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READING COMPREHENSION

SAYING "NO" TO BULLIES!


Bullying is when someone continually insults or hurts you. Many young people are bullied at
school. But there are some positive ways to solve the problem.
Tom Cruise, Peter Andre, and Michelle Pfeiffer have something in common: they were all bullied
at school. These stars that bullying does not necessarily stop you from being successful, says
Kids cape, a children's organization in Britain.
Kids cape has some original ways of stopping bullies. The "bully box", for example, is a box in
school where students put notes about bullying. The important thing is to tell an adult about the
bully.
Teachers usually learn how to recognize when a kid is being bullied but sometimes schools
can't solve the problem. In a recent case in Britain, the police arrested a 16-year-old girl for
bullying a 12-year-old girl. The younger girl's mother said the school hadn't solved the problem,
which had become very serious. So she went to the police.
But most bullies are stopped by the school or by the kids themselves. At the Martial Arts for
Peace association in America, Dr Terence Webster-Doyle suggests discussing the problem
openly with the bully. Dr Webster-Doyle teaches martial arts for self-defense, not for fighting. He
says that if you know you can defend yourself, "you are not afraid of the other ".
afraid medo
alone sozinho

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VOCABULARY:
harass perturbar
someone - algum

person - pessoa
ways maneiras

QUESTIONS - Mark correct answer.

A. What do Tom Cruise and Michelle Pfeiffer have in common?

1. they were very bad at school


2. they didn't go to school
3. they both had problems with other pupils
B. What are bullies?
1. Pupils who harass other pupils
2. People who fight against violence at school
3. A children's organization in Britain
C) What does Dr Webster Doyle recommend?
1. making friends with bullies
2. fighting as soon as there is a problem
3. learning martial arts for self-defense

both - ambos
against contra

02 - Unscramble the words to build sentences.


1. letter writing I am a short

_______________________________________________

2. and Mike friend his are walking _____________________________________


3. is his with soccer friends Louis playing _________________________________________
4. interesting is an watching Meg movie _________________________________________
5. pizza eating and big a are her Mary friend _______________________________________

03 Complete in the simple past.


1. I _____________(buy) a new car yesterday.
2. I _____________ (catch) a big mouse.
3. You _____________ (be) ill two years ago.
4. I _____________ (read) a nice book.
5. The sun _____________ (appear) yesterday.
6. I _____________ (write) a letter to my brother.
7. I _____________ (tell) you a story.
8. I _____________ (see) my best friend.
9. We _____________ (know) this teacher.
10. They _____________ (swim) in a swimming pool.
04 - Choose the right verb. (Present, Past or Future)

1. I _________________ to the cinema last weekend. (go)


2. You _________________ football next Sunday. (play)
3. We _________________ at home last Monday. (be)
4. They _________________ the grass yesterday. (cut)
5. Andy _________________ with me tomorrow. (travel)
6. Sharon _________________ a long e-mail to your friend. (write)