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    Some gap filling exercises, check please

    I needed to insert the missing words. I would be grateful if you would check this and correct my mistakes. (I am totally unsure about the 6th one. Would it be ok to use "the" instead of "a"? Why/why not?)

    Barbara Hadrill, who is so upset by our wrecking of the planet that (0) instead of
    flying to Brisbane for her friend’s wedding, quit her job and set off (1) __on_______ land
    and sea.
    She left (2) ____on____ September 1 and arrived seven weeks later, a few days
    before the wedding, (3) ____which_____ was held on a beach. What did guests think of her
    travel methods? Most people were quite intrigued. A lot of them thought I was mad –
    they couldn’t believe I’d done (4) _____that____’.
    Pressed for time on the way out, she had to use (5) ____what_____ she calls more
    normal methods’: a coach from London to Moscow, (6) ______a___ Trans-Siberian
    railway through Mongolia and into China; buses, trains, boats through Vietnam,
    Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore (7) ____and_____ finally, via Melbourne, to Brisbane.
    Hadrill, staying (8) _____at____ a friend’s in Brisbane, is defensive, but resolute. ‘I
    think I’m even more concerned about the state of our planet, having done the trip. All the
    more in love with it but all the more concerned for (9) _____it___. I’m just so aware
    there are billions of people on this planet, and everyone’s just living their lives
    using energy (10) ____from____ here, there and everywhere. No one seems to be
    stopping and thinking about what they're doing at all.’

    And other one.

    Howie Mandel, who is releasing ‘Bobby’s World’ on DVD, takes a look
    back at what (0) made (to make) the cartoon so special.
    Reporter: It seems that between releasing the ‘Bobby’s World’ DVDs, your touring
    and the ‘Tonight Show’, you’re pretty busy.
    Howie: It’s really not that hard. If I go and do a ‘Tonight Show’, it’s six or seven
    minutes. If I do a concert, it’s 90 minutes. If I do an interview for
    ‘Bobby’s World’ about the release, that’s only another 15 minutes. So by
    the end of the day I 1) ___have done_____________________ (to do) three hours
    worth of work.
    Reporter: How did you choose to release the first ‘Bobby’s World’ episodes?
    Howie: These were the ones that I remembered and the ones that I looked back on
    and made me laugh. When I went into ‘Bobby’s World’ I had no idea it
    2) _______would be_________________ (to be) a success. I had been doing the
    Bobby voice in one of the clubs for years. I couldn’t imagine it to be
    appropriate as it was.
    Reporter: Why did ‘Bobby’s World’ end?
    Howie: Well, we did it for nine years, No.1, and the Fox Children’s Network
    moved it into a different direction. When we ended we were still No.3 and
    we 3) _______had told_________________ (to tell) a lot of stories that
    happened in our life. At that time my kids were getting older and we
    also 4) _______were running _________________ (to run) out of stories to tell.
    Reporter: Do you hope that the series will come back?
    Howie: Now I do. Now I 5) ___________have_____________ (to have) new stories
    and I feel refreshed and there is a talk of ‘Bobby’s World’ eventually
    coming back and I am happy to do that. The situation around us
    6) ___________has changed_____________ (to change) a lot since then.


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    Re: Some gap filling exercises, check please

    Quote Originally Posted by Kitteeh View Post
    I needed to insert the missing words. I would be grateful if you would check this and correct my mistakes. (I am totally unsure about the 6th one. Would it be ok to use "the" instead of "a"? Why/why not?) There is only one Trans-Siberian Railway, so the is required.

    Barbara Hadrill, who is so upset by our wrecking of the planet that (0) instead of
    flying to Brisbane for her friend’s wedding, quit her job and set off (1) __by_______ land
    and sea.
    She left (2) ____on____ September 1 and arrived seven weeks later, a few days
    before the wedding, (3) ____which_____ was held on a beach. What did guests think of her
    travel methods? Most people were quite intrigued. A lot of them thought I was mad –
    they couldn’t believe I’d done (4) _____that____’.
    Pressed for time on the way out, she had to use (5) ____what_____ she calls more
    normal methods’: a coach from London to Moscow, (6) ______the___ Trans-Siberian
    railway through Mongolia and into China; buses, trains, boats through Vietnam,
    Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore (7) ____and_____ finally, via Melbourne, to Brisbane.
    Hadrill, staying (8) _____at____ a friend’s in Brisbane, is defensive, but resolute. ‘I
    think I’m even more concerned about the state of our planet, having done the trip. All the
    more in love with it but all the more concerned for (9) _____it___. I’m just so aware
    there are billions of people on this planet, and everyone’s just living their lives
    using energy (10) ____from____ here, there and everywhere. No one seems to be
    stopping and thinking about what they're doing at all.’

    And other one.

    Howie Mandel, who is releasing ‘Bobby’s World’ on DVD, takes a look
    back at what (0) made (to make) the cartoon so special.
    Reporter: It seems that between releasing the ‘Bobby’s World’ DVDs, your touring
    and the ‘Tonight Show’, you’re pretty busy.
    Howie: It’s really not that hard. If I go and do a ‘Tonight Show’, it’s six or seven
    minutes. If I do a concert, it’s 90 minutes. If I do an interview for
    ‘Bobby’s World’ about the release, that’s only another 15 minutes. So by
    the end of the day I 1) ___have done_____________________ (to do) three hours
    worth of work.
    Reporter: How did you choose to release the first ‘Bobby’s World’ episodes?
    Howie: These were the ones that I remembered and the ones that I looked back on
    and made me laugh. When I went into ‘Bobby’s World’ I had no idea it
    2) _______would be_________________ (to be) a success. I had been doing the
    Bobby voice in one of the clubs for years. I couldn’t imagine it to be
    appropriate as it was.
    Reporter: Why did ‘Bobby’s World’ end?
    Howie: Well, we did it for nine years, No.1, and the Fox Children’s Network
    moved it into a different direction. When we ended we were still No.3 and
    we 3) _______had told_________________ (to tell) a lot of stories that
    happened in our life. At that time my kids were getting older and we
    also 4) _______were running _________________ (to run) out of stories to tell.
    Reporter: Do you hope that the series will come back?
    Howie: Now I do. Now I 5) ___________have_____________ (to have) new stories
    and I feel refreshed and there is a talk of ‘Bobby’s World’ eventually
    coming back and I am happy to do that. The situation around us
    6) ___________has changed_____________ (to change) a lot since then.
    The others all look fine - well done.

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