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look ot tbe pbroses biqbliqbteJ in tbe orticle. Hotcb tbem to tbese
uses of verb-ing.
We use veib+inq.
• As pait of a continuous tense.
• Aftei piepositions.
• Aftei ceitain veibs.
• Aftei ceitain veibs + object
ReoJ port of onotber review of Kote Iox´s book.
IinJ onJ correct ten mistokes.
The section of Kate Fox's book explain the
iules of queuing is fascinating anu the
English obey these iules without think
about it. }ump a queue will ceitainly annoy
those people queue piopeily. Bowevei,
uespite feel intense angei towaius the
queue-jumpei, the English will often say
nothing - staie angiily is moie theii style.
Then theie aie the iules foi say please anu
thank you. The English thank bus uiiveis,
taxi uiiveis, anyone give them a seivice. In
fact the English spenu a lot of time say
please anu thank you, anu they hate not be
thankeu if they think they ueseive it. Not
say think you will often cause a peison to
saicastically shout out, "You'ie welcome"!
0se o verb-inq form to complete tbese sentences obout you.
a) I can't stanu .
b) . is the best way to ielax.
c) I think . is ieally fun.
u) I'm . next week.
e) I think football is.
f) I ieally enjoy .
g) I'm thinking of . next yeai.
h) I spenu a lot of time .
Sbore your iJeos witb your
Ask follow-up questions.
lmoqine on Fnqlisb tourist is cominq to your country. ln qroups, write
eiqbt tips obout tbe sociol coJes in your country. 0se tbese iJeos or your
own. Try to use o verb-ing form in eocb tip.
Behavioui on public tianspoit
Biess coues
Saying please anu thank you
Staiting conveisations
We also use veib+inq.
• As an aujective.
• In ieuuceu ielative clauses.
• Aftei Jespite oi in spite of.
• As the subject of a veib.
Con you finJ otber exomples of -ing form in tbe text?
0ses of veib +-inq
EXANPLE: People trovellinq on public tronsport often cbot to
eocb otber.
Talking to stiangeis
Talking louuly in public
Subjects you shoulun't talk about
Things that might cause offence

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