Speculation and Deduction​

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1-Match 1–8 with a–h.

1 Wind power may well become more popular.   a

2 The train is running about an hour late.         

3 Jack’s wearing a tie.                                             

4 I missed your phone call.                                   

5 You’ve got to be the best person for that job. 

6 You can tell she studied in the United States.   

7 The electric car is bound to get better in time.   

8 I bet Mario will be at the conference.                   


a Particularly if other energy prices keep rising.

b I was driving and the signal must have been bad.

c He hardly ever misses one.

d I’ll be surprised if you don’t get it.

e They just really need to improve the battery.

f He must be going to an interview.

 g Have you heard her accent?

h We probably won’t get to Berlin before midnight.

2-Complete the conversation with the words from the list below..

 looks like- should have- there’s even an outside chance -could have -quite possible- couldn’t have- no way -we seem to be


A Hi, Peter. Good to see you again. What are you doing here? I thought you worked in the Birmingham office.

B I do, but I’m here for an interview. Account Executive.

A Wow. You 1 should have told me. We 2           met up last night.

 B I had dinner with Frank. I 3          prepared for the interview without his help.

A So what are you going to tell them?

B The new system 4          a great improvement. 5           having difficulties getting paid so the new process should improve things.

A So what are your chances? ,

B Pretty good, I think. There’s 6          they could give it to an external candidate and 7           I am the only applicant!

A Good luck, anyway. Seems like it’s 8           we’ll be seeing more of each other.

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