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A student asked Maria about her place in her country. 1. Partners name: Maria 2. native country: El Salvador 3.

How big was your place?

8. 9.

How many floors did the building have? 4 What material was the exterior?

__ spacious __medium-sized small


4. What kind of home was it?

__ __ __ __

metal wood concrete brick

stucco , fachada __ stone __ glass __ other: ___________

__ __ __
5. 6.

a single-family house a condo (an apartment you own) an apartment other: __________________

10. Did the building have a:

__lawn courtyard* garden __pool * , patio

How many bedrooms did it have? 2 Where was it located?

11. Did you/your family own or rent the place?

in San Salvador (city name) __ in a suburb of _________ (city name) __ in the country near _______ (city name)
7. What style was the building?

__owned
__ safe

rented __ not very good

a courtyard

12. What was the neighborhood like?

fairly safe

__ __ __

modern traditional (Japanese/Chinese/Spanish, etc.) style Mediterranean style Other: _______________

13. Good things about the neighborhood:

There was a park nearby.


14. Bad things about the neighborhood:

People sold drugs in the park at night.

Read about Julia below. Rewrite the sentences. Use the information above and write about Maria instead. Change everything to past tense.

a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i.

In 2the U.S., 1Julia lives in a 3medium-sized 4apartment. It has 5three bedrooms, and it is located in 6a suburb of Los Angeles. The building is 7modern, and it has 8three floors. The exterior of the building is 9stucco. The building has 10a courtyard and a pool. Her family 11 rents the place. The neighborhood is 12safe. Something she likes about the neighborhood is that 13there is a park nearby. Something she doesnt like about the neighborhood is that 14it is very difficult to find a parking space.

a. In El Salvador, Maria lived in a small apartment. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i.


Did you change the verbs to past tense? yes no

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a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i.

In El Salvador, Maria lived in a small apartment. It had two bedrooms, and it was located in San Salvador. The building was modern, and it had four floors. The exterior of the building was stucco. The building had a courtyard and a garden. Her family rented the place. The neighborhood was fairly* safe. * bastante, Something she liked about the neighborhood was that there was a park nearby*. *

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Something she didn't like about the neighborhood was that people sold drugs in the park at night.

a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i.

In El Salvador, Maria lived in a small apartment. It had two bedrooms, and it was located in San Salvador. The building was modern, and it had four floors. The exterior of the building was stucco. The building had a courtyard and a garden. Her family rented the place. bastante, The neighborhood was fairly* safe. * Something she liked about the neighborhood was that there was a park nearby*. *

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Something she didn't like about the neighborhood was that people sold drugs in the park at night.

a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i.

In El Salvador, Maria lived in a small apartment. It had two bedrooms, and it was located in San Salvador. The building was modern, and it had four floors. The exterior of the building was stucco. The building had a courtyard and a garden. Her family rented the place. The neighborhood was fairly* safe. * bastante, Something she liked about the neighborhood was that there was a park nearby*. *

, , cerca,

Something she didn't like about the neighborhood was that people sold drugs in the park at night.

a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i.

In El Salvador, Maria lived in a small apartment. It had two bedrooms, and it was located in San Salvador. The building was modern, and it had four floors. The exterior of the building was stucco. The building had a courtyard and a garden. Her family rented the place. The neighborhood was fairly* safe. * bastante, Something she liked about the neighborhood was that there was a park nearby*. *

, , cerca,

Something she didn't like about the neighborhood was that people sold drugs in the park at night.
40826941 (Repaired) Roland Trego 01/17/94 1/27/2014 7:32 PM