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April 11, 2014

About Written Test #1

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Possible Test Questions

* Vocabulary

I give you a definition, and you write the word.

example

_______ : (noun) someone who lives very near you, especially in the next house

answer: neighbor

* Useful Language

Complete the conversation.

example

A: ____________________ ?
B: We have to do exercise 3 on page 4.

answer

A: What do we have to do?
B: We have to do exercise 3 on page 4.

(See page xxviii in the text book.)

* Correct the errors

example

What your name?

answer

What is your name? / What’s your name?

* Questions and answers

Write the question for each answer.

example

A:
B: Turquoise. And I like blue, too.

answer

A: What’s your favorite color?/What color do you like best?
B: Red.

(See page pages 3, 12, and 16 of the text book.)

* Rejoinders and follow-up questions

Complete the conversations by writing a rejoinder and a follow-up question.

example

A: I often stay up until 2:00 or 3:00 a.m.
B: __________ ? ________________________ ?

answer

A: I often stay up until 2:00 or 3:00 a.m.
B: Oh, really? What do you do all night?/Why do you stay up so late?

(See hand-outs)

* Starting a conversation

Write down a way to start a conversation for each situation.

example

You meet someone new at a party. The food is really good.

possible answers

This food is delicious!
Mmm. The food is good.
Boy, this food is great!

(See hand-outs and pages 6 and 7 of the text book.)

* Stopping a conversation

Complete the conversation with a conversation stopper.

example

A: I think the teacher is ready to start. It’s been __________ .
B: OK. Bye.

answer

A: I think the teacher is ready to start. It’s been nice talking to you.
B: OK. Bye.

(See hand-out.)

* Verb forms

Complete the conversations with the correct verb and use the correct form.

example

A: Do you like _______ board games?
B: Yes, I think they’re interesting.

answer

A: Do you like playing/to play board games?
B: Yes, I think they’re interesting.

(See page 13 of the text book.)

* Simple present and present continuous

Complete the conversations with the correct verb and use the correct tense.

example

A: How _______ you _______ with stress?
B: I _______ a course in meditation right now.

answer

A: How do you cope with stress?
B: I am taking a course in meditation right now.

(See page 23 of the text book.)

* Music Genres

example question

What are six genres of music?

* Joining clauses with “if” and “when”

Complete each conversation by writing a response with “if” or “when”.

example

A: Oh, I have a terrible cold!
B:

possible answer

A: Oh, I have a terrible cold!
B: If I get a terrible cold, I drink hot vinegar with honey.

* Possible bonus questions from homework

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