Situational Expression Advanced Level Test - Quiz (Online Exercise With Answers) 2
1. You've got a new job. You need this
job very much because you've been
looking for it for a few months. On
your first day, you're late for work.
Rather apprehensive about this, you
say to your boss:
I'm sorry for coming late. I really fear that I may create a bad impression by this.
I'm absolutely overjoyed to have come so late.
I feel uneasy about what will happen to me now.
If you'll get angry with me because of my arriving late, I'd rather quit the job.
I'm disappointed with my first day at work, so could-you please soothe me?
2. You're a university student in genetic
engineering faculty. You really want
to be a great scientist and have Nobel
one day. When you get a rather low
mark from one of your exams, your
professor says that you can never
fulfil your dream of being a great
scientist. You say to him
I'm very set on becoming a great scientist and you can’t change this.
I've already made up my mind to leave the college so don't worry!
I'm determined to pursue this matter at all costs!
I didn't know that my capacity was so insufficient.
You're right, I think. I'd better give up dreams!
3. You're not at all satisfied with the way
your mobile phone has been serviced.
Therefore, you take it back to the
repairman and say to him:
You want quite a lot of money, but you do a good job.
I'm certain you must have worked here for a long time. It can easily be understood from your work!
You worked hard on my phone and I'm extremely content with it.
I haven't had the chance to get my mobile phone serviced for a long while. Can you have a look at it tomorrow?
I must say I'm rather upset about the way my mobile phone has been performing since it was last serviced by you. Please check it again
4. One of your friends has just lost his
job. And he doesn't have courage to
apply for a new job. You want to
encourage him and also want to give
him some confidence to arrange
some job interviews. You say:
not up to the standard for the criteria the firms are looking for.
A lot of people have already made their interviews for good positions, I think.
While you're thinking here, the jobs wouldn't wait for you.
You don't stand much a chance but perhaps you can be accepted to a moderate job. Why don't you try it?
It seems to me you’ve got many right qualifications. Why don't you apply for a job? Even if you're not accepted, there’s no harm done.
5. A friend of yours has been drinking
heavily for a few years and clearly this
is seriously affecting his health. You
want to warn him and say:
Are you an alcoholic or what?
Your health is swiftly deteriorating; thus you'd better give up alcohol.
I presume it's only in critical periods you drink so much!
I don't understand why, after all these years, you drink so heavily
I think you have psychological problems and this affects me in a bad way.
6. You are telephoning about a job
advertisement you have seen in the
newspaper. You would like to arrange
an interview with the director. Her
name is Mrs Perkins. You say;
I want to see Mrs Perkins on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, ok?
Mrs Perkins wants to interview me next Monday
I would like to arrange an interview with Mrs Perkins, please
When can I see Mrs Perkins about an interview?
Today, I'm coming for my job interview.
7. A friend bought you a shirt for your
birthday. You like it very much but it
is too big for you, so you take it back
to the shop and politely ask to change
it. You say:
This is a nice shirt but it doesn't fit, so I'll have a different one.
This shirt is too big for my friend; please give me a different one.
Do you think this shirt is too big for me? If so, I want to change it.
Do you have this shirt in a smaller size? I would like to change it, please.
You'd better change this shirt or I'll call the police
8. You are a science teacher in a public
school. You are taking visitors to the
laboratory to see how your
experiment has been set up. It is
important that no one touches
anything. You say:
Regarding the experiment, let us keep in touch.
If you want to touch anything, be sure it is safe.
It's essential that nobody touches anything related to the experiment.
I'm certain no one has touched anything.
Please keep away from the experiment area.
9. Unexpectedly, you are called in for an
important meeting and, therefore,
cannot keep your appointment with
the doctor. So you call his secretary
Tell the doctor to telephone me when he returns
I'm sure the doctor has left a message to you, concerning my appointment,
I think many patients will cancel their H appointment today.
This is Mary Wilson. I'm afraid I have to cancel my 4 o'clock appointment with the doctor.
Concerning my appointment,’ I'll be § late for some time
10. You are at an art exhibition and have
just met the artist. You want to
express your appreciation of his
works. You say:
I'm really very impressed with your paintings
I understand most of your paintings are for sale.
You must have at least over forty paintings on exhibition.
I like your works but I don't like you at all.
My father has bought one of your earlier paintings
11. Your brother comments on how old .
your bed is. You are already aware of
it and have been putting aside money
for a new one. You say:
Yes, I know. It is second-hand
I have enough money, don't worry about it.
Oh, come on please! It isn't that old
It may be out of fashion but I like it.
I know. I'm going to buy another one soon.
12. Your friend has invited you to her
house for dinner. When you see her,
you want to say something nice about
her appearance; you say to her:
I liked your dress; you really look gorgeous in it.
Your scarf doesn’t go with your handbag.
Everything is wonderful except your clothes!
Are you crazy? Why did you wear such an awful outfit?
Your shoes look as if they had been borrowed.
13. You are in a shop and paying what you've bought. You've realised that the salesman has made a mistake while counting the money. He's trying to give you more than it should be as change money. Despite the fact that the mistake is to your advantage, you think you must warn him. So you stop him and say:
You've overcharged me, please correct your mistake.
I'm sorry, but you've charged me for eight items and I only have seven.
Excuse me, but this sweater is 2.90 pounds, not 3.90.
You're the most careless boy I've ever seen.
Hey! Why don't you pay more attention to your job? You're being paid for this!
14. You arrange to meet a friend of yours
tonight. Unexpectedly, your boss
goes abroad and you're requested to
give him a lift to airport. You call your
friend and say:
I'm afraid we can't arrange an appointment for tonight as I will go abroad.
I'm sorry but my boss wants to see me at the airport today
I regret cancelling our appointment, let’s meet tonight.
Such things occur everyday, why did you get so angry for the cancellation?
Sorry for not keeping my promise for the night, but I must accompany my boss on his way to airport
15. You visit your English teacher first
time. In her flat, you see her library
consisting of English novels
numbering around a hundred.
Expressing your astonishment, you
You must like reading
I think it's time you stopped wasting your money buying such useless things.
I wish I had so many books, too.
What a large collection of books!
Ma'am did you borrow all these books?
16. Your boss has written your name
down for another position which
requires more effort. You don't think it
will contribute much to your present
situation. And also you don't want to
work longer hours due to your age.
You refuse it politely:
I hope you won't get annoyed if I refuse this kind offer.
I'm in two minds about whether I should accept it or not.
I'm terribly sorry but I think I won't be able to maintain this new position since I don't feel energetic enough.
Why did you choose me for this position?
Don't you see that I'm too old to cope with it?
17. Your roommate in the dormitory
borrowed your shoes without asking
your permission. When she brought
them back, you saw that they're dirtier
than usual. Now, you're really angry
and you want to warn your friend. So
Oh! Come on! It’s okay, everything will be all right soon.
How on earth can you do such a thing?
Don't worry. There's nothing to get annoyed.
Sorry but why did you do that?
Your irresponsible behaviour has irritated me a lot so you'd better not do this again.
18. You own a shop In the downtown.
While you're checking the records on
the computer, you see that one of
your customers has failed to keep up
with the instalments. Thus, you send
a note to remind him of this in a kind
manner so, you say:
I’d like to remind you that there are a few instalments of you which you haven't paid for yet; if it's possible could you please pay for them?
Don’t forget to pay for your instalments; next time I'll go to the court.
My advice would be for you to pay all your debts
I’m rather doubtful about the future of your payments, but if I were you, I'd pay for them.
The fact that you’ve been so negligent in this matter makes me angry.
19. One of your friends has been chosen
as a candidate for the coming
elections. If he's chosen, he'll be the
new representative of your city. You
find his possibility to be elected
representative rather weak. You want
to declare your opinion without
hurting him. So you say:
To be honest, 1 have to say I'm very ipessimistic about the elections
I’m really very sorry but in my opinion it's impossible that you' II be elected representative.
Don't give it up please; you have still chance to be chosen
I anticipate success on behalf of you in this particular enterprise for the coming elections.
I regret to say you this because you're quite a qualified person for this post but the likelihood of your being elected representative seems rather remote to me
20. YoTYve been invited to a party given
by the history club of your school. In
fact you’re very pleased to be invited
by them since you’re not a member of
the club. But on the same day you're
going to celebrate your brother's
graduation from the university with
your family. You want to refuse the
invitation kindly. You say:
Much to my regret, I will be unable to attend your party since I'll be out of town for business
Owing to a prior plan, I'm afraid I won't be able to attend your party. But thank you very much all the same.
I can't tell how sorry I am. Please forgive me.
You have my whole-hearted support; however, I have to reject your offer.
I want to come to your party but I'm not still certain about whether I can come or not.
21. In an exam at school, the student
sitting next to you is copying your
answers. You're rather angry for this
behaviour but also don't want to hurt
your friend. You say politely:
I can tell you, what you want.
You're such an idiot. Stop that!
If you really need it, go on copying.
You're so fodl to understand me.
Could you please stop looking at my papers and get involved in your own exam?
22. You're at home and accidentally broke
your mother's favourite vase. You feel
guilty. You want to be honest and
confess it to your mother. In an
apologetic manner, you say:
I regret to tell you that I've broken your vase, mummy.
Mum, somebody has broken the vase, but I promise I'll find who he is.
I can repair your vase, mother.
Okay, I broke it, it was already too old and out of fashion
I can buy you a new vase if you like it so much
23. You are with your friend in a shop.
Suddenly, you see him taking a CD
and putting it in his pocket. You hate
such spoiled behaviours. You want to
warn your friend. Determinedly, you
Why don't you leave it and take the other one?
Why did you take that CD? You don't have a CD recorder.
My advice to you would be to earn your own money.
If you do that again, I'll never forgive you.
I’m really apprehensive about you.
24. You've been given two invitations for
a concert that isn't open to general
public. The singer is very famous and
as one of your friends is a fan of him,
you decide to ask her to join you; you
call her and say:
The concert we're going to is sure to be very crowded, so let's be there early.
I've got two tickets for Tarkan concert. I thought you'd be interested. Can you use these tickets?
There is a private Sezen Aksu concert coming up. I have two invitations for it and thought you might like to come along with me.
I'm sure you would have enjoyed the concert. It's a pity you couldn't attend.
Would a concert be of any interest to you? If so, I can send you an invitation.
25. You see some foreigners in the street.
You think they are tourists. They're
carefully studying on a map and really
look confused. You know your city
very well and want to be of some
assistance. You go near them and
Do you like our country?
Can we practise some English?
Isn't reading that map difficult for you?
I suppose the museum you're looking for is on Çankırı street
If you tell me where you want to go, I can give you directions.