A. Read and practice this dialogue.
|Margaret:||Hello, Hadi! You don't seem very happy today. What's the matter?|
|Hadi:||I don't feel very happy.|
|Margaret:||Why don't you feel happy?|
|Hadi:||Because I'm thinking of my exam tomorrow.|
|Margaret:||Oh! Don't you like exams?|
|Hadi:||No, I don't.|
|Margaret:||Do you think you will pass?|
|Hadi:||Well, I want to pass, of course, but I think I will fail.|
|Margaret:||Oh no, Hadi! You always work very hard, and I'm sure you know your work very well.|
|Hadi:||But I don't, Margaret! I don't remember it now!|
|Margaret:||Well, perhaps you will remember it tomorrow.|
|Margaret:||What does your exam consist of, Hadi?|
|Hadi:||It consists of a written paper, and an oral exam.|
|Margaret:||Well, good luck to you!|
|Hadi:||Thank you, Margaret.|
The following day, Margaret meets Hadi after his exam.
|Margaret:||Well! You seem different today. You seem happy again.|
|Hadi:||Oh yes, Margaret. I feel very happy!|
|Margaret:||The exam - ?|
|Hadi:||Oh, I think that perhaps I will pass.|
|Margaret:||That's wonderful, Hadi!|
|Hadi:||Margaret, your exam is this afternoon. How do you feel? Do you feel confident?|
|Margaret:||No, I don't.|
|Hadi:||Oh, I don't believe you, Margaret! I feel that you will pass.|
|Margaret:||I hope so, Hadi.|
|Hadi:||Well, good luck, Margaret!|
ExerciseAnswer the following questions.
- What is the topic of the above conversation?
- Where does the conversation probably take place?
- What is the most probable relationship between the speakers?
- At first, how does Hadi feel about his exam? Why?
- What does Margaret say about it? Why?
- How does Hadi seem on the following day? Why?
- How does Margaret feel about her exam?
- What does Hadi say about it?
- Please rewrite the sentences that express doubt or uncertainty.
- Please rewrite the sentences that express confidence and hope.
- In Simple Present Tense: Form, Uses, & Exercise, we have learnt about the verbs that cannot be used in continuous tenses. Can you find them in the above dialogue? Please rewrite them.