|One summer morning Madeline and George
went to a picnic. When they (1_____ to go) out of the town, George
stopped to buy a basket with cherries from an old man. The man looked
at them mysteriously and said that they not (2 _____ to expect) how
wonderful the contents of his basket (3 _____ to be).
The young people (4 ____ to come) to
the river. George spread a plaid and Madeline put some sandwiches,
cold beef and some apples on it. The day was wonderful They (5____ to
look) at the river and (6____ to eat) the cherries. When the
cherries always (4____ to eat), Madeline put her hand into the basket
and (5____ to find) something hard. (6____ to be) very surprised, she
grasped the hard object and took out a big ruby necklace. The stones
were the colour of the cherries they (7____ to eat).
George remembered the strange remark
(8____ to make) by the old man (9____ to sell) the cherries. He
definitely knew something.
The young people couldn't guess who the
necklace (10____ to put) into the basket by. They were afraid to keep it
and Madeline didn't want to give it away.
But the mystery (11____ to fill) their
life gave them a lot of excitement. Later, after they married, they
discovered, that it was made of coloured glass, and it was a part of
advertising campaign. George became rich and bought his wife
expensive jewelery. But this ruby necklace reminded Madeline of their
KEYS: 1- were going; 2 - didn't expect; 3 - was; 4 - came; 5 - were looking; 6 - eating; 7 - were eating/had eaten; 8 - made; 9 - selling; 10 - were put; 11 - filling