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Grammar revision.

Put the verbs in brackets in the correct form.
1. The case seems (dismiss) for lack of witnesses. As soon as enough
witnesses have been found, it is likely (resume).
2. I'd rather (earn) money by scrubbing floors than (make)
it (blackmail) people.
3. The boys next door used (like) (make) and (fly) model
aeroplanes, but they seem (stop) (do) it now.
4. Would you mind ___ (write) your address on the back of the check and (show) us some proof of your identity?
5. He has been charged with (receive) and (sell) stolen goods.
He has admitted (receive) but denies (sell) them. The fact
is that he hasn't had time (sell) them yet.
6. I hate (drive). I'd much rather you (drive).
7. The government is pursuing a very aggressive policy in the region. It's high time an end (put) to it.
8. That man has brought us nothing but trouble. I wish I (not set)
eyes on him.
9. She remembers part of her childhood quite clearly. She remembers
(go) to school for the first time and (be) awfully frightened.
10. You know , I was arrested yesterday just because I didn't have any iden-tification card with me. If only I (have) a driving license at least,
they (let) me (go).
11. Jack suggested (let) one flat and (keep) the other for my-self. But Tom advised me (sell) the whole house.
12. We watched the children (jumP) fr°m a window and
(fall) into a blanket (hold) by the people below.

13. I was looking at the house now (guard) by the police to prevent it from (enter). 

14. I meant _____ (buy) an evening paper but I didn't see any of them (sell).
15. I am delighted ( hear) that you are coming on Sunday. We all
are looking forward to (see) you. Remember __ (bring) your
fishing rod.
16. The two other women continued (discuss) the party; and there
sat Mary and Bob (ignore) and (exclude) except when Di-ana would turn to one or the other (ask) for their confirmation
or support.
17. I don't want to reproach you, Miss Carnaby, but I do think you might (be) more alert.
18. The letter is not here. It must (return) to the post-office, I sup-pose.
19. For all I know if the verdict (make) now dissatisfies the
defence, it may (argue) in the Supreme Court within two

20. Could he (lie) under the oath? I refuse _____ (believe) it.

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Complete the text with a correct form of the verbs in brackets.
Until the end of the 19th century Britain managed (1 maintain)
her traditional policy of 'splendid isolation'. This meant (2 rely) on
the navy (3 defend) communications with the colonies, (4
protect) food supplies and (5 deter) any Continental enemy from
attempting (6 invade) the British Isles. On rare occasions when a
superior land power threatened (7 dominate) the European main-land, Britain reverted to the tactic of building an alliance with the weaker states. But on the whole she preferred (8 keep up) diplomatic iso¬lation. This really meant that (9 maintain) relations with the other
powers, she avoided (10 give) binding commitments (11 join)
in a war. In short, Britain had friends but lacked allies. This was not wholly true. For example, Britain had committed itself (12 secure) territo-rial integrity of Belgium. But such promises were, as Salisbury comment¬ed, only (13 accomplish) if it suited Britain's current interests
(14 do) so.
Throughout the 1890s Britain clashed over colonial issues. The In¬dian Empire was regarded as vulnerable (15 attack) from across the
north-west frontier. But with her _____ (16 limit) forces Britain simply
could not ensure (17 meet) all possible challenges by herself.
The implication (18 draw) from Britain's military weakness was
that she must seek diplomatic support. (19 expand) in the Far
East Russia put Britain's trade at risk. It was in this context that Joseph
Chamberlain and others proposed (20 establish ) an alliance with
The combined strength of the two countries might (21 be) suffi-cient (22 make) Russia (23 give up) any further gains.
However this would (24 increase) Germany's fears of a two-front
war with both Russia and France. This was worth (25 risk) only
if Britain was willing and able (26 sustain) Germany. On balance
Salisbury judged that it would be a mistake (27 support) Germa-ny; for as the strongest Continental power she might simply (28
encourage) (29 make) another attack on France in the future.
As a result, Britain reached the turn of the century still in isolation, but (30 feel) vulnerable.

Complete the sentences with an appropriate modal verb corresponding to the Russian word in brackets.
1. The USA-USSR superpower period (возможно) have passed, but a
new and stable world order (предстоит) yet to come into
2. Where neither stability nor order exists, a party system 
emerge, or a transition from one type of party system to another occur. 

3. The king (мог бы) well have effected that alliance.
4. This centralized power (вероятно) have served to establish
full Roman control over the European Church.
5. Critics argue that Kennedy risked nuclear disaster when quiet diplo¬macy (возможно) have been more appropriate.
6. (Неужели нельзя было) the Second World War have been
prevented? (negative)
7. Governments (должно быть) have acted simply out of a
wish to maintain British prestige and status.
8. Representing only 10% of total membership, the new unions alone
(могли бы) impose a new political strategy on the movement.
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Fill in the gaps with an appropriate modal verb and the Infinitive of the verbs in brackets.
Must, have to, might, could, should, be to
1. In practice Britain (not sustain) the burden of European de¬fence without massive American support.
2. Even before the onset of the Cold War, Bevin assumed that Britain (maintain) her existing defence role.
3. Ministers argued that nuclear weapons (be) justified as a more
economical means of deterring Soviet aggression than conventional forces.
4. The question arises 'What significance (attribute) to that crisis?'
5. Neither the special relationship with America, nor the nuclear deter¬rent (maintain) Britain's influence or status in world affairs.
6. There are three probable explanations to the consensus politics. First the war (discredit) the record of the National Governments; sec-ond, the 1945 elections (be) a severe shock to the party; third,
Churchill (put) his own authority behind the consensus.
7. From the outset Chamberlain took the view that the Germans (not admit) to the Czech state.
8. Churchill said, "An iron curtain has descended across the continent".
Britain and the United States, he declared, (work) together to
counter the Soviet threat, and Moscow's pressure to expand its power (stop).
9. In a statement that (know) as the Truman Doctrine, he de-clared, " I believe that it (be) the policy of the United States to
support free peoples resisting outside pressures".
10. With such slender popular support the Labour _(not form)
a government in 1924 but for certain errors committed by the Tory leader, S.Baldwin.

Read the article and decide which word below best fits each space. Underline your choice. The exercise begins with an example (o).
Good news for dog owners!
If you often travel abroad for your holidays, what (o) with
your beloved pet dog? Do you put him in a kennel or leave him with your friends? One thing is certain, you are extremely unlikely to take him with
you, because if you (1) he (2) six months in quarantine when
you return. A bit of a stiff penalty for two weeks' romping in the Dordo- gne! But this is set to change soon. From April your dog will be able to travel with you (3) he (4) a rabies vaccination and is wear-ing an identification chip.
Cara Lewis, spokesperson for the Animal Welfare Society, said, "This is very good news for all British animal lovers. I know many people who
(5) take their dogs on holiday with them if only they (6) .
Indeed, I used to travel to northern France regularly and I (7)
my dog Wolfe with me every time (8) the quarantine regulations.'
But Cara also has words of warning: 'Pet owners should remember that
there are other considerations when taking animals abroad. (9)
your animal become disoriented, he (10) , so ensure that he is wearing a collar with your holiday address at all times.' 
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It isn't all good news, however. If you (11) ' to a country outside
Western Europe this year, you (12) your pet with you - it will be
some time before regulations for other destinations are relaxed, if ever.
0. A. will you do B. would you do C. do vou do
1. A. had done B. did C. do
2. A. will spend B. has to stop C. would have to spend
3. A. providing B. unless C. in case
4. A. had B. had had C. has had
5. A. could B. will C. would
6. A. can B. could C. should be able to
1. A. have taken B. will have taken C. would have taken
8. A. unless B. but for C. so long as
9. A. Should B. Did C. Had
10. A. runs away B. should run away C. might run away
11. A. will travel B. are traveling C. would travel
12. A. don't take B. can't have taken C. won't be able to take

Suggest hypothetical consequences for these unlikely situations,
1. If people stopped getting married, ...
2. If twice as much were invested in new industries, ...
3. If greater contact could be established between East and West, ...
4. If we could convince our politicians that ...
5. If television stopped showing violence, ...
6. If more people got into habit of protecting environment, ...

Suppose the opposite to the ideas expressed in the sentences below
1. The Soviet Union did not veto the US action because it was not occupy ing its seat on the Security Council.
2. Some concessions were made, and the co-operation of the labour force could be reached.
3. Lloyd George failed to impose his ideas on military strategy on Sir Douglas Haig, the Commander-in-Chief. So the latter did not have to resign.
4. Since no other colonial conflict occurred at the time, Britain was able to cope with the war in South Africa.
5. Overseas investments are not increasing and are not diverted into the domestic economy, as a result the productivity of manufacturing indus¬try cannot be raised.
6. Fortunately the rebellion has not spread beyond the boundaries of one town, and the governor will remain in his office.
Exercise 61
Supply an appropriate form of the verbs for the blanks.
Hercule Poirot was a Belgian and it occurred to Mr Jesmond that he
might (1 interest) in how the English celebrated their Christmas.
He suggested that Mr Poirot (2 go) to Kings Lacey where Christmas
was always at its best. It was a wonderful old house (3 date) from
14th century.
The very thought of a fourteenth century house filled Poirot with fear. He looked round his comfortable modern flat with its central heating and
said that he'd rather (4 stay) in the city in winter. He sincerely
wished the visitor (5 understand) him.
But Mr Jesmond was not (6 put) off so easily. It was a matter
of state importance that the famous detective (7 agree). He badly
needed practical help from him. He began once more to speak about the
delights of an English Christmas and finally he talked him into (8 go).
But when it looked as if the matter (9 settle), Poirot raised a new objection. He did not know anyone of the Laceys and he could not just turn up without (10 invite). 
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Mr Jesmond in his turn assured him that he could arrange it very easily. The Laceys were extremely charming people and wonderful com¬pany. They would receive him as if he (11 be) their old friend.
(adapted from The Adventures of the Christmas Pudding
by Agatha Christie)
Exercise 62
Complete the conditional sentences in the article below. Use modal verbs if you think they are appropriate.
No Pain, No Gain?
It's January 1st. You are on the bathroom scales, groaning. If you
(1 eat) that last piece of Christmas pudding, perhaps you
(2 put on) that extra kilo. Never mind, you can lose it and get fit at
the gym!
Or is that the right thing to do? If you are unfit, you (3 stand)
a huge chance of injuring yourself in the gym or on the squash court. You must take care before launching yourself into a vigorous exercise routine:
if you (4 treat) your body with respect, it (5 not function)
as you want it to. The knee, in particular, can cause untold problems.
We (6 not have) problems with our knee if we still (7 walk)
on our fours, but they are not up to a vertical pounding on the treadmill for
an hour a day. All of our joints can cause problems; if you (8 want)
to play football safely, make sure you wear the right boots to protect your
ankles. Decent coaching (9 be) essential if you are going to take
up a racket sport: something as simple as a wrong- size grip can cause ten¬nis elbow.
Many sports injuries are caused by insufficient warm-ups. If everyone (10 spent) a few minutes stretching their muscles before exercis¬ing, they (11 experience) much less pain during exercise itself.

But people can be stubborn about pain when exercising. The phrase 'no pains, no gains' is rubbish. Should you feel pain when you are exercising, you (12 stop) at once!

Sport has so many other hazards, though. Golf, you would think, is relatively harmless. Not so for Anthony Phua, a Malaysian golfer who was killed by getting in the way of his partner's swing. Now, if he hadn't taken
up that particular form of exercise in the first place, it (13 not
What can you do if you (14 not want) to risk sport, but you
still want to lose weight? Well, it's not all bad news for coach potatoes.
If you (15 be) happy to lose calories steadily but slowly,
just (16 stay) at home: sleeping burns 60 calories an hour, iron¬ing 132 and cooking 190. Just don't eat what you cook!
Exercise 63
Complete the letter with appropriate forms of the verbs in brackets.
Dear Mrs Grenfell,
I am writing to you in your position as secretary of Cliveden Mansions Residents' Association in connection with the problem of residents leaving bicycles in the common entrance hallway.
My wife and I have yet again been having a lot of trouble with Steve and David Brown, the tenants of flat 16 on the first floor, and we feel it is
high time this persistent source of dispute (1 finally / resolve).
These tenants own two bicycles which they insist on leaving in our build¬ing. We require that the entrance (2 keep clear) of obstruction
at all times. The local fire officer has also pointed out to me that under the building regulations the common entrance corridors to flats must be
treated as if they (3 be) exits of a public building, and are
therefore subject to the same restrictions as those in force in theatres, cin¬emas, etc. Supposing the corridor (4 block) with bicycles and
there was a serious fire? We (5 may trap) in our flats.

Apparently last month you told the Browns that they could keep their bicycles there for a temporary period. Well, I certainly wish you (6 not agree) to that, because they continually use this as an 
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excuse when we ask them to remove the bikes. I have pointed out to them that there is space to store bicycles in the back yard, although I would sooner they (7 keep) the bikes in their own flats as the pres¬ence of two mountain bikes might attract thieves. They say that there isn't
any space in their flats and 1 wish I (8 be able) to offer them
somewhere else. But, as you know, all the space in the bicycle space is now allocated. Unfortunately they still seem unwilling to move their bikes. It isn't as though we (9 not tell) them about this on numerous oc¬casions. In fact it has now reached a stage where I feel I must insist that
the chairman of the residents' association (10 demand) they
(11 remove) the bicycles. We would rather (12 not
have to refer) this matter to our solicitor but we feel that if the residents' association is unable to resolve the matter, we will have no alternative. Yours sincerely, Howard Blenkinsop.

Change the sentences so as to use the Subjunctive Mood.
1. In collaboration with France and Israel, Eden ordered an invasion of Egypt.
Eden ordered that ...
2. A republican movement was widely urged to hold a referendum on the monarchy after the death of the Queen.
It was urged that a republican movement ...
3. Harold Macmillan insisted on a combination of private enterprise and state intervention in social and economic affairs, (to combine)
H. Macmillan insisted that private enterprise and state intervention in social and economic affairs ...
4. King George V exercised his constitutional rights to invite MacDonald to form a government.
King George V requested that ...
5. The skill with which Mac Donald handled the opportunity and resisted the temptation to offer a deal to the liberals is surprising.

It is surprising that Mac Donald ...

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6. Baldwin's failure to reduce unemployment undermined his strategy, which was only natural.
It was only natural that...
7. The fact that ordinary people without official or even medical assis¬tance accomplished a social revolution is doubtful.
It is doubtful that ...
8. The Allied forces demanded an unconditional surrender of Germany. The Allied Forces demanded that Germany ...
9. Can the war in the Pacific have continued after Germany's surrender? Is it possible that ...
10. Truman's order was to drop the bomb if the Japanese did not surren¬der by August 3.
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Truman's order was that the bomb ...

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