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The goal of this course is to practice understanding native speakers' contractions in spoken English.

What??? Part 98

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Click on the spam folder

What??? Part 99

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I and it's .

What??? Part 100

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we the we ?

What??? Part 101

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I , it and you.

Choose a synonym for the phrasal verbs

I don't know, let me look into it and I'll get back to you.

I don't know, let me it and I'll

What??? Part 102

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I it.

What??? Part 103

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me ?

Why would someone ask you this question?

Can you remind me your name?

  • You mentioned your name before but she forgot it
  • She is meeting you for the first time and would like to know your name
  • She is taking a message and she would like to know how to write your name
  • You may have amnesia and she is checking to see if you know your own name.

What??? Part 104

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We the

Choose a synonym for the phrasal verb

We can't figure out why the system is crashing.

We can't why the system is crashing.

What??? Part 105

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I a of the .

What??? Part 106

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the it the .

Did they validate the patch?

 

  • Yes, they did.
  • No, they didn't.

What??? Part 107

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Ah yeah, The Bubble, a .

What is another way to say "That rings a bell"?

  • I've heard of that
  • I like that
  • It phoned me
  • It is incorrect

What??? Part 108

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the the .

Did the migration cause the problem?

 

  • Yes, it did. The speaker is sure.
  • No, it didn't. The speaker is sure.
  • Maybe. The speaker is not sure.

What??? Part 109

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the ?

Choose a synonym for the words in bold

How soon can we have the server up and running?

can we have the server ?

What??? Part 110

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I !

Choose a synonym for the phrasal verb

You'll never guess who I bumped into this weekend!

You'll never guess who I this weekend!

What??? Part 111

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Well, a ?

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Well, can you come up with a better idea?

Well, can you a better idea?

What??? Part 112

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Well, youthe , we this .

Was there a misunderstanding?

  • Yes, there was.
  • No, there wasn't

What??? Part 113

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II it .

What question could have produced this answer?

I'm afraid I can't make it at that time.

  • We've scheduled the steering committee for Thursday at 4pm. Are you available then?
  • The deadline is next Friday. Will you be ready?
  • It would be a great help if you could proofread this proposal tomorrow afternoon before we submit it. Can you do it?

Why does the speaker begin his sentence with "I'm afraid"?

I'm afraid I can't make it at that time.

  • She is being diplomatic
  • She is afraid of the person she is talking to
  • They are "filler" words - like "you know" or "um"

What??? Part 114

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I.

What??? Part 115

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I I.

What question could have produced this answer?

I would love to help but right now I'm really busy.

  • Could you proofread this proposal tomorrow afternoon before we submit it?
  • What do you think of Pierre's suggestion?
  • Shall I open the window?

Why doesn't the speaker just say "no"?

  • She is being diplomatic because she wants to maintain a good relationship with the requester
  • She didn't understand the question
  • She is a millennial (génération née entre 1982 et 1994)
  • She is insecure (elle manque de confiance en soi)

What??? Part 116

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. you the so ?

What comment probably came before?

  • The previous speaker explained a bug in their software / information system
  • The previous speaker is thinking about buying some equipment
  • The previous speaker is happy about something he just bought
  • The previous speaker is thinking about creating an account on a website

Choose synonyms for the words in bold

That's quite odd. Would you mind sending us the log file so we can figure out what’s going on?

That's us the log file so we can  what’s ?

What??? Part 117

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it the ?

What??? Part 118

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a the .

What does the speaker think about upgrading to a higher release as a solution?

Upgrading to a higher release may not be the best solution.

  • The speaker doesn't know if it's a good or bad solution
  • It's a bad solution but the speaker doesn't want to say so directly
  • It's a good solution

What??? Part 119

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The -.