Video Lesson: Early or Late?

You think the party that starts at 7:00 is too early? I think it starts too late! You can use “jiù” or “cái” before a verb to show something happens earlier or later than expected. But how?

Exercises in the Video:

1. A: Qīn’ài de, wǒ jīntiān wǔ diǎn jiù xiàbān le. Wǒmen qù kàn diànyǐng, hǎo ma?
    B: Hǎo a, Tom.
    What does Tom mean? Please choose the best answer.
    A. He didn’t go to work today and wanted to watch a movie.
    B. He got off work late today and wanted to watch a movie.
    C. He got off work early today and wanted to watch a movie.
2. A: Jenny…
    B: Lisa, diànyǐng yǐjīng kāishǐ le, nǐ zěnme xiànzài cái lái?
    A: Duìbuqǐ.
    What does jenny mean? Please choose the best answer.
    A. She thought Lisa was too late.
    B. She thought Lisa was a bit early.
    C. She didn’t want to watch this movie.
3. A: Lisa, kuài diànr, Life of Pi bā diǎn shí fēn jiù kāishǐ le.
    B: Wǒ zhīdào, Jenny, kěshì dǔchē, wǒ yě méi bànfǎ.
    Which of the following statements can be inferred from the dialogue? Please choose the best answer.
    A. Jenny thought Life of Pi started too late.
    B. Jenny thought they might be late for watching Life of Pi.
    C. Lisa thought they won’t be late for watching Life of Pi.
4. A: Jenny, qù bú qù jiǔbā?
    B: Bú qù. Wǒ zuótiān wǎnshang zhǔnbèi yí gè bàogào, wǎnshang shí’èr diǎn cái shuì. Xiànzài hěn lèi.
    What does Jenny mean? Please choose the best answer.
    A. She got up late this morning.
    B. She went to bed early yesterday.
    C. She went to bed late yesterday.
5. A: Ellie, nǐ zài nǎr? Yǎnchànghuì bā diǎn jiù kāishǐ le.
    B: Wǒ zài lù shang, fēijī qī diǎn cái dào.
    Which of the following you can infer from the dialogue? Please choose the best answer.
    A. Ellie’s flight arrived early at 7:00.
    B. Ellie’s flight arrived later than expected.
    C. Ellie’s flight arrived a little bit earlier than expected.

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