Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Exercise: Expressions Related to Accusation, Blame, Confession, Apology, & Promise

Click here to learn common expressions related to accusation, blaming, confession, apology, & promise.

I. Match the sentences on the left with the best response on the right

  1. My two-year-old sister dropped my mobile phone and broke it.
  2. A policeman fined me for not wearing a helmet yesterday.
  3. I was late because I ran out of gas on the way to school this morning.
  4. My teacher sent me out of the classroom this morning.
  5. The headmaster got me sign a letter of statement this morning.
  6. Linda was angry with me last night. She said she wouldn’t make friends with me anymore.
  7. The drama was a failure. I forgot a few but important lines and ruined the whole performance.
  8. My computer has been infected by a virus.
  1. What did you expect? You shouldn’t have ridden without wearing a helmet.
  2. It was your own fault. You shouldn’t have been noisy in class.
  3. It serves you right. How many times do I have to tell you this? Never copy a file from an unreliable source.
  4. It was all because of you. I told you to practice and practice your lines but you just took it easy.
  5. I told you to check the tank regularly but you just wouldn’t listen.
  6. I told you not to let her play with it. You should have kept it in a safe place.
  7. You deserve it! You shouldn’t have sent her rude and impolite SMS.
  8. Perhaps that’ll teach you a lesson. You shouldn’t have broken the school rules many times.


II. Choose the best answer to complete the sentences.

  1. Man: "My calculator doesn’t work. What have you done with it?"
    Woman: ".... I didn’t even touch it!"
    1. I was the one to blame
    2. I give you my word on it.
    3. You shouldn’t have done that.
    4. Are you accusing me?
    5. You are forgiven
  2. In the above dialog, the man ... the woman.
    1. confessed to
    2. apologized
    3. blamed
    4. promised
    5. regretted
  3. In the dialog, the woman ... the man’s accusation.
    1. made
    2. expressed
    3. accepted
    4. agreed
    5. denied
  4. Man: "I got E for my mathematics test. I ... for not preparing myself."
    Woman: "I told you. You shouldn’t have played games too much."
    1. regret
    2. sorry
    3. promise
    4. confess
    5. blame
  5. In the above dialog, the man made a/an ....
    1. promise
    2. confession
    3. apology
    4. denial
    5. excuse
  6. In the dialog, the woman ... the man.
    1. confessed to
    2. apologized
    3. blamed
    4. promised
    5. regretted
  7. Student: "I’m sorry, sir. I have broken the class window by accident and I must apologize for that. I honestly regret it, Sir."
    Teacher: ".... I do appreciate your honesty.
    1. I’m afraid that wasn’t true.
    2. It’s good you admitted that.
    3. Who’s to blame?
    4. I think you’re the only person who could have done it.
    5. Thanks for that.
  8. In the above dialog, the student made a/an ....
    1. promise
    2. confession
    3. apology
    4. denial
    5. excuse
  9. In the dialog, the teacher gave a/an ....
    1. promise
    2. confession
    3. apology
    4. denial
    5. excuse
  10. Student: "I’m sorry, sir. I am late because the public minibus which I took had a flat."
    Teacher: "You are forgiven for now. But ...." Student: "All right, Sir. I promise I won’t be late again."
    1. Can I promise you not to be late again?
    2. Can we promise not to be late again?
    3. Will you promise not to be late again?
    4. I want to promise you not to be late again.
    5. Don’t blame me.
  11. In the above dialog, the student made a/an ....
    1. promise
    2. agreement
    3. apology
    4. denial
    5. accusation
  12. In the dialog, the teacher ... a promise.
    1. made
    2. expressed
    3. asked for
    4. agreed
    5. denied
  13. Woman: "What have you done to my CD? It’s scratched."
    Man: "I’m sorry I dropped it just now. ...."
    1. It was my fault.
    2. It’s no use crying over spilt milk.
    3. It will teach you a lesson.
    4. Don’t point your fingers at me.
    5. Don’t blame me.
  14. In the above dialog, the woman made a/an ....
    1. promise
    2. agreement
    3. apology
    4. denial
    5. accusation
  15. In the dialog, the man made a/an ....
    1. promise
    2. confession
    3. agreement
    4. denial
    5. accusation

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