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1.   
When you listen to the statements for each question, do not be misled by false accounts and unsupportive assumptions.

(1.)    What can be taken in place of “false accounts” and “unsupportive”?

“Incorrect statements” and “disconfirming”?

He is taking the box away (from the room).

(2.)   What is opposite meaning of the statement? “He is carrying the box in” or “He is delivering the box”?


2.He is lifting a large box.
(1.)What is another way to say “lifting a large box”?  

  They are playing a game indoors.

(2.)Does it mean the same if I replace “indoors” with “inside”?


3. They are discussing the seating arrangements.
They are discussing how to arrange the seats.

(1.)   Do both mean the same?

 The tennis players are having a competition.
 The tennis players are playing against each other.

(2.) Do both mean the same?


4.The tennis court is brightly lit.
The tennis court is bright.

(1.)   Do they both mean the same?


The woman is warming up the brush with a hair dryer.

(2.)   May I say also, “The woman is warming the brush using a hair dryer”?


5. It’s light outside.

(1.)   What is another way to say the sentence? “It’s sunny outside”?

 The blinds are half closed.

(2.)   What is another way to say the sentence? “The blinds are half open” or “The blinds are half pulled/ drawn”?

Answer
1.   
When you listen to the statements for each question, do not be misled by false accounts and unsupportive assumptions.

(1.)   What can be taken in place of “false accounts” and “unsupportive”?

“Incorrect statements” yes and “disconfirming” or invalidating?

He is taking the box away (from the room).

(2.)   What is opposite meaning of the statement? “He is carrying the box in”

2.He is lifting a large box.
(1.)What is another way to say “lifting a large box”?  None really

 They are playing a game indoors.

(2.)Does it mean the same if I replace “indoors” with “inside”? "Indoors" is what a native speaker would most likely say. You can say inside though.


3. They are discussing the seating arrangements.
They are discussing how to arrange the seats.

(1.)   Do both mean the same? Not really.
Seating arrangements has to do with a seating chart - who sits where.
Arranging the seats has to do with the physical placement of the seats/chairs in a room: around the table, against the wall, etc.

The tennis players are having a competition.
The tennis players are playing against each other.

(2.) Do both mean the same? no


4.The tennis court is brightly lit.
The tennis court is bright.

(1.)   Do they both mean the same? It depends on the context.


The woman is warming up the brush with a hair dryer.

(2.)   May I say also, “The woman is warming the brush using a hair dryer”? yes


5. It’s light outside.

(1.)   What is another way to say the sentence? “It’s sunny outside”? Not sure what you mean by "It's light outside."

The blinds are half closed.

(2.)   What is another way to say the sentence? “The blinds are half open” or “The blinds are half pulled/ drawn”? either.
I tend to say "The blinds are halfway up".

I hope this helps, Wei. Feel free to follow up and give me more details about the sentences above I haven't been able to help you with.

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