Situational Expression Advanced Level Test - Quiz (Online Exercise With Answers) 3
1. When you are in a hurry, preparing to
leave for work, a nice university
student knocks at your door and asks
you to participate in his social
research for his graduation thesis.
You check the time and notice that
you are about to miss the train to be
at work on time. You don’t want to
offend him but reject his request by
Oh, please come in. I am always glad to be a part of such studies
I can answer your questions if it’s only a few minutes
Oh, I’ve already missed the train anyway. How can I help you?
Can’t you see I’m in a hurry? I don’t want to be late for work. Piss off!
I’m afraid. I cannot help you. I’m late for work. Come some other time
2. Your son has just moved to a new
school which he must attend to at
least for a semestre and on the first
day of the school he telephoned you
to say that he is very lonely since he
hasn’t got any friends. You’re trying
to comfort him and you say:
I can’t bear your nonsense complaints anymore.
Boys don’t cry, my courageous son. Be strong and stay still.
Have you tried talking to anyone yet?
The first days are all the same. Don’t worry; you will make friends as time passes. I trust you.
If you didn’t like that school, we could change it immediately, my dear?
3. You have a student who is in her last
year of high school education. This
year she’s going to graduate and she
wanted some help from you regarding
her future job choice. She likes to
work on her own and she’s interested
in ideas. She likes to be free and also
she’s fond of reading. While leading
her you say:
If I were you I would be a model. You're beautiful enough
I see you want to be the centre of attention.
In my opinion, a stage job-like being a film star-would suit best to you.
Why do you ask such superficial questions and waste my time?
I think you have the capacity to be a prominent writer one day.
4. Your friend has some problems with
her boy friend. She consistently
complains that her boyfriend always
brings his best friend with him and so
they can never go out on their own.
And she feels sad about this. You
want to assist her and you say:
How jealous you are! Why do you make him so sad?
Give him up and find another boyfriend!
Take revenge from him by taking your own friends on dates
Is his best friend a girl or a boy?
In my opinion, you must talk to him and explain that you want to be alone with him
5. Your cousin thinks he’s got a terrible
problem. He’s got some spots on his
face and because of this, he doesn’t
want to go out. You want to tell him
that it’s a minor problem and he
shouldn’t care about that much. You
If I were you, I would kill myself!
Everyone laughs at you when you go to school.
It’s just acne and it’s normal, so try to be calm.
I’ve got spots, too and l just ignore them.
I had better see a doctor at once. Most probably you have a contagious disease.
6. Your nephew has been seeing a girl
for a long time. But your aunt doesn’t
like her and thus she doesn’t approve
this relationship. Now, your nephew
and his girlfriend meet each other in
secret. Your nephew wants some
useful advice from you concerning
their situation. You want to show him
the right way and you say:
Meeting in secret will only make the problem worse, so go and ask your mum why she doesn’t like your girlfriend.
Go on like this former and I appreciate your success in keeping your love as a secret.
She’s too young to flirt with you.
You care too much. Try to relax and rest for a few days.
Why don’t you go for a holiday to have some peace?
7. One of your friends wants you to give
him a suggestion about where to go
for his summer holiday. You spent
your last summer enjoying yourself in
Alanya. So you said to him:
Would you like to go somewhere crowded or peaceful?
I think you are going to have a marvellous time in Alanya
I’m not a kind of person that can give you good suggestion about this because the only place I have seen except my hometown is Ankara
Go to the airport and board the first plane you can find
Why don’t you join me in my trip including Antalya, especially Alanya?
8.Your brother has been listening to
music loudly in his room for at least
three hours. You can’t bear the noise
anymore and you are worried about
the possible bad reactions of the
neighbours. So you come in his room
and say to him in an ironic way:
Our music taste is totally different from each other, isn’t it?
If you go on listening like that our neighbours will be thankful to us for this free disco party.
I can’t really understand the way you are having fun on your own listening to this terrible music.
Volume the music down or our mother will come and shout at you in a minute.
Keep listening to music loudly when you get in a bad mood. It helps you relax.
9. You are a teacher of English and you
have observed that one of your
students has fallen asleep in your
lessons lately. You know that he is a
hardworking and attentive student.
You don’t know what has been going
wrong about him but you have an idea
that there can be a problem about his
sleep at nights. You want to be sure
before doing something and ask him
in the break time:
If you continue sleeping in your s lessons on not studying enough. I’m sure that you will fail most of your lessons. Do you agree with me?
Let’s go to the cafeteria and talk to each other a little bit, shall we?
I’m very annoyed about your non stop sleeps while I am teaching in the classroom what is the problem?
Don’t you know that you can be punished if one of teachers has noticed that you are sleeping in the class?
I think you are having difficulty sleeping at nights. I saw you sleep in my lessons. Why don’t you let me know what is going wrong about you?
10. Mary was rather sad for a long time
because of her physical appearance.
She had always eaten much more
than anybody at her age. Last year
she decided to lose weight, and she
started to visit a dietician. After a few
weeks, she stopped eating so much.
And you saw her at a party last week.
She’d got rather thinner and fitter in
appearance. You want to compliment
Can I have, your doctor’s telephone number?
Do I look as thin as you?
How did you dare such a thing?
God! How silly you look today!
How nice to see you so happy today and you also look perfect in shape.
11. You’ve just arrived at the hotel where
you’ll spend your whole vacation. As
soon as you enter the reception, you
see that everything is in dirt and dust.
And nobody helps you carry the
luggage. You get angry and say to the
I'm really overjoyed to see the surrounding such neat and tidy.
I’m very set on staying in this hotel.
I’m apprehensive about your hotel’s future so is there anything I can do for you?
I fear that I've created a bad impression by arriving late.
I’m afraid I have a complaint to make about your hotel.
12. On your way to London you have had
flat tire. This is the first time you have
faced such a problem, and you don’t
know what to do. You stop a car and
As I see, you look very tired
I think my car has an engine problem. Can you check it?
I can repair it, but you should wait for a while.
I was wondering if you could give me a hand.
How about stopping and checking your car out?
13. Since your friend hasn’t had a good
score on Math’s exam, it is
unprobable for him to graduate from
the university at the end of this
semester. That matter of affairs
bothers him so much that he is about
to decide to postpone his graduation
to the next year. You think that it isn’t
too late and say encouragely:
No matter how much you study, you will fail over again.
If it had been for my help, you would have succeeded it
Don’t worry! I’ll help you explain this bad luck to your family.
Be sure that it is still in your hand to get the required mark.
Never mind! Such things always happen in life.
14. Your teacher has shouted insults at
you without any reason in front of
your classmates. You hate being
insulted in public. What is worse is
that this is not the first time he has
done such an unexcusable thing.
After the lesson you ask him to have a
private word and warn him but not in
an intimidating way:
If you do that again, I am afraid something will likely get worse
Why don’t you call my parents and tell them all I did.
I suppose I don’t deserve to be treated like that.
Your teaching style bothers me, and this is the only problem for me
I know some inspectors well working in the ministry of enlightment
15. Your friend needs to borrow an
amount of money from someone. He
comes to you and explains the
situation. Actually this is not the first
time he has broken his promise. At
first you doubt whether to give him
one more chance or not, but later you
think that it would be wise not to lend
any and tell him decisively:
A man who doesn’t keep his word doesn’t deserve to be lend any thing.
I have lent money to many people, but you are the only one to return oh time.
Should you not return on the exact date, the amount you owe will double.
You usually break your promises, and that is why nobody trusts you but me.
Keep your head with you, and don’t ask anybody to lend such a great amount of money.
16. You are shopping with your wife in a
department store. One of the shop
assistants is following you wherever
you move, therefore you can’t
comment on prices to your wife
comfortably. To show your
displeasure you say ironically:
Following customers step by step is making them buy more, isn't it?
Is it possible to find every kind of goods here?
Have you just started working in here?
We have been looking for a pair of shoes.
We come here all the time, So will you make a reduction for us?
17. You are working in a big firm due to
economic recession. Your firm is said
to go into bankruptcy. The staff
manager calls you and Says that they
will not dismiss you having
considered your past great
performonces. Having heard perfect
news, you express your gratitudes
Thanks to you for increasing our salaries.
Isn’t there anyone else in this firm to be made redundant?
I am so sad to hear all these about such a huge company
I appreciate your concern, and be sure that I will not let you down.
The firm’s success is attributed by all of us to your outstanding managing.
18. Bill really has made a big mistake this
time. He has forgotten to turn in his
research paper. He can’t have done it
because he had to spend most of his
time on the funeral of an old friend of
his. At first he tried to explain his
excuse, but later on it hasn’t been
found reasonable. Bill doesn’t give up
and says but this time quite
Well it isn’t impossible for me to make you believe me.
I think there is a misunderstanding between us.
It was very important than this assigment.
Were you in my condition what would you have done?
Do you know that I am an absendminded person?
19. Your brother studies English in a
course. He has just been given a test.
He has had an awful score on it, so he
has been feeling very sad since the
time he received the results. As an
elderly you think that not everything
is over and try to relieve him by
Don’t mind it any more. Many others didn’t do well either.
Just think about how you could persuade your master to postpone the exam.
Why do you have to take such awful marks?
That is not the end. You may be given a make-up exam
This is not the first time you have made such a miserable score
20. You feel you are being unfairly
criticized for negligence and feel you
have every right to protest. You say:
You've no right to go shouting at people like that, no matter what they’ve done.
Agreed! Perhaps, there is evidence of carelessness? But whose? No one has the right to put the blame on me.
If you carry out the instructions meticulously there’ll be no problem.
Luckily I foresaw the problem - if hadn’t, you would all be in danger of losing your jobs.
Let’s stop accusing each other and get down to putting things right.
21. There has been an unusually heated
board-meeting. One of the younger
members, quite out-of-character, has
really been rather rude to one of the
senior members. You feel he ought to
apologize though really he isn’t to
blame. You say:
It really was most unfortunate, but I do think it would be best if you tried to smooth out the situation.
You are always speaking out of turn like this and you’d better cure the habit.
We all know he’s an aid fool, but it doesn’t pay to tell him so to his face.
What he said was quite unforgivable. You did right to say so.
The event is hardly likely to improve even if you do apologize to him.
22. Ted is thinking about buying your car.
As he is an old friend you want him to
have the first option. But he’s been
hesitating about it for ten- days or
more, and you are losing patience as
you want to get the transaction
finished. You tell him quite openly:
You really ought to get a driving license before thinking about buying a car.
I’d like you to have the car but my financial position is such that I must let it go to the highest bidder.
My car really isn’t in very good condition so you’d probably be better to look elsewhere.
There are several other people interested in buying my car, so do please make up your mind about it by Thursday at the latest.
You can borrow my car for a few days but I have to get it back by the weekend.
23. A friend of yours is under great
pressure at work and the strain is
showing. You really want to get him to
relax for one evening at least. You’ve
fixed an evening out with mutual
friends and ask him to join you. You
want the invitation to seem casual but
be tempting. You say:
It’s time you widened your circle of friends. You're getting iri â rut.
You really ought to meet these people; They are in the same line of business aS yourself
How about joining us? It'S all people you know so you can relax and be yourself
I don’t want to go there by myself; won’t you come with me?
You’re on edge all the time. You must take a break of you’ll get sick. You must come
24. In a large department store one of the
assistants has really been Very rude
to an old lady. True, the old lady was
slow to make up her mind about what
She wanted and in faGt seemed rather
confused altogether, especially about
how hiiuch she could afford to pây
After she has gone you turn to the
assistant and, hoping to change her
Your job is harder than I expected!
That wasn’t well dorte; Remember, we shall all be bid one day; you too.
Old people Should find someone to do their shopping for them.
I shall report the whole incident to the manager and it will serve you right If you lose your job.
You handled the matter well. These old people try one’s patience to the limit.
25. A friend is worried about his son
because he’s been getting really poor
marks at school. Your friend’s manner
is rather too authoritarian and you
think he is being too hard on the boy.
Rather tentatively you say:
What are his friends like? Are they a bad influence on him?
It’s serious. You’ll have to make him work harder
Perhaps you’re putting too much pressure on him. He’s just at the age that reacts badly to pressure
Don’t change yOur attitude. He’ll give in.
He must be made to see reason.