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1 Emma was leaving for the station f
2 Apparently Emma was going to tell me
3 I thought I would be waiting a while
4 We were set to head for the airport
5 Steve was to take over as manager
6 Emily was supposed to study Spanish
7 I planned to stay in Madrid for a year
8 I was about to accept a new job
a but ended up with a degree in biology.
b but never had the right opportunity.
c but actually stayed for three.
d when my manager asked me into his offi ce.
e until we heard about the pilots’ strike.
f when her mobile rang.
g but they suddenly changed their minds.
h so I bought myself a coffee.
1 In late 2000, Alice Rockman was working / worked in Paris.
2 Having graduated six years before, he was to earn / earning a good salary.
3 It was clear that he was having / had a bright future.
4 A close friend had been / was seriously injured on holiday some time before.
5 This had made him question what he has done / was doing with his life.
6 On top of that, he has / had just split up with his girlfriend.
7 He suddenly decided he would / might cycle to Cambodia .
8 He worked out a route which had to / would take him through over 20 countries.
9 The last leg was from Nepal, which was / is going to be another 5,000 kilometres.
10 He said he should / would spend the first few weeks in Asia.
11 No sooner had he arrived in Thailand than he was suddenly struck / striking down with Dengue fever and hospitalised.
12 Alice cycled into Phnom Penh the very day the cricket match was to start / has started .
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