I (1)_________an old friend by accident the other day. I was going to (2)______ my son from school when suddenly my car broke (3)________.
I called (4)______ my husband on my cell phone. While I was waiting for him to (5)_____, a truck crashed into my car. The driver (6)______ the
truck to check (7)______ the damage. It was my friend Patrick. I hadn’t seen him since I (8)______ college. Fortunately, nobody was hurt. We (9)______ and it was nice to (10)_______ the information about other friends while we were waiting for my husband and the tow truck.
(2)______ us’ were printed on the side of the van in large blue capitals. Soon afterwards, an enormous man covered in tattoos appeared on the doorstep. Tim opened the door. ‘Sorry we’re late, guv,’ sail the tattoo man, ‘we hadn’t (3)______ all the traffic on the motorway, otherwise we’d have been here sooner. Isn’t that right, Lester? His companion, an unshaven man roughly half his size, joined in: ‘We didn’t budge for a good
half hour, and we (4)___ _ up coming off the motorway and going through the villages. I did try and phone, but I couldn’t get (5)______. Anyway, we’re here now, so let’s (6)____ some serious work.’ Tim said, ‘Erm, I think there’s been some sort of misunderstanding, gentlemen.’
When the war (1)______ I must have been (2)______ 18 years of age, and like most boys of my age, I received the news with a kind of naive enthusiasm,
born out of youthful ignorance and inexperience. When I was (3)____, I still had a romantic vision of marching quickly to victory and being home in time
for tea. I have an old picture of myself standing proudly in my new uniform – a young man about to (4)____ his responsibilities in life. I look like a boy
pretending to be a man – and not quite managing to (5)____ it off. Little did I realize just what I had (6)______.
- A. getting on for
- A. come in for