Dad usually comes up with original ideas. Last Sunday Dad ___DECIDED___ that we should all go on a camping trip. The idea came to him while he ___WAS_READING___ an article about camping. The article said that camping brings families together.
“Not true”, I smiled. “What about television? It usually ___HELPS___ families to feel a lot more united.”
“If the weather is fine, we ___WILL_GO___ on a trip next weekend,” Dad said and put his magazine on the coffee table.
I quickly looked over at my ___YOUNGER___ brother, Paul. He gave me a knowing smile, “Do you remember ___OUR___ last trip?” I certainly did. Last summer Dad told us that fishing would be a great family activity. We bought four expensive fishing rods and drove for three long hours to a big lake in Virginia. When we got there, we discovered that we ___HAD_FORGOTTEN___ to take the fishing rods. Ten minutes later we made another unpleasant discovery: we ___DID_NOT_HAVE___ the tent which meant we couldn’t stay overnight and we had to drive all the way back home again. We ___WERE___ tired and disappointed with the trip.