Complete the following text with the correct tense of the verbs in brackets. Be careful! In some cases you have to use infinitives or gerunds to complete the gaps.

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Mildred Ashcomb 1 (work) for Biotech International Inc. She 2. (work) for this company for more than five years. Before 3. (get) this job she4. (work) for the university of Berkley in the Bio-Techno Department. She 5. (be) an employee there for two years when she 6. (offer) the post at Biotech International. She 7. (not/think) it twice, the opportunity 8. (be) excellent and the money was even better.
Mildred 9. (always/be) interested in using technology to improve biology. At present she 10. (develop) a micro-chip that can be implanted in people’s minds to increase their physical strength. She 11. (hope) to finish this project by the end of this year, but she thinks it 12. (not/be) ready to be presented to the public by that time.
Mildred 13. (live) a very special life. She 14. (rarely/leave) her lab and the only people she 15. (interact) with are the ones who work for the company. Her doctor advised her 16. (take) some time off to improve her health so she’s decided 17. (travel) to Spain next month to have a two-week’s holiday. Mildred has everything planned. She 18. (tour) the country all by herself, she wants 19. (meet) local people so that she can practice her Spanish.
Her holidays may not be possible though. She 20. (have) a meeting with her boss tomorrow at 10.30 to present her research results. If her boss 21. (not/be) satisfied with these results, she 22. (have) to reschedule her holiday for a later time. This has already happened three times before, so Mildred is really worried about this meeting.