생활영어 II Written Exam 2 - Fall Semester 2018
Brief Study Guide 
I Simple Past Tense  과거(過去)시제
Be prepared to write the past tense form of 30 verbs.
We will study these verbs in class. 
Original Form Simple Past Tense
원형(原形)  과거(過去)시제
1 arrive arrived
2 begin began
3 bite bit
4 carry carried
5 choose chose
6 do did
7 drop dropped
8 eat ate
9 fly flew
10 freeze froze
II Complete the following sentences: Examples are in boldface. 
1 There is/There's an elephant in the room. 
2 There are some nice places to go in 부산.
3 There isn't enough time to do my homework. 
4 There aren't many libraries in this town. 
5 Is there a printer in this building?
6 Are there any good TV programs to watch?
1 Please list one or more idioms (숙어(熟語)) and write your own example sentences. 
I got an A+ on my exam! I feel like a million dollars. 
(feel great)
Someone said eating tuna makes you smarter. It sounds fishy to me. 
(seems suspicious) 
Even though, this is not your favorite game, just give it your best shot
(best effort)
This neighborhood used to be beautiful. Now, it has gone to the dogs.
(It has become worse.)
I'm never playing poker again. I lost my shirt.
(I lost all of my money.)
2 Expain the meaning (뜻) of a least one proverb.   (속담)
"Two heads are better than one." (백지장도 맛들면 낫다.)
Two or more people working togther can solve problems quicker and better than
a person working alone. 
"Don't bite off more than you can chew." 분수에 맞는 일을 하라.
Basically, this means that you should not take on more responsibility than you can 
handle. It may be unwise to be overconfident. 
3 Where are your favorite places in your neighborhood?
근처(近處) 의 좋은 장소 (장소(場所)) 
Places: coffee shop, restaurant, library, theater, PC 방, 노래방, at home, etc. 
What do you do there? 
Example: There are many things to do with friends. We might have a nice conversation at
a coffee shop or restaurant. Maybe, we can see movies together. 
Sometimes, my friends will invite me to go shopping. 
The important thing is to spend time together and make friends that will last forever. 
4 What was your best or worst vacation?  (You may describe a place or activities.)
Example: First, I will tell you about my worst vacation experience. It was in Hong Kong.
The weather was extremely hot and sultry. I was very uncomfortable. 
And, everyone wanted to sell me something. That was annoying!
It was not fun at all. 
My visit to Jeju Island (제주도) was the best!
I enjoyed the beaches the most. 
Exploring the island was quite fun and educational. 
The weather was perfect and everyone was kind and polite. 
5 Which places in Korea would you recommend to a foreign visitor? 
(관광(觀光)추천(推薦))
Example: I think most foreign visitors would like to visit the capital of Korea. 
That is, Seoul. There are many famous landmarks to visit and the people are friendly.
Of course, there is also the fabulous island of Korea, JejuDo. (제주도)
Also, the Lotte World Tower (롯데월드타워,) would be a great place to visit. 
6 What is your most common form of transportation? (How do you usually get around?)
Example: It really depends upon my destination. I would prefer to walk if it is not too far. 
The ease of public transportation is excellent in Korea. 
The bus is comfortable and convenient. 
The taxi system is efficient, comfortable and not too expensive. 
But, I usually drive my modest car. 
It gets pretty good gas mileage. 
But, then there is no place to park in my neighborhood. :(
Sometimes, the traffic is bad, which makes me uncomfortable. 
8 What kind of car (or vehicle) would you like to have in the future?    
    (이상(理想) 적인 자동차)
Example: Certainly, I would love to have a really cool sports car. 
But, I will probably have something more practical and inexpensive.
A flying car?! Yes, that would be magnificent, but this is not going to be possible
any time soon. A helicopter might be a fun way to travel as well. 
9 Describe any restaurant experience.        (식당(食堂) 경험(經驗))
For my birthday, I went to a very nice restaurant. The name is 남일 숮불 갈비. 
The owner was very nice and cordial. 
The food was delicious and the atmosphere was pleasant. 
It was a delightful experience!
It was a little bit noisy, though. 
10 What are you going to do for winter vacation?        (겨울방학 계획(計劃))
Example:
To be honest, I don't have any specific plans for this winter vacation.
Perhaps, I should go visit my parents in the U.S. 
Other than that, I really need to exercise. 
Also, I need to study. 
But, maybe I should just relax and take it easy.