Hi. How are you doing this afternoon?
Waiter: Certainly, here you are.
Martin: Thank you. What's today's special?
Waiter: Grilled tuna and cheese on rye.
A) Fine, thank you. Can I see a menu, please?
B) I am fine and what about you?
C) Thanks, how can I get to the toilet, here?
D) Just wait a minute; I am waiting for my wife.
E) Are you doing any grill here?
2. Son: Dad. Can I borrow the car tomorrow?
Father: Why do you want to borrow the car?
Son: I'm going to the beach with Tony.
Son: I promise I'll drive carefully this time.
A) Do you promise to drive it carefully?
B) You can take it under the condition that you drive it
C) Last time you borrowed it you had an accident and
dented the door.
D) Why doesnt Tony borrow his fathers car?
E) I dont want to give the car this time because I need
3. Waiter: Good evening.
Customer: A table for two please.
Waiter: Certainly. Just here sir.
Waiter: I'm sorry. The window tables are all reserved.
A) The window tables have all been embellished, whats
B) Wonderful and what about the menu?
C) All right, what will you suggest us for the meals?
D) Could we sit by the window?
E) But we have booked the window tables before coming.
4. Amy: Would you like to come to a movie with me?
Brian: When do you want to go?
Amy: How about next Friday evening or the following
Amy: Oh, maybe some other time?
Brian: Yeah, I'll give you a call.
A) It will be wonderful if you are not busy then.
B) Could you please give me your telephone number and I
am going to inform you about the time when I am free.
C) Is it necessary to go a movie and can we go to a
theatre on Tuesday night?
D) I will be entirely busy every weekday and weekend, so
it is impossible to go to a movie forever.
E) I'm sorry, I can't. I'm having dinner with a friend
on next Friday and I go to evening class on Tuesdays.
5. Customer: Good afternoon, sir. I bought this
television here about three months ago, but the sound
and picture quality is awful. Shop assistant:
Customer: Several times.
Shop assistant: Hmm. I'll get our engineers to have a
look at it.
A) Have you tried adjusting the aerial?
B) I hope you dont offer to ask a refund!
C) May be you forgot to adjust your antenna at the right
D) I am sorry, but it is out of guarantee warranty, for
that reason, you had better take it to the television
E) Its none of our business, sir because we can only
check here whether the television works or not.
6. Travel agent: Good morning, can I help you?
Travel agent: I'm sorry to hear that. What exactly was
Customer: First of all the coach taking us to the hotel
broke down and we had to wait for over two hours in the
sweltering heat before a replacement arrived.
A) I cannot say to you, Good morning, I couldnt sleep
B) I'd like to make a complaint about my holiday in
Portugal last week.
C) What is happening in the room above ours? There was a
D) Excuse me; isnt the breakfast meal included in our
E) I want to leave that hotel immediately because you
didnt keep what you had promised.
7. Carol: Tom, take a look at this! This guy's won ten
million dollars in the lotto!
Tom: What luck!
Carol: What would you do if you won ten million dollars?
A) Use your head! If you spent money like that, you'd
soon have spent all your winnings!
B) That's right. I'm sure I'd eventually start spending
some money, but I'd be very careful to make that money
last for the rest of my life.
C) Well, I know what I wouldnt do! If I won so much
money, I wouldn't spend it. I'd put it in the bank!
D) Oh, I'd have fun. I'd just be careful about how much
fun I'd have.
E) Well you know the saying 'different strokes for
8. Mandy: I was very fond of the way you were talking
about the last novel of John West.
Tommy: These were the summary of the opinions about the
novel by the critics.
Tommy: Be sure that they almost always are.
A) Is it real? I hardly ever agree with what they say.
B) As a matter of fact, his former novels were my
C) But sometimes the critics cannot make a common
opinion, how could you make a summary?
D) If so, they are absolutely right about the plot and
E) In that way, I understand that you are closely
acquainted with the novels of John West.
9) Billy: I wonder how you would react if you ever
learned that your girlfriend hanged out with a boy out
Billy: Don't fool yourself. You shouldn't trust her that
Abraham: Its my life and my love Billy. I think its
time you left my house.
A) I wouldn't be surprised. She's already a few lovers.
B) I really don't know for certain but I think I would
C) What do you mean by saying "your girlfriend?
D) I would first try to find out where I went wrong then
kick her out of my life.
E) I've known her since our childhood. She would never
do such a thing.
10) Melissa: Henry, it seems that you are finished with
Henry: Yes, I am.
Henry: Of course I would, because my elder sister needs
A) So you would not mind if I took it for tonight.
B) What would you do if I took it in order to study for
C) Well, you would give consent if it belonged to me
from now on.
D) Why dont you lend this book to me for tonight?
E) Would you mind telling me the place where you bought
11) Brian: Teresa, have a look at what writes here.
Teresa: Well, ___________.
Brian: Does he really? I have never heard about that
A) it states that body movement during sleep occurs just
before the REM stage
B) it points out that an average person moves about
thirty times during sleep each night
C) as far as I see, sleep is a biological need, but our
brain never really sleeps
D) it says that REM stands for rapid eye movement
E) the scientists have learned that there is a kind of
sleep with REM
12) Harry: Have you heard about what Katrina did?
Ruth: Who is that? _______________
Harry: You are really funny. It is the hurricane that
terribly hit the south-eastern part of the United
Ruth: Oh, is it really? Forgive me for this ignorance of
A) How can you get on with such weird people?
B) Is it a Russian ballet or a newcomer to your class?
C) Why should I worry about a disaster which doesnt
D) You must engage in your lessons rather than in such
strange natural phenomena.
E) I dont care what has been happening in somewhere
13) Adam: Parker in the accounts department retired
Adam: Oh, well, he had his retirement documents
yesterday, but perhaps that was because the chairman was
Bobby: Oh, in that case he has to leave on Friday
because the chairman is going to be here till that day.
A) He can't have left permanently yesterday. I saw him
at his desk only this morning
B) I know. We have had many good days here. I will miss
C) He shouldnt have left the company. He was a nice
D) In my opinion he was supposed to wait until Friday
E) He has a lot of things to do. He will go on working
here after his retirement
14) Harriet: I have long been making a detailed research
on the biography of William Butler Yeats.
Teresa: Me, too. __________.
Harriet: Yes and whats more, that caused the writer to
flee the country and also go to prison from time to
A) What has appealed much to me in his life is that
there happened many conflicts in those days
B) What is really interesting in his life is that he
would criticize the then government leaders a lot
C) But I cannot understand why Yeats didnt mention the
problems of labourers having lived in those days
D) But I have an important gap in my knowledge about the
real origin of this writer
E) Because I am going to give a lecture about the
importance of Yeats works
15) Albert: ______________ Dont you think it is a waste
Kevin: I think the challenge is to remove cars and
public buses from streets, or at least to reduce their
Albert: I see. Then the roads will be less crowded with
cars, and people will commute to and from work by
A) Why is so much money invested in underground
B) What should be done to improve transport in cities?
C) How can traffic problem be solved? Should any
restrictions be imposed?
D) The more crowded cities become, the lower the
standard of living becomes, doesnt it?
E) Why are the streets being enlarged again?
16) Lark: I am planning to organise a trip to Saint
Peters Basilica with my close friend, Henry.
Mandy: Well! How do you think you can get permission
from your parents?
Mandy: If so, at least stick to the same story and don't
contradict each other!
A) I dont know how I will manage to have them give
their consent to this trip
B) I am sure that if I tell them that I will not be
alone in this trip, they will certainly give their
C) I dont think so, because last year I asked them to
give permission for the same trip but they didnt
D) I cannot understand why our parents are strict with
giving permission for such trips
E) Of course, we are going to tell a lie to them because
our parents are very strict with such an event
17) Fred: _______________________
Darren: Thanks, but I dont feel comfortable in the
company of strangers.
Fred: It is up to you, but I assure that you will have
fun should you come along.
Darren: I would rather stay alone. Besides, I have to
revise my school notes.
A) Would you like to dine out this evening for a change?
B) I wish you could find a job and started earning your
C) If you dont feel offended, I have to participate in
a family reunion.
D) Our mutual friends will be celebrating their
graduation. Shall we drop in for a while?
E) One of my old school friends is giving a party. Why
dont you too come?
18) Brad: Can I give you a lift home?
Brad: I said, "Can I give you a lift home?"
Angelina: Isn't it out of your way?
Brad: No, it's on my way home.
A) Sorry but I didn't quite catch that.
B) Do you really want this?
C) I didnt know you had a lift in your building.
D) You dont really want to give a lift, do you?
E) Can you take me in your car?
19) Terry: Sometimes I cannot understand the way you
Harrison: Why? What have I done to make you feel like
Harrison: I didnt have any other alternatives, because
she couldnt have understood if I had done it
A) Your attitudes towards your friends are very rude
B) You cannot understand anything the first time it is
C) You have really weird behaviours towards the people
D) You shouldnt have told your mother to go out of the
E) You are a teacher and you have to be a lesson to your
20) Mary: __________
Sharon: Let's study together tonight, maybe we can catch
up with the rest of the class.
Mary: That sounds like a good idea. I don't like to fall
Sharon: All right, I will be in your home at 8 o'clock.
A) Jason has a lot of things to do so I think he wont
be able to finish the project in time
B) I think Im a bit ahead of class. What do you suggest
me to do?
C) I want to do something outdoors because I got bored
of studying all day
D) Don't you think that we should go to the cinema?
E) We have so much homework in English that I can't keep
up with it all.
21) Paulo: Bertha: I have great difficulty in
subject-verb agreement in English when gerund or
infinitive is at the beginning of the sentence.
Bertha: I see, and then you mistake the noun coming
after gerund or infinitive for the real subject of the
Bertha: Of course I have because almost every learner of
English has the same problem.
A) Great! You have made sense of what my problem is
without further explanation.
B) No, not exactly. I cannot decide whether to use
infinitive or gerund in the subject place.
C) Well, I think you are really competent in that
subject of grammar, arent you?
D) Sorry but I couldnt understand what you mean with
E) I cannot believe! How could you understand my problem