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Skill 14: Contrary Meaning (Listen for Wishes)

 

TIPS

Perhatikan ucapan  orang kedua

Jika seseorang mengatakan harapan, berarti ia mengimplikasikan kenyataan yang berkebalikan dari ucapannya.

 

Key Information about Wishes

Point

Example

Meaning

-          An affirmative wish implies a negative reality

-          A negative wish implies an affirmative reality

I wish I had time to help

 

 

I wish I did not have time to help

= no time to help

 

 

= time to help

-          A past tense verb implies a present reality

-          A past perfect tense verb implies a past reality

I wish he were at home

 

 

I wish he had been at home

= is not at home

 

 

= was not at home

 

 


1. Man : Do you think we’ll be able to get tickets for the concert?

Woman            : I wish there weren’t so many people in line in front of us.

Narrator           : What does the woman mean?

A. The line is short

B. There are not very many people in front of them

C. The line in front of them is too long

D. Not many people want to get tickets to the concert

 

2. Woman        : I’m sorry I didn’t tell you about the parking ticket.

Man     : I wish you had told me about it.

Narrator           : What does the man mean?

A. The woman told him about the ticket

B. He wanted the woman to get a ticket

C. He was happy to find out about the ticket

D. The woman did not tell him about the ticket

 

3. Man : Did you see the work schedule for next week?

Woman            : I wish I didn’t have to work so many hours then.

Narrator           : What does the woman imply?

A. She is not working too many hours next week

B. She doesn’t have enough hours next week

C. She is working too many hours next week

D. She likes working so much

 

4. Man : Are you happy with the changes in the requirements for graduation?

Woman            : I wish the department had not made the changes.

Narrator           : What does the woman mean?

A. The department did not change the requirements

B. She likes the new requirements

C. She changed her apartment just before graduation

D. She does not like the changes that the department made

 

5. Woman        : Are you going to the theater with us this weekend?

Man     : I wish I had enough money to go.

Narrator           : What does the man imply?

A. He is going to the theater

B. He doesn’t have enough money

C. He isn’t afraid to go

D. He doesn’t want to spend the money

 

6. Woman        : Did you hear how Harry did on the astronomy exam?

Man     : I bet he wishes he had studied harder.

Narrator           : What does the man mean?

A. Harry did not prepare enough for the exam

B. Harry studied hard for the exam

C. He has not heard anything about Harry

D. He had a bet with Harry

 

7. Man : Do you have a good schedule of classes this semester?

Woman            : I wish I didn’t need to take this algebra course. I’m not very good at math.

Narrator           : What does the woman imply?

A. The algebra course that she is taking is not her favorite

B. She doesn’t need to take the algebra course

C. She has a good schedule of courses this semester

D. She’s good at math, but she’s taking the algebra course anyway


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