Detective Agency

Gap-fill Exercise

Fill in all the missing words below. Then, press "Check Answers" to grade your responses. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get more hints, but you lose points if you ask for help.

Receptionist: Hello. Jones Detective Agency. How can I you?
Caller: Yes. I'd like some help on solving a mystery at my home.
Receptionist: Okay, sir. What seems to be the problem?
Caller: Well, you see, I think my roommate is my homemade chocolate chip cookies behind my back, and he's just blaming it on some around the house and . . .
Receptionist: Yeah, sir?
Caller: And, and, and . . . I'm finding crumbs all my computer, and, well, just last night, I caught a mouse eating one of my (cookies) . . . .
Receptionist: Sir, I'm sorry, but we don't work on these of cases.
Caller: What do you mean?
Receptionist: Sir. This is something you just have to work out with your roommate. [ Well, you don't . . . ] Maybe, you can see a counselor to help with your issues. And if you actually have mice, maybe, I don't know. Get a cat?
Caller: WHAT?
Receptionist: Or, Yeah. Why don't you just take up a new , like fishing, instead of baking? We don't have time to catch every thief out there. We have paying clients. Have a nice day.
Caller: [ Sigh.]