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October 12, 2014

Written Test #1

Filed under: Uncategorized — richardlstansfield @ 12:58 pm

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

* Similar Sentences

I give you a sentence. You write a similar sentence.

Example #1

I want to see famous things.

–> I want to do some sightseeing.

Example #2

My place is comfortable.

–> My place is really comfy.

* Infinitives for Reasons

I’m going to _____ Tokyo _____ Japanese.

–> I’m going to go to Tokyo to study Japanese.

* 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: __________ take a beach vacation soon?

B: That’s a great idea. We can go windsurfing!

–>

A: Why don’t we take a beach vacation soon?

B: That’s a great idea. We can go windsurfing!

Example #2

A: Why don’t we take a beach vacation soon?

B: __________ . We can go windsurfing!

–>

A: Why don’t we take a beach vacation soon?

B: That’s a great idea. We can go windsurfing!

* 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: __________ sit here?

B: No, go right ahead. Let me move my things.

–>

A: Do you mind if I sit here?

B: No, go right ahead. Let me move my things.

Example #2

A: Do you mind if I sit here?

B: __________ . Let me move my things.

–>

A: Do you mind if I sit here?

B: No, go right ahead. Let me move my things.

* Past Continuous and Simple Past

I __________ lunch in a cafe yesterday when the server __________ tomato sauce on my shirt.

–> I was having lunch in a cafe yesterday when the server spilled tomato sauce on my shirt.

* Reflexive Pronouns

What happened to your finger? Did you cut __________ ?

–>

What happened to your finger? Did you cut yourself?

* Rejoinders

A: How was the tennis match?

B: I won!

A: __________ Who did you play with?

–>

A: How was the tennis match?

B: I won!

A: That’s great! Who did you play with?

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