9 Present simple, present continuous and present perfect
Read this interview with 25-year-old Lucy, a presenter on a TV breakfast show. Put the words in brackets into the correct form. More than one answer may be possible.
10 Error correction
Correct the mistakes in these sentences.
1 A Has Lucy always wanted to be a TV presenter?
B Yes, she does. Ever since she was 16 years old.
B Yes, she has. Ever since she was 16 years old. - correct
2 Lucy is knowing lots of different people. She meets them
on her show.
2 Lucy knows lots of different people. She meets them
on her show. - correct
3 She recently interviews a boyband from the USA.
3 She recently interviewed a boyband from the USA. - correct
4 Her appearance is important so she buys often new
4 Her appearance is important so she often buys new
clothes. - correct
5 It's 430 a.m., but Lucy isn't wanting to get up.
5 It's 4.30 a.m., but Lucy doesn't want to get up. - correct
6 She isn't needing to eat breakfast. She's had a bar of
6 She doesn't need to eat breakfast. She's had a bar of
chocolate. - correct
7 Look! Someone famous arrives at the studio.
7 Look! Someone famous is arriving at the studio. - correct
8 At the moment they watch breakfast TV.
8 At the moment they are watching breakfast TV. - correct
11 Language patterns: verb + adjective + infinitive
A The text on page 6 says: other things are not easy to
Complete the sentences 1—4 with an adjective from this
• dangerous • impossible • reluctant • keen
1 I think it's dangerous to work as a policeman in
England. They don't carry guns.
2 Psychologists claim that it's impossible to remember
the details of a violent crime.
3 The witness was reluctant to attend the identity
parade. She arrived at the police station late.
4 The detective was keen to catch the burglar. He
had already burgled five houses.
B Complete these sentences in your own words.
1 When I leave school, it might be difficult to ...
2 If you're invited to a birthday party, it's polite to ...
3 If you're learning English, it's a good idea to ...
4 In the future, it will be easier to ...
5 At the moment, I'm determined to ...
Interviewer Lucy, 1 have you always worked as a TV presenter?
Lucy No, I 2 haven't. I used to work for a
fashion magazine. This is the first time I
3 have ever worked in television.
How long 4 have you been on
Lucy For six months.
Interviewer And you 5 have
quickly become one of TV's best-known faces.
Lucy Well, people 6 seem to recognise
me now - they 7 often ask
me for my autograph!
Interviewer 8 Is it working on the
breakfast show fun?
Lucy Yes, it is. But it's a hard job. I 9
usually get up at 4.30 a.m. The show
10 starts at 7 a.m., but I need to be in
the studio by 5.30.
Interviewer11 Do you have time to eat
Lucy Breakfast is a bar of chocolate! I 12
like to eat it while I'm driving to work.
Interviewer Can you describe a typical show?
Lucy Well, when I 13 arrive at the
studio, I start going over my lines. While I
14 am doing this, the film crew are checking
the lights and the sound.
Interviewer15 Do you need a long time
Lucy Not really. Once I 16 have learnt my
lines, a stylist chooses my clothes and my
make-up is done. Appearances 17 are
Interviewer And how 18 do you feel
before a show starts?
Lucy I am always a bit nervous.
Interviewer 20 Have you ever made any
Lucy No, I haven't - not yet!