Fill in the final phrase, then press "Check" to check your answer.
01.mp3

1. What do you think Cathy is?
2. What does she think of Mrs Spencer's house?
3. What is Mrs Spencer's house like?
4. Does Cathy find anything unusual about the bulb?
5. Why does the author use the phrase Mrs Spencer
was putting some milk ... but not Mrs Spencer put some milk ...?
6. Are
old, ancient, and antique different in meaning? What are the differences? Why do we give negative reactions to old, neutral to ancient, and positive to antique?

02.mp3

1. Why do you think Mrs Spencer wrote to the newspaper?
2. What newspaper does Cathy work for?
3. How old do you think Mrs Spencer is?
4. What does Cathy find unusual about the bulb now?
5. Why does the author use the phrase Your reporter said she was always changing the light bulbs in her house ... but not Your reporter said she
always changed the light bulbs in her house ... ?
6. Why does the author use the phrase I
have never changed the bulb ... but not never changed the bulb ...?

03.mp3

1. Does Mrs Spencer regularly send letters to newspapers?
2. What does Mrs Spencer want to see Cathy for?
3. Is Cathy in a hurry? Why?
4. What does Cathy think of the old lady?
5. Why does the author use the phrase The clock over the fireplace
wasn't working ... but not The clock over the fireplace didn't work ... ?

04.mp3

1. What do the Sunlight Lighting Company do?
2. How fast do the Sunlight Lighting Company people react to Mrs Spencer's letter?
3. What do they want to do on April 3?
4. What do you think Mrs Spencer feels about the letter?
5. Can the long sentence We are very pleased that you
have had a Sunlight bulb for sixty years, and that it is still working ... be shortened? How?

05.mp3

1. Why didn't Mrs Spencer like the Sunlight people? Is her dislike just and reasonable?
2. What does a public relations woman/man do? What did the public relations woman do?
3. Why didn't Mrs Spencer like it that the men went into her kitchen and shut the door? Why didn't she accept the fifty bulbs?
4. What does Cathy find about the letter and the story?
5. Why does the author use the phrase She
was beginning to get interested... but not She began to get interested... ?

06.mp3

1. Why did Cathy think that Mrs Spencer was in need for money?
2. Why was Mr Spencer awake when the burglar tried to break into the house?
3. Why was the light bulb more important to Mrs Spencer than a thousand pounds?
4. Why was
the cooker in her kitchen less important to Mrs Spencer so she could sell it but not the light bulb?
5. What makes one single out certain things or people and value them very much?
6. Why did Mrs Spencer have to phone Cathy?
7. Why does the author use the phrase Bert
doesn't sleep very well, and he was awake. but not Bert wasn't sleeping very well, and he was awake... ?

07.mp3

1. Why did Mr Burrows tell Mrs Spencer the truth about the light bulb?
2. Why were the everlasting light bulbs bad for business and destroyed?
3. Why should the Sunlight Lighting Company destroy the bulbs that last forever? How else do you think they could have used the invention? Can the bulbs be that bad for business?
4. Do you think Mrs Spencer believed the company's desire to start making the everlasting bulbs again?
5. Why does the author use the phrase Cathy
was interested now... but not Cathy was getting interested now... ?



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