1. ‘Some people still ___________(believe) the world is flat,’ he said.‘You _________(joke) ,’ I
replied. ‘ I _________(not know) anyone who does.’‘Well, you _________(know) me,’ he replied. ‘I ____________(believe ) that the earth is flat. I met a man the other day. I _______________(forget) his name now. He said that the earth __________(look) like a flat dish.’ ‘_______you ______________(try) to tell me that you ______________(believe) him?’ I asked. ‘I certainly do,’ he answered. ‘ I ____________(think) that he is right.’ ‘And which side of the dish _______you __________(live) on?’ ‘Oh, I _____________(not know) . He didn’t tell me that!’
Late in the afternoon, the boys _______________(put) up their tent in the middle of a field. __________they____________(cook) a meal over an open fire. They were all hungry and the food _________________(smell) good. After a wonderful meal, they ________________(tell) stories and ______________(sing) songs by the campfire. But some time later it __________________(begin) to rain. The boys ________________(feel) tired so they _________________(put) out the fire and _______________(creep) into their tent.
Captain Ben Fawcett has bought an unusual taxi and ________________(begin) a new service. The ‘taxi’ is a small Swiss aeropllane called a ‘Pilatus Porter’. This wonderful plane can carry seven passengers. Captain Pawcett’s first passenger _____________________(be) a doctor who _________________(fly) from Birmingham to a lonely village in the Welsh mountains. Since then, Captain Fawcett _____________________(fly) passengers to many unusual places. Once he _____________________(land) on the roof of a block of flats and on another occasion, he _____________________(land) in a deserted car park. Captain Fawcett just _____________________(refuse) a strange request from a business man, The man ____________________(want) to fly to Rockall, but Captain Fawcett _________________(not take) him because the trip ______________________(be) too dangerous.
Yesterday afternoon Frank Hawkins _____________(tell) me about his experiences as a young man. Before he retired, Frank was the head of a very large business company, but as a boy he ____________________(work) in a small shop. It ___________________(be) his job to repair bicycles and at that time he _____________________(work) fourteen hours a day. He ______________(save) money for years and in 1958 he _____________(buy) a small workshop of his own. In his twenties Frank _____________________(make) spare parts for aeroplanes. At that time he _______________(have) two helpers. In a few years, the small workshop had become a large factory which ________________(employ ) seven hundred and twenty-eight people. Frank _______________(smile) when he __________________(remember ) his hard early years. He still ________________(smile) when the door______________________(open) and his wife __________________(come) in. She ________________________(want) him to repair their grandson’s bicycle!