Choose the right tenses.
The Little Girl and the Wolf.
One afternoon a big wolf … (to wait)
in a dark forest for a little girl to
come along carrying a basket of food
to her grandmother. He (to wait) for
an hour and a half and was about to
loose his patience. Finally a little
girl did come along and she … (to
carry) a basket of food. ‘(to carry)
that basket to your grandmother?’
asked the wolf. The little girl said
yes, she was. So the wolf … (ask) her
where her mother (to live) and the
little girl … (to tell) him and he ...
(disappear) into the wood.
When the little girl ... (to open) the
door of her grandmother’s house
she … (to understand) that
something (to happen). There (to
be) somebody in bed with a
nightcap and nightgown on. She …
(to approach) no nearer than
twenty-five feet from the bed when
she ... (to see) that it was not her
grandmother but the wolf, for even
in a nightcap a wolf (not to look) in
the least like anybody’s
grandmother. So the little girl ... (to
lake) an automatic pistol out of her
basket and … (to shoot) the wolf
Moral: It is not so easy to fool little
girls nowadays as it used to be.