For each sentence, choose the best word or phrase to complete the gap from the choices below.


1. I really enjoy ________ in the sea.

A swim

B swimming

C the swim

D to swim



2. _______ is bad for you – don’t do it.

A Smoke

B To smoke

C The smoke

D Smoking



3. I think ________ English is easier with a good teacher.

A the learning

B to learn

C learning

D learn



4. Do you have enough time ________ a drink with us tonight?

A having

B the having

C to have

D have



5. I loved my holiday in England, but I didn’t like ___________ I did over one thousand kilometres!

A drive

B for drive

C to drive

D the driving



6. _______ up early in the morning is not a problem for me.

A Getting

B To get

C Get

D Getting



7. Please don’t forget ______ some milk when you go out.

A to buy

B buy

C the buying

D buying



8. The film was great, except for __________, which was terrible!

A acitng

B to act

C the acting

D acting



9. I came to Bristol __________ my English.

A for improving

B improving

C to improve

D improve



10. A friend asked me _______ him paint his house this week-end.

A to help

B for helping

C help

D helping



11. I keep fit by _____ lots of sport at the week-end.

A to do

B doing

C the doing

D do



12. What is the most difficult thing about ______ away from home?

A live

B living

C a live

D to live







1. B

2. D

3. C

4. C

5. D

6. A

7. A

8. C

9. C

10. A

11. B

12. B



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