Political parties cannot last for ever. Normally they(1) enjoy (enjov) a period of great popularity in their early years; then they(2)_____ (go) through a period of stability and (3) _____ (put) their ideas into practice. After that, they(4) ______(run) out of ideas, and the opposition (5) ______(take) power.
Now the present government(6) _____(become) old and tired. It (7)________(make) mistakes and it(8)________ (lose) popularity, and the opposition party (9)_________ (start) to look like a possible alternative .
go put run takes Is becoming Is making ‘ s losing is starting
B FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH THE VERBS IN THE BOX, USING THE PRESENT SIMPLE OR PRESENT CONTINUOUS .
In many ways, the economic outlook is good. Unemployment(1) is falling and is now down to 8% from 14%. The economy(2) _______ at a rate of 2.5%. However, the real danger is that inflation (3) _____ to rise. This is dangerous because every time that inflation (4) _____ up, people always ________ higher wages, and this in turn (6) _____ the problem worse
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EXERCISE 5 STATIVE VERBS P UT ONE OF THE VERBS INTO THE PRESENT SIMPLE AND THE OTHER INTO THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS
We are interviewing (interview) people from outside the company for the new post in the export department, but I think (think) we ought to give the job to Mr Jackson.
At the moment we ________(carry) out a survey to fínd out what sort of after-sales service our customers ________ (want).