You may have to determine whether a statement is positive or negative. Listen to the statement carefully to determine whether the sense of the statement is positive or negative.
You will hear:
It was a very dense book, but it wasn’t impossible to read.
You will see:
Choose the correct letter, A, B, or C.
What does the woman say about the book?
A, She couldn’t read it.
B, She was able to read it.
C, She enjoyed reading it.
The correct answer is ‘B’.
USEFUL NEGATIVE MARKERS
BEFORE VERBS / CLAUSES
BEFORE NOUNS / PHRASES
at no time
not at this time
in no case
by no means
Listen to six short conversations. Choose the correct letter, A, B, or C.
1, What describes the weather in the region?
A rainy B dry C cloudy
2, When taking the exam, the students can
A take as much time as they need. B use a dictionary. C bring several things into the testing room.
3, When will the car be fixed?
A today B before the end of the week C at the weekend
4, What is the woman's opinion of the restaurant?
A The food is good. B The service is bad. C The wait is too long.
5, Which type of flower is not common in the area?
A violets B roses C irises
6, What homework does the man have to do this week?
A write papers and read books B write papers only C study for exams