Moving house

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
I come from a very large family and recently my parents (DECIDE) that they (SPEND)
long enough living in an overcrowded house in Birmingham. “We (MOVE) to the country”, my
father (ANNOUNCE) one evening. “I (SELL) this house and we
(LIVE) on a farm”.

So last week we (LOAD) all our belongings into two hired vans, and for the last few days we (TRY) to organise ourselves in our new home. Yesterday, for example, my two brothers and I
(START) painting the upstairs rooms. Unfortunately, while I (MIX) the paint, one of my brothers
(OPEN) the door. Nobody (TELL) him that we (BE) in the room. So instead of painting the
walls we (SPEND) al morning cleaning paint off the floor.

But worse things (HAPPEN) since then. This morning, when I (WAKE) up, water (DRIP) through the ceiling next to my bed. We (SPENT) the last five hours repairing the
roof. It is not all bad news though. The school in the village nearby (CLOSE) down two years ago, and
my parents (NOT FIND) another school for us yet.