Saturday 31 October 2009

a test to keep

Fill in the gaps with the correct phrase from below and ONLY THEN click on the “gap” box to check your answer.

it'll keep
keep at something
keep in with somebody
keep to yourself
keep up

'How many's that you've done, Jerome?'
Jerome put down his knife for a second on the pumpkin-strewn table and lifted his head to think. After a pause, he said, '16, 709.'
The other man, Peters, looked amazed. '16, 709?'
Jerome nodded. 'Yup, I can hardly with demand.'
'Do you get a chance to do anything other than cutting up pumpkins? You must be at it nearly 24 hours a day.'
'25 would be closer to it,' Jerome grinned. 'But it's not like. If I don't do them for the Halloween, then I don't do them at all.'
'Don't you miss people? TV? Other stuff like that?'
'You know me, Peters. I like to. I never get bored of my own company.'
Peters nodded sagely. 'Then there's Mrs Jerome's love of pumpkin pie.'
'Ay,' chuckled Jerome. I have to her, that's for sure.'
'Well, you'd better, then. So long Jerome.'
'So long Peters,' said Jerome, turning to pumpkin 16, 710.

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