American English Lesson 13

Listen to the example:

LESSON 13: EXERCISE LESSON

Lesson Text 6:1-15 (Acts).

13.1a Repeat each sentence.

Some time later, (Some time later,) / as the number of disciples kept growing, (as the number of disciples kept growing,) / there was a quarrel between (there was a quarrel between) / the Greek-speaking Jews and the native Jews. (the Greek-speaking Jews and the native Jews.) / Some time later, as the number of disciples kept growing, there was a quarrel between the Greek-speaking Jews and the native Jews. (Some time later, as the number of disciples kept growing, there was a quarrel between the Greek-speaking Jews and the native Jews.)

The Greek-speaking Jews (The Greek-speaking Jews) / claimed that their widows were being neglected (claimed that their widows were being neglected) / in the daily distribution of funds. (in the daily distribution of funds.) / The Greek-speaking Jews claimed that their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of funds. (The Greek-speaking Jews claimed that their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of funds.)

So the twelve apostles (So the twelve apostles) / called the whole group of believers together and said, (called the whole group of believers together and said,) / So the twelve apostles called the whole group of believers together and said, (So the twelve apostles called the whole group of believers together and said,) / It is not right for us to neglect the preaching of God’s word (It is not right for us to neglect the preaching of God’s word) / in order to handle finances. (in order to handle finances.) / It is not right for us to neglect the preaching of God’s word in order to handle finances. (It is not right for us to neglect the preaching of God’s word in order to handle finances.)

So then, friends, (So then, friends,) / choose seven men among you (choose seven men among you) / who are known to be full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, (who are known to be full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom,) / So then, friends, choose seven men among you who are known to be full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, (So then, friends, choose seven men among you who are known to be full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom,) / and we will put them in charge of this matter. (and we will put them in charge of this matter.)

We ourselves, then, (We ourselves, then,) / will give our full time to prayer and the work of preaching. (will give our full time to prayer and the work of preaching.) / We ourselves, then, will give our full time to prayer and the work of preaching. (We ourselves, then, will give our full time to prayer and the work of preaching.)

The whole group was pleased with the apostles’ proposal, (The whole group was pleased with the apostles’ proposal,) / so they chose seven men. (so they chose seven men.) / The whole group was pleased with the apostles’ proposal, so they chose seven men. (The whole group was pleased with the apostles’ proposal, so they chose seven men.)

Lesson 13A
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Listen to the example:

13.1b Repeat each sentence.

The group presented them to the apostles, (The group presented them to the apostles,) / who prayed and placed their hands on them. (who prayed and placed their hands on them.) / The group presented them to the apostles, who prayed and placed their hands on them. (The group presented them to the apostles, who prayed and placed their hands on them.) / And so the word of God continued to spread. (And so the word of God continued to spread.)

The number of disciples in Jerusalem grew larger and larger, (The number of disciples in Jerusalem grew larger and larger,) / and a great number of priests accepted the faith. (and a great number of priests accepted the faith.) / The number of disciples in Jerusalem grew larger and larger, and a great number of priests accepted the faith. (The number of disciples in Jerusalem grew larger and larger, and a great number of priests accepted the faith.)

Stephen, a man richly blessed by God (Stephen, a man richly blessed by God) / and full of power, (and full of power,) / performed great miracles and wonders among the people. (performed great miracles and wonders among the people.) / Stephen, a man richly blessed by God and full of power, performed great miracles and wonders among the people. (Stephen, a man richly blessed by God and full of power, performed great miracles and wonders among the people.)

But he was opposed by some men (But he was opposed by some men) / who were members of the synagogue of the Freedmen, ( who were members of the synagogue of the Freedmen,) / as it was called. (as it was called). But he was opposed by some men who were members of the synagogue of the Freedmen, as it was called. (But he was opposed by some men who were members of the synagogue of the Freedmen, as it was called.) / They and other Jews (They and other Jews) / from the provinces of Asia (from the provinces of Asia) / started arguing with Stephen. (started arguing with Stephen.) / They and other Jews from the provinces of Asia started arguing with Stephen. (They and other Jews from the provinces of Asia started arguing with Stephen.)

But the Spirit gave Stephen such wisdom (But the Spirit gave Stephen such wisdom) / that when he spoke, (that when he spoke,) / they could not refute him. (they could not refute him.) / But the Spirit gave Stephen such wisdom that when he spoke, they could not refute him. (But the Spirit gave Stephen such wisdom that when he spoke, they could not refute him.) / So they bribed some men to say, (So they bribed some men to say,) / We heard him speaking against Moses and against God. (We heard him speaking against Moses and against God.) / So they bribed some men to say, We heard him speaking against Moses and against God. (So they bribed some men to say, We heard him speaking against Moses and against God.)

Lesson 13B
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Listen to the example:

13.1c Repeat each sentence.

In this way (In this way) / they stirred up the people, (they stirred up the people,) / the elders, (the elders,) / and the teachers of the Law. (and the teachers of the Law.) / In this way they stirred up the people, the elders, and the teachers of the Law. (In this way they stirred up the people, the elders, and the teachers of the Law.) / They seized Stephen (They seized Stephen) / and took him before the Council. (and took him before the Council.) / They seized Stephen and took him before the Council. (They seized Stephen and took him before the Council.) / Then they brought in some men to tell lies about him. (Then they brought in some men to tell lies about him.)

This man, they said, (This man, they said,) / is always talking against our sacred Temple (is always talking against our sacred Temple) / and the Law of Moses. (and the Law of Moses.) / This man, they said, is always talking against our sacred Temple and the Law of Moses. (This man, they said, is always talking against our sacred Temple and the Law of Moses.) / We heard him say (We heard him say) / that this Jesus of Nazareth (that this Jesus of Nazareth) / will tear down the Temple (will tear down the Temple) / We heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will tear down the Temple (We heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will tear down the Temple) / and change all the customs (and change all the customs) / which have come down to us from Moses. (which have come down to us from Moses.) / and change all the customs which have come down to us from Moses. (and change all the customs which have come down to us from Moses.)

All those sitting in the Council (All those sitting in the Council) / fixed their eyes on Stephen (fixed their eyes on Stephen) / and saw that his face looked like the face of an angel. (and saw that his face looked like the face of an angel.) / All those sitting in the Council fixed their eyes on Stephen and saw that his face looked like the face of an angel. (All those sitting in the Council fixed their eyes on Stephen and saw that his face looked like the face of an angel.)

Lesson 13C
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LESSON 13: EXERCISE LESSON

13.2 Repeat each sentence.

13.2a
Complete the following sentences with “I (or another person) accept the wisdom of their proposal.” I will say, “I accept.” You will answer, “I accept the wisdom of their proposal.”
I accept (I accept the wisdom of their proposal.) / He accepts (He accepts the wisdom of their proposal.) / You accept (You accept the wisdom of their proposal.) / We accept (We accept the wisdom of their proposal.) / They accept (They accept the wisdom of their proposal.)

Complete the following sentences with “the widow’s help.”
I accepted (I accepted the widow’s help.) / She accepted (She accepted the widow’s help.) / You accepted (You accepted the widow’s help.) / We accepted (We accepted the widow’s help.) / They accepted (They accepted the widow’s help.)

Complete the following sentences with “their work.”
I will not accept (I will not accept their work.) / He will not accept (He will not accept their work.) / You will not accept (You will not accept their work.) / We will not accept (We will not accept their work.) / They will not accept (They will not accept their work.)

13.2b
Complete the following sentences with “opposed to using those funds.”
I am (I am opposed to using those funds.) / I was (I was opposed to using those funds.) / I will be (I will be opposed to using those funds.)
He is (He is opposed to using those funds.) / He was (He was opposed to using those funds.) / He will be (He will be opposed to using those funds.)
You are (You are opposed to using those funds.) / You were (You were opposed to using those funds.) / You will be (You will be opposed to using those funds.)

 

Complete the following sentences with “opposed to that plan.”
We are (We are opposed to that plan.) / We were (We were opposed to that plan.) / We will be (We will be opposed to that plan.)
They are (They are opposed to that plan.) / They were (They were opposed to that plan.) / They will be (They will be opposed to that plan.)

13.2c
Complete the following sentences with “with his friends.”
I never argue (I never argue with his friends.) / I never argued (I never argued with his friends.) / I will never argue (I will never argue with his friends.)
She never argues (She never argues with his friends.) / She never argued (She never argued with his friends.) / She will never argue (She will never argue with his friends.)
You never argue (You never argue with his friends.) / You never argued (You never argued with his friends.) / You will never argue (You will never argue with his friends.)

 

Complete the following sentences with “among ourselves.”
We never argue (We never argue among ourselves.) / We never argued (We never argued among ourselves.) / We will never argue (We will never argue among ourselves.)

Complete the following sentences with “among themselves.”
They never argue (They never argue among themselves.) / They never argued (They never argued among themselves.) / They will never argue (They will never argue among themselves.)

Lesson 13D
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Listen to the example:

13.3 I will ask, “Do the children need this book?” You will answer, “No. But I know they need that book.” I will ask, “Does he want to read these books?” You will answer, “No. But I know he wants to read those books.”

13.3a Do the children need this book?
(No. But I know they need that book.) No. But I know they need that book. (No. But I know they need that book.)

13.3b Does he want to read these books?
(No. But I know he wants to read those books.) No. But I know he wants to read those books. (No. But I know he wants to read those books.)

13.3c Do we already have people from this group?
(No. But I know we already have people from that group.) No. But I know we already have people from that group. (No. But I know we already have people from that group.)

13.3d Does she take part in these meetings?
(No. But I know she takes part in those meetings.) No. But I know she takes part in those meetings. (No. But I know she takes part in those meetings.)

13.3e Did they bribe this official?
(No. But I know they bribed that official.) No. But I know they bribed that official. (No. But I know they bribed that official.)

13.3f Did she argue with this officer?
(No. But I know she argued with that officer.) No. But I know she argued with that officer. (No. But I know she argued with that officer.)

13.3g Did we neglect these children yesterday?
(No. But I know we neglected those children yesterday.) No. But I know we neglected those children yesterday. (No. But I know we neglected those children yesterday.)

13.3h Do I need to take this check to him?
(No. But I know you need to take that check to him.) No. But I know you need to take that check to him. (No. But I know you need to take that check to him.)

13.3i Did we ask these women to wait for the bus?
(No. But I know we asked those women to wait for the bus.) No. But I know we asked those women to wait for the bus. (No. But I know we asked those women to wait for the bus.)

13.4 Repeat each word(regular verbs).

13.4a
TO HANDLE (to handle) / He promised to handle it. (He promised to handle it.)

Handle. (Handle.) / Please don’t handle it. (Please don’t handle it.)

handling (handling) / He is handling it. (He is handling it.)

handled (handled) / it is handled (it is handled) / it was handled (it was handled) / it will be handled (it will be handled)

I handle (I handle) / I handled (I handled) / I will handle (I will handle)

he handles (he handles) / he handled (he handled) / he will handle (he will handle)

she handles (she handles) / she handled (she handled) / she will handle (she will handle)

it handles (it handles) / it handled (it handled) / it will handle (it will handle)

you handle (you handle) / you handled (you handled) / you will handle (you will handle)

we handle (we handle) / we handled (we handled) / we will handle (we will handle)

they handle (they handle) they handled (they handled) they will handle (they will handle)

Lesson 13E
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Listen to the example:

13.4 Repeat each word(regular verbs).

13.4b
TO STIR (to stir) / He promised to stir it. (He promised to stir it.)

Stir. (Stir.) / Please don’t stir it. (Please don’t stir it.)

stirring (stirring) / He is stirring it. (He is stirring it.)

stirred (stirred) / it is stirred (it is stirred) / it was stirred (it was stirred) / it will be stirred (it will be stirred)

I stir (I stir) / he stirs (he stirs) / she stirs (she stirs) / it stirs (it stirs) / you stir (you stir) / we stir (we stir) / they stir (they stir)

I stirred (I stirred) / he stirred (he stirred) / she stirred (she stirred) / it stirred (it stirred) / you stirred (you stirred) / we stirred (we stirred) / they stirred (they stirred)

I will stir (I will stir) / he will stir (he will stir) / she will stir (she will stir) / it will stir (it will stir) / you will stir (you will stir) / we will stir (we will stir) / they will stir (they will stir)

13.4c
TO REFUTE (to refute) / He wanted to refute it. (He wanted to refute it.)

 

Refute. (Refute.) / Please don’t refute it. (Please don’t refute it.)

refuting (refuting) / He is refuting it. (He is refuting it.)

refuted (refuted) / it is refuted (it is refuted) / it was refuted (it was refuted) / it will be refuted (it will be refuted)

I refute (I refute) / I refuted (I refuted) / I will refute (I will refute)

he refutes (he refutes) / he refuted (he refuted) / he will refute (he will refute)

she refutes (she refutes) / she refuted (she refuted) / she will refute (she will refute)

it refutes (it refutes) / it refuted (it refuted) / it will refute (it will refute)

you refute (you refute) / you refuted (you refuted) / you will refute (you will refute)

we refute (we refute) / we refuted (we refuted) / we will refute (we will refute)

they refute (they refute) / they refuted (they refuted) / they will refute (they will refute)

13.4d
TO PERFORM (to perform) / He promised not to perform it. (He promised not to perform it.)

 

Perform. (Perform.) / Please don’t perform it. (Please don’t perform it.)

Performing (performing) / He is performing it. (He is performing it.)

performed (performed) / it is performed (it is performed) / it was performed (it was performed) / it will be performed (it will be performed)

I perform (I perform) / he performs (he performs) / she performs (she performs) / it performs (it performs) / you perform (you perform) / we perform (we perform) / they perform (they perform)

I performed (I performed) / he performed (he performed) / she performed (she performed) / it performed (it performed) / you performed (you performed) / we performed (we performed) / they performed (they performed)

I will perform (I will perform) / he will perform (he will perform) / she will perform (she will perform) / it will perform (it will perform) / you will perform (you will perform) / we will perform (we will perform) / they will perform (they will perform)

Lesson 13F
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Listen to the example:

13.4 Repeat each word(regular verbs).

13.4e
TO PRESENT (to present) / He promised to present it. (He promised to present it.)

Present. (Present.) / Please don’t present it. (Please don’t present it.)

presenting (presenting) / He is presenting it. (He is presenting it.)

presented (presented) / it is presented (it is presented) / it was presented (it was presented) / it will be presented (it will be presented)

I present (I present) / I presented (I presented) / I will present (I will present)

he presents (he presents) / he presented (he presented) / he will present (he will present)

she presents (she presents) / she presented (she presented) / she will present (she will present)

it presents (it presents) / it presented (it presented) / it will present (it will present)

you present (you present) / you presented (you presented) / you will present (you will present)

we present (we present) / we presented (we presented) / we will present (we will present)

they present (they present) / they presented (they presented) / they will present (they will present)

13.4f
TO QUARREL (to quarrel) / They promised not to quarrel. (They promised not to quarrel.)

 

Quarrel. (Quarrel.) / Please don’t quarrel. (Please don’t quarrel.)

quarreling (quarreling) / They are quarreling. (They are quarreling.)

quarreled : It is quarreled is infrequently or never used.

I quarrel (I quarrel) / he quarrels (he quarrels) / she quarrels (she quarrels) / it quarrels (it quarrels) / you quarrel (you quarrel) / we quarrel (we quarrel) / they quarrel (they quarrel)

I quarreled (I quarreled) / he quarreled (he quarreled) / she quarreled (she quarreled) / it quarreled (it quarreled) / you quarreled (you quarreled) / we quarreled (we quarreled) / they quarreled (they quarreled)

I will quarrel (I will quarrel) / he will quarrel (he will quarrel) / she will quarrel (she will quarrel) / it will quarrel (it will quarrel) / you will quarrel (you will quarrel) / we will quarrel (we will quarrel) / they will quarrel (they will quarrel)

13.5 I will ask, “Do you speak English?” You will answer, “Yes, I do speak English.” I will say, “He doesn’t speak English, does he?” You will answer, “Yes, he does speak English.”

13.5a Do you speak English?
(Yes, I do speak English.) Yes, I do speak English. (Yes, I do speak English.)

13.5b He doesn’t speak English, does he?
(Yes, he does speak English.) Yes, he does speak English. (Yes, he does speak English.)

13.5c Does she perform well with others?
(Yes, she does perform well with others.) Yes, she does perform well with others. (Yes, she does perform well with others.)

13.5d Did we give the widow money?
(Yes, we did give the widow money.) Yes, we did give the widow money. (Yes, we did give the widow money.)

13.5e We don’t have gas in the car, do we?
(Yes, we do have gas in the car.) Yes, we do have gas in the car. (Yes, we do have gas in the car.)

13.5f You don’t want to accept that family, do you?
(Yes, I do want to accept that family.) Yes, I do want to accept that family. (Yes, I do want to accept that family.)

13.5g Does she stand at the bus stop?
(Yes, she does stand at the bus stop.) Yes, she does stand at the bus stop. (Yes, she does stand at the bus stop.)

13.5h They didn’t argue about the meeting, did they?
(Yes, they did argue about the meeting.) Yes, they did argue about the meeting. (Yes, they did argue about the meeting.)

13.5i Does the noise become louder every day?
(Yes, the noise does become louder every day.) Yes, the noise does become louder every day.) (Yes, the noise does become louder every day.)

Lesson 13G
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Listen to the example:

13.6 Repeat each word (irregular verbs).

13.6a
TO DRINK (to drink) / He promised to drink it. (He promised to drink it.)

Drink. (Drink.) / Please drink it. (Please drink it.)

drinking (drinking) / He is drinking it. (He is drinking it.)

drunk (drunk) / he is drunk (he is drunk) / he was drunk (he was drunk) / he will be drunk (he will be drunk)

I drink (I drink) / he drinks (he drinks) / she drinks (she drinks) / it drinks (it drinks) / you drink (you drink) / we drink (we drink) / they drink (they drink)

I drank (I drank) / he drank (he drank) / she drank (she drank) / it drank (it drank) / you drank (you drank) / we drank (we drank) / they drank (they drank)

I will drink (I will drink) / he will drink (he will drink) / she will drink (she will drink) / it will drink (it will drink) / you will drink (you will drink) / we will drink (we will drink) / they will drink (they will drink)

13.6b
TO STEAL (to steal) / He promised not to steal. (He promised not to steal.)

 

Steal. (Steal.) / Please don’t steal. (Please don’t steal.)

stealing (stealing) / He is not stealing them. (He is not stealing them.)

stolen (stolen) / it is stolen (it is stolen) / it was stolen (it was stolen) / it will be stolen (it will be stolen)

I steal (I steal) / I stole (I stole) / I will steal (I will steal)

he steals (he steals) / he stole (he stole) / he will steal (he will steal)

she steals (she steals) / she stole (she stole) / she will steal (she will steal)

it steals (it steals) / it stole (it stole) / it will steal (it will steal)

you steal (you steal) / you stole (you stole) / you will steal (you will steal)

we steal (we steal) / we stole (we stole) / we will steal (we will steal)

they steal (they steal) / they stole (they stole) / they will steal (they will steal)

Lesson 13H
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Listen to the example:

13.6 Repeat each word (irregular verbs).

13.6c
TO COST (to cost) / He doesn’t want it to cost too much. (He doesn’t want it to cost too much.)

Cost. (Cost.) / Don’t cost so much. (Don’t cost so much.)

costing (costing) / It is costing too much. (It is costing too much.)

cost : It is cost is infrequently or never used.

I cost (I cost) / he costs (he costs) / she costs (she costs) / it costs (it costs) / you cost (you cost) / we cost (we cost) / they cost (they cost)

I cost (I cost) / he cost (he cost) / she cost (she cost) / it cost (it cost) / you cost (you cost) / we cost (we cost) / they cost (they cost)

I will cost (I will cost) / he will cost (he will cost) / she will cost (she will cost) / it will cost (it will cost) / you will cost (you will cost) / we will cost (we will cost) / they will cost (they will cost)

13.6d
TO FLY (to fly) / He promised to fly more. (He promised to fly more.)

 

Fly. (Fly.) / Please fly home. (Please fly home.)

flying (flying) / He is flying home. (He is flying home.)

flown (flown) / it is flown (it is flown) / it was flown (it was flown) / it will be flown (it will be flown)

I fly (I fly) / I flew (I flew) / I will fly (I will fly)

he flies (he flies) / he flew (he flew) / he will fly (he will fly)

she flies (she flies) / she flew (she flew) / she will fly (she will fly)

it flies (it flies) / it flew (it flew) / it will fly (it will fly)

you fly (you fly) / you flew (you flew) / you will fly (you will fly)

we fly (we fly) / we flew (we flew) / we will fly (we will fly)

they fly (they fly) / they flew (they flew) / they will fly (they will fly)

Lesson 13I
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Listen to the example:

13.7 I will ask, “Do you see the big crowd?” You will answer, “Yes, but the one we saw yesterday was bigger.” I will ask again, “Do you see the big crowd?” You will answer, “Yes, but the one we will see tomorrow will be the biggest.”

13.7a Do you see the big crowd?
(Yes, but the one we saw yesterday was bigger.) Yes, but the one we saw yesterday was bigger. (Yes, but the one we saw yesterday was bigger.)
Do you see the big crowd?
(Yes, but the one we will see tomorrow will be the biggest.) Yes, but the one we will see tomorrow will be the biggest. (Yes, but the one we will see tomorrow will be the biggest.)

13.7b Did he do the hard lesson?
(Yes, but the one he did yesterday was harder.) Yes, but the one he did yesterday was harder. (Yes, but the one he did yesterday was harder.)
Did he do the hard lesson?
(Yes, but the one he will do tomorrow will be the hardest.) Yes, but the one he will do tomorrow will be the hardest. (Yes, but the one he will do tomorrow will be the hardest.)

13.7c Did they put the tall people together?
(Yes, but the ones they put together yesterday were taller.) Yes, but the ones they put together yesterday were taller. (Yes, but the ones they put together yesterday were taller.)
Did they put the tall people together?
(Yes, but the ones they will put together tomorrow will be the tallest.) Yes, but the ones they will put together tomorrow will be the tallest. (Yes, but the ones they will put together tomorrow will be the tallest.)

13.7d Did we ask the old people first?
(Yes, but the ones we asked yesterday were older.) Yes, but the ones we asked yesterday were older. (Yes, but the ones we asked yesterday were older.)
Did we ask the old people first?
(Yes, but the ones we will ask tomorrow will be the oldest.) Yes, but the ones we will ask tomorrow will be the oldest. (Yes, but the ones we will ask tomorrow will be the oldest.)

13.7e Did you talk to the noisy children?
(Yes, but the ones we talked to yesterday were noisier.) Yes, but the ones we talked to yesterday were noisier. (Yes, but the ones we talked to yesterday were noisier.)
Did you talk to the noisy children?
(Yes, but the ones we will talk to tomorrow will be the noisiest.) Yes, but the ones we will talk to tomorrow will be the noisiest. (Yes, but the ones we will talk to tomorrow will be the noisiest.)

13.7f Did you teach the short lesson?
(Yes, but the one I taught yesterday was shorter.) Yes, but the one I taught yesterday was shorter. (Yes, but the one I taught yesterday was shorter.)
Did you teach the short lesson?
(Yes, but the one I will teach tomorrow will be the shortest.) Yes, but the one I will teach tomorrow will be the shortest. (Yes, but the one I will teach tomorrow will be the shortest.)

13.7g Did she hear the good message?
(Yes, but the one she heard yesterday was better.) Yes, but the one she heard yesterday was better. (Yes, but the one she heard yesterday was better.)
Did she hear the good message?
(Yes, but the one she will hear tomorrow will be the best.) Yes, but the one she will hear tomorrow will be the best. (Yes, but the one she will hear tomorrow will be the best.)

13.7h Did she eat the bad meal?
(Yes, but the one she ate yesterday was worse.) Yes, but the one she ate yesterday was worse. (Yes, but the one she ate yesterday was worse.)
Did she eat the bad meal?
(Yes, but the one she will eat tomorrow will be the worst.) Yes, but the one she will eat tomorrow will be the worst. (Yes, but the one she will eat tomorrow will be the worst.)

Lesson 13J
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Listen to the example:

13.8 I will say, “Is she the most famous person here?” You will answer, “I don’t think so. But she is more famous than most of the others.”

13.8a Is she the most famous person here?
(I don’t think so. But she is more famous than most of the others.) I don’t think so. But she is more famous than most of the others. (I don’t think so. But she is more famous than most of the others.)

13.8b Was he the most jealous person here?
(I don’t think so. But he was more jealous than most of the others.) I don’t think so. But he was more jealous than most of the others. (I don’t think so. But he was more jealous than most of the others.)

13.8c Will they be the most peaceful people here?
(I don’t think so. But they will be more peaceful than most of the others.) I don’t think so. But they will be more peaceful than most of the others. (I don’t think so. But they will be more peaceful than most of the others.)

13.8d Are we the most powerful people here?
(I don’t think so. But we are more powerful than most of the others.) I don’t think so. But we are more powerful than most of the others. (I don’t think so. But we are more powerful than most of the others.)

13.8e Will she be the most deceitful person here?
(I don’t think so. But she will be more deceitful than most of the others.) I don’t think so. But she will be more deceitful than most of the others. (I don’t think so. But she will be more deceitful than most of the others.)

13.8f Were they the most responsible people here?
(I don’t think so. But they were more responsible than most of the others.) I don’t think so. But they were more responsible than most of the others. (I don’t think so. But they were more responsible than most of the others.)

Lesson 13K
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LESSON 13 TEXT

Lesson 13 English Fluency Exercise

Lesson Text 6:1-15 (Acts)

Read the Lesson Text aloud. Read the entire section until you can pronounce each word correctly, reading each paragraph without pausing. Practice until you can read the entire Lesson Text with good English pronunciation.

Some time later, as the number of disciples kept growing, there was a quarrel between the Greek-speaking Jews and the native Jews. The Greek-speaking Jews claimed that their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of funds. So the twelve apostles called the whole group of believers together and said, “It is not right for us to neglect the preaching of God’s word in order to handle finances. So then, friends, choose seven men among you who are known to be full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, and we will put them in charge of this matter. We ourselves, then, will give our full time to prayer and the work of preaching.” The whole group was pleased with the apostles’ proposal, so they chose seven men.

The group presented them to the apostles, who prayed and placed their hands on them. And so the word of God continued to spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem grew larger and larger, and a great number of priests accepted the faith.

Stephen, a man richly blessed by God and full of power, performed great miracles and wonders among the people. But he was opposed by some men who were members of the synagogue of the Freedmen, as it was called. They and other Jews from the provinces of Asia started arguing with Stephen. But the Spirit gave Stephen such wisdom that when he spoke, they could not refute him. So they bribed some men to say, “We heard him speaking against Moses and against God.”

In this way they stirred up the people, the elders, and the teachers of the Law. They seized Stephen and took him before the Council. Then they brought in some men to tell lies about him. “This man,” they said, “is always talking against our sacred Temple and the Law of Moses. We heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will tear down the Temple and change all the customs which have come down to us from Moses.” All those sitting in the Council fixed their eyes on Stephen and saw that his face looked like the face of an angel.

Lesson 13 Text
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