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Video Lesson: You Should Pay Your Credit Card Before Next Monday!

Jan. 11, 2018

Hurry up! The flower shop closes before 5 P.M.! You should pay your rent before next Sunday! I’ll arrive before 6:30! Learn how to express “before a certain time” in this lesson.

Exercises in the Video:
1. A: When should we arrive for the party?
    B: Bā diǎn bàn yǐqián.
    When should the two arrive for the party? Please choose the best answer according to the dialogue.

    A. At 8:30.
    B. 8 and a half hours before.
    C. Before 8:30.

2. A: Anna, when do you plan to buy an apartment?
    B: Míngnián yīyuè yǐqián mǎi.
    When does Anna plan on getting an apartment?

    A. She plans to buy an apartment before next January.
    B. She doesn’t plan to buy an apartment.
    C. She plans to buy an apartment next January.

3. A: I’ve got a stomachache; I think I ate dinner too late last night.
    B: Linda, nǐ yīnggāi wǎnshang qī diǎn yǐqián chīfàn.
    What does Linda’s friend mean? Please choose the best answer according to the dialogue.

    A. Linda shouldn’t eat dinner.
    B. Linda should eat dinner before 7 o’clock in the evening.
    C. Linda should eat dinner after 7 o’clock in the evening.

4. A: Lily, nǐ jǐ diǎn dào?
    B: …
    What would Lily say? Please choose the best answer.

    A. Wǒ yǐqián dào shíyī diǎn.
    B. Shíyī diǎn yǐqián wǒ dào.
    C. Wǒ shíyī diǎn yǐqián dào.

5. A: Diana, where’s my book? You said you’d give it back to me today!
    B: Sorry, I haven’t finished it yet….
    What would she say? Please choose the best answer.

    A. Wǒ xīngqīyī yǐqián gěi nǐ, hǎo ma?
    B. Wǒ xīngqīyī gěi nǐ yǐqián, hǎo ma?
    C. Wǒ zuótiān gěi nǐ le.

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