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Thinking about Language


I. Look at these sentences.
• Evelyn was determined to live a normal life.
• Evelyn managed to conceal her growing deafness from friends and teachers.
The italicised parts answer the questions: “What was Evelyn determined to do?”
and “What did Evelyn manage to do?” They begin with a to-verb (to live, to conceal).
Complete the following sentences. Beginning with a to-verb, try to answer the
questions in brackets.
1. The school sports team hopes__________ (What does it hope to do?)
2. We all want____________ (What do we all want to do?)
3. They advised the hearing-impaired child’s mother___________ (What
did they advise her to do?)
4. The authorities permitted us to_________ (What did the authorities
permit us to do?)
5. A musician decided to__________ (What did the musician decide
to do?)

Answer
1. The school sports team hopes to win the match.
2. We all want to go to succeed in our life.
3. They advised the hearing-impaired child’s mother to consult a doctor.
4. The authorities permitted us to construct the building.
5. A musician decided to open a school for children.