THE ANSWER KEY TO THE EXERCISE FOR PRACTISING ADJECTIVES
INSTRUCTIONS: Use the above rules and examples to
complete the following exercise
SOLDIER: Hi, mate! Can't wait to get
home. I haven't been home for six months.
SAILOR: Well, I have been away
from home much longer than that.
SOLDIER: Where do you live? I live in
SAILOR: Well, I live in
Kent; it is a bit warmer than
SOLDIER: Have you got a girlfriend or
SAILOR: Yes, I have
a girlfriend who wants to marry me, but she's taller than me.
SOLDIER: Is she a lot taller
SAILOR: Oh, yes. 10
my girlfriend is much taller than that.
In fact she is the lankiest
woman I know.
SAILOR: My girlfriend's
very tall, too. Have you got a
photo of your one?
Yes, here it is. My girlfriend is 2-the
prettiest girl in the world, but she is so lanky.
reminds me of my girlfriend, but this woman has curlier
hair. Let me look closer with my glasses. Hmmmm!
This woman is definitely as pretty as my girlfriend! Just a
minute! She is MY girlfriend, not YOUR girlfriend! You're the
meanest scumbag I have ever met. Get a girlfriend of your own!
SOLDIER: Are you sure she's your
girlfriend? Is her hair as dark as your
SAILOR: Well, no, but she must have dyed
it. It's usually much blonder than
that. I have always preferred blondes.
SOLDIER: Well, there you are, then.
She can't be your girlfriend - her hair's the wrong colour.
SAILOR: Maybe you're right, but she
does look just like my Meg. Sorry, mate. Didn't mean to turn
on you like that. I'm not usually as touchy
as that. Look, here's a photo of Meg.
SOLDIER: Yes, she does resemble my Margaret
a bit, but her hair is much lighter and she
also looks chubbier in the face.
(Thinks: You must be more stupid than
SAILOR: Yes. You're right. Well then,
bye mate. Nice to have met you.
SOLDIER: Bye, mate. (Thinks: You must
be the most gullible man I have ever met!)
(Note: Meg is a nickname for someone named Margaret)