Choose the best words to complete the following sentences.
 

1. We are still awaiting the final of the murder trial.
2. Microsoft has announced a 13% drop in this quarter. As a result, its share price has dropped by 4 points.
3. Were there any problems during the from the peseta to the Euro?
4. Despite some early , they eventually became a successful company.
5. What was the like for the sales presentation last Friday? Did many people go?
6. The bridge is being rebuilt so we'll have to take the to get to the city centre.
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Grammar - Hypothetical situations in the past.
Complete de sentences. Follow the example.
 

Example: I wish I could have gone to visit you in Paris when you were living there.
    I regret go to visit you in Paris when you were living there.
1. I don't know why you didn't tell me that your mother doesn't like me!
    If only that your mother doesn't like me.
2. Don't you regret not taking that job they offered you in Australia?
    Don't you wish that job they offered you in Australia?
3. I would have preferred him not to buy me a kitten for my birthday..
    I'd rather me a kitten for my birthday.
4. I regret not taking out private medical insurance.
    I wish private medical insurance.
5. I think he regrets not going to university.
    I think he'd prefer to university.
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Choose the correct colour idiom to complete the sentences.
 

1. My boss has finally given me to go ahead and find someone to re-design our logo. I never thought she would actually say yes.
2. María is such an optimist. She always looks at life through . I don't know how a person can always be so positive about everything.
3. When he smashed into the back of my car I and immediately jumped out to hit him. Luckily, I'd forgotten I had my seatbelt on because he was over six feet tall and built like a rugby player!
4. The lead the police were following turned out to be and took them nowhere, so they called in the suspects for another round of questioning and started again from square one.
5. My mate and his family live in a pretty village in around London. It's very quiet and peaceful and only 30 - 40 minutes from the city centre.
6. The hotel that my uncle left us in his will has turned out to be a bit of . It costs a fortune to run and as far as we can see it's never actually made a profit.
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Grammar - Sentence Transformations
Take the information in the first sentence and re-write it, using the word in capital so that the second sentence has a similar meaning. You cannot change the word in bold. Write between 3 and 5 words in the space including the word in capital. Follow the example.

Example: "If I were you, I would just ignore dad's advice," Dave told his sister.
    NOTICE
Dave advised his sister their dad's advice.
1. You are not to stop taking your medication under any circumstances.
    ACCOUNT
On up taking your medication.
2. We may have to move to San Francisco if I get this job.
    EVENT
In this job, we may have to move to San Francisco.
3. You should not put bags in front of the emergency exit.
    ACCOUNT
On no put in front of the emergency exit.
4. “You really must tell me what happened at the firm's Christmas party,” said Penny.
    INSISTED
Penny her what happened at the firm's Christmas party.
5. If you need to know anything more, just send us an email.
    SHOULD
Please do not hesitate to send us an email, information.
6. We would have been in serious trouble if Dave hadn’t known basic first aid.
    DAVE’S
If it of basic first aid, we would have been in serious trouble.
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