ESL 050 Mid Term Exam
ESL 050 Mid Term Exam...
ESL 050 Mid Term Exam
Understanding Conversation Read the conversation between two colleagues working temporarily in another country. GILBERT: Oh, man! Am I ready to head home! ANNA: Are you kidding? I can't get enough of this place. GILBERT: Well, it's been three weeks, and I think I've had about enough. I'm tired of eating strange food. ANNA: Wow! I feel just the opposite. I can't get over how much I enjoy being here. I love how different the food is. GILBERT: Well, not me. And frankly, it's a pain in the neck having to work so hard to understand what people are saying to me. ANNA: I actually think it's fun trying to figure out how to communicate. Stop complaining! You'll be home before you know it! GILBERT: Fine by me. There's no place like home. Explain the meaning of each of the following statements from the conversation above. Each correct response is worth 4 points. 1. “Am I ready to head home!” ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. “I can't get enough of this place.” ______________________________________________________________________________ 3. “I think I've had about enough.” ______________________________________________________________________________ 4. “I can't get over how much I enjoy being here.” ______________________________________________________________________________ 5. “It's a pain in the neck having to work so hard.” ______________________________________________________________________________ 6. “There's no place like home.” ______________________________________________________________________________
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Vocabulary Knowledge Write the letter of the definition from the right that matches the term on the left. Each correct response is worth 3 points. 7. ___ gifted 8. ___ energetic 9. ___ imaginative 10. ___ passionate 11. ___ eccentric 12. ___ difficult 13. ___ moody 14. ___ egotistical
A. believing oneself to be better or more important than other people B. able to think of new and interesting ideas C. quickly and easily becoming annoyed or unhappy D. showing a strong liking for and being very dedicated to something E. never satisfied and hard to please F. active, physically and mentally G. behaving in an unusual way or appearing different from others H. having a natural ability to do one or more things extremely well
Comprehension in Context Use the words from the list to complete the sentences below. Each word can be used only once. correct response is worth 5 points. charities frugal investment
contribution generous philanthropist
tightwad stingy profit
15. Steve Gold, an assistant to a big executive at World Corp, saved his company a lot of money by purchasing airplane tickets online from a discount travel website. His boss appreciated his being so _______________. 16. Bill Gates, founder of the Microsoft Corporation, is not only one of the richest men in the world, but he's also one of the most _______________. Since 2000, he has donated over US $7.5 billion to improve global health and education. 17. Dan Fielding expected that his _______________ in the ComTech Corporation would result in a nice _______________. However, the business failed and Dan lost all of his money. 18. One of the richest women in history, Hetty Green was also notoriously _______________. She once refused to light the candles on her birthday cake so she could return them to the store for a refund. Hetty is considered to be history's greatest _______________. 19. Andrew Carnegie was a famous _______________ who gave away over US $350 million to _______________. His largest _______________ was for US $56 million dollars, which was used to build over 2,500 free public libraries around the world.
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Crossword Puzzle From the words below, fill in the correct answers to each clue of the puzzle. Use only one letter per square, both across and down. Each correct response is worth 1 point. Geisha Henna Oops Slacks Subdued Underdressed Casual Tuxedo Attire
Extravagant Overdressed Baggy Conform Fad Formal Attractive Gown Mandatory
Chic Fashion Style Employee Professional Clothing Little Optional Clothes
ACROSS 1. 8. 10. 11. 13. 14. 17. 18. 19. 20. 22. 24. 25. 26.
Calm, not bright A formal word meaning 'clothes' Pants, especially ones made out of good material but that are not part of a suit Man's evening dress for semiformal occasions Something that is fashionable for a short time A person engaged or qualified in a profession Very impressive, because something is very expensive or beautiful Dressed in clothes that are too formal for the occasion The particular things that people wear Designed for wear at occasions or events marked by elaborate ceremony or prescribed social observance Clothes, in general A reddish-brown substance used to change the color of hair or to dye the skin A woman's formal dress, usually having a floor-length skirt A mode of fashion, as in dress, that is especially good or approved
DOWN 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 12. 15. 16. 21. 22. 23.
A person working for another person or a business firm for pay Said when you make a small mistake Appropriate for wear or use on informal occasions; not dressy Not enough Dress too plainly or too informally Something that must be done A Japanese woman who is trained in the art of dancing, singing, and providing entertainment for men A popular way of dressing during a particular time or among a particular group of people Not required Providing pleasure or delight, especially in appearance or manner Behave in a way that most other people in your group or society behave Stylishness Loose
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