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Exercise 25

Exercise 25

Complete the story with the given verbs and expressions. Explain their meaning

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Heather immediately liked Tara, her neat, non-smoking roommate. Their first week together was great. The second week, the cookies from Heather's mom disappeared. Tara didn't ask Heather, "__________ ?" Tara's friends always shared food without asking permission. The third week, Tara looked annoyed whenever Heather's friends stopped by to visit. Heather never asked Tara, "Hey, __________ they hang out here for a while?" At home, Heather's friends were always welcome. By October, Heather and Tara weren't speaking to each other.

Luckily, their dorm counselor __________ help them fix their relationship with three simple rules.

1 Always ask permission before you touch your roommate's stuff. Say: "My computer isn't working. __________ I use yours for a few hours?"

2 Set times when it's OK to have visitors. If it's not "visiting hours," ask your roommate's permission: "_____ Luis and Ming-Hwa work here tonight? We're doing a presentation in class tomorrow."

3 Try to solve problems. Say: "Your music is too loud, but you __________ borrow my headphones."

Follow these guidelines, and who knows? You __________ gain a happier roommate and a good friend.



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