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Many years later, as he faced the firing squad
mates( squad, team, mates ), Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. At that time Macondo was a village of twenty adobe houses, built on
above( on, into, above ) the bank of a river of clear water that ran along a bed of polished stones, which were
them( were, it, them ) white and enormous, like prehistoric eggs. The world was so recent that many things lacked names, and in order to indicate them it was necessary to point. Every year during the month of March a family of ragged gypsies would set up their tents near the village, and with a great uproar of pipes and kettledrums they would display new inventions. First they brought the magnet. A heavy gypsy with an untamed beard and sparrow hands, who introduced himself
he( himself, him, he ) as Melquíades, put on a bold public demonstration of what he himself called the eighth wonder of the learned alchemists of Macedonia. He went from house to house dragging two metal ingots and everybody
anybody( everybody, anybody ) was amazed to see pots, pans, tongs and braziers tumble down from their places and beams creak from the desperation of nails and screws trying to emerge, and even objects that had been lost for a long time appeared from where they had been searched for most and went dragging along in turbulent confusion behind Melquíades' magical irons. 'Things have a life of their own
there own( their own, their, there own ),' the gypsy proclaimed with a harsh accent. 'It's simply a matter of waking up their souls.' José Arcadio Buendía, whose unbridled imagination always went beyond the genius of nature and even beyond miracles and magic, thought that it would be possible to make use of that useless invention to extract gold from the bowels of the earth
What's the sound
What's the sound? (2)
What's the sound? (3)
Get on with means?
get a life means?
I heard the crash. We had finished dinner and we ________ television.
My brother and I ________ go to the cinema every Saturday afternoon.
were used to
Our new neighbours ________ quite nice.
A would appear that B seems that C seem
would appear that
Martin ________ trying to steal a car last night.
was got caught
Dr Jonasson paused for a second, looking
looked( looking, looked ) down at the girl. He felt dejected. He had often described his job as being like that of a goalkeeper. Every day people came to his place of work in varying conditions but with one objective: to get help. It could be an old woman who had collapsed from a heart attack in the Nordstan galleria, or a fourteen-year-old boy whose
who( whose, who ) left lung had gone
been( gone, been ) pierced by a screwdriver, or a teenage girl who had taken ecstasy and danced for eighteen hours straight before collapsing, blue in the face. They were victims of accidents at work or of violent abuse at home. They were tiny children savaged by dogs on Vasaplatsen, or Handy Harrys, who only meant to
for( to, for ) saw a few planks with their Black&Deckers and in some mysterious way managed to slice right into their wrist-bones.
So Dr Jonasson was the goalkeeper who stood between the patient and Fonus Funeral Service. His
Its( His, Its ) job was to decide what to do. If he made the wrong decision, the patient might die or perhaps wake up disabled for life. Most often he made the right decision, because the vast majority of injured people had an obvious and specific problem. A stab wound to the lung or a crushing injury after a car crash were both particular and recognizable problems that could be dealt with. The survival of the patient depended on
in( on, in ) the extent of the damage and on Dr Jonasson’s skill.