Use the right form of the Gerund of the verbs in brackets.

Use the right form of the Gerund of the verbs in brackets.

1. We insist on (do) the work right now. The customers insist on the work (do) at once. 2.1 enjoy (go) to her parties. But I dislike (take) there by my boyfriend. 3. Stop (talk) about it. The incident isn't worth (mention). 4. — Have you finished (correct) the composition? — No, it still needs (brush up). 5. Sue admitted (tell) a lie. And she didn't mind (reprimand) for it. 6.1 am used to (remind) by my mother that life is great and I should keep (smiling), 7. Ted couldn't imagine (abuse) anyone, or (abuse) by anyone. 8. He is very secretive. He avoids (ask) any personal questions or (ask) any even by his closest friends. 9.1 remember (beat) once by my elder brother for cheating. 10. They suspected the inspector of (get) some more evidence and were afraid of (call) to the police station. 11. He wasn't used to (ignore).

Translate into English

1. Изучение иностранного языка — трудная, но инте­ресная работа. 2. Отсутствие прогресса — это регресс. 3. Выбор профессии —важнейший шаг в жизни каж­дого человека. 4. Связаться с ними безотлагательно — вопрос жизни и смерти. 5. Заниматься пересудами — любимое занятие не только женщин, но и мужчин. 6. Меня не проведешь. Даже не пытайся сделать это. 7. Выращивание клубники стало ее страстью. 8. Он был так упрям. И убедить его было невозможно. 9. Ку­пание в ледяной воде чуть не убило меня. 10. Ссорить­ся и мириться — любимое занятие моих соседей-мо­лодоженов. 11. Добраться до сути дела — это было все, чего он хотел. И остановить его уже было невозмож­но. 12. Заводить романы — это не по моей части. 13. Преподавание — не очень благодарная работа. И отрицать этого нельзя. 14. Предаваться воспоминани­ям о прошлом — пустая трата времени. Ведь назад дороги нет. 15. Никогда не скажешь, что она может выкинуть в следующий момент. 16. Вязание, как го­ворят психиатры, успокаивает нервы.

Insert the necessary prepositions

1. There's no point ... contradicting women, is there? 2. Think twice ... selling the house, will you? 3. Don't be frightened ... making decisions and ... taking initiative. 4. Excuse me ... rushing you around like that. 5. He is addicted ... drinking. 6. It's really rather late ... ringing people up. 7. I'm terribly keen ... watching fashion shows. 8. She is mad ... cooking. Imagine the amount of time she loses ... cooking. 9.1 am far ... exaggerating, I'm just stating facts. 10. He blamed himself ... not having seen the spot before, and still more ... having lit the fire himself. 11. I am used ... eating salads and drinking juices. 12. Stars are getting huge money ... acting and producing. 13. She is thinking ... hiring someone to clean her apartment. 14. You should have seen her face ... being caught red-handed.

Use the right form of the Gerund of the verbs in brackets.

1. Stark sat down without __ (to speak) (Jones) 2. He did not go without __ by Amy. (to congratulate) (Dickens) 3. After __ more closely than usual and __ his hair, he [Herzog] took the bus uptown, (to shave, to brush) (Bellow) 4. At South Square, on __ that Michael and Fleur were out, he -did not dress for dinner, but went to the nursery, (to discover) (Galsworthy) 5. I had to sound as if I didn't mind __, as though I had no temper of my own. (to insult) (Snow) 6. She kept on __, her voice low and controlled, (to talk) (Braine) 7. In the morning light, she was, ashamed of herself for __ so __ the night before, (to elate) (Snow) 8. The house wanted __ (to do up) (Galsworthy) 9. Even a criminal must be told the nature of his crime before __ (to convict) (Stone) 10. She showed none of the usual feminine pleasure at __ hard to understand, inscrutable, mysterious, (to be) (Priestley) 11. I still reproached myself for not __ open with Douglas Osbaldiston from the start, when he had invited me to do so. (to be) (Snow) 12. No woman looks her best after __ up all night, (to sit) (Shaw) 13. His legs were somewhat stiff from not — or __ for days, (to hike, to climb) (Baum) 14. I'm tired of __ like a silly fat lamb, (to treat) (Coppard) 15. I know everyone who's worth __ (to know) (Maugham) 16. After __ this, he; cursed himself for not __ the opposite, so that he might have used the expected guest as a lever to get rid of Misha. (to say, to say) (Murdoch) 17. There is vivid happiness in merely __ alive, (to be) (Coppard) 18. "Your tie needs—," Mrs. Simpson said, (to straighten) (Greene) 19. The attempt is at least worth __ (to make) (Collins) 20. Mr. Creakle then caned Tommy Traddles for __ in tears, instead of cheers, on account of Mr. Mell's departure... (to discover) (Dickens) 21. He apologized to Hooker for __ so late, (to be down) (Priestley) 22. One could not walk or drive about Philadelphia without __ and __ with the general tendency toward a more cultivated and selective social life, (to see, to impress) (Dreiser) 23. I just couldn't stand __ away from you any longer, (to be) (Stone) 24. I remember __ him with her and Marner going away from church, (to see) (Eliot) 25. When I told him that I meant to live in Paris for a while, and had taken an apartment, he reproached me bitterly lor not __ him know, (to let) (Maugham) 26. He had a flat smooth face with heavy-lidded green eyes that gave the impression of __ at a slant, (to set) (Braine) 27. His latest craze was to discover her age, which he cursed himself for not __ when he had«her passport in his hands, (to observe) (Murdoch) 28. Let me tell you whose house you've come into without __ or __ (to ask, to want) (Faulkner) 29. I'm tired of __ to you. (to talk) (Maugham) 30. They soon discovered that the gate was securely locked. They looked at one another in a mixed fashion, a trifle disappointed at __, but still triumphant at __ the place, (to hold up, to find) (Priestley)