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|Audrey:||So, I was thinking about that new deal my Internet provider is now offering. I could get higher speed internet for about the same money I pay now.|
|Jason:||Well, it might sound like a good deal, but make sure you read the fine print, too.|
|Audrey:||I’ve read the terms of agreement and there is a fine if I discontinue the service before the end of the contract…|
|Jason:||There you go!|
|Audrey:||It’s just that my husband insists on upgrading the internet speed so he can do videoconferencing with his colleagues.|
|Jason:||Are you sure he needs it for work? You have to read between the lines here, I think the real reason is that he wants to play the latest video games.|
|Audrey:||Hmm, it might be true. He is such an avid player… You know, you read my husband like a book!|
|Jason:||That’s because I’ve known him for a long time now.|
|Audrey:||Right… In contrast to him, I am a bookworm. I can read books all day long.|
|Jason:||Really? I didn’t know that about you!|
|Audrey:||Yes! Just the other day, I got a book form the library and I read it from cover to cover in just one sitting!|
|Jason:||Well, as the saying goes – opposites attract!|
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- Question 1 of 5
- You have ___________ when signing a new agreement. Nowadays, companies are very smart in advertising new products so that they never lose their money.
- Question 2 of 5
- This book is written in a unique style. Its language is very metaphoric and the reader has to _________ to understand the true message.
- Question 3 of 5
- Maria likes to spend her free time at the library.
- Question 4 of 5
George: Why didn’t you come to the dinner at Rose’s? Tell me, I can feel something has happened between two of you!
Ann: All right, I didn’t want anyone to know, but I guess you know me for too long and ____________! I am at odds with Rose because I think she is just finding lame excuses not come to my wedding next month!CorrectIncorrect
- Question 5 of 5
- When the new book was finally released, Jessica bought it right away. She was so absorbed in the plot that she ____________ .
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