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Stage 11

I don’t believe it!

1 . Você ouvirá duas pessoas conversarem em oito situações diferentes. Diga como a segunda pessoa de cada diálogo está se sentindo. Use os adjetivos do quadro abaixo.

pessimistic | optimistic | angry | surprised | disappointed | worried | relieved | pleased

1 The second speaker feels …………………………… .

2 The second speaker feels …………………………… .

3 The second speaker feels …………………………… .

4 The second speaker feels …………………………… .

5 The second speaker feels …………………………… .

6 The second speaker feels …………………………… .

7 The second speaker feels …………………………… .

8 The second speaker feels …………………………… .

2 . Ouça a gravação novamente e complete as frases abaixo com as palavras
que ouvir.

1 Oh, don’t worry. ………… be ………… .

2 Yes, I’m ………… ………… about him, to be honest.

3 I ………… ………… it! Martin! ………… seeing you here!

4 Oh ………… That’s the ………… ………… I’ve had for ………… !

5 Mm, I’m ………… so ………… . The weather forecast isn’t too good.

6 You sent me confirmation by email last week. What’s ………… ……… ?

7 Oh, thank you ever so much! Yes, ………… ………… ………… .

8 Oh, ………… a ………… . I was really looking forward to it.

3 . Aqui estão mais frases que expressam sentimentos. Relacione cada uma delas com um dos adjetivos do exercício 1.

1 I’ve got some serious misgivings about this trip. ……………………………

2 He’s bound to be a great success. ……………………………

3 Oh, how wonderful! Congratulations. ……………………………

4 That’s a weight off my mind! ……………………………

5 Well, I am sorry that we didn’t get the contract. ……………………………

How to say it

Às vezes, as pessoas usam um tom de voz irônico porque têm a intenção de comunicar um sentido oposto ao sentido normal das palavras. Ouça a gravação e tente perceber o tom irônico nos exemplos abaixo.

Oh, thank you very much.
Don’t mind me.
Help yourself, why don’t you?
You’re welcome.

4 . Leia os diálogos a seguir e indique quem é o pessimista e o otimista em cada situação.

1 A: I really don’t know what I’m going to do if I don’t get this job.

B: Oh, there’s a job waiting for you out there somewhere. Just look on the bright side.

2 A: I wouldn’t worry about it; we all make mistakes. I’m sure nobody will notice.

B: Oh, but they will. They always do.

3 A: There’s no point in trying. We’ll never get there in ten minutes.

B: We’ll make it. It won’t take as long as you think.

20 minutes+

Complete cada frase com a preposição apropriada.

1 I’m very proud ……… my children. of / about / to / by

2 I felt angry ……… the lies she told. of / in / to / about

3 We were really disappointed ……… the performance. in / to / for / on

4 I’m sorry ……… keep you waiting. for / by / to / of

5 I was shocked ……… her terrible behaviour. by / of / for / in

6 I’m really worried ……… starting my new job. by / with / about / for

7 Are you pleased ……… your exam results? of / with / for / to

8 She feels quite optimistic ……… the future. by / about / to / with


Word Bank

behaviour (substantivo) = comportamento

misgivings (substantivo) = dúvidas, receios

optimistic (adjetivo) = otimista

pessimistic (adjetivo) = pessimista

sarcastic (adjetivo) = sarcástico


Respostas:

Exercício 1

1 optimistic

2 worried

3 surprised

4 pleased

5 pessimistic

6 angry

7 relieved

8 disappointed

Exercício 2

1 you’ll / fine

2 rather concerned

3 don’t believe / Fancy

4 great / best news / ages

5 not / sure

6 gone wrong

7 it is mine

8 what / shame

Exercício 3

1 pessimistic

2 optimistic

3 pleased

4 relieved

5 disappointed

Exercício 4

1 A is the pessimist and B is the optimist.

2 A is the optimist and B is the pessimist.

3 A is the pessimist and B is the optimist.

20 minutes+

1 of

2 about

3 in

4 to

5 by

6 about

7 with

8 about