smoking.
19.We try to eat / eating good quality food at home, but I think the children eat a lot of sweets and
junk food when theyre out.
20.I think to drink / drinking too much is his biggest problem.
Quiz 16 GERUND
A- Ask questions.
1. Breaking his glasses made Tim unhappy.
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2. My brother's not passing his final exam made us get disappointed.
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3. Teachers usually complain about students' not doing homework and studying enough.
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4. My elder brother went to bed instead of studying for his exam.
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5. He turned on the tape recorder by pushing the start button.
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B- Answer the questions, using a gerund.
6. What causes house women to get tired?
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7. What do you usually have arguments with your family about?
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8. What annoys your teachers most?
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9. What caused you not to trust your friend?


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10.What made your father punish you?
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Use of English.
11.My father drives fast. It frightens me. (gerund)
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12.John always comes into class late. This makes our teacher get angry. (gerund)
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13.He isn't a very punctual boy. This makes him unreliable. (gerund)
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14.You cook the meat fast. It makes it tough. (gerund)
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15.My uncle always has to do the same thing in the factory. He is tired of it. (gerund)
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16.She is very short. It is a serious disadvantage in her career. (gerund)
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17.My father took me to the cinema last night. I enjoyed it. (gerund)
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18.Mary is sometimes rude. Sue can't help it. (gerund)
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19.Don't buy it. It is not worth it. (gerund)
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20.Kate has to do a lot of homework every day. She is tired of it. (gerund)
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21.My deskmate doesn't know how to swim. He is worried about it. (gerund)
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22.My son doesn't want to watch this film. He is afraid of it. (gerund)
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23.My wife takes some exercises every day. It makes her keep fit. (gerund)
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24.Some of our classmates failed in English. This made them feel unhappy. (gerund)
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25.My brother gets letters from his fiance. It makes him happy. (gerund)
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C- Use of English.
11.It is very wonderful to go to the Canary Islands. (gerund)
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12.It is harmful to smoke. (gerund)
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13.It is useful to know how to drive a car. (gerund)
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14.My brother went abroad. This caused my parents to feel worried. (gerund)
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15.I got a good mark from the quiz. This made me happy. (gerund)
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16.I couldn't pay the bill in the shop. This caused me to be ashamed. (gerund)
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17.You offer her to pay for her bills. I don't like it. (gerund)
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18.I smoke. It makes me feel sick. (gerund)
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19.It takes a long time to afforest the land. (gerund)
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20.A lot of forests burned in 1994.This made us feel worried. (gerund)
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21.It is impossible to park your car along the streets in Istanbul during office hours. (gerund)

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22.I have to get up early every day. It makes me feel annoyed. (gerund)
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23.Perhaps I am late for school. I'm worried about it. (gerund)
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24.My father likes driving. He is very fond of it. (gerund)
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25.My secretary can type well. She is very good at it. (gerund)
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Infinitive with or without TO?
Put the verbs in brackets into the correct form, the infinitive with or without to.
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Id like to come (come) to the swimming pool, but I cant swim (swim).
Janes decided .............. (see) anything. It so dark.
Janes decided............... (give) her husband a ring for christmas.
Lets ................(go) to Rome for our holiday.
Shall I..............(ring) the travel agent?
Wed love..........(meet) your wife.
Could you ..............(tell) me the time, please?
Veronica couldnt ............(come) to the party because she promised...................(visit)
her aunt.
John forgot ...................(turn) off the lights when he went to bed.
I couldnt....................(ride) a bike until I was eight,but I learnt................(swim) when I
was three.
Can you ..................(help) me? Id like.................... (buy ) a new stereo.
I dont want............... (stay) at home tonight.Lets................(go) to the pub.
Ill................(see) you tomorrow!
I havent got anything (to eat / eat).
Why dont you (to take / take) a holiday?
I would like (to go / go) out tonight.
A : Thats the doorbell. B : Ill (to go / go).
Can you (to lend / lend) me some money?
That dress makes her (to look / look) funny.
I hope (to see / see) you again soon.
Shall I (carry / to carry) that bag for you?
What time do you have to (start / to start) work in the mornings?
Its nice (to see / see) you again.
Fancy (meeting / to meet) here! What a surprise!

Choose the infinite or -ing form. If you are unsure, look at the rules on page 114, and write
another sentences using the same verb followed by the correct form.
21. I try to avoid to work / working overtime.
22. Would you agree to work / working at the weekend once a month if you could have days off
during the week?
23. My brother has asked to have / having a years unpaidleave to work on a personel project.
24. Shelagh dislikes to have / having to work until 7.30 every day.
25. I dont know any body who enjoys to fill in / filling in forms.
26. I have just begun to understand / understanding how this organistion really works.
27. Some days I feel like to walk / walking out of my office and never to come / coming back.

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28. Have you ecided to accept / accepting the new job ?


29. Excuse me a minute - I think Ive forgotten to turn off / turning off my computer.
30. Bill, my policeman friend, says he never has enough time to finish to do / doing his paperwork.
31. I cant imagine to work / working at home - I dont think Id have the discipline.
32. I happened to overhear / overhearing you - I think youll work faster if you assemble th eparts
this way.
33. Do you mind to be / being away from your family on business trips so much ?
34. Have you ever learnt to operate / operating a telex machine ?
35. Mr Levin wont be in this week - I suggest to get / getting Ms richards to do some of his work
while he is away.
36. I cant help to wonder / wondering who hired that man.
37. Did you manage to find out / finding out who was behind the decision?
38. She seems to like / liking the added responsibilityher new jobgives her.
Choose the infinitive or the -ing form.
39. My watch has stopped to work / working.
40. I would like to buy / buying a better computer.
41. I very much enjoy to take / taking photos of animals.
42. Do you like to watch / watching sport on TV ?
43. I must ask Harry to mend / mending to CD player.
44. We hope to get / getting a new car soon.
45. I dont want to telephone / telephoning Judy - will you do it ?
46. Our dishwasher keeps to flood / flooding.
47. Thanks very much for to mend / mending my bicycle.
48. Dont forget to put / putting some oil in the car.
49. I cant stand to watch / watching advertisements on TV.
50. We have to take / taking the mixer back to the shop - it doesnt work.

Quiz 30 a)......need / needs / needed + to V1


b)......need / needs / needed + V+ing
A- Answer the questions.
1. Kate's room is untidy. What does it need? (passive infinitive)
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2. There are a lot of dirty clothes in the laundry room. What do they need? (passive-ing)
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3. The trees in your garden are very dry. What do they need? (passive infinitive)
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4. His bike is very dusty. What does it need? (passive-ing)


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5. The tape recorder is out of order. What does it need? (passive infinitive)
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6. This shirt isn't long enough for me. What does it need? (passive-ing)
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7. The house was very old. What did it need? (passive infinitive)
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8. The room is too dark for me to read. What does it need? (passive-ing)
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9. Our classroom was very dirty yesterday. What did it need? (passive infinitive)
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10.My shirts are very long. What do they need? (passive-ing)
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11.Those pictures are very dirty. What do they need? (passive infinitive)
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12.The children are very naughty and impolite. What do they need? (passive-ing)
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B- Complete the sentences meaningfully.
13.His hair is very long. It needs ___________________
14.The lamps are out of order. They need ___________________
15.I have got a terrible toothache. Some of my teeth _________________
16.The old lady can't carry her things by herself. She needs ____________
17.My car is very old. It needs___________________
C- Write a suitable ending for the situations below.
18.The furniture in the manager's room was very old. It_______________
19.Oliver's room is full of bad smell. It needs___________________
20.There are a lot of holes on this road. It___________________
21.This water is too hot, so the baby can't drink it. It_________________
22.The water in the aquarium was very dirty. It___________________
23.The soup is cold. It___________________
24.Your nails are very long. They___________________
25.She sat on the "wet paint" chair by mistake. It________________ again.

FCE Use of English


Part 3: 'Key' Word Transformation
7) Verb Patterns
You knowledge of verb patterns such as gerund and infinitive is frequently tested.
For Questions 1-8, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence
using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words.
1. It's really important that you pay the bill today.
REMEMBER
You must ................................................ the bill today.
2. I think it would be a good idea if you joined the beginner's class.
SUGGEST
I .................................................... the beginners class.

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3. Meeting John in town was really surprising.


EXPECT
I ..................................................... John in town.
4. In the future she became a successful business woman.
WENT
She ................................................... a successful business woman.
5. I'll help you with your homework.
MIND
I ...................................................... you with your homework.
6. I hated driving on the left at first but now it's OK.
USED
I ....................................................... on the left now.
7. Don't bother to apply for the job.
POINT
There ......................................................... for the job.
8. Were you successful in passing the exam?
MANAGE
Did ............................................................ the exam?
1-Correct answers:
remember to pay
2-suggest joining
suggest you join
suggest that you join
3-did not expect to meet
didn't expect to meet
4-went on to become
5-do not mind helping
don't mind helping
6-am used to driving
'm used to driving
've got used to driving
7-is no point in applying
's no point in applying
is no point applying
8-is no point in applying
's no point in applying
is no point applying

GERUND A- Answer these questions using a gerund.


1. What caused your sister not to complete her homework? (be ill)
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2. What made you feel sad? (your friend didn't give his book to you.)
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3. What is impossible for a student?
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4. What makes your parents feel disappointed?
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5. What is necessary to be a student at university? (successful)
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6. What is enjoyable for you on Sundays?
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7. What caused your aunt to go to hospital yesterday?
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8. What does your mother always complain about?
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9. What do most of the students always complain about?


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10.What is easy for a dentist ?
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