1. Word power. Fill in the missing words.
1.1. What's the opposite of slowly?
1.2. Your father and your mother are your .
1.3. Which words are missing?
January April June August September November
1.4. What day of the week have we got today?
1.5. In England school at nine o'clock.
1.6. "2 + 2 = 5"
- "No, that's ."
1.7. I a pullover in winter.
2. Tenses. Supply the correct tenses.
2.1. I my homework every day. (do)
2.2. He his car since last summer. (have)
2.3. your words? You to buy an ice-cream or find the WC when you are in America. (you /learn / not // be able / not)
2.4. Last week the weather really not too bad. (be)
2.5. It's a quarter past seven. Look. Mr Wallis his car out of the garage. (drive)
3. In English, please.
3.1. Du willst jemandem mitteilen, dass Du Dir vor drei Tagen einen neuen Kassettenrekorder gekauft hast.
3.2. Du willst jemandem erzählen, dass Du mit Deinen Eltern gestern Schaufenster angeschaut hast.
3.3. Jemand erzählt Dir von seinen Ferien in Schottland. Du fragst ihn, wie das Wetter dort war.
4. Reading comprehension.
Answer the questions below in complete sentences. Do not quote from the text.
An elderly woman told the police that, as she entered a restroom, she was jostled by a woman behind her. A few minutes later,
as she was about to pay for a moustache remover at a nearby store, she discovered that her wallet was missing from her purse.
Apparently the woman who had bumped into her had cleverly stolen her wallet. This type of theft is called pick-pocketing.
Perhaps an even more personal kind of theft is known as housebreaking, or burglary. After such an intrusion, the victims often
report a feeling of violation. They seldom regain the comfort and security level they used to have in their home. They constantly
feel like they are being watched; they feel that if they go out, the burglars will again come in. They feel uncomfortable when they
are home, and they feel uncomfortable when they aren’t home.
Burglars get lucky or make their own luck. Sometimes homeowners forget to lock all their windows or doors. Sometimes burglars
will break a window, cut through a screen door, or force open a side door.
Thieves have no shame. They will steal from anyone that they think is vulnerable. Of course, that means the elderly are their frequent
victims. Some thieves are very clever; some are very lucky. All of them make an honest person’s life more difficult. It’s too bad that
all of them can’t be caught and converted into honest people.
Imagine that: a world with no larceny, a world where you can park your bicycle unsecured on the sidewalk, or leave your purse
unattended in your shopping cart. Is this only a dream? Some say that if you can dream about it, it can happen.
4.1. Where did the elderly woman go?
4.2. What was the elderly woman about to pay for?
4.3. What did she suddenly discover?
4.4. Say in one sentence what burglary victims report.
4.5. Find a good heading for this short text.