Unit 10: Sunny's job hunt
Gerunds and infinitives
Select a unit
- 1 Nice to meet you!
- 2 What to wear
- 3 Like this, like that
- 4 The daily grind
- 5 Christmas every day
- 6 Great achievers
- 7 The Titanic
- 8 Travel
- 9 The big wedding
- 10 Sunny's job hunt
- 11 The bucket list
- 12 Moving and migration
- 13 Welcome to BBC Broadcasting House
- 14 New Year, New Project
- 15 From Handel to Hendrix
- 16 What's the weather like?
- 17 The Digital Revolution
- 18 A detective story
- 19 A place to live
- 20 The Cult of Celebrity
- 21 Welcome to your new job
- 22 Beyond the planets
- 23 Great expectations!
- 24 Eco-tourism
- 25 Moving house
- 26 It must be love
- 27 Job hunting success... and failure
- 28 Speeding into the future
- 29 Lost arts
- 30 Tales of survival
It's the final episode of The Race today! Do Phil and his crew make it back to London in time? Or will he fail his challenge to get around the world in 80 days? And will he win Sophia's heart?
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The last leg
"We were sailing through a huge hurricane when a massive wave hit us. Oh why did I try to sail through this storm? I was hoping to get back home in 80 days but that seems impossible now. I must make sure my crew is ok – I need them now more than ever."
What examples of verb + verb-ing and verb + infinitive can you find in this episode?
Listen to the audio
Day 73 – we were sailing through a huge hurricane when a massive wave hit us. Oh why did I try to sail through this storm? I was hoping to get back home in 80 days but that seems impossible now. I must make sure my crew is ok – I need them now more than ever…
Is everyone OK?
Oh, ouch, my arm. Passepartout, are you OK down there?
Where I am? Who am I?
You're Passepartout – you're on a yacht and we were hit by a big wave.
Oh yes… I knew that… of course… a big wave. Let me just get up… oh my legs… right, I need to inspect the damage.
Well, Peggy, the parrot seems OK.
Hooray! Well the satnav is still working but there's a tear in the front sail and everything in the galley is underwater.
I'm so sorry. I wanted to carry on through the storm – but I was wrong.
It's OK Phil. I thought you were very courageous, very brave. Look we're still alive. We've just got to get back to London, and with the money you'll get, we… I mean you… can enjoy living the rest of your life.
Oh Sophia, thank you, I'm so glad we found you.
We won’t be going anywhere with this damage.
We must try Passepartout – never give up!
I don't know where all my courage and determination has come from but I like it! We are now sailing across the Atlantic – it doesn't seem as big and scary anymore. We've sailed past the Azores - we couldn't stop to have a rest – and now we're not far from the coastline of Britain, but we've run into some thick fog and we can’t see where we're going. I can hear the foghorn of a lighthouse but we are all so tired, weary and exhausted from our trip that we're… falling… asleep (Snores).
What's that? We've hit something. We're sinking.
Oh no, look, water, water. Abandon ship, abandon ship! Get the lifebelts.
Quick, set off one of those emergency flares - we need help.
Oh no, The Mermaid is sinking, farewell.
We've failed to get back home in 80 days. Disaster! We didn’t reach the pub in London on time and we've lost Tom's yacht – the yacht I was supposed to win and then sell to make some money. But we're alive and we have been rescued by a lifeboat. It's taking us to shore where we can make our way to the station, catch a train to London and hopefully meet our friends in the Horse and Groom pub.
Phil – goodness, we'd forgotten about you. And you, Pete.
We have been sailing around the world for 80 days… We’ve nearly faced death and you have forgotten about us?!
He's just joking. It's great to see you again: let me get you a drink and you can tell me all about your adventure but, hold on, who's your new companion?
This is Sophia – we met her in Sao Tome and she's helped us sail around the world.
Pleased to meet you Sophia.
Sorry we're a day late.
A day late? You mean it's day 81? Oh well. In that case, the yacht is still mine. A bet is a bet!
Ahh… well, about that. Your yacht… The Mermaid… she's wonderful…. or she was wonderful… we had an accident… we hit some rocks and sank.
Errr… he's not.We sank off the coast of Cornwall this morning.
Tom wasn't pleased to hear the news about his yacht. I was hoping to win our bet. But here we are, with no yacht and no money - and I have to write a story about how we failed to sail around the world in 80 days.
Excuse me. Can everyone stop talking for a moment – I have an important announcement. I've just double-checked our route on the computer and I realised that at zero degrees west and zero degrees east we crossed the International Date Line.
Very interesting, Pete – but so what?
Well when you cross that line you gain an extra day – that means today is only day 80, not day 81!
You're right Passepartout – today is day 80. We're on time! What would I do without you?
So does that mean Phil has won the challenge after all?
Well… erm… I suppose so. You went around the world in 80 days – but did you stop to collect the things on your challenge list?
I… we got them all. Look… Morna music from Cape Verde, cacao beans from Sao Tome, Bourbon Pointu coffee from Reunion Island, a conch shell from… well we don't know where really, a Savi mask from Papua New Guinea, and a pahu drum from Tahiti.
Impressive! Congratulations - but I'm afraid you still don’t get a prize – that was my yacht, and you sank it.
It's OK. I don't really need it. I've decided there's something much more important. Sophia… I'm so glad we rescued you… I've grown very fond of you and I don’t want to lose you… I know it's going to be complicated but… will you marry me?
Oh gosh… well, yes! You're my hero – give me a kiss.
Oh dear… I suppose I get to keep the parrot?
Dear Diary – My adventure is going to make a great story. I'm hoping to sell lots of books this time. Sometimes you need a big adventure to change your life. Even when your journey doesn't go to plan you just learn so much. Luckily for me, I've won a great prize – a loyal friend in Passepartout, and Sophia, a new friend and wife. It's good to be home.
Amazing! Despite all the problems Phil encountered, he made it back to London with the help of Passepartout and Sophia. Phil has also managed to collect the unusual items he was asked to get. You can see them here. Do you know what they are?
Items that Phil collected:
Morna music from Cape Verde, cacao beans from Sao Tome, Bourbon Pointu coffee from Reunion Island, a conch shell from we don't know where, a Savi mask from Papua New Guinea and a pahu drum from Tahiti.
What an exciting adventure. We hope you enjoyed it. Phil is back in his local pub, The Horse and Groom. We can meet him one more time in his video diary.
When we use two verbs together, what form does the second verb take?
Verbs followed by a gerund
admit, advise, consider, discuss
Verbs followed by an infinitive
agree, appear, choose, decide
Verbs followed by either, same meaning
begin, continue, hate, like
Verbs followed by either, change in meaning
forget, regret, remember, stop
being brave in a difficult or scary situation
able to deal with a difficult situation without showing fear
not allowing anything to stop you doing what you are trying to do
describes someone or something that is special, large or shows great skill
someone who you love or admire because they have done something brave or impressive