Unit 2: Misunderstandings, colloquailisms, wrong words and false friends questions

 

So how much have you learnt from the many examples featured in Unit 2? Here are ten questions to find out...

 

1. What would you say to someone who has just got a big job promotion? (You want to express how pleased you are for them)

a) Congrats

b) Congratulation

c) Congratulations

d) Commiseration

e) Commiserations

 

 

2. If you are having a meeting, you are...

a) Having a get-together

b) Talking about important things with other people

c) Arranging a meet up 

d) Organising a general conversation with your friends

e) Possessing a meeting

3. If you want to park your car in an official place in the United Kingdom, where would you park it?

a) Parking

b) Car parking

c) Car park

d) Parking place

e) Parking lot

 

 

4. As regards British English, which of these statements is correct?

a) I can programme a computer

b) You can buy various game programmes from many stores

c) They don't sell concert programmes at many rock and pop gigs these days.

d) Do you know how to program the timer on the satellite receiver?

e) My favourite TV program is The Voice.

5. If you want to borrow money from a bank to buy a car, which of the borrowing arrangements are you most likely to take out?

a) Credit

b) Loan

c) Mortgage

d) Lease

e) Pay-day loan

 

 

6. Which of the following contexts is the word Actually not generally used in English? 

a) To show that something exists or happened

b) To politely express an opinion

c) To introduce a new topic in conversation

d) To correct or contradict someone

e) To express something that is currently or present

7. From which of the following do you usually resign?

a) Your job

b) Your course

c) Your marriage

d) Your driving test

e) Your meeting arrangement

 

 

8. Which of the following is a public holiday? 

a) An enforced day off (e.g. the office is closed to be redecorated)

b) Your annual two-week holiday

c) Time off work for personal reasons

d) A short weekend break

e) A day off for religious or national festivals

9. If you have used a device so many times that it just does not work anymore - and is extremely unlikely to work again - which of these words and expressions (that are used as adjectives and adjective phrases) does not describe the condition of the device? 

a) wrecked

b) ruined

c) shot to pieces

d) demolished

e) smashed

 

 

10. If someone makes you an offer, are they most likely:

a) going to tell you the final price of the item that you want to buy from them

b) willing to do something for you, e.g. make you a cup of coffee

c) wanting to pass on details about the goods and services they provide

d) asking you to enquire about further information on a possible job position

e) suggesting giving you something in exchange for something else that they believe would be of benefit to you

AND HERE ARE THE ANSWERS..

1. What would you say to someone who has just got a big job promotion? (You want to express how pleased you are for them)

 

c) Congratulations

 

 

2. If you are having a meeting, you are...

 

b) Talking about important things with other people

 

3. If you want to park your car in an official place in the United Kingdom, where would you park it?

 

c) Car park

 

 

4. As regards British English, which of these statements is correct?

 

c) They don't sell concert programmes at many rock and pop gigs these days.

 

5. If you want to borrow money from a bank to buy a car, which of the borrowing arrangements are you most likely to take out?

 

b) Loan (but credit is certainly possible, although it would not be considered as such)

 

 

6. Which of the following contexts is the word Actually not generally used in English? 

 

e) To express something that is currently or present

 

7. From which of the following do you usually resign?

 

a) Your job

 

 

8. Which of the following is a public holiday? 

 

e) A day off for religious or national festivals

 

9. If you have used a device so many times that it just does not work anymore - and is extremely unlikely to work again - which of these words and expressions (that are used as adjectives and adjective phrases) does not describe the condition of the device? 

 

d) demolished

 

 

10. If someone makes you an offer, are they most likely:

 

e) suggesting giving you something in exchange for something else that they believe would be of benefit to you

 

If you want to know WHY some of these are the correct answers, you know where you have to check...

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