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April 6, 2011

Written Test 1: Units 1 to 3 (Updated)

Filed under: announcements — richardlstansfield @ 7:56 am

The following might be on Written Test 1.

* Vocabulary *

You have to write the vocabulary item next to its definition.

e.g. __________ (noun) a sport from Japan in which people fight using fast, hard hits with the hands or feet

* Parts of Speech *


How often does Richard do it?

1. adverb

2. auxiliary/helping verb

3. noun

4. main verb

5. pronoun

* Questions and Answers *

You have to write the question.


Question: ____________________ ?

Answer: Red.

(Page 3, Exercise 3, Part A)


Question: ____________________ ?

Answer: I enjoy writing. Someday I want to write a novel.

(Page 12, Exercise 1, Part A)


Question: ____________________ ?

Answer: No, not really. I don’t have a lot of free time.

(Page 16, Exercise 1, Part B)

* Either, Neither, Too *


Gina likes fried rice and pizza, but doesn’t like kimchi or ice cream.

Hee-yeol likes kimchi and fried rice, but doesn’t like pizza or ice cream.

* * *

Gina: I like fried rice.

Seol-hee: I do, too.

Gina: I don’t like ice cream.

Seol-hee: I don’t, either.

* Good and Bad Things to Talk About *

What are good/bad things to talk about when you meet a stranger for the first time?

* Beginning and Ending a Conversation *

e.g. You meet someone new at Sally’s party. The food is really good. Start a conversation.

–> Are you a friend of Sally’s?


This food is delicious!


What are four phrases you can use to end a conversation?

* Verb Forms *

Fill in the blanks with verbs in the correct forms.


Can you __________ ?

Do you enjoy __________ ?


A: How _____ you _____ with stress?

B: Well, right now I _____ _____ a course in aromatherapy.

(Page 23, Exercise 2, Part A)

* Music Genres *

Listen to the music and write down its genre.

* Reading on Page 8 *

e.g. What’s an example of an information question?


What’s something to say if someone asks you a difficult question?

* Exercise *

e.g. What is he doing?

* “Actually” *

– What are three reasons why native speakers use the word “actually”?

(Page 7, Exercise 2)

* “Really” *

What are two reasons why native speakers use the word “really”?

(Page 17, Exercise 2)

* Health *

Write sentences about your good and bad health habits. Use adverbs of frequency.

(0% never — hardly ever — sometimes — often — usually — almost always — always 100%)

e.g. I often drink black tea.


I hardly ever go to the gym.


* If/When *


A: What do you do when you have a fever?

B: When I have a fever, I usually take medicine.

A: What do you do if you have a bad cold and have to go to class?

B: If I have a bad cold, I sometimes take a lot of tissues to class.

A: What do you do when you have an upset stomach after you eat?

B: When I have an upset stomach after I eat, I always just stay home.

–> Don’t forget that you can get extra online practice for free.


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