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Can you cook?

Read the article about Tom and do the exercises to practise and improve your reading skills.

Instructions

Do the preparation exercise first. Then do the other exercises.

Preparation

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Can you cook?

Fill the blanks with the correct word

difficult
-recipe
-homework
-cook
-skill
-teenager


1. A _________________ is someone who is between thirteen and nineteen years old.
2. Teachers give you  _________________ do at home before the next lesson.
3. When you  _________________ a meal, you make hot food.
4. A _________________ is something you learn how to do, like using a computer.
5. The instructions you follow to make a meal are called a _________________ .
6. Some subjects are easy but others are _________________ .

Reading

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Task 1 Check your understanding true or False

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Can you cook?

Are the sentences true or false?

1. Tom does one thing that teenagers don’t normally do.
○True ○False
2. Tom is the only person who eats the food he cooks.
○True ○False
3. Tom’s mum was happier when he didn’t cook.
○True ○False
4. Tom’s mum thinks learning to cook is good for teenagers.
○True ○False
5. Tom learned some recipes from his grandmother.
○True ○False
6. Tom’s vegetable soup was not good.
7. ○True ○False
8. Tom says he is a good cook.
○True ○False
9. Tom’s friends like cooking now too.
○True ○False

Task 2 Check your understanding

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Can you cook?

Choose the meaning of the word in CAPITALS in these sentences

  1. Today things are different and SHE is very happy.
    -Tom’s mum
    -Tom’s sister
  2. Maths and English are important of course but THEY need other skills too to help THEM in today’s world.
    -Maths and English
    -teenagers
  3. Yesterday he made vegetable soup. IT was very good!
    -Tom
    -the soup
  4. He started using recipes in MY cookery books.
    -Tom’s mum’s
    -Tom’s
  5. I love cooking and I think I’m really good at .
    -cooking
    -being a teenager
  6. IT isn’t difficult and IT’s great fun!
    -cooking
    -doing homework

At the university sports club

Read the poster and then do the exercises to practise and improve your reading skills.

Preparation

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Do this exercise before you read.

At the university sports club

Which of these are sports?

-swimming pool
-tennis
-football
-volleyball
-sports café
-athletics
-university
-swimming

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Task 1 Check your understanding true or false

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There are yoga classes at the University of Hoburn.
○True ○False
There is a TV at the sports café.
○True False
The rowing club meets on Saturdays.
○True ○False
The volleyball team meet at 6pm.
○True ○False
The athletics club meets on Tuesdays.
○True ○False
It costs £10 to join.
○True ○False

Task 2 Check your understanding

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At the university sports club

join the two parts of the sentences

-swimming team
-thursday
-to join
-TV
-tuesday
-3 p.m.

At the University of Hoburn you can play volleyball on ___. 
At the University of Hoburn you can join the athletics team on ___. 
The rowing club is on Friday at ___. 
The University of Hoburn needs players for the football team, athletics team, volleyball team, rowing team and the ___. 
The University of Hoburn also has a sports café with ___. 
The university sports teams are free ___. 

At the train station

Look at the train ticket and do the exercises to practise and improve your reading skills.

Do the preparation exercise first. Then do the other exercises.

Preparation

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At the train station

Choose the correct word to complete the sentences.

You can take a train at the __________.

-bus station
-train station

At a train station you need a __________.

-train ticket
-passport

Reading

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Task 1 Check your undestanding

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At the train station

Are these sentences true or false?

  1. This is a single ticket.
    ○True ○False
  2. this is a child´s ticket
    ○True ○False
  3. This ticket costs €16.50
    ○True ○False
  4. This ticket is for trains to London.
    ○True ○False
  5. This ticket is for trains leaving Liverpool.
    ○True ○False

Task 2 Check your understanding

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At the train station

Join the two parts of the sentences

-€16.50.
-an adult´s ticket.
-to Liverpool.
-10 July 2014.
-from Manchester.

  1. The train is going ___________
  2. The train is leaving _____________
  3. This is _____________
  4. This train ticket costs _____________
  5. The date on this ticket is ______________

At the swimming pool

Read the swimming pool poster and do the exercises to improve your reading skills.

Do the preparation exercise first. Then do the other exercises.

Preparation

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Do this exercise before you read.

At the swimming pool

Translate the words

-lifeguard
-adult
-children
-swimming pool
-dive
-steps

Reading

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Task 1 Check your understanding

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At the swimming pool

What do you do at the swimming pool?

-run
-swim
-drink
-use the steps
-eat
-dive
-listen to the lifeguard

  1. At the swimming pool, do …
  2. At the swimming pool, don’t …

Task 2 Check your understanding

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At the swimming pool

Are the sentences true or false?

  1. The swimming pool is open every day.
    ○True ○False
  2. The swimming pool is open at 8:00 on Sunday.
    ○True ○False
  3. You can eat in the pool.
    ○True ○False
  4. Children can swim alone.
    ○True ○False
  5. You can’t dive into the pool.
    ○True ○False
  6. The swimming pool closes early on Sunday.
    ○True ○False


At the restaurant

Look at the menu and do the exercises to practise and improve your reading skills.

Do the preparation exercise first. Then read the menu and do the other exercises.

Preparation

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Write the translation of the following words

salad
-macaroni cheese
-mushroom
-seafood
-curry
-fruit cake
-coffe
-cheese burguer
-chicken
-tea
-pizza
-ice cream

Reading

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Task 1 Check your understanding

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At the restaurant

Put the food into the correct group.

-fish pie
-fruit cake
-cheese burguer
-coffe
-tea
-banana cake
-custard
-ice cream
-apple juice
-seafood salad
-macaroni cheese
-water

Main courses
Desserts
Drinks

Task 2 Check your understanding

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At the restaurant

Are the sentences true or false?

  1. You can eat salad in this restaurant.
    ○True ○False
  2. This restaurant sells seafood.
    ○True ○False
  3. There are four different types of pizza
    ○True ○False
  4. They don’t have desserts in this restaurant.
    ○True ○False
  5. The water is free in this restaurant.
    ○True ○False

A thank-you email

Look at the email and do the exercises to practise and improve your reading skills.

Do the preparation exercise first. Then read the email and do the other exercises.

Preparation

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Reading

A thank-you email

From: tomsmudger91@dsmail.com

To: sjbogard@twindle.com

Subject: Thank you!

Hi Susan

Thank you very much for the birthday present. I really need a new computer game, so it is perfect. You’re very kind. 🙂

How are you? Good luck in your exams. I hope you pass with good marks.

Speak soon.

Tom  xx

Task 1 Check your understanding

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A thank-you email

Are the sentences true or false?

1. Susan wrote this email.
○ True ○ False
2. It was Tom’s birthday.
○ True ○ False
3. Susan bought Tom a computer game.
○ True ○ False
4. Tom doesn’t like the computer game.
○ True ○ False
5. Susan has exams soon.
○ True ○ False
6. Susan’s email address is sjbogard@twindle.com
○ True ○ False

Task 2 Check your understanding

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A thank-you email

Write the sentences under the correct person.

– gave a birthday present.
– got a computer game.
– received the email.
– has exams soon.
– wrote the email.
– has birthday.

Tom …

Cecy …

Task 3 Check your understanding

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A thank-you email

join the two parts of the sentences.

-exams soon.
-to Tom.
-Computer game.
-birthday.
-to Susan.

  1. Tom wrote an email
  2. Susan gave a birthday present
  3. It was Tom’s
  4. Tom likes the
  5. Susan has

A lost dog

Instructions: Do the preparation exercise first. Then do the other exercises.

Preparation

Put the animas into the correct groups

Elephant-dog-cat-tiger-rabbit-lion

Pets

Wild animals

task 1 Image description

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Here is a poster for a lost dog.

Lost dog

kira

2 years old, female

Help us find our dog. Lost in Central Park near Blue Lake Café on Monday 10th June at 4 p.m.

€500 reward for safe return

444 31 02 55 68

Task 2 Check your understanding: true or false

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A lost dog

Are the sentences true or false?

1. The dog is lost.

*True * False

2. The dog’s name is Kira.

*True *False

3. The dog is a female.

*True *False

4. The dog was lost on Monday morning.

*True *False

5. The dog was lost in Central Park.

*True *False

6. There is a reward for finding the dog.

*True *False

Task 2 Check your understanding

Task 3 Do this exercise while you read.

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A lost dog

Complete the lost dog report.

LOST DOG REPORT

Dog’s name:
Age:
Date dog was lost:
Time dog was lost: 
Place dog was lost:
Money offered for finding dog:

Task 3 Check you understading

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Do this exercise while you read.

A lost dog

Correct the mistakes in the sentences.

1. The dog is called Berry.
The dog is called _____________.
2. The dog is five years old.
The dog is _____________.
3. The dog was lost on Tuesday.
The dog was lost on _____________.
4. Kira is a male dog.
Kira is a _____________ dog.
5. Kira was lost on 10th July.
Sherry was lost on _____________.
6. Kira was in Central Café.
Kira was in _____________.

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