1. My parents never let me______in bed.
a) reading c) to reading
b) to read d) read
2. The teacher allowed us ______reference material while writing the report.
a) to use c) use
b) using d) used
3. They expected the meeting______in a conference hall.
a) to hold c) holding
b) to be held d) to be holding
4. What makes him______so jealous of his friends' success?
a) to be c) be
b) being d) to have been
5.1 am thinking______my country house.
a) selling c) to sell
b) of selling d) is selling
6.1 would rather______her the truth.
a) have told c) telling
b) to tell d) tell
7. You had better______your studies more seriously.
a) take c) taking
b) to take d) are taking
8.1 don't mind______out.
a) against eating c) eating
b) eat d) to eat
9.1 hope______Moscow State University.
a) for entering c) of entering
b) to enter d) entering
10.1 want my brother______the work as soon as possible.
a) finishing c) finishes
b) to finish d) finish
11. Could you help me______the work as soon as possible?
a) finishing c) with finishing
b) in finishing d) to finish
12. If you don't succeed______your exams, I won't let you ______to a disco.
a) in taking, go c) in taking, to go
b) taking, go d) to take, go
13. The government intend______social programmes.
a) at starting c) to start
b) starting d) start
14.1 was made______to play the piano.
a) learn c) learning
b) to learn d) in learning
15. My father makes me______the piano three hours a day.
a) to play c) play
b) playing d) in playing
16. A passer-by asked me how______to the railway station.
a) can get c) getting
b) get d) to get
17. The children were let______in the river.
a) swim c) swimming
b) to swim d) swam
18. The tourists expected the hotel______much better.
a) be c) of being
b) being d) to be
19.1 would like my daughter______back home earlier.
a) come c) to come
b) coming d) to be coming
20. My father likes______for long walks in the early morning.
a) go c) to go
b) going d) of going
21. Some parents enjoy______their children what to do.
a) telling c) to tell
b) in telling d) tell
22. His aunt is a very fussy person who wants everything ______in its right place.
a) being c) be
b) to be d) to being
23. A thermometer is used______the temperature.
a) take c) taking
b) for taking d) to take
24. Everyone hates______extra hours for nothing.
a) work c) working
b) to work d) of working
25. We dislike______in the city centre because of air pollution.
a) living c) to be living
b) live d) to live