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In court the accused admitted (to) stolen the documents.
I always try to avoid driving in the rush hour.
It isn't worth going to the exhibition. It's really boring.
We can't help laughing when my dad tries to speak French. His accent is awful!
I can't stand talking to people who only talk about themselves.
We carried on chatting until about 2.00 in the morning.
Miriam denied killing her husband but the jury didn't believe her.
I used to enjoy flying but now I don't.
Do you fancy seeing a film this evening?
I don't feel like going out tonight.
Have you finished writing the report yet?
Karen has given up eating meat but she still eats fish.
I keep (on) telling my husband to lose some weight but he just won't listen.
look forward to
We are really looking forward to seeing you again.
I can't imagine living in the country. I think I would get bored after a week.
My boyfriend's job involves travelling at least once a month.
I don't mind doing housework. I find it quite relaxing.
Does your father miss working now that he has retired?
We'll have to postpone going to the beach until the weather improves.
The more you practise speaking English the more fluent you'll get.
I recommend doing a double decker bus tour as the best way to see London.
I regret not travelling more before I got my first job.
If were you I wouldn't risk walking through the park at night.
I spent half an hour looking for my glasses this morning.
Once I open a box of chocolates, I can't stop eating them.
A friend of mine suggested visiting London in the autumn.
I can't afford to go on holiday this summer.
I have agreed to pay David back the money he lent me next week.
The results appear to support the scientist's theory.
I've arranged to meet Sally outside the restaurant.
I won't be able to work for two weeks after the operation.
We can't wait to see your new flat - it sounds fantastic.
I chose to study abroad for a year, and it's the best thing I've ever done.
They've decided to call off the wedding.
Kim deserves to get the job. She's a very strong candidate.
We're expecting to get our exam results on Friday.
Tom happened to be at Alan's when I called in so I invited him to our party as well.
The organization I work for helps young people to find work abroad.
Don't hesitate to ask a member of staff if you need anything.
I'm hoping to set up my own company if I can get a bank loan.
I wish I had learnt to play the guitar when I was younger.
When I was at school, we were made to wear a uniform. It was awful.
Did you manage to get to the airport in time?
Lucy has offered to give me a lift to the station.
We're planning to have a big party to celebrate.
I pretended to be enthusiastic but really I didn't like the idea at all.
Sarah always promises to help me in the kitchen but she never does.
My neighbour refused to turn down the music and I had to call the police.
Something seems to be wrong with the washing machine.
Jack's father taught him to drive when he was seventeen.
My boss tends to lose her temper when she's feeling stressed.
The teacher threatened to call my parents and tell them what I had done.
The police want to interview anyone who witnessed the crime.
Would you like to try the dress on? The changing rooms are over there
Can you help me carry these suitcases?
There's a lot of traffic today, so we may be a bit late.
It might rain tomorrow, so please bring.an umbrella or a raincoat.
I must remember to phone Harry - it's his birthday today.
Should we book a table for tomorrow night? It's a very popular restaurant.
You'd better leave now if you want to catch that train.
You look tired. Would you rather stay in this evening and watch a film?
Sue makes her two teenagers do the washing up every evening after dinner.
Let me pay for coffee - it must be my turn.