test & play

VOCABULARY EXPANSION

SECTION C: VOCABULARY EXPANSION
C1: Synonym or Antonym?
What is the connection between the word in column A and that in column B? Are they
a. opposite in meaning ie antonyms? Or
b. similar in meaning ie synonyms?
Check your answers.
C2: What’s the word?
Read the following sentences and select a suitable word from the above to go in the gaps.
Listen to the recording for the answer.
Check your answers.

UNDERSTANDING THE STORY

SECTION D: UNDERSTANDING THE COMIC 
Answer the following comprehension questions.
Question 1
When did the man find out the waitress’s name?
Question 3
In the beginning, did he go to the cafe regularly?
Question 5
Did the Doctor advise him to give up drinking coffee completely?
Question 7
Did Carol’s boyfriend leave her?
Question 2
Did he fall in love with the waitress?
Question 4
True or False?
When he moved there, he started drinking coffee every day.
Question 6
After he stopped drinking coffee, did he begin to think that Carol was really ugly?
Question 8
How did the man feel as he went home?
Check your answers.

transformation exercises

SECTION E: GRAMMAR & TRANSFORMATION EXERCISES
E1
The doctor advised him to give up coffee in very strong language. He said
“NO MORE COFFEE. ONE MORE CUP AND YOU’RE DEAD!!”
A gentler way of saying this is:
I think it’d be a good idea if you didn’t drink any more coffee.
Transform the following sentences in the same way.
1 NO MORE ALCOHOL. ONE MORE DRINK AND YOU’RE DEAD!!
2 NO MORE CHOCOLATE. ONE MORE CHOCOLATE AND YOU’RE DEAD!!
3 NO MORE CIGARETTES. ONE MORE DRAG AND YOU’RE DEAD!!
4 NO MORE OVERTIME. ANY MORE OVERTIME AND YOU’RE DEAD!!
E2
Another gentler way of giving advice is:
Don’t you think you should give up coffee?
Transform the sentences above in the same way.
E3
And here’s another softer way of giving advice:
You might want to slow down on the coffee!
Transform the sentences above in the same way.
E4
Sometimes we think something is good (or bad) until something happens that changes our mind. At first, Mr Comoll thought Carol was beautiful. But after he stopped drinking so much coffee, he saw her differently. He took a closer look at Carol. She didn’t think she was so beautiful. He said:
After taking a closer look at Carol I realized that she wasn’t that beautiful.”
Transform the following sentences in the same way.
a I saw the film. It wasn’t exciting.
b I ate natto. It wasn’t bad.
c He read the book. It wasn’t boring
d She went out with him. He wasn’t interesting.
E5
Sometimes we don’t want to do something and we put it off.
A month has passed. He hasn’t called her.
It’s been a month and I still haven’t called her.
Transform the following sentences in the same way.
1 Three weeks have passed. I haven’t spoken to her.
2 12 months have passed. She hasn’t gone to the dentist.
3 Three days have passed. He hasn’t called his girlfriend.
4 A year has gone by. John hasn’t seen a doctor.
Check your answers.
SECTION C: VOCABULARY EXPANSION
C1
Synonym or Antonym?
What is the connection between the word in column A and that in column B?
1) here is the opposite of there
2) shy is similar to reserved
3) talk is similar to speak
4) pounding is similar to beating
5) suddenly is similar to unexpectedly
6) type is similar to kind
7) completely is similar to totally
8) went on is similar to continued
9) daily is similar to every day
10) kind of is similar to sort of
11) make eyes at is similar to ogle
12) guess is similar to assume
13) sure is similar to certainly
14) confused is similar to puzzled
15) call is similar to phone
C2
What’s the word?
What’s the word?
Read the following sentences and select a suitable word from the above to go in the gaps. Listen to the recording for the answer.
1) “Anyone who isn’t confused doesn’t really understand the situation.
[Ed Murrow (on the Vietnam War)]
2) All the rooms were solidly and completely furnished.
[Man And Wife by Wilkie Collins]
3) “He certainly seems to be a most attractive type of young man,” Thomson admitted.
[The Kingdom of the Blind by Oppenheim, E. Phillips]
4) I am not going to guess, at five o’clock in the morning, with my brains frying and sputtering in my head.”
[A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens ]
5) The entrance-hall suddenly became full of noise and people.
[The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky]

6) The bull replied: “I am very sorry, but I have an appointment with a lady; but I feel sure that our friend the goat will do what you want.”
[Aesop’s Fables ]

7) There is nothing so perilously difficult as the daily intercourse of two people who love each other.
[The Quest of the Golden Girl by Richard le Gallienne ]
SECTION D: UNDERSTANDING THE COMIC
Answer the following comprehension questions.
Question 1
When did the man find out the waitress’s name?
He found out her name after a while.
Question 3
In the beginning, did he go to the cafe regularly?
Yes, he went to the café daily.
Question 5
Did the Doctor advise him to give up drinking coffee completely?
Yes, and he had to stop drinking coffee immediately.
Question 7
Did Carol’s boyfriend leave her?
Yes, he left her only recently.
Question 2
Did he fall in love with the waitress?
Yes, he fell in love with her at once.
Question 4
True or False?
The answer is TRUE.?
When he moved there, he started drinking coffee every day.
Question 6
After he stopped drinking coffee, did he begin to think that Carol was really ugly?
No, he thought she was just a little ugly.
Question 8
How did the man feel as he went home?
He didn’t know what to do.
SECTION E: GRAMMAR & TRANSFORMATION EXERCISES
Transform the following sentences as suggested.
E1
1 I think it’d be a good idea if you didn’t drink any more alcohol.
2 I think it’d be a good idea if you didn’t eat any more chocolates.
3 I think it’d be a good idea if you didn’t smoke any more cigarettes
4 I think it’d be a good idea if you didn’t do any more overtime.
E3
1 You might want to slow down on the coffee!
2 You might want to slow down on the chocolates!
3 You might want to slow down on the cigarettes!
4 You might want to slow down on the overtime!
E5
1 Three weeks have passed and I still haven’t spoken to her.
2 12 months have passed and she still hasn’t gone to the dentist.
3 Three days have passed and he still hasn’t called his girlfriend.
4 A year has gone by and John still hasn’t seen a doctor.
E2
1 Don’t you think you should give up drinking so such alcohol?
2 Don’t you think you should give up eating so many chocolates?
3 Don’t you think you should give up smoking so many cigarettes?
4 Don’t you think you should give up doing so much overtime?
E4
a After seeing the film, I realized that it wasn’t so exciting.
b After eating the natto, I realized that it wasn’t so bad.
c After reading the book, I realized that it wasn’t so boring
d After going out with him, I realized that he wasn’t so interesting.
Check your answers.