Complete the story with the given verbs and expressions.
Explain their meaning
was able to do you mind if Could
I have one Can may
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
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
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.