I'm currently teaching Side by Side 4 and I'm quite confused which is the right answer for the activity. Page 68 teaches two phrases "I hope it rains tomorrow" and "I hope it doesn't rain tomorrow". Here are the given sample dialogues:
Will our team win the game tomorrow? I hope so.
A. I hope our team wins the game tomorrow.
B. I hope so, too.
Will the teacher give a quiz today? I hope not.
A. I hope teacher doesn't give a quiz today.
B. I hope not, too.
The positive answers are quite easy to solve but negatives are ones confusing.
For the activity's #1, "Will I get the job? I hope so." The answer definitely, "I hope I get the job."
Here's my problem... Which is the correct answer for #2?
(2). Will the cake be burnt? I hope not.
- I hope the cake won't burn.
- I hope the cake isn't burnt.
- I hope the cake doesn't burn.
And what about for these?
(4). "Will our dinner guests be late? I hope not"
(7). "Will Dad be laid off again? I hope not"
I'm really confused which is the correct answer. I hope you could help and explain it. Thank you so much!