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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » IX-English

Villa for Sale

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You are an exception. Frenchmen usually have to consult about ten people before they
get a move on. Listen ! Do you or don't you want to sell this house ?

(a) Who is You here ?

(i) Gaston
(ii) Mrs A1 Smith
(iii) maid
(iv) Juliette

(b) According to the speaker, the Frenchmen
(i) are not capable of taking independent decisions and take a
lot of time.
(ii) Frenchmen take quick decisions.
(iii) Frenchmen always take wrong decisions.
(iv) Frenchmen always take correct and wise decision.

(c) The listener is an exception because he/she

(i) has taken a quick decision.
(ii) has an extraordinary look.
(iii) is taller than a normal Frenchman.
(iv) is ready to buy the villa at a very high price.

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A. But the sign has been hanging on the gate for over a month now and i am beginning
to be afraid that the day i bought it was when i was the real fool.

(a) Why is Juliette disappointed ?

(i) She is unable to get a role of cook in the films.
(ii) Her maid is leaving as she has got a role in the films.
(iii) She is unable to find a suitable buyer for her villa.
(iv) Gaston is offering a very low price for the villa.

(b) Why does she call herself a fool ?

(i) She has decided to sell her villa.
(ii) There are no buyers for the villa.
(iii) She had bought the villa for more than it was worth.
(iv) The villa was too close to the film studios.

But your parents would take possession of it, every year from the beginning of spring until the end ...

Multiple choice question

But your parents would take possession of it, every year from the beginning of
spring until the end of September. What's more they would bring the whole
tribe of your sister's children with them.'

(a) What does Gaston mean by take possession ?

(i) Her parents would stay with them for a long time.
(ii) Juliette's sister has many children.
(iii) Gaston does not like children.
(iv) Juliette's sister's children are badly behaved.

While you were upstairs, i have been thinking a lot about your Papa and Mamma. (a) What is the disc...

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While you were upstairs, i have been thinking a lot about your Papa and
Mamma.

(a) What is the discrepancy between what Gaston said
earlier and what he says now ?

(i) Earlier he did not want Juliette's parents to stay with them but now he is showing
concern for them.
(ii) Earlier he wanted Juliette's parents to stay with them but
now he does not want them to come over.
(iii) Earlier he wanted to buy a house for them but now he
wants them to come and stay in their villa.
(iv) Earlier he stayed in Juliette's parents' villa but now he
wants them to stay with him and Juliette.

(b) What does the above statement reveal about Gaston's character ?

(i) He is selfish.
(ii) He is an opportunist.
(iii) He is a caring person
(iv) He is a hypocrite

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i was going to say that for exceptional people like you, i don't mind giving it up. One
arranges a house in accordance with one's own tastes - if you understand what i mean
- to suit oneself, as it were - so one would not like to think that ordinary people had come
to live in it. But to you, i can see with perfect assurance, i agree. Yes, i will sell it to you.

(a) Who is speaking to whom ?

(i) Juliette to Jeanne
(ii) Juliette to Gaston
(iii) Juliette to Mrs A1 Smith
(iv) Jeanne to Gaston

(b) Who are the exceptional people here ?

(i) Gaston and Jeanne
(ii) Gaston and Mrs A1 Smith
(iii) Juliette and Jeanne
(iv) Mrs A1 Smith and her family

(c) The speaker is ready to sell the villa to the listener because

(i) she is getting the expected price.
(ii) she does not find any other buyer.
(iii) she thinks the buyers are the right people for the villa.
(iv) she is desperate to sell the villa at the earliest.

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Multiple choice question

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(3 Marks)

To start off with, why isn't the price marked on the signboard ? You French people have
a cute way of doing business ! You go and tell your boss that if he doesn't come right
away, i'm going. i haven't any time to waste. Any hold up makes me sick when i want
something.

(a) Who is the speaker ?

(i) Mrs A1 Smith
(ii) Gaston
(iii) Jeanne
(iv) Juliette

(b) What is the purpose of the speaker ?

(i) to buy the villa
(ii) to sell the villa
(iii) to meet the boss
(iv) to complain against the visitors

(c) Which one of the following statements is not correct ?

(i) The speaker is impressed by the way of business being done.
(ii) The speaker expected a price tag on the signboard.
(iii) The speaker is in hurry.
(iv) The speaker is not very polite and sarcastic.

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