Would you like to go to Africa and help people there? Give reasons

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1. They and their children were due to move house in very little time, but their new house was still far from finished.
2. When it comes to restoring a house you never know how much things are going to cost, so I made several expensive mistakes that I now regret.
3. People only learn the hard way, I was advised to hire skilled workers but I was only interested in saving as much money as possible.
4. I´d never realized how stupid it is to drink and drive until the accident happened to me. Next time I´ll think twice before driving carelessly.
5. Falling in love is an essential part of growing up. One´s feelings of love towards another person play an important role in our psychological development.
6. I´m determined to solve the problem. I refuse to give up. Nothing will stand in my way.
7. I´d like to know what your house is like. You may think I´m very inquisitive but I give much importance to the place people live in.
8. The car broke down but we managed to get there in time for the lecture.
9. Laws are to be enforced. Laws apply to everyone without exception.
10. We´ll have to accept their offer for the time being, and hope to get a better deal next year.
11. The play didn´t start until 9:30, so we decided to kill time by walking round the park.
12. I intend to take some time off in order to travel. It´s the only way to make my dream come true. Otherwise you never have time to spare to do what you like.
13. Chapman confessed to stealing the jewels, so he´ll probably / he´s likely to / it´s likely he will/ serve a two-year sentence.
14. Henry is such a proud and conceited man that he´d never stoop to talking to me / lower himself by talking to me.
15. In the 1960s the employment situation was from bad to worse, which led many Spaniards to emigrate to Europe and South America.
16. What´s your main reason for not going on holiday? Firstly, I hate package holidays and these are the only ones I can afford. Secondly, I hate overcrowded beaches and busy / bustling tourist resorts. Finally, I´m a workaholic, I just can´t do without working ten hours a day, so I rarely take more than a few days´ holiday a year.
17. Would you be so kind so as to let me speak, for a change? I´d like to bring up the subject of immigrants in Spain.
18. I´ve just made an important business deal; at first, I thought I´d have difficulty in doing business with the Americans but they are such professional businessmen that everything went well.
19. What Fred didn´t realize was the huge amount of money he would have to spend, and the time it would take.
20. I just can´t help being so perfectionist. If I weren´t so, I would have finished my homework a long time ago.
21. Almost any sport you do will prove effective for you to keep fit. In addition, your mental well-being is bound to improve immediately.
22. Mammals are animals whose young are born fully formed rather than as eggs.
23. What had surprised me was the fact that they hadn´t sent me a proper application form to fill in, or asked me for a photograph.
24. On the grounds of prestige and in order to retain their most able youngsters, it is important for African countries to develop their own universities.
25. It was so late when we got / arrived / home that it wasn´t worth going to bed.
26. When he told me that everybody had made fun of him, I could´t help feeling sorry for him.
27. Whenever I have to take a train, I´m worried about missing it, so I don´t mind waiting at the station.
28. He attended the best school in the town. His family belong to the local elite.
29. To be able to interpret dreams, some knowledge of the dreamer is essential. However, there has always been much disagreement about what a dream means.
30. As far as we know, spiders don´t dream and neither do snakes.
31. I´m far from (being) unique / the only one to find answer to problems by dreaming about them.
32. Flying can represent both a wish to overcome the daily difficulties and achieve bigger strength.
33. Self-confidence is the key to success. If you want to climb the social ladder, trust your abilities.
34. Mr. Blondin, unlike other proprietors of restaurants, doesn´t usually flatter the clients of the upper class.
35. When she entered the ballroom so awfully dressed I couldn´t avoid / help exclaiming: What a sight!
36. It took me a long time to make up my mind, but I have just bought a brand-new car.
37. My first baby will be born in less than a month and I´m looking forward to seeing him.
38. If you went there, the first thing that would take your eye is a superb garden full of the strangest plants.
39. Sarah is getting lazier and lazier. She has been lying in bed until midday.
40. We need an education system that enables children to use their imagination and creativity.
41. It wasn´t easy for me to get used to reading newspapers, but now I couldn´t do without them.
42. The car wouldn´t have crashed into the van if it had stopped at the red traffic lights.
43. I think that the quality of education students get depends, partly, on the social class they belong to, which will give rise to an unjust / unfair society.
44. In other European countries children learn to manage without the help of their parents / their parents´ help at a younger age so that they can learn / for them to learn to deal with daily problems depending on themselves.
45. He is not punctual. He makes up for it by working hard.
46. I don´t care where you are as long as / providing that you come early. You know you must come with me whether you like it or not.
47. Assuming that we miss the plane. What shall we do?
48. However much / No matter how much you threaten me, you´ll get nothing / you won´t get anything.
49. Doing the things yourself is safer than letting kids do them.
50. We were served by an unfriendly French waiter.
51. Actually I´m not working now, but I´m trying hard to find a job, although it isn´t very easy.
52. Quick! There´s a hole at the bottom of the boat and water is coming through it.
53. It is true that Olympic Games are commercialized and there is much greed and drug abuse, but all countries take part in them.
54. She has a very important job in an office, but what she´d really like is to run a house.
55. Taking legal action takes a long time / is time-consuming and does nothing to improve the already difficult relations.
56. It is pointless, after all, to hope that the people who are trying to sell their house to give you a factual opinion of their neighbours.
57. Since most problems offend the ears rather than the eyes, it is surprising that so few buyers take the trouble to find out what their neighbours are like.
58. We stayed at home not to spend more money.
59. If you hadn´t had an umbrella, you would have got wet.
60. Few cooks cook as well as my grandmother because they are less and less interested in home-made recipes.
61. When I started to earn/make my living as a journalist, my parents advised me to save some for a rainy day but I preferred not to listen to them so I am now in the red.
62. The children who lack the security of a good home are more likely to break the law.
63. Travelling anywhere in the world is increasingly easy / easier and easier. But I don´t know how to behave properly abroad.
64. Parting with / Getting rid of some of their belongings filled them with sadness because they reminded them of their father´s murder and happy childhood.
65. Since the news spread fast all over Europe, the scholars realised how important it was to decipher the inscription as soon as possible.
66. Dr Sheppard was convicted of his wife´s death but in fact it was the family window cleaner who had committed the crime.
67. Jim made such a difficult promise to achieve that only his strong will and ability to learn new languages made it come true.
68. I couldn´t do/go without her. In fact we are made for each other.
69. Whenever I try to make a good impression on my boss I make a fool of myself.
70. My parents want me to settle down. However, I tell them it wouldn´t do me good to do what is right.
71. Although I did my best to make friends with Peter, he just made fun of me.
72. My dream became / turned into a nightmare that had nothing to do with me.
73. I can´t help thinking he´s lying. He is always making excuses not to do anything.
74. Before doing business with the Chinese I´d make sure they don´t make trouble.
75. I´d like to earn/make my living as a lawyer. They usually / tend to earn/make more money than teachers.
76. Students do their duty when they do their homework.
77. I´ve been doing well but future is uncertain. Anyway, every cloud has a silver lining.
78. I have put on at least seven kilos since I got married. I should do /go without so many sweets.
79. Although she made sure to turn on every heater / all the heaters, she was still very cold.
80. Teachers sometimes put too much pressure on students although they do their best it isn´t good enough.
81. Politician, butcher, economist, lawyer, electrician and so on. Although there are so many different professions I find it difficult to choose the right one for me.
82. Since she couldn´t influence the jury, she isn´t to blame for what happened.
83. Famous people / celebrities find it difficult to settle down and lead a normal/ordinary life. They are always being hounded and their fame quickly turns into/becomes a nightmare.
84. The healthier you live, the longer you´ll live. In other words, leading a healthy and relaxed lifestyle seems a good reason for a longer life.

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