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I'd love it if you could make it out!You have a part in a play at your local community theater. You told a friend about the play, and you want to invite him to watch it. You say this:M#REF!#REF!#REF!
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We're about to break ground on a new manufacturing facility near Houston.You're an executive at a company. The company is going to build a new factory soon. You're talking with a business partner about the plans.M#REF!#REF!#REF!
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I had this beat-up old clunker that I bought from a friend of my dad's.You're telling a story about something that happened to you when you were young. The story is about something that happened while you were driving an old car. You describe the car this way:M#REF!#REF!#REF!
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CarCo declined to comment.You're reading a news article about a problem at a large company. You read that the company didn't talk to the reporters about the problem.M#REF!#REF!#REF!
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Excuse me, miss, but these seats are actually reserved.You work in a theater. There are some seats at the front of the theater which are for guests of the performers. There's someone sitting in one of the seats who shouldn't be there. You ask her to move.M#REF!#REF!#REF!
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Six, I think? I'll have to check and see.You're going to a wedding next weekend. You're talking with someone else who's also going to the wedding. He asks if you know what time the wedding starts. You think that you remember but you're not quite sure.M#REF!#REF!#REF!
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Should I get it touch with Kaoru, you think?You're visiting another city for work. You know someone who lives there, but you're going to be a little busy. You ask your husband if he thinks that you should contact her.M#REF!#REF!#REF!
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I feel a little nauseous.You ate lunch about an hour ago, and now your stomach feels strange. You tell your friend about the feeling.M#REF!#REF!#REF!
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Hey, could you hold my place in line?You're waiting in line for tickets to see a concert, but you want to get something to drink. You ask a stranger standing behind you in line if you can leave and come back.M#REF!#REF!#REF!
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A team led by archaeologist Johann Smirk at Brookstone University reported the discovery of the fossils in a talk on September 21 at Human Evolution conference in Stockholm, Switzerland.You're reading an article about some new bones that were discovered. The article describes who discovered the bones and where the first announced it.M#REF!#REF!#REF!
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Companies keep pushing for higher and higher productivity, but that productivity comes at a cost.You're having a philosophical discussion about business. You think that businesses need to be more concerned with their employees, not just with making more and more money.M#REF!#REF!#REF!
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Don't swerve in and out of traffic. Just pick a lane and stay in it.You're riding in a car with your son. He's driving impatiently. You tell him not to move between lanes so much when driving on the highway.M#REF!#REF!#REF!
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It suits you.You see a friend who you haven't seen for several months. Since then, he's grown a beard. You think that it looks good, so you say this about the beard.M#REF!#REF!#REF!
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We stayed at this quaint little bed and breakfast along the riverfront.You went on a short vacation recently. You stayed in a small hotel in a town next to a river. You tell a coworker about where you stayed.M4 - ready#REF!#REF!
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Hey, I gotta pee.You're on a car trip with your boyfriend. You tell him that you need to use the bathroom.M#REF!#REF!#REF!
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Oh, are you left-handed?You're eating lunch with a friend. You notice that he's holding his fork in his left hand. You didn't know that your friend favors that hand, so you comment on it.M#REF!#REF!#REF!
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I can only imagine how hard it must be to stay grounded when you're put in such a high-pressure situation at such a young age.You are talking about an actor who was already famous when she was a young child. You imagine what life would be like for a famous child actor.F#REF!#REF!#REF!
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I'm pretty sure I didn't. You might have.You and your sister are talking about when you were both in college. She's trying to remember whether either of you visited your grandmother (who lives in another country) during that time. You don't think that you did, so you answer.F#REF!#REF!#REF!
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Sorry, I'm not much of an artist.You're teaching a class. You draw a diagram on the board to explain something to the class. You apologize that the drawing isn't very good.F#REF!#REF!#REF!
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That is epic!A friend posted a photo of herself posing at the top of the Grand Canyon. It's a great photo, so you comment on it.F#REF!#REF!#REF!
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It's a really hard concept to grasp.You're a physics student. You're telling someone about a research topic that you're working on. They say that they don't understand what you mean. You tell them that the topic is hard to understand.F#REF!#REF!#REF!
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It doesn't matter how you vote, if you ask me. The whole game is rigged.You're talking about the upcoming election with some people at your gym. You think that the whole political system is corrupt and that elections don't matter. You share your opinion.F#REF!#REF!#REF!
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She nitpicks every little thing I do.Your mother is very strict. You're complaining to your father about how strict she is. You tell him that she criticizes you too much.F#REF!#REF!#REF!
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If you were a superhero, what superpower do you wish you could have?You and a friend are talking about comic books that you like. You want your friend to imagine being a comic book character, so you ask this question.F#REF!#REF!#REF!
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Oh, you're friends with Christa? I adore her!You're talking to a new client. You found out that you know one of her friends. You tell her how much you like this mutual friend.F#REF!#REF!#REF!
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I've heard mixed things about working at Amazon, though.You've been offered a job working at a big company. You're talking with a friend about whether you're going to take the job. You tell your friend that you've heard some bad rumors about working there.F#REF!#REF!#REF!
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