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Christmas in France

Christmas in France is a major annual celebration, as in most countries of the Christian world. Christmas is celebrated as a public holiday in France on December 25, concurring alongside the USA and other countries.

Public life on Christmas Day is generally quiet. Post offices, banks, stores, restaurants,  cafes and other businesses are closed. Many people in France put up a Christmas tree, visit a special church service, eat an elaborate meal and open gifts on Christmas Eve. Other activities also include walking in a park, participating in city life and sharing a meal with family and close friends.

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page 16

Betty Brown was five years old, and her mother wanted her to begin going to
school, because she wanted to start working in an office again.
A month before the beginning of the school year Mrs. Brown began telling
Betty about school. ‘It’s very nice,’ she said. ‘You’ll play games and paint pictures
and sing songs.’
Mrs. Brown began doing these things with Betty. Betty liked the games and
the painting and the singing very much, but she always wanted to be near her
mother, so Mrs. Brown was rather afraid and thought, ‘What will she do when I
leave her at school?’
But on the first day at school Betty was very good. She did not cry, and she
was happy.
On the second morning Mrs. Brown said, ‘Put your clothes on, Betty. I’m
going to take you to school in half an hour’s time.’
‘School?’ Betty said. ‘But I’ve been to school!’

A. Answer these questions.

  1. Why did Mrs. Brown want to send her daughter to school?

Because she wanted to start working in an office again.

  1. What did Mrs. Brown do to make Betty like school?

A month before the beginning of the school year Mrs. Brown began telling
Betty about school. ‘It’s very nice,’ she said. ‘You’ll play games and paint pictures
and sing songs.’

  1. Why was Mrs. Brown afraid?

Mrs. Brown was rather afraid and thought, ‘What will she do when I
leave her at school?’

  1. Did Betty like school when she went there?

Yes, she likes.

  1. Why was Betty surprised when her mother said, ‘I’m going to
    take you to school in half an hour’s time on the second morning?
    (Because she thought, ‘Betty said. ‘But I’ve been to school!’’)
    B. What words in the story on page 16 mean the opposite of:
  2. nasty 4. young 7. far from
  3. bad-good
  4. 3. after- before
  5. sad-happy
  6. 6. little

C. Write this story. Put one of these words in each empty place:
do does doing make makes making

Our children don’t doing much homework, but they do a lot of work in
school. My son George likes making furniture and things like that more than do
lessons. He sometimes makes nice chairs out of old boxes in his class. He
and his friends make a lot of noise while they are working, of course.
George is good at sport: he does the high jump very well. Such sport make
children a lot of good, I think. Don’t you?

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Text 6

A history teacher was talking to his class about the ancient Romans.
‘They were very strong, brave people, and they were good soldiers,’ he said.
‘They always wanted to have strong bodies, so they played a lot of games.’
‘Did they like swimming?’ one of the girls asked. ‘That makes people’s
bodies strong.’ She was very good at swimming.
‘Oh, yes, some of them swam a lot,’ the teacher answered. Then he told
them a story about one famous Roman.
‘There was a big, wide river in the middle of Rome,’ he said. ‘It was the
Tiber, and this man swam across it three times every day before breakfast.’
The girl laughed when she heard this.
‘Why are you laughing?’ the teacher asked her angrily. ‘Have I said anything
funny?’
‘Well, sir,’ the girl answered, ‘Why didn’t he swim across the river four times,
to get back to his clothes again?’

A. Answer these questions.

  1. Why did the ancient Romans play a lot of games?

To have strong bodies.

  1. Why was one of the girls interested in swimming?

That makes people’s bodies strong.’ She was very good at swimming.

  1. Who swam across the Tiber before breakfast?

The man swam across it three times every day before breakfast.’

  1. Why was the teacher angry?

Why are you laughing?’ the teacher asked her angrily. ‘Have I said anything
funny?’

  1. Why did the girl laugh ? Why didn’t he swim across the river four times, to get back to his clothes again?’
    B. Which of the answers to these questions are right? Write the correct
    ones.
  2. What did the teacher
    in this story teach?
    a. Swimming.
    b. Games.
    c. History.
  3. When the teacher said,
    ‘Some of them swam a lot’,
    who was he talking about?
    a. The Romans.
    b. The girls in his class.
    c. Strong people.
  4. Why did the girl laugh?
    a. Because the Roman swam
    before breakfast.
    b. Because the Roman
    did not finish swimming
    near his clothes.
    c. Because the teacher
    was angry.

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Text 5,page 12

One day a man went to see his doctor and said to him, ‘I’ve swallowed a horse,
doctor, and I feel very ill.’
The doctor thought for a few seconds and then said, ‘All right, Mr. Lloyd, I’ll
help you. Please lie down on this bed.’
The doctor’s nurse gave the man an injection, the man went to sleep, and the
doctor went out quickly to look for a horse in the town.
After half an hour he found one, borrowed it and took it into his office, so
when Mr. Lloyd woke up, it was there in front of him.
‘Here’s the horse, Mr. Lloyd,’ the doctor said. ‘I’ve taken it out of your
stomach, and it won’t give you any more trouble now.’
At first Mr. Lloyd was happy, but then he looked at the horse again and said,
‘But, doctor, my horse was white, and this one’s brown!’
Word outside the 1000: swallowed

13

A. Answer these questions.

  1. Did the doctor think, ‘This man has really swallowed a horse’?

No, he didn not think.

  1. Why did the nurse give the man an injection?

The nurse injects the man, so that the man went to sleep.

  1. What did the doctor do when he went out?

The doctor went out quickly to look for a horse in the town.

  1. What did Mr. Lloyd see when he woke up?

It was horse there in front of him.

  1. Why was Mr. Lloyd not happy when he looked at the horse
    more carefully? Because he said. my horse was white, and this one’s brown!’
    B. Which words in the story on page 12 mean: sick-pleased-fast
    Ǟ. Put the number of the correct sentence under the correct picture.
  2. The nurse gave Mr. Lloyd an injection. 3
  3. The doctor went out into the street. 5
  4. Mr. Lloyd said, ‘I feel very ill.’ 2
  5. Mr. Lloyd woke up. 6
  6. Mr. Lloyd came into the doctor’s office. 1
  7. Mr. Lloyd went to sleep. 4

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page 10

Mrs. Williams lived in a small street in London, and now she had a new
neighbour. Her name was Mrs. Briggs, and she talked a lot about her expensive
furniture, her beautiful carpets and her new kitchen.
‘Do you know,’ she said to Mrs. Williams one day, ‘I’ve got a new
dishwasher. It washes the plates and glasses and knives and forks beautifully.’
‘Oh?’ Mrs. Williams answered. ‘And does it dry them and put them in the
cupboard too?’
Mrs. Briggs was surprised. ‘Well,’ she answered, ‘the things in the machine
are dry after an hour, but it doesn’t put them away, of course.’
‘I’ve had a dishwasher for twelve and a half years,’ Mrs. Williams said.
‘Oh?’ Mrs. Briggs answered. ‘And does yours put the things in the cupboard
when it has washed them?’ She laughed nastily.
‘Yes, he does,’ Mrs. Williams answered. ‘He dries the dishes and puts them
away.’
Word outside the 1000: dishwasher

A. Answer these questions.

  1. Where did Mrs. Briggs live?

She lived in a small street in London.

  1. Why was Mrs. Briggs surprised?

Mrs. Briggs was surprised. ‘Well,’ she answered, ‘the things in the machine
are dry after an hour, but it doesn’t put them away, of course.

  1. Did Mrs. Briggs’s dishwasher dry the plates and other things?

Yes, dry after an hour.

  1. Did it put them away?

No.

  1. Did Mrs. Williams’s dishwasher put the things in the cupboard?

No.

  1. Who was Mrs. Williams’s dishwasher?

The machine.

B. Write these sentences. Put one of these words in each empty place:
an any no none some

  1. Mrs. Briggs was rich, but Mrs. Williams was not. Mrs. Briggs had
    a beautiful carpets, but Mrs. Williams didn’t have any.
  1. Mrs. Briggs had an expensive furniture, but Mrs. Williams had none.
  2. Mrs. Briggs had an expensive dishwasher, but Mrs. Williams did
    not have any machines in her kitchen.
  3. Mrs. Briggs had a nice roses in her garden, but Mrs. Williams had
    a flowers in hers.
  4. Mrs. Briggs had a big trees in her garden too, but Mrs. Williams
    had non

C. Write this story. Put one of these words in each empty place:
he him his her it its she
Mrs. Williams had a good baby: He never cried, and her clothes were
always clean. Mrs. Briggs was very surprised and said, ‘When my daughter
was small, I gave his lots of food, but hi cried a lot, and his clothes were
always dirty. Why is your baby so different? How do you do him ?’
‘Well,’ answered Mrs. Williams, ‘my first child was a boy. I always gave
him a lot of food, she got very fat, and his stomach was always full. He
cried a lot and was dirty. Now I give my new baby much less, and hi is
happy and clean.’

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Page 8

Dave married, and when his new wife saw the clothes in his cupboard, she said,
‘Dave, you have only got one good shirt. The others arc very old, and they’ve got
holes in them. I’m going to buy you a new one this afternoon.’
Dave liked his old shirts, but he loved his wife too, so he said, ‘All right,
Beryl, but please don’t throw any of the old ones away.’
Dave went to work, and when he came back in the evening, Beryl said to
him, ‘Look, Dave, I’ve bought you a nice shirt. Here it is. Put it on.’
Dave put the shirt on, and then he said, ‘Look at the sleeves, Beryl. They’re
too long.’
‘That’s all right,’ Beryl answered. ‘They’ll get shorter when I wash the shirt.’
Then Dave said, ‘But the neck’s too small.’
‘That’s all right,’ Beryl answered. ‘It’ll get bigger when you wear the shirt,
Dave.’
Word outside the 1000: sleeve

9

A. Answer these questions.

  1. Why did Beryl want to buy Dave a new shirt?

Because all shirts are very old.

  1. Why didn’t Dave want his wife to throw any of his old shirts away?

Because Dave liked his old shirts.

  1. Why didn’t Dave like the sleeves of his new shirt?

Because the sleeves are long.

  1. What did Beryl say about the sleeves?

‘They’ll get shorter when I wash the shirt.

  1. Why didn’t Dave like the collar of the shirt?
  2. What did Beryl say about the collar?
    B. Opposites. Write these sentences. Put one word in each empty place.
    1.New clothes do not have holes in them, but old ones sometimes
    do.
  3. Sleeves don’t get longer when you wash them. They get shorter.
  4. Good shirts are not cheap. They are expensive.
  5. The neck of Dave’s shirt wasn’t too big. It was too small
  6. Dave loved his old shirts, but he do’nt like his new one.
    C. Choose the right sentence for each picture and write it down.
  7. a. None of these shirts has got holes in it.
    b. Some of these shirts have got holes in them.
    c. All of these shirts have got holes in them.
  8. a. The sleeves are too long,
    and the collar is too small.
    b. The sleeves are too short,
    and the collar is too small.
    c. The sleeves are too short,
    and the collar is too big.
    d. The sleeves are too long,
    and the collar is too big.
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Fanny and Ethel worked in the same office, and, they were neighbours at home.
Fanny was rather a careless girl, and he often lost things. Then she usually went
to Ethel to borrow more from her.
Ethel was a kind girl, but she sometimes got tired of lending things to her
friend.
One Saturday afternoon Fanny knocked at Ethel’s front door, and when
Ethel came to open it, Fanny said to her, ‘Oh, hullo, Ethel. Please lend me a bag.
I’ve lost mine. I’m going to the shops, and I feel very stupid when I haven’t got
anything in my hand when I go out in the street.’
Ethel laughed and answered, ‘Well, Fanny, go down to the end of the
garden. You’ll find a nice wheelbarrow in the shed there. Take that when you go
down to the shops. Then you’ll have something in both of your hands.’

A. Answer these questions.
1.Why did Fanny often lose things?

Because Fanny was rather a careless girl.

2.Why did Ethel lend things to Fanny?

Because Ethel was a kind girl.
3.Why didn’t Fanny want to go to the shops without a bag?

Because she feel very stupid when haven’t got anything in my hand when I go out in the street.
4.Why didn’t Ethel lend her a bag?

Because when we go down to the end of the garden. You’ll find a nice wheelbarrow.

5.What did she want Fanny to take to the shops?


6.Did Fanny take it, do you think?

No.


B. Which of these sentences are true? Write the correct ones down.
1.Ethel often borrowed things.

  1. Fanny often borrowed things.
    3.Ethel often lent things to Fanny.
  2. Fanny often lent things to Ethel.
    5.One day Ethel lost her bag.
    6.One day Fanny lost her bag.
  3. Fanny liked carrying something in her hand.
  4. Fanny did not like carrying things.
  5. There was a shed at the end of Ethel’s garden.
  6. There was a shed at the end of Fanny’s garden.
    C. Write this story, but do not put pictures: put words.

Ethel’s house is in a small street. It has a small door at the back, and there is a basement in it. Ethel keeps her evil there. Ethel is a clever. She works in an office. This is Ethel. She is at the of her house, and she’s got a in her left ? Because she is going to the camping.