Practice --> Part 3: Conversation


Listen to the dialogue. Then read each question and choose the best answer:

Script:
M: Mrs. Anderson, welcome back! How was the vacation?
W: It was great. I stayed at this tiny hotel by the lake, hiked during the day, and visited local restaurants in the evenings. It was wonderful. Thanks for watering my plants when I was away.
M: That′s not a problem at all. You were such a great help when we went on vacation the last time. Oh, here are all your newspapers, by the way. We picked them up for you while you were away.

1. Why does the woman thank the man?
A. He sent her a postcard.
B. He painted her house.
C. He arranged her hotel accommodation.
D. He took care of her plants.
Explain:
  A. Neither speaker mentions postcards.
  B. The man is probably a neighbor. There is no mention of him painting the house.
  C. The woman tells the man about the hotel she stayed in, but does not imply that he arranged it for her.
  D. The woman thanks the man for watering her plants. In other words, he took care of them while she was away.
2. What does the man give the woman?
A. A key
B. Some newspapers
C. A hiking map
D. Some water
Explain:
  A. The man is giving the woman her newspapers. He does not give her a key.
  B. We often say "here is" or "here are" when we are giving something to somebody. The man is giving the woman her newspapers.
  C. The man is giving the woman her newspapers. He does not give her a hiking map.
  D. The woman thanks the man for watering her plants. He does not give the woman some water.
3. What has the woman just done?
A. Made a dinner reservation
B. Returned from vacation
C. Bought some house plants
D. Read an interesting book
Explain:
  A. The woman does not talk about making a dinner reservation.
  B. The man asks the woman about her vacation and she tells him what she did on her vacation, so she has probably just returned from vacation.
  C. The speakers mention the woman's plants, but the woman does not say she has recently bought some plants.
  D. The woman does not talk about reading a book.
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