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1.   In the olden days, children ( treat / treated ) their elders with great respect because it was the expected code of behaviour.  
       
2.   Not long ago, Brazil ( set up / sets up ) a conservation scheme to save the giant turtles of the Amazon from extinction.  
       
3.   Throughout the 20th century, advances in medical science and communications far ( outstrips / outstripped ) anything that man could have every imagined.  
       
4.   Sandra ( is trying / tried ) to persuade me to go on the safari to the National Forest Reserve because she didn't want to go alone.  
       
5.   Peter's job as a television reporter occasionally ( placed / places ) him in life-threatening situations such as being caught in the middle of a shoot-out.  
       
6.   Marriage counselors normally ( settle / settled ) disputes by bringing both parties together to talk things over.  
       
7.   Paul's heroic act of rescuing the baby trapped inside the burning house ( made / make ) the headlines in the evening paper.  
       
8.   Teresa's concern for the poor and homeless ( overwhelms / overwhelmed ) all those who find refuge in her home.  
       
9.   Lucy and I ( are living / live ) in Perth where we run a successful catering business.  
       
10.   My brothers ( use to sail / used to sail ) together on this lake when we lived here years ago.  
       

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1.   treated  
2.   set up  
3.   outstripped  
4.   tried  
5.   places  
6.   settle  
7.   made  
8.   overwhelms  
9.   live  
10.   used to sail  
       
 
     
 
 

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