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Reading

Actividad de Lectura

It was late at night and it was raining heavily. Mark was sitting on his sofa looking through the window, but unable1 to see anything through the water hitting the glass, not even his own garden. While he was staring at the window, he heard an strange noise coming from his bedroom. He thought for a moment that he had imagined it when he heard it again. He was alone at home and it was very dark, all the lights were off2,... the storm didnt help and to be honest, he felt quite scared. He listened carefully again and he heard the noise for a third time. He could feel the sweat3 going down his forehead4 and with shaking hands5 he moved two metres to pick up the phone from the little table next to the sofa. He tried to dial6, but to his horror the line was off. Had it been cut off because of the storm or was there someone trying to get into his house? He decided to get up and, as he gathered all his courage7, he walked to the corridor8. While he was getting to his bedroom door, he heard the strange noise again. He grabbed an umbrella from the hall and entered the room ready to defend himself. He turned the light on and nobody was there. While he examined the room, he noticed at a little red light on his radio. A smile appeared on his face, nothing like being alone at home with a storm

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in a dark night to get yourself driven by panic. Vocabulary: (1) Unable: incapaz (2) All the lights were off: todas las luces estaban apagadas (3) Sweat: sudor (4) Forehead: frente (5) Shaking hands: las manos temblando (6) Dial: marcar (por telfono) (7) Gathered all his courage: reuni todo su coraje (8) Corridor: pasillo

a) Answer the following questions according to the text: What physical signs of fear did Mark show? What was he planning to defend himself with? b) Are these statements TRUE or FALSE? ...Mark was watching his garden through the window. ...The phone didnt work because the power was cut off. ...His first reaction was to call someone. ...The noise came from Marks radio.

Writing

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Write a composition (60-80) words about the advantages and disadvantages of living in the country or in a big city.

Advantages City: go to the cinema, to pubs, to the theatre visit museums you can meet more people

Disadvantages City: Pollution Stress Traffic jams

Coutry: The country is quiet The air is clean You can enjoy the nature

Coutry: It can be boring You cannot meet different people You depend on the car to get to other places

(Puedes utilizar la tabla para ayudarte)

Grammar and vocabulary

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a) Give the comparative and superlative form of the adjective dark: Comparative form:....................................................... Superlative form:......................................................... b) Give a question for the underlined word: It was raining heavily. ......................................................................................... c) Make the following sentence negative: He grabbed an umbrella from the hall. .......................................................................................... d) Make the following sentence interrogative: Mark was sitting on his sofa. .......................................................................................... e) Complete the following sentences with the suitable verb tense.

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While I ....................(watch) the tv, the telephone rang. He was sleeping ,when his sister ................(come) into his room. f) Complete the following conditional: If I won the lottery, ............................................ g) Give the opposite for EARLY:.................................... h) Find an expression that has the same meaning as very bad weather usually with strong wind and heavy rain ........................................................................

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vocabulary

1. Fill in the gaps with past simple and past continuous: 1. What __________ (you do) when you heard that noise?

2. After I (find) __________ the wallet full of money, I (go, immediately) __________ to the police and (turn) __________ it in. 3. The doctor (say) __________ that Brian (be) __________ too weak to go to work and that he (need) __________ to stay at home for a couple of days. 4. My best friend (arrive) __________ home before 9:00 pm, but I (be, not) __________ there. I (study) __________ at the library for my final examination in English. 5. I (watch) __________ a thriller on T.V. when the electricity (go) __________ out. 6. Samantha (be) __________ in the room when Bob (tell) __________ me what happened, but she didnt hear anything because she (listen, not) __________.

2. Translate into Spanish the sentences from exercise 1.

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brackets:

Example: Were you playing football? (Negative) - You were not playing football. Were they travelling to New York? (Affirmative):

- Sammy was waiting for us when we got off the plane.(Negative): 4. Comiste Ayer habl I We saw did him not yesterday play in the library. with into en con mi them (Interrogative): (Affirmative): English: casa? madre.

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Translate

Yo estaba haciendo la comida mientras Pete estaba limpiando. Vendi Estabais el coche hace tres das. cerveza?

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No estaban haciendo el examen cuando llegu. 5. Create meaningful sentences with the statements from these two columns:

I was watching TV, he fell down, While When the alarm clock rang, the phone rang, he was cooking, they were playing football,

it started raining. I was reading a newspaper he spilt all the milk. I noticed the new screen. I was sleeping. hewas having a shower

6. Translate into Spanish the sentences in exercise 5. If they have no sense, it means that the sentences in 5 are not correct.