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The Smiths' House

Mr Smith's house has got four bedrooms, a living-room, a dining-room, a kitchen,


a bathroom and a separate toilet. There is a toilet in the bathroom too. The
bedrooms and the bathroom are upstairs, and the living-room, the dining-room,
the kitchen and the toilet are downstairs.
The first bedroom is Mr and Mrs Smith's, the second one is John's, the third one
is Mary's, and the fourth one is Anne's. Catherine's baby bed is in Anne's
bedroom too.

When you enter Mr Smith's house, the room on your left is the living-room, and
the room on your right is the dining-room. Where is the kitchen? It is behind the
dining-room. And where is the toilet? It is straight on, in front of you. There is a
garden behind the house, but it is not big. Is there a garden in front of the house
too? Yes, there is, but it is very small.

When you go upstairs, Mr and Mrs Smith's bedroom is on your left. The bedroom
on your right is John's, and the bathroom is between his bedroom and Mary's.
Anne's bedroom is behind Mary's.

There is a big bed and two big wardrobes in Mr and Mrs Smith's bedroom, and
there is a small bed and a wardrobe in John's room. John and Mary's beds are
big, and Anne's bed is small. The wardrobe in Mary's room is very big, and the
wardrobe in John's room is small.

Anne's room has got blue walls, and there are white ships and green islands on
them, because it is a child's bedroom. John's bedroom has got white walls, and
Mary's has got grey walls. John has got pictures of horses on his walls, and Mary
has got pictures of beautiful clothes.

The Smiths' House


Multiple-choice exercise

Parte superior do formulário

1 Which of the following is correct?


Three of Mr Smith's bedrooms are upstairs, and one of them is
downstairs.
Mr Smith's four bedrooms are downstairs.
Mr Smith's four bedrooms are upstairs.

2 Choose the correct sentence


There is one toilet in Mr Smith's house. It is downstairs.
There are two toilets in Mr Smith's house. One of them is upstairs.
There is one toilet in Mr Smith's house. It is upstairs.

3 Choose the correct answer:


The living room is upstairs.
The living room is downstairs.
The dining room is upstairs.

4 Choose the correct answer:


There are two beds in Anne's bedroom.
There is one bed in Anne's bedroom.
There are three beds in Anne's bedroom.

5 Choose the correct answer:


The kitchen is between the living-room and the dining-room.
The dining-room is between the living-room and the kitchen.
The living-room is between the dining-room and the kitchen.

6 Choose the correct answer:


There is a small garden in front of the house, and there is a big
one behind it.
There is a small garden in front of the house, and there is a small
one behind it.
There is a big garden in front of the house, and there is a big one
behind it.

7 Choose the correct answer:


The bathroom is between the first bedroom and the second one.
The bathroom is between the second bedroom and the third one.
The bathroom is between the third bedroom and the fourth one.

8 Choose the correct answer:


John's bedroom is behind Mary's.
Mary's bedroom is in front of John's.
Mary's bedroom is in front of Anne's.

9 Choose the correct answer:


Anne's room is on a green island.
Anne's room is in a white ship.
Anne's room is a child's bedroom.

10 Choose the correct answer:


There are pictures in all of the children's bedrooms
There are pictures in some of the children's bedrooms.
There aren't any pictures in the children's bedrooms.
Button and Snowball
Susan has got a cat and Isabel has got a dog. Susan's cat is white, and its eyes
are green. Its name is Snowball because it is as white as snow. Isabel's dog is
black, and its eyes are brown. Its name is Button, because its eyes are like big,
brown buttons.

Isabel went to Susan's house last Saturday, and her dog went too. The girls went
into Susan's garden. Susan threw her ball, and Button caught it. The girls
laughed. Then Button took the ball to Isabel. Isabel threw it to Susan, and button
ran, but Susan caught the ball.

Isabel said, "Where is Snowball?" Susan said, "She is in the street. She is
catching mice. She caught three yesterday." Then Isabel threw the ball into some
bushes, and Button ran into the bushes too. He did not come out, and Isabel said,
"Button, what are you doing?" Then two animals ran out of the bushes. The first
one was black and the second one was white. The black one was Button, and the
white one was Snowball. Susan said, "What has Button got? Is that the ball?"
Isabel said, "No, it is not. It is one of Snowball's mice. Button has taken it, and
Snowball is angry, because she wants it. Button is afraid, and he is running."

Button ran to Isabel. He put the mouse in front of her, and then he sat down. The
girls laughed, and Susan said, "He has brought you the mouse."

Isabel said, "I do not want it, Button. Give it to Snowball. She wants it."

Button is a good dog. He took the mouse to Snowball, and she ate it. Then the
two animals played in the garden.

It was warm and sunny, and they played from eleven o'clock to twelve o'clock.
Then Isabel and Button went home.

Button and Snowball


Choose the correct answer for each question.

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1 Which answer is correct?


The cat's name is Susan.
The cat's name is Snowball.
The cat's name is Button

2 Which answer is correct?


The dog's name is Snowball
The dog's name is Isabel
The dog's name is Button
3 Which answer is correct?
Button is white.
Button is black
Button is brown

4 Which answer is correct?


The dog's eyes are like buttons.
Isabel has got big, brown buttons.
Susan has got big, brown buttons.

5 Which answer is correct?


It snowed last Saturday.
It rained last Saturday.
The weather was sunny last Saturday.

6 Which answer is correct?


Snowball caught three mice last Friday.
Snowball caught three balls last Friday.
Button caught three mice last Friday.

7 Which answer is correct?


A dog and a mouse ran out of the bushes.
A cat and a mouse ran out of the bushes.
Button and Snowball ran out of the bushes.

8 Which answer is correct?


Snowball was first, and Button was second.
Button was first, and Snowball was second.
The first mouse was black, and the second one was white.

9 Which answer is correct?


Snowball was angry, because Button had got her mouse.
Snowball was angry, because Button had got her ball.
Snowball was angry, because Button was in the bushes.

10 Which answer is correct?


Button ran, because he was angry.
Button ran, because he was afraid.
Button ran, because there was a mouse in front of Isabel.

11 Which answer is correct?


Button took the mouse to Isabel
Button did not take the mouse.
Button took the mouse to Susan.

12 Which answer is correct?


Then Button gave Snowball her ball.
Then Button gave Snowball the mouse.
Then Button gave Susan the mouse.

13 Which answer is correct?


The mouse ate Snowball.
Button ate the mouse.
Snowball ate the mouse.
14 Which answer is correct?
Snowball and Button played in the garden.
Snowball played in the garden, but Button did not, because he
was afraid.
Isabel and Button played in he garden from eleven o'clock to
twelve o'clock, but Snowball didn't play.

15 Which answer is correct?


Isabel took her cat home at midday.
Isabel took her dog home at midday.
Isabel took her mouse home at midday.

The Paris - Dakar Rally


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There are usually about five hundred participants in Paris-Dakar Rally. They
leave Paris in the last of December, have a comfortable, fast drive to
Mediterranean, and then embark in a French port Barcelona for the crossing to
Algiers.

The four days in Africa, in Algeria, are not . The route from Algiers
to Ghardaia (656 km) well-surfaced and wide in some places. In January,
the rally takes place, there is often some in the mountain passes, but
not enough to experienced drivers. From Ghardaia to the oasis town
Tamanrasset, 1361 km further south, the road is recognisably a road, but in
many places the sand covers the surface. Teams of men work
throughout the year to clear the sand away, the Sahara quickly covers their
work.

Thirty south of Tamanrasset the surfaced road ends, and there on to


Agadéz in Niger, 704 km the south, there are beacon markers every ten
. Drivers can use these to signal for help they are in trouble.
Participants usually find that can still go quite fast, however, if they
safely and confidently. They know conditions get worse . One of the rally
stages takes place in Ténéré, a vast, empty area of rocky desert size
of Spain. As the tracks are not marked and the landscape is very monotonous,
it easy to get lost.

The rally passes some very poor countries. The Sahara desert is fast
every year and some regions suffer from drought. In general, the native
people welcome the , because it brings business once a year. Even
proud Tuareg, the nomadic tribes of the Sahara, friendly towards it as it passes.

About 12,000 km and three weeks after leaving Algiers, the reaches Dakar.
Usually, only about a quarter of participants reach the finish, after driving fast
in of the most difficult conditions in the world. all agree that it is a
wonderful experience.

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The World's First Package Tours


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When was the last time you had holiday? And did you organise the
or did you take a package tour. days, most people choose a package ,
especially when they go abroad on holiday. pay for their travel and
accommodation their own country, and they take traveller's which they
exchange for local money when arrive in the foreign country. But the
past it was very different. fact, before the middle of the nineteenth ,
travelling for pleasure was rare and very , and only a few rich people travelled
. The man who changed all this brought in the age of mass tourism
Thomas Cook.

Thomas Cook was a in Leicester, England, and the secretary of local


church organisation. In 1841 it his job to arrange rail travel for of his
church to a meeting in Loughborough, a round trip of twenty-two miles. was
the world's first package trip. this first success, he organised many more
his church. Then in 1845 he a package tour to Liverpool for the
public, and before it took place he to Liverpool to meet the hotel staff,
check the accommodation and restaurants.

He started to organise trips all over Britain, the Great Exhibition in


London. In 1851 he published the world's first travel magazine had details of
trips, advice to travellers articles and reports about the places to .

In 1845 he gave up his as a printer. In 1855 he his first tourists to


Paris and later led a tour of Belgium, Germany and . In 1863 he went to
Switzerland in 1864 to Italy. By then had a million clients. The
following he opened an office in London, which son John Mason
managed. They introduced circular ticket which gave the traveller a
ticket to cover one journey instead of number of tickets from all the railway
involved, and they organised a system of which people bought at home
and exchanged the foreign country for a hotel room meals.
In 1866 the first group European tourists visited New York and the
War battlefields of Virginia. In 1868 Cooks went to the Holy Land with
because there were no hotels there at time. After the Suez canal
opened 1869, Cook created his own fleet of boats to travel up the river
Nile.

was dangerous to carry large amounts cash, so in 1874 Cook


introduced an form of traveller's cheque, which travellers could at a
number of hotels and banks the world.

Thomas Cook died in 1892 at the age of 84, and his John Mason seven years
later. But age of the package tour and mass was born.

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