Friday, June 22, 2012

Exercise: Expressions Related to Feelings, Curiosity, and Possibility

Click here to learn about expressions related to feelings, wonder / curiosity, & possibility.

I. Complete the following dialogs.

  1. Your friend looks very sad. You can see that she has been crying.
    You: "You look awful. What’s the matter?"
    Your friend: "It’s Trio. I saw him walking hand in hand with a girl last night."
    You: "Are you sure it was him? ...(asking about a possibility)...."
    Your friend: "I couldn’t have been mistaken. I know him very well, and I’m sure it was him that I saw last night. ...(wondering who the girl was)...."
    You: "Take it easy, honey. ...(expressing another possibility)...."
    Your friend: "...(stating a possibility).... I certainly hope you are right."

  2. You and your sister are watching TV when there is a news break, informing that there’s just been a plane crash in the jungle of Kalimantan. A Search and Rescue team has been sent. You are talking about the possibility of survivors.
    You: "What a horrible accident! ...(wondering if the passengers survived)...."
    Your sister: "...(asking about a possibility)...."
    You: "...(stating a possibility that only few survived)...."
    Your sister: "...(wondering when the SAR team can locate them)...."

II. Choose the best answer to the following questions

  1. Man: "You look worried. Is something bothering you?"
    Woman: "Yes, I wonder why I failed the test. ...."
    Man: "Sorry to hear that. But if I were you, I would give it another try."
    1. What have you done?
    2. I’ve never failed in my life.
    3. The teacher doesn’t like me.
    4. I’m very sad to hear that.
    5. I had prepared myself for that.
  2. In the above dialog, the man asked the woman about her ....
    1. wonder
    2. possibility
    3. thoughts
    4. anger
    5. pleasure
  3. In the dialog, the woman expressed ....
    1. wonder
    2. possibility
    3. blame
    4. anger
    5. pleasure
  4. In the end, the man expressed his ....
    1. curiosity
    2. possibility
    3. sympathy
    4. condolence
    5. pleasure
  5. Man: "No way we can open this screw. Is it possible to do it another way?"
    Woman: ".... Try changing your screwdriver."
    1. Please leave it
    2. Forget it
    3. What a relief!
    4. It’s impossible.
    5. There’s a great possibility.
  6. In the above dialog, the man asked about ....
    1. wonder
    2. possibility
    3. thoughts
    4. anger
    5. pleasure
  7. In the dialog, the woman ... a possibility.
    1. stated
    2. asked
    3. blamed
    4. rejected
    5. accepted
  8. Man: "It’s not you to look as awful as you are now. ...."
    Woman: "Lucy has borrowed my dictionary but when I asked her this morning she said that she had returned it. I wonder if she told me the truth."
    Man: "Try to remember. It’s very likely that either of you forget."
    1. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
    2. Are you worried about something?
    3. What a relief!
    4. I don’t understand why you did that!
    5. I’m sorry to hear that!
  9. In the above dialog, the man asked the woman about her ....
    1. pleasure
    2. sympathy
    3. feelings
    4. anger
    5. surprise
  10. In the dialog, the woman expressed her ....
    1. pleasure
    2. sympathy
    3. possibility
    4. wishes
    5. wonder
  11. In the end, the man told the woman a ....
    1. pleasure
    2. possibility
    3. sympathy
    4. curiosity
    5. wonder
  12. Man: "This is not my jacket! ...."
    Woman: "Don’t be too suspicious. There’s a big chance that someone has mistaken."
    1. Don’t take my jacket!
    2. I wonder whose jacket it is.
    3. What a shameful act!
    4. I will take this jacket
    5. I’m sad to see this jacket.
  13. In the above dialog, the man expressed his ....
    1. wonder
    2. possibility
    3. curiosity
    4. sympathy
    5. pleasure
  14. In the above dialog, the woman ... a possibility.
    1. stated
    2. asked
    3. blamed
    4. rejected
    5. accepted
  15. Man: Hey, you’re crying! .... Woman: "I’ve lost Hammy, my hamster pet. I wonder where he is now."
    Man: "Cheer up. He could be playing somewhere. It’s alright."
    1. Please forget it.
    2. Stop crying, can’t you?
    3. What a relief!
    4. You can’t take this anymore.
    5. Are you worried about something?
  16. In the above dialog, the man asked the woman about her ....
    1. pleasure
    2. anger
    3. sympathy
    4. feelings
    5. surprise
  17. In the dialog, the woman expressed her ....
    1. pleasure
    2. wishes
    3. sympathy
    4. wonder
    5. possibility
  18. In the end, the man told the woman a ....
    1. pleasure
    2. curiosity
    3. certainty
    4. possibility
    5. wonder
  19. It’s very likely that the missing victims have drowned in the open sea.
    The above sentence expresses a ....
    1. possibility
    2. sympathy
    3. complaint
    4. certainty
    5. openness
  20. I often wonder why the rumble of thunder lasts so much longer than the lightning flash.
    The above sentence expresses a ....
    1. possibility
    2. wonder
    3. impossibility
    4. certainty
    5. openness

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