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Task: Read a story and decide what a character might be trying to convey. Please answer each question as quickly as possible.

There has been a water shortage in Arizona. Water usage is being restricted. Juan is talking on the phone with his sister, who is in New York, and tells her about the problem. His sister asks: "Can you water the lawn?" What might she be trying to convey?
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Sam went to a summer camp on a lake for the first time. His mom called him. She plans to come for a visit and asks about the place. Sam says, "There are so many flies and mosquitoes outside." What might he be trying to convey?
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Cindy wanted to paint a picture. She got her paints, paper and brushes ready. Her dad was waiting for an important call. He and Cindy might need to drive to the hospital to see Cindy's grandmother. Cindy's dad says to her, "I am not sure that now is the best time for painting." What might he be trying to convey?
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Brad is interested in basketball and wants to join his school's basketball team. One day while watching a game, he asks his friends who are sitting next to him: "Do you think I can play basketball with them?" What might he be trying to convey?
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Jane and Shelly are home alone. Suddenly the lights go off in their house. Then, they hear some strange noises near their front door. They are scared. Shelly whispers to Jane: "Someone is at the door". What might she be trying to convey?
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The boys were playing around. Dan accidentally tripped Scott. Scott got very angry about falling. Dan said: "Everybody's being wild." What might he be trying to convey?
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Cindy asked her mom to take her to the movies. Her mom responds, "Your little brother's toys are all over the house. I don't have time to clean up." What might she be trying to convey?
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Adam and Bill are working together on a project. Adam decides to take a break, and opens a window. A cold breeze blows in. Bill says, "I am getting cold." What might he be trying to convey?
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Richard is driving his wife home from church. On the way home they want to stop at a new gourmet grocery store at 2401 Main Street. It is in a part of town that they are not familiar with. Richard points at a building and asks his wife: "Can you see that house number?" What might he be trying to convey?
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Chad is fond of yoga. One day, Matt comes to visit him and sees Chad walking on shattered glass. Matt says, "I guess you like walking on shattered glass." What might he be trying to convey?
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A builder and his worker are on the phone discussing a potential job that requires the use of a heavy mechanical saw. The builder asks: "Can you lift the saw alone?" What might he be trying to convey?
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Kate brought some cookies to school. Matt has a sweet tooth. He says, "Your cookies smell delicious. They must be really tasty." What might he be trying to convey?
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Natalie and Alex are waiting for Natalie's parents. They are late. Natalie calls her dad on his cell phone and afterwards, says: "Alex, my parents are going to be here any minute" What might she be trying to convey?
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The teacher has been helping Matt, who has been having some problems with math. She spent extra time tutoring him for free. One day she overheard Matt criticizing her. She approached Matt and said, "Matt, I think you are being unfair to me now." What might she be trying to convey?
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Mark invited Josh to his house to watch a football game. Josh brings a six-pack of beer with him. Josh picks up one bottle, examines it and then says to Mark: "Hmm, this isn't a twist off." What might he be trying to convey?
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Brad is interested in basketball and wants to join his school's basketball team. One day he comes to the basketball court and asks the players there: "Do you think I can play basketball with you?" What might he be trying to convey?
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The teacher said that she was feeling sick today and asked the kids to work in groups quietly. Matt kept talking loudly with his friends. The teacher said, "Matt, I think you are being unfair to me now." What might she be trying to convey?
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Cindy and Matt had been good friends for a long time. Recently Cindy started teasing Matt a lot every day. He got mad and said, "My friends do not say hurtful things to me." What might he be trying to convey?
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Ken and Marcy are staying at their friend's house. They went to bed but cannot fall asleep because of the sound of the train that passes by every 10 minutes. Ken says to Marcy, "I would like to go to bed but it is too loud in here." What might he be trying to convey?
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Paul meets his girlfriend in a restaurant. She asks him why he did not put on the blue shirt that she gave him for Christmas. Paul responds, "I wanted to wear that blue shirt, but it's very creased". What might he be trying to convey?
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Cindy and Matt had been good friends for a long time. Matt decided to introduce Cindy to his other friends. Cindy wants to know what his friends are like and whether they tease Matt. He said, "My friends do not say hurtful things to me." What might he be trying to convey?
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Mark invited Josh to a picnic. They brought drinks with them, but forgot to take a bottle opener. Josh gets a bottle of beer from a picnic bag and exclaims: "Hmm, this isn't a twist off." What might he be trying to convey?
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Richard went to see an eye doctor. The doctor was testing his vision by showing him images on the eye chart. The doctor pointed at one image and said: "Can you see that number?'' What might he be trying to convey?
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Kate takes part in a cooking competition. She brings some cookies that she made at home for the judges to taste. Her competitor, Dan, says, "Your cookies smell delicious. They must be really tasty." What might he be trying to convey?
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The boys were playing around. Dan and Scott started a pillow fight. When Dan's mom came in and asked how things were going, Dan smiled and said: "Everybody's being wild." What might he be trying to convey?
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Nate is about to leave the house. His wife points at a full bag of garbage and asks: "Are you going out?" What might she be trying to convey?
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Jane is watching TV while her mom is cooking dinner in the kitchen. The doorbell rings. Jane's mother says: "Someone is at the door". What might she be trying to convey?
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Paul has to go to an interview and he's running late. While he's cleaning his shoes he says to his wife, Jane, "I want to wear that blue shirt, but it's very creased". What might he be trying to convey?
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Adam came to the emergency room with a fever and coughing. The nurse asks him how he feels. Adam responds, "I am getting cold." What might he be trying to convey?
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Cindy has just moved from Virginia to France. She calls her mother to check in on how things are going. Cindy's mom sounds stressed. She tells Cindy, "Your little brother's toys are all over the house. I don't have time to clean up." What might she be trying to convey?
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Cindy wanted to paint a picture. She got her paints, paper and brushes ready. She has a meeting to go to in 10 minutes. Her dad said to her, "I am not sure that now is the best time for painting." What might he be trying to convey?
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Matt was telling Cindy about a scary movie that he saw. Cindy was listening to him for a while and then responded, "Can we talk about something else?" What might she be trying to convey?
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Natalie returns home to find that her partner, Alex, created a big mess on the table. Natalie says: "Alex, my parents are going to be here any minute" What might she be trying to convey?
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Matt has been telling Cindy various funny stories for the whole evening. Then, he became quiet. Cindy really enjoyed Matt's stories. She said, "Can we talk about something else?" What might she be trying to convey?
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Nate planned to stay home during the weekend to spend time with his family. In the middle of the day, he got a call from his boss about an urgent meeting. While he was getting ready to leave, his wife asked: "Are you going out?" What might she be trying to convey?
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A house painter is carrying a heavy tray of paints. A small ladder is blocking the sidewalk and the painter cannot get around it. He calls out to his brother: "Can you move the ladder?" What might he be trying to convey?
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Cindy was having a slumber party with two of her friends. It was very late, but they kept talking and laughing. Her dad came in and said, "I would like to go to bed but it is too loud in here." What might he be trying to convey?
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Sam is sunning himself on the porch. Peter comes out of the house and forgets to close the screen door. Sam says, "Peter, there are many flies and mosquitoes outside." What might he be trying to convey?
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Chad and Matt were walking. The sidewalk was being fixed and there was lots of shattered glass on the sidewalk. Matt was not paying attention to the sidewalk. Chad said, "I guess you like walking on shattered glass." What might he be trying to convey?
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It has been a hot day. Juan's wife is leaving the house and says to him, "Can you water the lawn?'' What might he be trying to convey?
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