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Can you figure out the answer?

Question 1.Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?

A. There are only 8 wheelchair spaces in the theatre.

B. A school party of 15 students should pay 90 for the standby tickets.

C. A group of 12 persons can get 10 per cent discount.

D. The audience can't refund money if the performance is on show.

The answer is B. Can you figure out why?

Question 2. Can you explain the underlined sentences?

The booking notes of the play "the Age of Innocence":

Price: $10

BOOKING

There are four easy ways to book seats for performance:

------ in person

The Box Office is open Monday to Saturday, 10 a. m. -8 p. m.

------ by telephone

Ring 01324976 to reserve your tickets or to pay by credit card(Visa, MasterCard and Amex accepted)

------ by post

Simply complete the booking form and return it to Global Theatre Box Office.

------ on line

Complete the on-line booking form at www. Satanfiedtheatre. com

DICOUNTS:

Saver: $2 off any seat booked any time in advance for performances from Monday to Thursday. Savers are available for children up to 16 years old, over 60s and full-time students.

Supersaver: half-price seats are available for people with disabilities and one companion. It is advisable to book in advance. There is a maximum of eight wheelchair spaces available and one wheelchair space will be held until an hour before the show.

Standby: best available seats are on sale for 6 from one hour before the performance for people eligible for Saver and Supersaver discounts and thirty minutes before for all other customers.

Group Bookings: there is a ten per cent discount for parties of twelve or more.

School: school parties of ten or more can book 6 standby tickets in advance and will get every tenth ticket free.

Please note: we are unable to exchange tickets or refund money unless a performance is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

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wangqh2696122Question 1.Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?
  A. There are only 8 wheelchair spaces in the theatre.
  B. A school party of 15 students should pay 90 for the standby tickets.
  C. A group of 12 persons can get 10 per cent discount.
  D. The audience can't refund money if the performance is on show.
There are some problems with these:
 A. There are only 8 wheelchair spaces in the theatre.
True. - "There is a maximum of eight wheelchair spaces available."
The largest number of wheelchairs that can be fit in the theater is 8.

  B. A school party of 15 students should pay $90 for the standby tickets.
False.
" School: school parties of ten or more can book 6 standby tickets in advance and will get every tenth ticket free. "

The 15 tickets will cost $6 each, for a total of $90, but one of these (the tenth of fifteen) will be free. The total cost is $84.

  C. A group of 12 persons can get a 10 per cent discount.
True.
"Group Bookings: there is a ten per cent discount for parties of twelve or more."
  D. The audience can't refund money if the performance is on show.
True, but incorrectly stated. The theater will not refund money if the performance is held.
Comments  
Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.

There are only 8 wheelchair spaces in the theatre.

There is a maximum of eight wheelchair spaces available.

Do "only" and " a maximum of" have the same meaning?

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There are only 8 wheelchair spaces in the theatre.
There is a maximum of eight wheelchair spaces available.

Do "only" and " a maximum of" have the same meaning?
1. There are only 8 wheelchair spaces in the theatre.
2. There is a maximum of eight wheelchair spaces available.

Sentence 1 implies that there are 8 places reserved for wheelchairs. "Only" infers that they fill up fast, so you better reserve them early if you need one or more.

Sentence 2 implies that there is a space in the theater that can be used as ordinary seating or for wheelchairs. The size of this space fits 8 wheelchairs. So if only 4 wheelchair tickets are sold, they can use the remaining space for regular seating.