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Stage 9

Something has come up

1 . Com que frequência você acha que as pessoas alteram a data de um encontro ou compromisso? É muito importante anotar os detalhes?

2 . Leia as mensagens a seguir sobre mudança de planos. Relacione os trechos em itálico nas frases à esquerda (1–8) com as informações à direita (a–f) que apresentam o significado mais semelhante.

1 I can’t make it on Tuesday.

2 How about Friday, instead?

3 I’ll be in touch.

4 Something has come up so I can’t go after all

5 Can we leave it open until nearer the time?

6 Can we put it off until next week?

7 I’m going to have to put back our meeting.

8 Can you make tomorrow afternoon?

a) decidir não fixar um dia

b) não é possível

c) é possível?

d) adiar

e) entrar em contato novamente

f) aconteceu um imprevisto

3 . Complete os diálogos abaixo com algumas das frases do exercício 2.

Diálogo A

A : Hi, Ann. We’re going to have to change our arrangement for the 23rd. Can we (1) ……………… till the 28th?

B: I’ll just check my diary. Oh dear, no. I won’t be able (2) ……………… the
28th. I’ve got this report to write. Can we (3) ……………… until next week?
I will be finished by then and could make a decision.

A : Sure. I’ll (4) ……………… then. ‘Bye.

Diálogo B

A : Peter, I’m just calling about tomorrow. I’m afraid I (5) …………… after all. (6) …………………… Friday instead?

B: Let’s see. (7) ……………… the afternoon? I’m out of the office in the morning.

A : No can do. Shall we (8) ……………… until Monday?

B: Sure.

4 . Agora ouça as conversas e confira suas respostas.

Grammar: Passive forms (4)

A voz passiva no futuro é formada pelo will ou won’t seguido do verbo to be + particípio passado do verbo principal.

The start of meeting will be delayed for half an hour.
She will be asked if she wants to resign.
I won’t be seen if I sit here in the corner.

5 . Ouça as conversas novamente e encontre dois exemplos da voz passiva no futuro.

6 . Complete as frases abaixo com a voz passiva no futuro dos verbos entre parênteses.

1 He …………………………. (ask) to leave the company.

2 They …………………………. (give) a lift home afterwards.

3 …………………………. she …………………………. (allow) to see him before he goes?

4 We …………………………. (not allow) to see each other.

5 My car …………………………. (sell) to pay for the damage.

6 She …………………………. (look after) properly, won’t she?

20 minutes+

Relacione as frases abaixo (1–6) com a resposta apropriada em seguida (a–f).

1 I’m not going to be able to come to the conference after all.

2 We are going to have to delay our meeting till next week.

3 I think we said the 14th at eleven? Can you make the afternoon instead?

4 I can’t make Tuesday. Can we make it Wednesday instead?

5 I’m sorry about today but I’ve got a lot on.

6 Can we leave it open for the moment?

a) Fine. I’m available most days except Wednesday.

b) Of course. I’ll be in touch later.

c) Sorry about that. It would have been good to meet.

d) Wednesday’s going to be difficult. What about the next day?

e) No problem, let’s say about three?

f) Don’t worry about it. Look forward to hearing from you when you’re less busy.


Word Bank

arrangement (substantivo) = combinação, acordo

damage (substantivo) = prejuízo

instead (advérbio) = em vez de

properly (advérbio) = adequadamente


Respostas:

Exercício 2

1-b; 2-c; 3-e; 4-f; 5-a; 6-d; 7-d; 8-c

Exercício 3

1 put it off

2 to make

3 put it off or leave it open

4 be in touch

5 can’t make it

6 Can you make or How about

7 How about or Can you make

8 put it off

Exercício 5

I will be finished by then.

Exercício 6

1 will be asked

2 will be given

3 Will (she) be allowed

4 won’t be allowed

5 will be sold

6 will be looked after

20 minutes+

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