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Stage 8

Absolutely!

Você sabe como fazer para concordar com alguém ou propor algo? Aprenda aqui, junto com mais detalhes sobre o discurso indireto!

1 . O que você diz quando quer concordar com alguém? Leia as frases abaixo e anote as palavras e expressões que expressam forte concordância.

a) Absolutely! I’ve always wanted to go there.

b) Precisely! He’s been away for too long.

c) Exactly! We need to start saving money.

d) I couldn’t agree more. They’re not good enough.

e) You’re perfectly right. There must be a better way of doing this.

f) Undoubtedly. They must have got in during the night.

2 . Associe as declarações abaixo às reações do exercício 1.

3 . Ouça o diálogo entre um homem e uma mulher e veja se você consegue identificar algumas das palavras e expressões do exercício 1. O homem sempre concorda com a mulher?

4 . Ouça a discussão novamente e diga se as frases abaixo são verdadeiras (true) ou falsas (false).

1 They decide to go to the gallery in the evening.

2 They agree that the gallery is too hot in the mornings.

3 The woman has run out of money.

4 The man offers to lend her some euros.

5 He is a bit angry with her.

6 She says he thinks about money all the time.

7 She was the one who remembered to bring the passports.

8 They end the discussion by agreeing to enjoy their holiday.

Grammar: would in reported speech

Usamos would + verbo no infinitivo para expressar previsão ou expectativa sobre o futuro no discurso indireto.

She said she would miss her family when she went to live abroad.
He told me I would need more money to live on.

5 . Encontre dois exemplos desse uso do would no exercício 4.

20 minutes+

Complete as frases abaixo com o verbo apropriado.

run out of | give up | get on with | get rid of

1 I’m going to ……………………… eating sweets because they are bad for you.

2 He has ……………………… his old car and bought a new one.

3 We must stop at the next garage. The car is about to ……………………… petrol.

4 Let’s try and ……………………… the job before it gets too late.

5 Don’t ……………………… now. If you do some more work I’m sure you’ll pass.

6 We can’t ……………………… the cleaning because we’ve ……………………… detergent.

7 I decided to ……………………… work and look after the family.


Word Bank

borrow = tomar emprestado

break-in = invasão

detergent = detergente

precisely = precisamente, exatamente

queue (RU)/ line (EUA) = fila

undoubtedly = sem dúvida, inquestionavelmente


Respostas:

Exercício 1

a Absolutely!

b Precisely!

c Exactly!

d I couldn’t agree more.

e You’re perfectly right.

f Undoubtedly.

Exercício 2

1-a; 2-e; 3-d; 4-f; 5-c; 6-b

Exercício 3

You’re perfectly right …

Absolutely.

Precisely!

I couldn’t agree more …

The man doesn’t always agree with the woman. He uses a phrase of agreement followed by ‘but’: ‘I couldn’t agree more but then you’ve got me
to look after you!’ This shows that he doesn’t really agree with her.

Exercício 4

1 False

2 False

3 True

4 False

5 True

6 False

7 True

8 True

Exercício 5

Man: I said you would need more money.

Woman: I just thought I would get some when we got here.

20 minutes+

1 give up

2 got rid of

3 run out of

4 get on with

5 give up

6 get on with / run out of

7 give up