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9 Practising and consolidating

To help consolidate what you have learned in this week, now have a go at Activity 7.

Activity 7

Part 1

Listen to the dialogue between Xiao Fang 小方 and Wang Yue 王月. Xiao Fang speaks first. Choose the correct option to complete the following sentences, based on the information you hear.

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Wang Yue and Xiao Fang …

a. 

meet for the first time.


b. 

know each other very well.


c. 

are boyfriend and girlfriend.


The correct answer is b.

Xiao Fang thinks that ...

a. 

Wang Yue looks too thin.


b. 

Wang Yue has put on some weight.


c. 

Wang Yue has lost some weight.


The correct answer is b.

Xiao Fang’s girlfriend is …

a. 

a teacher.


b. 

a doctor.


c. 

a student.


The correct answer is a.

Xiao Fang is …

a. 

much less busy than his girlfriend.


b. 

as busy as his girlfriend.


c. 

a lot busier than his girlfriend.


The correct answer is a.

Answer

Table 6 A conversation between Xiao Fang 小方 and Wang Yue 王月
XIAO FANG: Wáng Yuè, hǎo jiŭ bú jiàn! Nǐ pàng le! 王月,好久不见! 你胖了! Wang Yue, long time no see, you have put on weight!
WANG YUE: Shì ma? Wǒ bù xǐhuan pàng. 是吗? 我不喜欢胖。 Really? I don’t like being overweight.
XIAO FANG: Tài shòu yě bù hǎo. Tài shòu bú piàoliang. 太瘦也不好。太瘦不漂亮。 Being too thin is not good either, it’s not pretty.
WANG YUE: Duìle, nǐ nǚpéngyou zěnme yàng? 对了,你女朋友怎么样? By the way, how is your girlfriend?
XIAO FANG: Tā hěn hǎo, xièxie. 她很好,谢谢。 She is well, thanks.
WANG YUE: Tā shì lǎoshī ba? 她是老师吧? She is a teacher, right?
XIAO FANG: Shìde, tā hěn máng. Tā bǐ wǒ máng duōle. 是的,她很忙。她比我忙多了。 Yes, she is quite busy, she is much busier than me.

Note: The phrase dule 对了 means ‘by the way’.

Part 2

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