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Task: In this task, you will read short stories describing 2 characters interacting with each other. Read each story and answer a question that follows it. Please answer each question as quickly as possible.

It's Ed's birthday and he hopes to get new rollerblades from his aunt. When he opens the gift, he finds a pair of socks. Ed says to his aunt, "Thank you, such a great gift." Why has Ed responded like this?
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Bob and Alice have just been physically intimate with each other. Usually Alice thinks that Bob is great in bed but for some reason tonight she just did not enjoy herself as much as usual. As they are lying in bed, Bob asks whether it was good for Alice. She responds: "No, it wasn't good at all." Why has Alice responded like this?
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Mandy asked her favorite aunt for a pet rabbit for her birthday. Today is her birthday. Her aunt has a big box with her and Mandy is sure it will contain a rabbit. But when she opens it, she finds a fish bowl with a goldfish. When her aunt asks her whether she likes the gift, Mandy says: "Not really. I wanted a pet rabbit." Why has Mandy responded in such a way?
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Brianna's partner Derek invites her over to his house for dinner. She knows it is important to him that she occasionally spends time with his family, but she feels like she has seen way too much of them lately and would like some time to herself. Derek calls Brianna and tells her excitedly that his mom cooked her special spaghetti recipe and is eager to have Brianna over as a guest. Brianna responds: "I am tired of your family; I will not come." Why has Brianna responded like this?
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Lisa is taking a class with Mrs. Smith. Mrs. Smith is the mother of her best friend Ellie. Lisa is disappointed with the way class goes. Mrs. Smith is very disorganized and does not explain the material clearly. One day Ellie asks Lisa what she thinks about the class that her mom teaches. Lisa responds: "She is an awful teacher." Why has Lisa responded like this?
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Brianna's partner Derek invites her over to his house for dinner. She knows it is important to him that she occasionally spends time with his family, but she feels like she has seen way too much of them lately and would like some time to herself. Derek calls Brianna and tells her excitedly that his mom cooked her special spaghetti recipe and is eager to have Brianna over as a guest. Brianna responds: "I am looking forward to it." Why has Brianna responded like this?
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Dan is playing in the living room. He accidentally knocks over his mother's favorite vase. The vase falls down on the floor and breaks. When Dan's mother comes home, she immediately sees the broken vase. She asks Dan: "What happened to my vase?" Dan thinks about blaming it on his dog, but says, "I knocked it over. It was my fault, I'm sorry!" Why has Dan responded in such a way?
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One day Jane comes home to find her partner Anthony straightening up her apartment. At first Jane is delighted to have such a clean apartment, but she realizes that in the process of cleaning Anthony accidentally threw out a picture that was very important to Jane. Jane feels quite upset about losing this special item. Anthony senses that something is troubling Jane and asks if anything is wrong. Jane answers, "Everything is fine, dear. You did a great job of cleaning the apartment." Why has Jane responded like this?
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Betty's partner Alex needs to have his wisdom teeth removed. The night before his appointment he tells Betty that he heard that the procedure is painful. He is very nervous about having his teeth removed. He asks Betty what her experience was like, hoping her response will calm his nerves. Betty thinks back to having her wisdom teeth removed and recalls that it hurt quite a bit. She says: "It was very painful." Why has Betty responded like this?
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Samantha and her partner Andy are having a conversation about their relationship. In the past, the two of them had some difficulties, but for the last few months things have been absolutely great. Andy tells Samantha that even when things were not going well, breaking up was never an option for him. He asks if Samantha had ever considered ending the relationship. Although she is currently very happy in the relationship, in the past she had considered ending the relationship several times. Samantha says, " Of course not, I have never considered breaking up with you." Why has Samantha responded like this?
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Jim and his roommate Mike are taking a course together. The night before Mike must give his first presentation, he tells Jim that he is extremely nervous and is worried that he will do poorly. The next day he gives his presentation and sounds very nervous. After class Mike asks Jim whether he sounded nervous. Jim answers, "I don't think so, no." Why has Jim responded like this?
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It's Robert's birthday. Monica gives him a gift. Robert opens the package and finds a tie that he does not like. He says: "Thanks. Really, I love it... it's beautiful!" Why has Robert responded in such a way?
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Mary sets up a date for her best friend Annie and her brother Mike. The date does not go well. Annie finds Mike boring and does not want to be in a relationship with him. After the date, Mary asks Annie what she thought of her date with Mike. Annie says, "I had an unbelievable time." Why has Annie responded like this?
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One day Jane comes home to find her partner Anthony straightening up her apartment. At first Jane is delighted to have such a clean apartment, but she realizes that in the process of cleaning Anthony accidentally threw out a picture that was very important to Jane. Jane feels quite upset about losing this special item. Anthony senses that something is troubling Jane and asks if anything is wrong. Jane answers, "I am very upset. You threw out my favorite picture." Why has Jane responded like this?
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One night at a party Lucy and her best friend Mary are talking with some acquaintances. Mary tells a joke. It is clear that nobody is laughing, and one of the guys at the party comments that Mary should stop trying to be funny. Mary shrugs off his comment at first, but later approaches Lucy and asks her whether she thought her joke was funny. Lucy says, "Your jokes are not funny." Why has Lucy responded like this?
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Mandy asked her favorite aunt for a pet rabbit for her birthday. Today it is her birthday. Her aunt has a big box with her and Mandy feels sure it will contain a rabbit. But when she opens it, she finds a fish bowl with a goldfish. When her aunt asks her whether she likes the gift, Mandy says: "It's... great!" Why has Mandy responded in such a way?
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It's Robert's birthday. Monica gives him a gift. Robert opens the package and finds a tie that he doesn't like. He says: "Thanks... but I don't like the color." Why has Robert responded in such a way?
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Katie, John's wife, just got a new haircut that she is really excited about. John, on the other hand, is not a fan of it. Katie asks John if he likes her new style. John responds, "It looks amazing." Why has John responded like this?
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Marika baked an apple pie today. She spent the whole afternoon in the kitchen making the pie. Marika gave Lars a piece of her pie. Lars takes a big bite. He finds it disgusting. When Marika asks: "Do you like my apple pie?", Lars says: "Not really, it is revolting." Why has Lars responded in such a way?
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It was Christmas Eve. Sally was so excited about Christmas that she couldn't sleep. She got out of bed and walked to the tree. Sally found a present with her name on it, and opened the wrapping. It was a red sweater. Sally carefully rewrapped the sweater and put it back under the tree. The next morning the family opened their Christmas presents. When Sally was opening her present her mother asked her, "Sally, are you surprised?" Sally answered, "No, I knew that I would get a red sweater." Why has Sally responded in such a way?
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Peter hates eating boiled sprouts. His mother tells him that they will eat boiled sprouts tonight. Peter tells his mother: "I do not like boiled sprouts." Why has Peter responded in such a way?
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Hiroshi and Taro are very close friends and usually play together. One day Hiroshi was careless and broke Taro's remote control car. Taro felt sad and felt like crying. He said to Hirosho, "I am so upset. You broke my favorite toy." Why has Taro responded like this?
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Oscar did not want to go to work. He wanted to go to a hockey game with his buddies. So Oscar called in sick at work. At the game, Oscar was having so much fun that he didn't notice his boss sitting a few rows behind him. The boss recognized Oscar. Oscar did not see his boss at all throughout the game. The next day at work, the boss called Oscar into his office. He asked Oscar, "Did you get a lot of rest yesterday?" Oscar replied, "No, I spent the day at a hockey game." Why has Oscar responded in such a way?
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Henry is sitting at the desk with his books, but instead of studying he is watching TV. Suddenly he hears his mother coming and he switches off the TV with the remote control and grabs the textbook. His mother comes in the room and asks, "What were you doing?" Henry responds: "Watching TV." Why has he responded in such a way?
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Katie, John's wife, just got a new haircut that she is really excited about. John, on the other hand, is not a fan of it. Katie asks John if he likes her new style. John responds, "It does not look flattering on you." Why has John responded like this?
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Bob and Alice have just been physically intimate with each other. Usually Alice thinks that Bob is great in bed but for some reason tonight she just did not enjoy herself as much as usual. As they are lying in bed, Bob asks whether it was good for Alice. She kisses him and responds: "Of course, darling." Why has Alice responded like this?
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Marika baked an apple pie today. She spent the whole afternoon in the kitchen baking it. Marika gives Lars a piece of her pie. Lars takes a big bite. He finds it disgusting. When Marika asks: "Do you like my apple pie?", Lars says: "Oh, yes, it is tasty." Why has Lars responded in such a way?
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Mary sets up a date for her best friend Annie and her brother Mike. The date does not go well. Annie finds Mike boring and does not want to be in a relationship with him. After the date, Mary asks Annie what she thought of her date with Mike. Annie says, "I had the worst date of my life." Why has Annie responded like this?
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Lisa is taking a class with Mrs. Smith. Mrs. Smith is the mother of her best friend Ellie. Lisa is disappointed with the way class goes. Mrs. Smith is very disorganized and does not explain the material clearly. One day Ellie asks Lisa what she thinks about the class that her mom teaches. Lisa responds: "She is a great teacher." Why has Lisa responded like this?
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Henry is sitting at the desk with his books, but instead of studying he is watching TV. Suddenly he hears his mother coming and he switches off the TV with the remote control and grabs the textbook. His mother comes in the room and asks, "What are you doing?" Henry responds: "Reading." Why has Henry responded in such a way?
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Samantha and her partner are having a conversation about their relationship. In the past the two of them had some difficulties, but for the last few months things have been absolutely great. He tells Samantha that even when things were not going well, breaking up was never an option for him. He asks if Samantha had ever considered ending the relationship. Although she is currently very happy in the relationship, in the past she had considered ending the relationship several times. Samantha says, "I have considered breaking up with you multiple times." Why has Samantha responded like this?
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Hiroshi and Taro are very close friends and they usually play together. One day Hiroshi was careless and broke Taro's remote control car. Taro felt sad and felt like crying. He said to Hirosho, "Don't worry. The remote control car is old and unnecessary." Why has Taro responded like this?
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It was Christmas Eve. Sally was so excited about Christmas that she couldn't sleep. She got out of bed and walked to the tree. She found a present with her name on it, and opened the wrapping. It was a red sweater. Sally carefully rewrapped the sweater and put it back under the tree. The next morning the family opened their Christmas presents. When Sally was opening her present her mother asked her, "Sally, are you surprised?" Sally answered, "Yes, I had no idea I was going to get a red sweater!" Why has Sally responded in such a way?
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It's Ed's birthday and his aunt gives him a gift. Ed hopes to get new rollerblades. When he opens the gift, he finds a pair of socks. Ed says to his aunt, "This is not a gift that I wanted." Why has Ed responded like this?
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Betty's partner needs to have his wisdom teeth removed. The night before his appointment, he tells Betty that he heard that the procedure can be painful. He is very nervous about having his teeth removed. He asks Betty what her experience was like, hoping her response will calm his nerves. Betty thinks back to having her wisdom teeth removed and recalls that it hurt quite a bit. She says: "It wasn't bad." Why has Betty responded like this?
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Jim and his roommate Mike are taking a course together. The night before Mike must give his first presentation he tells Jim that he is extremely nervous and is worried that he will do poorly. The next day he gives his presentation and sounds very nervous. After class Mike asks Jim whether he sounded nervous. Jim answers, "You were extremely nervous." Why has Jim responded like this?
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Dan is playing in the living room. He accidentally knocks over his mother's favorite vase. The vase falls down on the floor and breaks. When Dan's mother comes home, she immediately sees the broken vase. She asks Dan: "What happened to my vase?" Dan says, "The dog knocked it over. It wasn't my fault!" Why has Dan responded in such a way?
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Peter hates eating boiled sprouts. His mother tells him that they will eat boiled sprouts tonight. Peter tells his mother: "I don't think I can eat, I have a terrible stomach-ache." Why has Peter responded in such a way?
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Oscar did not want to go to work. He wanted to go to a hockey game with his buddies. So Oscar called in sick at work. At the game, Oscar was having so much fun that he didn't notice his boss sitting a few rows behind him. The boss recognized Oscar. Oscar did not see his boss at all throughout the game. The next day at work, the boss called Oscar into his office. He asked Oscar, "Did you get a lot of rest yesterday?" Oscar replied, "Yes, the day of bed rest cured me." Why has Oscar responded in such a way?
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One night at a party Lucy and her best friend Mary are talking with some acquaintances. Mary tells a joke. It is clear that nobody is laughing, and one of the guys at the party comments that Mary should stop trying to be funny. Mary shrugs off his comment at first, but later approaches Lucy and asks her whether she thought her joke was funny. Lucy says, "Of course, you're so funny!" Why has Lucy responded like this?
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