Topic 3. Extra task 1
Copy all new words into your wordlist. Read the text and put the verbs in blanks in the right form using:
1) Past Simple (irregular)
2) Past Simple (irregular)
3) Past Continuous
4) Past Perfect
5) Past Perfect Continuous
6) Past form of "will"
7) Past form of “should”
As a young woman I used to dream about going on a wonderful trip and staying in a luxury hotel suite. My husband would say to me: “Luxury is definitely off limits but we can take a little cruise once we’ve saved enough money.” We finally got an opportunity to go on vacation in 1989. My husband and I booked a one week cruise to the US Virgin Islands, aboard a large Norwegian cruise Line ship. A few days later, the airline ________ (fly) into Miami and put us up at a nice hotel. The following day we took their chartered bus to the dock and waited in line for what seemed like forever. We were there at 11 AM and waited in a long line, only to be told we _________ (should) wait in the waiting room because there was a problem with our room. We were young so we booked a pretty cheap inside room pretty far down. The ship was set to sail at 3:45 PM yet still, at 3:30 we _________ (sit) in the waiting room!
Finally a representative from Norwegian ___________ (approach) us and told us there ______ (to be) a mix-up and someone was living in our room.
He said this presented a problem because the only room available was the ‘emergency’ room, a room they apparently keep available in case something happens at sea to someone's room and they need to move them. So we immediately pictured ourselves behind the boiler room or something.
This man escorted us to the elevator and got in with us. I was quite certain we ________ (will) be going down, down, down but no we went up. In fact, we went all the way to the top floor. When we walked in I almost collapsed. The view was incredible, there was a separate living room with a bar, a small kitchen and a huge bathroom with a gigantic bath tub looking out to sea. The bedroom was also huge and had a comfy king bed. There was champagne and fresh flowers and a fruit basket. Our attendant came and poured us champagne.
It was such a lucky coincidence. Something that appeared to be a huge inconvenience ended up being a huge treat for us.
Before that trip happened we ________ (look) for the ultimate sea cruise experience for years but that trip definitely topped everything.