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Exercise "Vocabulary: how to refuse politely", created by here4u (a free exercise to learn English):
Results of the 2 121 people who have taken this test:
Average mark: 65 / 100 Share
Latest member with a 100/100 (perfect mark): lilas53 / CANADA, on Thursday 03 September - 00:32:
They got a perfect mark
Stats (2120 candidates)
Question 1 passed: 66.5 %
"Ah! You’re inviting Lucy to Julian's party next Sunday at 3? *... but still, I'm sorry she won't be able to come before 5, as she'll be at the dentist's at that time..."
Question 2 passed: 67.3 %
" How about an informal meal at the restaurant tonight?" " *on such short notice. I'm not free tonight! Maybe another time."
Question 3 passed: 67.6 %
« A few days at your mountain cabin, next week… Hum… I’d go for it! but * … I’m my cousin’s bestman!»
Question 4 passed: 62.5 %
"Could you possibly drive Lea home from school tomorrow night?" " *, but on that precise day, I'll be at the dentist's with Lucy. She won't be at school, I'm sorry. "
Question 5 passed: 60 %
"A party with the whole team... I'd be glad to see my co-workers outside the job, but * – I’m going out with my mom and dad, for their anniversary."
Question 6 passed: 59 %
"Of course I'll chaperon the tennis team, but not on Saturday... On that day, * I'll help the team another time...!
Question 7 passed: 66.1 %
" Saturday, October 7th? That sounds great! Let me see... Oh dear... *... I'm so sorry I'll miss such a great event..."
Question 8 passed: 64.5 %
" The position of CEO in Chicago? Very tempting, indeed... *... but I can't accept such a relocation. My kids and wife are living in L.A."
Question 9 passed: 64.7 %
" Your bachelor party! That sounds promising... next Saturday night... oh no! * but unfortunately I have a previous engagement on that day... Can you delay it?
Question 10 passed: 61.9 %
What? You're all going out to the theatre on Saturday! Unfortunately, I'm not free on that date. But if you ever arrange another night out, please, * too."
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