Dialogues Advanced Level Test - Quiz (Online Exercise With Answers) 4
1. Henry: How are things going with you and your roommate?
Clara: Not very well. We’re supposed to share the groceries, but I end up feeding him three meals a day. My grocery bill is huge, you know. I really can’t afford it any longer.
Henry: I know how you feel. I used to have a roommate like that. She never offered to reimburse me for anything.
Clara: I’m really fed up with his freeloading, but I just don’t know how to tell him that he should come up with half the grocery bill, _____
frankly, honesty is the best policy
although I can’t let him wear out my welcome.
if one refuses to mend his ways, he should be asked to move out.
because sometimes he treats me to a meal in a restaurant.
you just want to have a heart-toheart, friend-to-friend talk with him.
Frank: Would you like to have some
ice-cream? I’ve got a variety
of flavors for you to choose
from. I’ve got strawberry,
peach, chocolatç, and so on.
Martha: Wow! What choices you have!
I wish I could, but I just can’t.
I’m on a diet to lose weight.
Martha: I’d better not. Please don’t
tempt me. Please!
Gee! You are really strong-willed.
You're right. I’m not so easily coaxed into doing something that I think is wrong.
Come on, it's just a bite. It doesn’t really hurt to have just a bite.
Well, I'd better not tempt you.
Otherwise, if I give you a piece of cake, you might ask for a glass of milk.
3. Julie: _____
July: I wouldn’t say that. It looks
fine to me.
Julie: Are you kidding. She’s behind
the times. That style went out
July: Oh, come on, as long as it
looks good on her.
Wow, you’re really as out-dated as she is.
No wonder you never buy me a new dress.
What’s the point of keeping yourself in style?
You’re completely right. I’m out of style. So what?
Her dress looks funny.
4. Bart: Hi, Robert, what happened to
your face? It looks swollen.
Robert: I had to go get a cavity filled
Robert: I don’t even want to talk about
it. It killed me!
Well, I guess you've learned a good lesson! You have to take good care of your teeth.
Did it hurt?
Don’t you have a dental insurance?
How long were you in the chair?
But I think the worst part was getting numbed.
5. Chapman:Don’t you have airconditioning
in your apartment? It’s sweltering here!
Tracey:Well, there’s airconditioning.
Did you see that window airconditioner
there? The problem is that the
window unit is not powerful enough.
Tracey:Well, I’m going to move
out anyway. The new apartment has central airconditioning.
We should have moved out long, long ago.
I guess not, huh.
Well, you have to wait until the lease expired.
So how can you stand the heat?
Well, open the windows until you've got an electric fan here. It helps a little.
6. Roby: Hi, Victor, do you think it’s
possible for us to have a talk
Roby: Oh, what have you got going
Victor: Well, I’ve got to finish a report
by ten. Then I have to drive to
the airport to pick up a client
of mine at eleven, and so on.
I’ll again have a board meeting over lunch.
I guess I won’t have a break until two o’clock.
I have to attend a senior staff meeting.
I’d love to, but I’ve got a pretty tight schedule today.
Wow, that’s cutting it close today
7. Simpson: Do you know what
Herbert’s phone number
Clark: Oh, Herbert’s phone
number? I don’t have my
address book on me.l
can’t think of it right off
Simpson: That’s too bad! I’ve got to
find him. It’s urgent! If I
can’t find him today, I’ll be
You should have tried all the ways to reach him.
Oh, you are so dead!
If he found your forgetfullness, it would be your disaster.
Well, why don’t you call Michelle? She has his phone number.
What a pity!
8.Cashier: How can 1 help you, Miss?
Cashier: Sure. How do you want it?
Jack: Could I have two 5’s and
the rest in ones?
Well, I have some 5’s, but I don’t have enough 1 'si
Are quarters fine with you?
I won’t have to worry about the small change for the laundry if you help me.
If possible, I wanted you to cut the cake into five equal pieces.
Could you break a 20 for me?
9. Sally:I think a drought has set in. It
hasn’t rained a drop for months.
Sally:It did rain last month, but the
rainfall was only half the monthly average.
Ethan: Oh. That bad!
Yes. If it doesn’t rain, it's going to get critical.
That's right. It’s really bad. I'm really concerned though not paniced yet.
Looks like it’s going to be an ongoing thing that would get worse each day.
I think so, too, but didn’t it rain last month?
Yes, and the soil has been baked so hard that the plow can’t even break the soil.
10. Eddie: _____
Janice: They are slim!
Eddie: Wow! You haven’t gotten a
raise for how many years
Janice: It’s been three years! The
company keeps losing money
and they can’t afford to give
anyone a raise.
Did you ever think of working somewhere else near here?
Is there any possibility to get that job?
What are the chances of getting a . raise this year?
Won’t they interview you next Monday?
Don’t you know you've got to show them how easy-going and personable you are?
11. Jane: _____
Murphy : What about next year?
Jane: It would be great, but I am
not certain whether we
would be able to afford
Murphy: I assure you that I will
including travelling costs.
I have wanted much recently to visit Mongolia together.
Let's go to the beach and get burned under sun shine.
I haven’t made my mind yet about whether we should marry
Travelling by plane is faster and more comfortable than other means of transportation.
We can’t go anywhere this year.
12. Mark: How did you do on your exam
Sally: Don’t ask! I took the second
place from the last.
Sally: No kidding!
I thought you had a good score on it.
You don’t deserve to get such bad marks.
Oh, it could have been worse.
Everyone says the questions were really difficult
Don’t worry. This isn’t the only exam you are supposed to get in this term.
13. Jack: As your uncle I want to know
whether you have financial problem these days.
Jack: How on earth can you do .that?
July: I had to!
I sold the cell phone you bought for my birthday to an old friend of mine.
Of course! I think I will have to quit the university.
If it weren’t for your help how could I survive economically?
I have been suffering from lack of money nowadays
What about selling your land for my education lovely uncle?
14. Doctor: Hi, how are you feeling?
What’s the problem?
Frank: Terrible. I caught a cold
several days ago, and now it
seems it’s getting worse. The
cough has gotten deeper, I
Doctor: Well, lets have a listen to your
chest. Deep breath in...and
Frank: _____ ?
Hear anything interesting down there
What’s it for
Do you have to cough stuff up
Do you want me to lie down right here
Doesn’t it like I have had some abnormality in my stomach
15. Lisa: You look pale. What
happened? Is there
Henry: _____ .
Lisa: Did you have something on
your mind? You look so
concerned! Maybe I can help
Henry: Well, I’m under a lot of
pressure. My boss is very
pushy. He assigned me three
projects. Now the deadlines
are near and I still haven’t
finished all of my projects.
There is nothing to be worried about
I didn’t sleep a wink last night
For the moment, I just need someone to talk to so that I can relieve my stress
Yes. I had problems with some of the colleagues at work
Not at all. I have plenty of projects to finish for the charity.
16. Heather:Look at this headline, Liu.
Liu:Wow!! So many people in
the United States get divorced!
Liu:I don’t think so. In Korea
some marriages, break up,
but most couples stay together.
Do people get married young in Korea
There, in Korea, do women usually work after they get married
What about the divorce rate back in your country
Are the orphanages in Korea full with children like the ones here
Is it the same in Korea?
17. Mother:It’s so good to see you
again! And... how the
children have grown! I
hardly recognized them.
Daughter:Ye-e-s... Frederic’s almost
as tall as Jashua now.
And Dot’s three inches
taller than I am.
Mother: Well, they say each
generation is taller than
the last. Maybe that’s
what they mean by the
Yes, mum! The gap is getting bigger and bigger day by day.
Maybe they will be taller than their daddy one day, too.
Oh, no, Mother! There’s much more to it than that.
Yes, new children are prone to the diseases around.
Come on mummy! You are exaggerating.
18. Michel: George, you know who
Hessel is, don’t you?
George: Of course I know who he
is. He’s the president of
the senior class.
Michel: _____ .
George: Really? I didn’t even know
they were engaged! You
mean you haven’t noticed
Actually, I don’t see him very much.
I guess he’s been busy.
I haven’t seen him for a long time.
I heard that he has engaged in an assassination.
Well, he and Alice White are getting married right after graduation
19. Hilal: They said that?... that you
weren’t qualified for the job?
Yeşim: Yes. Just like that
Hilal: But what about ail the
experience you’ve had in?
Yeşim: _____ .
Oh, yes. I asked for a meeting at which they should explain just what they wanted
It means they can do whatever they want
Exactly. That’s what I told them. But it carries no weight
Yes, you can see how true that is in this case
They just don’t approach it that way at all
20. Wife: _____
Husband: No. It wasn’t worth it.
Wife: Why not?
Husband: The damage had been
done. I couldn’t do
anything about it.
You don’t have to plan it to get away with it
Instead of insisting on your rights you always just walk away
You think that every misfunction is directed against you
And you didn’t say anything?
A mistake which you called cheating can bother you
21. Stuart:You’re going to miss your
sister since she’s married, aren’t you?
Ireen:I sure am. She made a lovely
bride, didn’t she?
Ireen:Soon! Very soon!
Well, can they return from the honeymoon soon
She was beautiful. So when will your turn be
Well, aren’t you going to say something? Or are you just going to sit there
Do they look all that bad
Well, won’t we have a drink to you and your future wife
22. Raelene: _____ .
Burt: Yes, I just had an
Raelene: Oh. How did it go?
Burt: I think I did well. They
said they would make a
decision by this Friday.
It looks like they want to hire the person as quickly as possible
As a usual your chances to get that job is very high
The director seems to like me
I heard you're looking for a new job
I believe you have a very good chance
23. Hostess: Liva. How may I help you?
Ryan: Yes. I’d like to reserve a
table for dinner.
Ryan: Six couples.
Would you like to reserve a private dinning room
How many chairs would you like to order beforehand
Will you give me the exact waiter number for the dinner
What time will you be arriving
How large a group are you expecting
24. Marian _____
Julian: Well, I wouldn’t say that,
but I do know something.
So how can I help you?
Marian: I think I have an oily skin
and there’re always small
bumps here and there on
my face. How can I get rid
Julian: Well, I would suggest that
you wash your face often.
Every night you should
rinse your face with
lukewarm water, then pat
it dry with a clean towel.
I know you're an expert in skincare
We have to use a small amount of this on the oily areas
I heard that we shouldn’t rub our skin harshly
The people in the neighbourhood believe you know how to get rid of rough skin
I wish you would tell me how you look so young
25. Orson: What’s going on? You don’t
look so hot!
Zavier: I have a stomachache. I think I
got some bad food at lunch
Orson: _____ ?
Zavier: You have an iron stomach! My
stomach, on the other hand,
isn’t as strong.
So what should we do now if mine goes bad too?
Mine is not bad. Do you need to go to a restroom
I have a pastil to make you feel beter. You want some
Really? But we ate at the same place. How come my stomach is fine
Do you remember as a child we used to eat whatever we found and feel no more pain