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1. Reading comprehension. After carefully reading the text at least twice, answer the questions on the text in complete sentences.
A Letter from I R E L A N D
(about 405 words)
from: The Beacon, 1/1993
1.1. Where and when is the letter written? (20 words)
1.2. What did Seamus do in the year that is just over? (30 words)
1.3. Which is the second project Seamus is working on? (20 words)
1.4. Compare the life Seamus has with the one of the Stewarts. Say what it makes so different. (50 words)
2. Pronouns. Fill in the right possessive determiner or possessive pronoun or reflexive pronoun.
2.1. - Can I take (sein) car?
- No, take (ihres) .
2.2. The dancers were watching (sich) in a mirror.
2.3. Did you talk to Sylvia or was Fred on the phone?
2.4. I've got (eine eigene Wohnung) .
2.5. Tom is a good friend of .
2.6. We enjoyed very much yesterday.
2.7. Juliet really only thinks of .
3. Participle constructions. Use participle constructions if possible.
3.1. John wrote a letter to a language school in which he asked for information about summer courses.
3.2. After he had lived in Florida for twenty months, Brian thought it would be nice to move to California.
3.3. Although the pupils had been warned of the possibility of violence, they had not been prepared for any trouble.
3.4. All chemicals are safer when they are kept in a locked cupboard. Make sure that all the students are standing far
away from the cupboard before you start your next experiment.
3.5. The coat which was found on the bus belongs to Dennis.
3.6. If she is asked what she felt about the disaster, the Prime Minister expressed her concern.