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Two newspaper stories: The Loch Ness Wallet

Complete the newspaper stories with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Use the Present Perfect, or Past Simple active or passive.

Fourteen years ago Spanish tourist Gaspar Sanchez _____________________(drop) his wallet into the waters of Loch Ness in Scotland. His passport, his car keys, his business card and his money ___________________(lose) in 150m of water. This week the phone _____________________(ring) in Seor Sanchez's Barcelona flat and a Scottish policeman told him, Sir, your wallet ______________________(find)! It _______________________ (discover) last Sunday on the bed of the loch by some scientists in a submarine who were looking for the Loch Ness monster! Seor Sanchez said, The whole thing is absolutely amazing. Apparently my wallet and its contents ___________ ____________________(put) in the post to me already. I should get them tomorrow. I can't believe it! Picassos taken in 60m raid Swedish police ____________________________(just announce) that five paintings by Picasso _____________ _____________________(steal) from the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm. The paintings _____________ _____________________(value) by experts at 60 million euros. Police believe that they ________________________(take) early on Saturday evening, but for some reason the museum's burglar alarm ___________________________(not go off) and the theft ________________________ (discover) until Monday morning. No clues _____________________________________(so far find) at the scene of the crime.

Write the questions. Use the information in the newspaper stories. 1 2 3 4 5 6 When did Gaspar Sanchez lose his wallet? Fourteen years ago. ____________________________________________________________________________? Last Sunday. _____________________________________________________________________________? Five paintings by Picasso. _____________________________________________________________________________? Yes, they have. At 60 million euros. _____________________________________________________________________________? Saturday. _____________________________________________________________________________? No, none. Not yet.

Prepositions: Noun + preposition Complete the sentences with a preposition from the box. Some are used more than once. with 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 A If you go to Paris, If we can afford it, If I don't hear from you today, If the music is too loud, If we don't leave soon, If there's nothing interesting in the window, If she has to work late, If Daniel rings, for between on to out of in to my car. of about

I had a crash this morning. Fortunately I didn't do much damage Harry isn't here this week. He's ______________ holiday.

We're ________________ coffee. Could you go to the shop and get some? This morning I got a cheque in the post ______________ 100 euros. You're really annoying me! You're doing it _______________ purpose, aren't you? Can you tell the difference __________________ butter and margarine? There have been a lot of complaints __________________ your behaviour. The trouble __________________ you is that you don't listen to anybody. I'm tired of cooking. Let's eat out ________________ a change. How much do you spend a week _________________ average? Be careful when you talk to the boss, He's _________________ a terrible mood today. Have you got any photos _________________ your girlfriend? B we'll be late for school. go inside the shop. tell him that I never want to see him again. we'll buy a new car soon. she'll phone you from the office. you can turn down the radio. you must go to the top of the Eiffel Tower. I'll phone you tomorrow. C She might not be home until 9.00. The views are fantastic. The one we have now is very unreliable. I don't mind. It'll be the second time this week. He really hurt my feelings. I need to talk to you about something. You might find something you like.

Match a line in A with a line in B and a line in C.

Match the base adjectives in A with the strong adjectives in B A Base adjectives B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Strong adjectives great, wonderful, fantastic, superb exhausted delicious filthy terrified starving horrible, awful, terrible, disgusting thrilled, delighted astonished, amazed hilarious beautiful, gorgeous furious tired frightened good tasty bad pretty, attractive hungry angry dirty surprised happy funny