Listen to the dialogue from "Woman in Love" by D. H. Lawrence twice and mark the right phrases. The following vocabulary is supposed to help you to understand the text:
to stitch – sticken embroidery – Stickerei
to reject – ablehnen temptation – Versuchung
a. The two sisters Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen are talking about …
[ ] love.
[ ] marriage.
[ ] family experiences.
b. The two sisters have got different hobbies. Are they doing …
[ ] embroidery and reading?
[ ] embroidery and drawing?
[ ] embroidery and housework?
c. “A thousand a year, and an awfully nice man.” – Ursula is …
[ ] exaggerating.
[ ] bragging.
[ ] proud about the numbers of man who have been interested in her so far.
d. “In the abstract but not in the concrete”, says Ursula and is talking about …
[ ] rejecting offers of marriage.
[ ] considering to get married to improve.
[ ] one of Gudrun’s drawings.
[ ] her standard of living.
Put in the where necessary. If you don’t need the, leave the space empty.
a. Tina spends a lot of time watching ___________ TV.
b. Jodie lay down on ___________ sofa and looked at ___________ picture on ___________ wall.
c. Have you had ___________ breakfast yet?
d. Trevor and I arrived at ___________ zoo at ___________ same time.
e. ___________ sun is a star.
f. London is ___________ capital of England.
g. ___________ royal family lives in ___________ Buckingham Palace.
h. Where is ___________ room 234, please?
i. Our plane leaves from ___________ gate 10.
j. She was wearing ___________ hat she bought yesterday.
Translate the adverbs in brackets and complete the text.
a. Jenny reads ___________ (besser als) her brother.
b. Sarah looked around even ___________ (nervöser als) her friend who was also very scared.
c. Mum drives ___________ (schneller als) dad, and she does not drive ___________ (so vorsichtig wie) dad.
d. My sister sings ___________ (so schön wie) a canary.
Put the adverbs in brackets into their correct position. Sometimes there is more than one possibility to place the adverbs.
a. When they arrived, the restaurant was booked out. (completely – almost)
b. There was one table left that was decorated. (fortunately – beautifully)
c. They all laughed and enjoyed the evening. (much – very – happily)
Jack has been quite a bad boy recently. On his mother’s birthday, he promises her to change his behaviour. What does he promise his mother? Write the sentences in the comparative form.
a. He never gets up on time. (punctually)
b. He usually doesn’t listen to his mum. (listen closely)
c. He doesn’t take his teacher seriously. (take seriously).
d. He doesn’t come home early enough when he goes out at night. (early)
e. He never keeps his promises. (often)