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Lesson Review

Comprehension Check

Type short answers to the following questions in the spaces provided. Then, click on “Read the answer” to check your answer. If you do not understand some of the questions, review the lesson and listen to the presentation again.

  1. What did Alphonse tell Verna he was doing tonight?

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    He said he was working late.

  2. What was Alphonse really doing?

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    He was out walking with a woman / taking another woman out on a date / going to the theatre with another woman.
  3. What did Verna tell Alphonse she was doing tonight?

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    She said she was going to a committee meeting.

  4. What was Verna really doing?

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    She was out walking with a man / going out on a date / going to the theatre with a man.
  5. How many years have Verna and Alphonse been married?

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    Seventeen.
  6. Alphonse mentions four things that Verna is always doing. What are they?

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    Looking after the kids, working, taking care of the house, and taking care of Alphonse's mother.
  7. What three things does the other woman do that make Alphonse feel good?

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    She laughs at his jokes, tells him he's handsome, and looks at him when he talks to her.
  8. Where does Alphonse spend most of his time?

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    At work.
  9. What does Alphonse do when he's at home?

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    He watches TV.
  10. What does the other man think of Verna?

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    He thinks she's funny, and pretty, and smart.
  11. Are Verna and Alphonse having affairs with other people?

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    No.
  12. What does Alphonse have to do to make Verna happy again?

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    He has to show her that he loves her.
  13. What does Verna have to do to make Alphonse feel good again?

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    She has to look at him and listen to him.
  14. What are Verna and Alphonse going to do tomorrow night?

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    Go to the theatre together.
  15. What are their children going to miss tomorrow night?

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    Their music lessons.
  16. Are Verna and Alphonse happy together in the end?

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    Yes.