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February 04, 2021

Giving Advice - Video Material And Exercise

e have learnt about how to ask for and give advice and suggestions on Asking For, Giving, and Responding to Advice and Suggestions. Now, let's practice more about asking for and giving advice through a dialogue in a video material. After watching the video, test your understanding by answering the questions in the exercise below.


I. Answer the following questions by choosing the correct answer; A, B, C, or D.
  1. Where does the conversation most probably take place?
    1. In a classroom
    2. In an office
    3. In a car showroom
    4. In a shopping mall
  2. What relationship do the speakers most likely have?
    1. A teacher and a student
    2. Families
    3. An assistant and a customer
    4. Co-workers
  3. What is the topic of the dialogue?
    1. Advice on buying a new car
    2. Advice on selling Minydy's car
    3. Suggestions on how to buy a new car
    4. Tips on selling and buying a car
  4. What is Mindy planning to do?
    1. Rent a new car
    2. Buy a new car
    3. Repair her car
    4. Sell her car
  5. What happens with Mindy's car?
    1. She just feels bored with her car.
    2. It is not economical and too large.
    3. It often breaks down due to its age.
    4. It has become totally unrepairable.
  6. Which term best describes the car that Windy needs in terms of price?
    1. Expensive
    2. Fashionable
    3. Classical
    4. Inexpensive
  7. How often does Windy drive?
    1. Every day
    2. Only on the weekends
    3. Seldom
    4. Three times a week
  8. What kind of car does Toni suggest Mindy buy?
    1. A sophisticated one
    2. A cheap large new car
    3. An imported small car
    4. A small compact one
  9. What will Mindy probably do after the conversation?
    1. Sell her old car immediately
    2. Check the new model
    3. Reject Toni's advice
    4. Repair her broken car
  10. Why does Toni ask Mindy a few questions before giving advice?
    1. He actually feels as confused as Mindy.
    2. He does not even think Mindy needs a new car.
    3. He needs much time to think of the best solution.
    4. He wants to know what car suits Mindy's needs.
II. Based on the dialogue, state whether the following sentences are TRUE or FALSE.
  1. Toni and Mindi were having a business meeting in their office.
  2. Toni said, "Do you mind if I ask you for some advice?"
  3. Mindy needs advice because she isn't sure about which car to buy.
  4. Mindy's car often breaks down because it's too old.
  5. Toni was busy so he refused to give Mindy advice.
  6. Mindy's car breaks down due to a traffic accident.
  7. Mindy drives her car every day.
  8. Mindy usually goes to the gym three times in a week.
  9. Toni usually goes shopping with Mindy on the weekend.
  10. Toni thinks that a small compact car will be the right choice for Mindy.
Video source:
Small Talk | Making Small Talk | Everyday English, YouTube, uploaded by Learn English by Pocket Passport, Dec 21, 2019,

January 30, 2021

Making Small Talk - Video Material And Exercise

et's imagine you have just arrived at your office and are ready to start your shift. You meet your colleague of the previous shift whom you are going to replace. What would you say to be polite? Let's imagine again you are sitting in a waiting room, next to a stranger. How would you start conversation in order to break the uncomfortable and awkward silence?

Yes, you need small talk.

What is small talk?

To be short, small talk refers to "basa-basi" in Bahasa Indonesia. It is a social conversation about unimportant and uncontroversial matters, which helps manage interpersonal distance and define the relationships between friends, colleagues, and new acquaintances.

We make small talk when we want to avoid uncomfortable silence and talk to someone we have never met before, or a colleague in order to appear polite and friendly and create a positive interaction. Small talk serves many social functions, such as conversation opener, conversation closing, and silence filler.

Small talk topics should be universal, positive, and situational to enable the conversation to flow naturally. Common small talk topics may range from the weather, sports, entertainment, introduction, occupation, and common interests.

To help you with clearer and more practical understanding of small talk, watch the video below and do the following exercise.

Answer the following questions by choosing the correct answer; A, B, C, or D.
  1. How did the man start the conversation?
    1. By asking the woman's name and nationality
    2. By asking the woman's favorite weather
    3. By creating small talk about the weather
    4. By telling the woman about his hard day
  2. What did the woman think about the weather?
    1. It was a sign that summer had started.
    2. The weather had been oficially forecast.
    3. The officials said that summer was hot.
    4. It didn't look like summer had started.
  3. What did the man say he wanted to buy?
    1. Sun glasses
    2. Sun roof
    3. Some blocks
    4. Sun block
  4. The man said, "My name is John, by the way."
    From the dialogue, we may conclude that the phrase "by the way" can be used to ....
    1. clarify that an information may have been wrongly perceived
    2. introduce a topic not directly connected with the previous subject
    3. confirm a very important information in an informal conversation
    4. ask about a very casual topic in a formal or non-formal conversation
  5. How did they greet each other in their introduction?
    1. Nice to miss you.
    2. Nights to meet you.
    3. Nice to me, too.
    4. Nice to meet you.
  6. What do we know about the woman's origin?
    1. She lives around the area.
    2. They both live in Hokkaido.
    3. She will move to Hokkaido.
    4. She is from an Asian country.
  7. What did she say about the weather in Hokkaido?
    1. It's warmer in Hokkaido.
    2. It's much colder in Hokkaido.
    3. Hokkaido is not as cold as that.
    4. Hokkaido is colder than before.
  8. What did the man say about the weather in his hometown?
    1. It has a little rain.
    2. It's very windy.
    3. It's hotter when it rains.
    4. It often rains.
  9. The man said, "I'm not used to these summer temperatures."
    What did he imply?
    1. He usually lived in a much colder place.
    2. He cannot do many activities in summer.
    3. The temperature in summer is usual.
    4. He likes summer temperatures more.
  10. What does the woman like to do in summer?
    1. She likes running into the sea.
    2. She likes to take her dog for jogging.
    3. She likes to spend time at the beach.
    4. She usually allows her dog to go out.
  11. What does the man usually do in his hometown during summer?
    1. If it's sunny, he meets up with his friends in a bar.
    2. He spends time sunbathing in a parking lot.
    3. He travels around London to see nice parks.
    4. He often has picnic in the park on sunny days.
  12. Has the woman been to London before?
    1. Yes, she has.
    2. Yes, to visit museums.
    3. No, never.
    4. No, she doesn't want to.
  13. What did the woman want to visit in London?
    1. The beach
    2. The park
    3. The museums
    4. The football game
  14. According to the man, what do the people in his hometown mostly do at the weekend?
    1. They play football with their team.
    2. They play football video games.
    3. They go to their favorite teams.
    4. They watch football games.
  15. Why did the woman relate to "baseball" in the conversation?
    1. To tell which Japanese baseball teams are popular
    2. To describe her favorite sports when she is in Japan
    3. To imply that both games are super popular in Japan
    4. To give information about equally popular sports
  16. In chronological order, the topic of the conversation can be defined as ....
    1. the weather, place of origin, sports, summer activities
    2. the weather, place of origin, summer activities, sports
    3. the weather, place of origin, names, favorite sports
    4. the season, names, activities, personal sports
  17. Based on the dialogue, which of the following statements is FALSE?
    1. The speakers have never met before.
    2. The speakers are probably tourists.
    3. They come from different countries.
    4. They both have the same preference.
  18. What do you think the speakers are most probably doing?
    1. They are making a business trip.
    2. They are meeting new colleagues
    3. They are studying about the weather.
    4. They are enjoying their vacation.
  19. Which of the following topics is best to continue the conversation?
    1. The beaches in London
    2. Favorite sports
    3. Religions
    4. Political view
  20. Which of the following is NOT true about "small talk"?
    1. It is a polite way to start a conversation.
    2. It is mostly about uncontroversial matters.
    3. The topic is often popular and unimportant.
    4. It is effective in political and job interviews.
Video source:
Small Talk | Making Small Talk | Everyday English, YouTube, uploaded by Learn English by Pocket Passport, Jul 6, 2020,
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April 06, 2020

Quiz For English Learners: Carbon Dioxide And Climate Change

Carbon Dioxide And Climate Change Quiz for English Learners

n many parts of the world, Coronavirus lockdown means all factories, markets, schools, and other public places are closed. On the other hand, lockdown means our beloved mother earth is healing itself.

As most of the public transports and industries are suspended, many cities in the world have recorded much lower levels of air pollution caused by vehicles and power plants. Lower air pollution means much to us and our planet. How is that so?

Learn more by watching this VOA's video, and test your understanding by answering the questions in the quiz below.

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April 05, 2020

Social Distancing Quiz For English Learners

Social Distancing Quiz For English Learners

ear English learners and students.

Have you ever heard the word "Social Distancing"? With this Covid-19 going around, the word "Social Distancing" is becoming more and more popular and I bet you have heard about it, too. Social distancing is exactly what the government has strongly urged us to do to slow down and even cut the spread of Covid-19. Schools, offices, shopping centers, and all other public places are closed and we are advised to stay at home.

To find out more about "Social Distancing", let's check out this video, and then test your understanding and your English vocabulary power by doing the quiz below. Let's see what score you can hit. Good luck.

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March 31, 2020

Quiz for Intermediate Learners: Do I Have Corona Virus?

English Quiz about Corona Virus
ear, English learners and students.
Staying at home due to this Corona virus outbreak doesn't mean you stop learning. Here's a quiz containing a video material about Corona virus or Covid-19. With this quiz, you can test your English vocabulary and comprehension skill as well as knowledge about Corona virus (Covid-19). Watch the following video carefully and then answer the questions in the exercise below. If you'd like to know your score, do it in one of Google form links at the bottom of this test.

I. Comprehension Questions
Test your knowledge about Corona virus based on the above video
  1. What is the video mainly about?
    1. The symptoms of Corona virus disease
    2. How Corona virus is transmitted
    3. The causes of Corona virus outbreak
    4. Corona virus fevers and cures
  2. According to the video, what are the main symptoms of Corona virus?
    1. Fever and phlegmy cough
    2. Loss of the senses of smell and taste
    3. Common cold and cough
    4. Dry cough and fever
  3. Which of the following is NOT explained in the video?
    1. The characteristics of dry cough caused by Corona virus
    2. The difference of common cold and Corona virus symptoms
    3. Treatment for breathing problems caused by Corona virus
    4. What one should do when having Corona virus symptoms
  4. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of cough caused by Corona virus?
    1. Phlegm free cough
    2. Continuous cough
    3. Cough with no mucus
    4. Cough with phlegm
  5. Which is NOT true about the cough caused by Corona virus?
    1. It may cause respiratory or breathing problems.
    2. The continuous cough can last more than an hour.
    3. It is accompanied with inability to smell and taste.
    4. There is no phlegm or mucus when coughing.
  6. What does the video say about the loss of senses of smell and taste due to Corona virus?
    1. It is not supported by scientific studies yet.
    2. Some scientists are still carrying out a study.
    3. Some people have studied such symptoms.
    4. It is confirmed as one of Covid-19 symptoms.
  7. Measured with a thermometer, how high is a Covid-9 fever?
    1. Less than 37.8 degree Celsius
    2. More than 37.8 degree Fahrenheit
    3. Less than 100 degree Fahrenheit
    4. More than 37.8 degree Celsius
  8. The following parts of our body would feel hot during Covid-19 fever, EXCEPT ....
    1. chest
    2. back
    3. head
    4. nose
  9. What should you NOT do if you have one of the Covid-19 symptoms?
    1. Stay at home for seven days
    2. Live abroad with your family
    3. Isolate the house for two weeks
    4. Contact local healthcare provider
  10. What is the main purpose of the video?
    1. To educate people on the symptoms of a disease
    2. To inform people of how dangerous Covid-19 is
    3. To explain how to cure Corona virus disease
    4. To tell people how to prevent a dangerous disease
II. Vocabulary Quiz
Test your vocabulary power with the words and phrases used in the above video
  1. What is the synonym of "symptom"?
    1. Phase
    2. Indication
    3. Medication
    4. Risk
  2. The phrase "look out" in the sentence "The two main symptoms of Corona virus to look out for are ..." is closest in meaning to ....
    1. Beware
    2. Search
    3. Find
    4. See
  3. The word "continuous" is similar in meaning to ....
    1. increasing
    2. ending
    3. interrupted
    4. constant
  4. The word "common" in "... common cold ...." can be replaced by ....
    1. public
    2. normal
    3. new
    4. natural
  5. What does the word "fever" mean?
    1. A rise in the temperature of the body
    2. The occurrence of cough and phlegm
    3. The shivering of the body during illness
    4. Body temperature measured with a thermometer
  6. The word "lead to" in "... can also lead to breathing problems ...." means ....
    1. Show
    2. Prevent
    3. Cause
    4. Change
  7. The word "advice" is closest in meaning to ....
    1. Invitation
    2. Alteration
    3. Regulation
    4. Recommendaton
  8. The word "worse" in the video means ....
    1. More serious
    2. More likely
    3. More fatal
    4. More general
  9. What is the synonym of "abroad"?
    1. Aboard
    2. Domestic
    3. International
    4. Overseas
  10. The word "directions" is closest in meaning to ....
    1. Way
    2. Destination
    3. Guidance
    4. Method
Want to know your score? Do the exercise on one of the links below.
  • If you are a student of SMKN 1 Probolinggo and wish to do this quiz as a school assignment, click HERE.
  • If you would like to do the quiz but are not a student of SMKN 1 Probolinggo, click HERE.
Good luck, and stay home.
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