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October 14, 2012

Possible Test Material

Filed under: announcements — richardlstansfield @ 4:26 am

Possible Test Questions

* Vocabulary

I give you the part of speech and definition, and you give me the word.

e.g.

__________ : (noun) travelling or camping with your clothes and belongings in a backpack

–> backpacking

* Infinitives for Reasons

I need to get a phrase book ______________________________ .

–> I need to get a phrase book to learn some expressions.

* Infinitives for Reasons & Trips

What do you need on a beach vacation?

–> We need a bathing suit to swim in.

We need a towel to dry ourselves.

* Suggestions

Example #1

A: You __________ come skiing with me sometime.

B: Oh, I’d love to. Are you a good skier?

–>

A: You should/could come skiing with me sometime.

B: Oh, I’d love to. Are you a good skier?

Example #2

A: You should come skiing with me sometime.

B: Oh, ____________________ . Are you a good skier?

–>

A: You should come skiing with me sometime.

B: Oh, I’d love to/that’s a great idea/that sounds great. Are you a good skier?

* Possessives

It’s Richard’s book. –> It’s __________ book. –> It’s __________ .

–>

It’s Richard’s book. –> It’s his book. –> It’s his.

* Order of adjectives. Rewrite the adjectives in correct order.

I like the big, cute, round, red speakers.

I like the ________________________________ speakers.

–> I like the cute, big, red, round speakers.

* Asking politely (Asking for Permission and Asking Somebody to Do Something)

Example #1

A: I hate to ask this, but ______________________________ off your phone during dinner?

B: No, no problem. But do you mind if I make just one quick call?

–>

A: I hate to ask this, but would you mind turning off your phone during dinner?

B: No, no problem. But do you mind if I make just one quick call?

Example #2

A: I hate to ask this, but would you mind turning off your phone during dinner?

B: ______________________________. But do you mind if I make just one quick call?

–>

A: I hate to ask this, but would you mind turning off your phone during dinner?

B: No, no problem. But do you mind if I make just one quick call?

* Past Continuous and Simple Past

A few weeks ago, I ____________________ dinner when my friend ____________________ .

–> A few weeks ago, I was making dinner when my friend called.

* Rejoinders/Reacting to a Story

A: Hi, how was the tennis match?

B: I won!

A: __________ !

–>

A: Hi, how was the tennis match?

B: I won!

A: That’s great!/Terrific!/Wonderful!

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Review of Infinitives for Reasons and Trips

Beach Vacation

We need sunscreen to protect our skin (from ultraviolet/UV rays).
We need a tent to protect us from the wind, rain, and animals.
We need a tent to sleep in/to protect us from the weather.
We need a camera to take pictures with.
We need a flashlight to see in the dark.
We need a sleeping bag to sleep warmly.
We need a sleeping bag to keep us warm when we sleep.
We need a first aid kit to treat injuries.
We need spare batteries to power our MP3 player.
We need a hair dryer to dry our hair.
We need shampoo to wash our hair.
We need (a pair of) sandals to protect our feet.
We need soap to wash ourselves.
We need a hairdryer to dry our hair.
We need a brush to brush our hair.
We need an alarm clock to wake us up early.

Camping Trip

We need a tent to protect us from the weather.
We need a tent to keep the rain off of us.
We need a knife to cut things with.
We need a map to find out where we are.
We need a sleeping bag to keep warm when we sleep.
We need insect repellent to repel insects.
We need a flashlight to see in the dark.
We need a pot to cook food in.
We need a first aid kit to treat injuries.
We need food to eat.

Business Trip

We need a laptop to be able to work.
We need a pencil to write things.
We need makeup to look good.
We need a razor to shave our face.
We need a briefcase to carry our laptop/notebook computer/papers/iPad.
We need a lot of money to treat other business people.
We need glasses to look intelligent.
We need a brush to brush our hair.
We need a cell-phone to communicate with/contact other people.
We need pajamas to sleep in.

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2 Comments »

  1. I’m Song ga-yeoun in class 057.
    Last fridday, I was sick and didn’t go to class.
    So today may i go to test?

    Comment by Song go-yeoun — October 21, 2012 @ 7:58 pm | Reply

    • Can you come tomorrow?

      Comment by richardlstansfield — October 23, 2012 @ 12:52 am | Reply


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