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1.A: How are the prices?
B: Not bad at all.

A: Where did you get your eye glasses?
B: At a neighborhood store.

(1.)    In the first conversation, what is another way to say “Not bad at all”?  “Great”,  “Wonderful” or “Pretty low”?
(2.)    In the second, what is another way to say “at a neighborhood store”? “At a store nearby” or “At a store near here”?
  
2.
  A:______________________?
  B: Credit cards are accepted there.
  A:______________________?
  B: Because Lucy was on bereavement leave.

(1.)    In the first conversation, what could be A’s question?
“What form of payment does Costco take”? or “How do I pay at Costco”?
(2.)    In the second conversation, what could be A’s question?
“Why was your team behind schedule”? or “Why did you have to take over Lucy’s project”?


3 .  A: Which version did Amy say was the best?
  B: The one Gary brought in.

  A: Who ordered 100 reams of blue paper?
  B: I guess Sarah did.

(1.)    In the first conversation, what is another way to say “brought in”?
(2.)    In the second, what is another way to say “reams”?


4.  A: When will they fill the personnel director position?
  B: I have no idea.
  A: Do you need your meeting room reserved for the afternoon?
  B: Good idea. Could you please do that now?

(1.)    In the first conversation, what is another way to say “when will they fill the personnel director position”?
(2.)    In the second, what is another way to say “Could you please do that now”?

“Could you book it now”?

5. A: _________________________?
 B: I’ll be happy to.
 A:__________________________?
  Linda’s supervisor called a meeting.


(1.)    In the first conversation, what could be A’s question?
“Could you help me with my homework”?
(2.)    In the second conversation, what could be A’s question?
“Why wasn’t Linda in her office this morning”?

6.  A: Do you have a moment?
  B: Sure. How can I help you?
  A: Have you booked the flight for Mr. Martin?
  B: Yes, and I managed to secure a seat for him.

(1.)    In the first conversation, what is another way to say “Do you have a moment”?
“Do you have time” or “Do you have a minute”?
(2.)    In the second, what is another way to say “I managed to secure a seat for him”?


7. A: how will our guest know how to get here after he arrives?
 B: I’ll arrange to have him picked up at the airport.
 A: What did you think of the presentation tonight?
 B: It couldn’t have been better.

Do both conversations make sense?
(1.)    In the first conversation, what is another way to say “I’ll arranged to have him picked up at the airport”?
(2.)    In the second, does it mean the same if I say “It was the best ever!” instead of “It couldn’t have been better”?

Answer
1.A: How are the prices?
B: Not bad at all.

A: Where did you get your eye glasses?
B: At a neighborhood store.

(1.)    In the first conversation, what is another way to say “Not bad at all”?  “Great”,  “Wonderful” or “Pretty low”
(2.)    In the second, what is another way to say “at a neighborhood store”? “At a store nearby” or “At a store near here”
  
2.
  A:______________________?
  B: Credit cards are accepted there.
  A:______________________?
  B: Because Lucy was on bereavement leave.

(1.)    In the first conversation, what could be A’s question?
“What form of payment does Costco take”? or “How do I pay at Costco”
(2.)    In the second conversation, what could be A’s question?
“Why was your team behind schedule”? or “Why did you have to take over Lucy’s project”


3 .  A: Which version did Amy say was the best?
  B: The one Gary brought in.

  A: Who ordered 100 reams of blue paper?
  B: I guess Sarah did.

(1.)    In the first conversation, what is another way to say “brought in”? Contributed
(2.)    In the second, what is another way to say “reams”? None


4.  A: When will they fill the personnel director position?
  B: I have no idea.
  A: Do you need your meeting room reserved for the afternoon?
  B: Good idea. Could you please do that now?

(1.)    In the first conversation, what is another way to say “when will they fill the personnel director position”? When are they going to hire a new personnel director?
(2.)    In the second, what is another way to say “Could you please do that now”? Can you please take care of that now?

“Could you book it now”

5. A: _________________________?
 B: I’ll be happy to.
 A:__________________________?
  Linda’s supervisor called a meeting.


(1.)    In the first conversation, what could be A’s question?
“Could you help me with my homework”
(2.)    In the second conversation, what could be A’s question?
“Why wasn’t Linda in her office this morning”

6.  A: Do you have a moment?
  B: Sure. How can I help you?
  A: Have you booked the flight for Mr. Martin?
  B: Yes, and I managed to secure a seat for him.

(1.)    In the first conversation, what is another way to say “Do you have a moment”?
“Do you have some time” or “Do you have a minute”
(2.)    In the second, what is another way to say “I managed to secure a seat for him”? I even booked him a seat.


7. A: how will our guest know how to get here after he arrives?
 B: I’ll arrange to have him picked up at the airport.
 A: What did you think of the presentation tonight?
 B: It couldn’t have been better.

Do both conversations make sense? Yes
(1.)    In the first conversation, what is another way to say “I’ll arranged to have him picked up at the airport”? I'll have someone pick him up from the airport
(2.)    In the second, does it mean the same if I say “It was the best ever!” instead of “It couldn’t have been better”? Yes

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