Exercises for Expressing Surprise and Disbelief



Complete the following conversation with the correct expressions of disbelief and surprise. Then, practice the conversations with your partner.


Conversation 1.

Joe         :  What did you do yesterday?

May        :  Not much, I read a book.

Joe         :_______

May        :  How about you?

Joe         :  I watched TV for a couple of hours and went to bed early.  I’ve been really tired lately.

May        :  _______   What from?

Joe         :  Nothing in particular,  I think I’m just bored.

Conversation 2.

Al             : I’m never gonna get married!!!!

Bia          :_________  Why?

Al               I hate all women/men

Bia          :_______________________________________  I thought you had three girl/boyfriends?!

Al             :  I did but they all found out about each other and now none of them will talk to me.

I really loved one of them too… what was her/his name? Hmm?….

Bia          :_______________________________________  You don’t know what love is.

You’ll get married when you fall in love.  Right now you’re frustrated and its your own damn fault.

Conversation 3.

Charlie   :  I went skiing about 15 times this past winter.

Zack       :  __________  Where did you go?

Charlie   :  All over the place but most of the time I went to Banff in Canada and skied at a place called Lake Louise

Zack       :  ___________________________________________  That must have been really expensive.

Charlie   :  It was but I won the lottery last year so I had plenty of extra money to blow.

Zack       :  ______________________________________________________________

Charlie   :  ______________________________________________________________Continue  It


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