Expressions + – ing

После следующих выражений глагол заканчивается на – ing:

It’s no use / It’s no good…

– It’s no use worrying about it. There’s nothing you can do.

– It’s no good trying to persuade me. You won’t succeed.

There’s no point in…

– There’s no point in buying a car if you don’t want to drive it.

– There was no point in waiting, so we went.

It’s worth…

– My house is only a short walk from here. It’s not worth taking a taxi.

– It was so late when we got home, it wasn’t worth going to bed.

Говорят:`a book is worth reading/a film is worth seeing’ и т. д.

– Do you think this book is worth reading?

– You should go and see the film. It’s really worth seeing.


– I had difficulty

finding a place to live.

– Did you have any difficulty getting a visa?

– People often have great difficulty reading my writing.

Запомните, говорят `difficulty’ :

– I’m sure you’ll have no difficulty passing the examination.

Также говорят ` difficulty in – ing’:

– He’s shy. He has difficulty in talking to people he doesn’t know well.

A waste of money / time…

– It’s a waste of time reading that book. It’s rubbish.

– It’s a waste of money buying things you don’t need.

Spend / waste…

– I spent hours trying to repair the clock.

– I waste a lot of time day-dreaming.

Go – ing

Для того, чтобы сказать о каком-либо действии используют go – ing: go shopping, go swimming, go skiing, go fishing, go climbing, go sailing, go riding, go sightseeing.

– How often do you go swimming?

– I’m going skiing next year.

– I have to go shopping this morning.

– I’ve never been sailing.

Expressions + – ing