Tag-Questions. Listen to the teacher, and circle the appropriate context.

 

 

1.                You arenít going out with that weird slob from the Linguistics department, are you

Approval†††††††† †††† /†††† Disapproval

 

 

2.                You do know how to use that tool, donít you

Concern††† †††††††† /†††††††† Indifference

 

 

3.                You donít really want your parents to see you here, do you

Placing pressure†††† /†††† Realization

 

 

4.                You can hold your breath longer than Cťline Dion, canít you

Amazement†††††††† /†††††††† Perplexity

 

 

5.†††††††† You left the oxygen valve open, didnít you

Sheer panic /†††††††† Reminder


 

 

Some tag-questions in the dentistís office.

 

 

S/Q†† We gave you a toothbrush with stiff bristles last visit, didnít we

 

○ What do you mean, you havenít brushed your teeth for six months?!

○ It looks like youíve worn the enamel right off. Weíll have to give you an extra soft brush this time.

 

 

S/Q†† You donít have fluoridated water in your town, do you

 

○ Considering your overall personal hygiene, your teeth are remarkably intact.

○ The last time I saw a mouth like yours, I was doing volunteer work in the Amazonian jungle!

 

 

S/Q†† You havenít seen a hypnotist yet about your bruxism, have you

 

○ It looks like you are still grinding your teeth a lot.

○ It seems as though you havenít been grinding your teeth as much as before.

 

 

S/Q†† You remember what this machine is for, donít you

 

○ Did we use a local or a complete anaesthetic last time for this?

○ You obviously have less than fond memories of your last experience with it..

 

 

S/Q†† You want me to finish this by five, donít you

 

○ We should have you out of here in time for your friendís funeral, no problem.

○ If you donít stop squirming and biting the drill and kicking the hygienist, weíll never get you out of here on time for your friendís funeral!