Trustworthy

Do you know the English adjective “trustworthy“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Joe: What do you think of the new employee?

Phil: He seems trustworthy. He has access to the company bank accounts, so the boss must trust him.

Does it mean:

a) honest

b) dishonest

c) independent

d) irritating

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) honest

Tranquil

Do you know the English adjective “tranquil“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Roberta: I love it here by the sea in spring.

Simon: So do I. It is so tranquil at this time of the year. There are no other people around.

Does it mean:

a) noisy

b) boring

c) tiring

d) calm

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: d) calm

Shoplift

Do you know the English verb “to shoplift“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Paul: I heard your son got into trouble recently.

Kevin: Yes, he was caught trying to shoplift a camera from the electronics store.

Does it mean:

a) buy something from a store

b) steal something from a store

c) use something in a store

d) break something in a store

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) steal something from a store

Destitute

Do you know the adjective “destitute“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Lily: I lost my job and I’m really worried about money.

Sue: Try not to worry too much. You have a house, some savings and a car. You are hardly destitute.

Does it mean:

a) very poor

b) very sad

c) very angry

d) very rich

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) very poor

Eerie

Do you know the adjective “eerie“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Ted: I heard a sound outside the tent.

Fran: I heard it too. It was an eerie sound. Like someone is in pain. Why don’t you go and look?

Ted: No way!

Does it mean:

a) strange and scary

b) annoying

c) loud

d) quiet

The answer is below! ↓

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Answer: a) strange and scary

2019 Language Learner Literature Award Winner

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I Talk You Talk Press has won the 2019 Language Learner Literature Award in the Upper Intermediate and Advanced category with the paperback version of On the Run.

We also won the Finalist Award in the Intermediate category with the paperback version of Old Jack’s Ghost Stories from Japan.

These titles are available from Amazon or directly from us.

See our website for details.

For more information about the award, please see the Extensive Reading Foundation website.