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1 a I hear you're having your house repainted. How's it looking? (or How does it Look ?)
b I bought this new dress today. How does it book ?
2 a A: What are you doing with that ruler? B: I the area of the kitchen.
b The garden 12 by 20 meters.
3 a I whether get another chance to retake the exam.
b I suppose she might be at home tonight, but I it.
4 a The new science museum currently 10,000 visitors a month.
b Flowers bees with their brightly-colored petals.
5 a Carlos won't work at the top of the 20-storey building because he heights.
b A: How's the new job? a: Well, at the moment, I it at all.
6 a My car's in the garage today, They new brakes.
b I bought this jumper far Anna, but it her so I'll have to take it back.
Dear Aunt Mara,
Thanks for your message. I (1) apologise 'm apologising for not getting back to you sooner, but I've been incredibly busy. When I went into nursing, you warned me that it would be really hard work, but I (2) admit / 'm admitting that I didn't really believe you. Don't get me wrong - I (3) don't suggest /'m not suggesting that I'm not enjoying it. It's incredibly rewarding, but I (4) now realise / 'm now realising how hard the job is. When I get home I just eat (not very well, I (5) confess / 'm confessing and go straight to bed. It doesn't help that the bus journey to the hospital is so slow. I (6) consider /'m considering buying a car, which will make things easier, I hope.
And what about you? How (7) do you find / are you finding living in a village after so many years in the city? I (8) know / 'm knowing how difficult it is for you to travel such a long way, but it would be lovely if you could come and stay with me for a weekend. I've got plenty of room in my flat. I (9) don't guarantee / 'm not guaranteeing to cook as well as you do, but I (10) promise / 'm promising to find time to show you around this lovely old town.
Hope to see you soon. Keep in touch.
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