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,Story 2 Think before You Speak 8tory J' Speak Faster; Please Story 4 N'odung for Nothiog Stary' 5 ABigMouth

Sltl'Y 6' The Last Laugh,

Story T Homes,tyll, the Best PoHey Story 8' Stamp of .Ap'Ploval

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Story ,9 Wh,e[t~~'s t.he Hitch?

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Story 1'0 Mismatch

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Stot)' 12 AU Keyed Up

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Story 1.3 G'rand Delusions

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Story' l4 A Co'mmunication Problem

Story' 15 Inside Out

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Story 17 The Perfect Arramgeme_nt Story 1 B prob,lems,,.Anyone1'

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Story 19 'If I Knew YbuWem Comil1g~" .' . Stoty 20 Something's Fish,. 'Here

Story 21 The Greedy "Dog

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lntroduction

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This isa conection ,of short stories. Most of 'the stories talk about students like you, They teD about many interesting people and funnyevents, MaYbe yQucan see yourself in the stories. Maybe you can tbin_k of your O\\'!D. stories to tell or write about.

We hope you. enj'oy the stories in EngliSh with a' Smile. ,After you

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as. well as many other books .. , YOtw.':U. bllilld. your Engisb-language~ skills and have fun as weU.

l']b the Thacher

The storiesin this book are, based. on commo~ly encountered humorous, incidents and experiences, We expect that readers will be able to identllywith man;y of the characters and situations deseribed ~n the stories,

Each story dev.elops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, timlugh a (lommunkaltive approach. Stllmdents, are asked to take an active part in each chapter by developing personal vocabu1,ary lIsts~ role pt9Jying sitl!llatktns based on the stories ~ contributing priorknowledge.Jnteracting with the characters. and comparing the storieetc 'their fee~ings and experiences.

There is a structural baSI€!; to the sequence of stories that can be emphasized at theteacher's discretion. AU stmetures are taken from the storie:$. and are presented in meaningful contexts,

We have taken care to present a. variety of activities to fester student-student interaction. In addition" [earners, wi! become filmiiar "Willi various questioning :format~s o:ft:e.n used on, tes ts,

In some instances" p,ro~erbs, puns, and idioms have been used as titles 01" as base s of s'~ory plots, You. :m.ay 'Want students to explore themeanings and usages of' the' phrases. and check their own heritage for similar ideas or sayings.

We· sincerely hope 'that both you and 'Your students ,€mj;oyreadillg the stories and that your stndents use them as bases fo[' expanding then- k..nowledip of theraselsesandthe Eng1i.sh language,

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A,. What. do you think o£ when you SfN~: the word scboo~,? "Trite, some words for each category in the map.

people

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activities

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subjects

feelings

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Now write f-our sentences about school [!Is~ng' the ideasfmm your ma.p ...

B,. Look at tbe picture onpage 3" Answer the Iqlestions.

I. What do you see ja the picture?'

2. Whalt do you think is going' to huppen?'

C. Re,ad these sentences with a partner. Can you guess the :meanmgs, of the underlined words? Use ill ,dictionary if you need heipl.

1. Jos,~e agrees, to be the teacher,

2.. Mr. Hula is ~uulOfed witb, Josie because she doesn't :6s:ten to him ..

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.3. Sit d.own. and he gm~~!:

4. Come to the front of the room and be theteacher,

5.

Josie isn't quiet, but 1\11[. Rum eontinu.es. withthe lesson, He doesn't stop.

] don't want to hear a wonJ from arlfone. Everyone I' be quiet,

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Josiegets up from her seat ..

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It is hot in the summer,

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]osie ·talks to a mend.

DeCmitioJ1ls

D .. Match the synonyms (words that have the same meaning).

A

1" gets up 2.. continues g", quiet

4:,. annoyed ,5" talk

B a .. doesn't stop b. speak .

c, a little angry d stands

e. silent

Teacher's Pest 3

Thacher's Pest

It is June. The sun is in the sky. It is very hot. Josie is tired of school. She wants to be at the beach. She cannot sit in her seat. She cannot stop talking. While the teacher writes on the board, Josie gets up and talks to a friend. The teacher, Mr. Rula, hears the noise and says, "Josie, sit down and be quiet." Josie sits down. Mr. Rula continues with the lesson. Josie gets up and talks to another friend. "Sit down and be quiet," says Mr. Rula. He is very annoyed with her. Josie continues talking.

"O.K./' says Mr. Rula, "if you want to talk, then come to the front of the classroom and be the teacher."

"All right," agrees Josie. She comes to the front of the classroom and says, "Quiet, everyone. I am the new teacher, and I say 'class dismissed.' "

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While You Read

A. 1. Write notes about the story.

month

weather

teacher hot, _

students tired, ~

Use your notes to help you write a paragraph about Josie's story.

/2. Now write ideas for a new story.

month

weather teacher students

Use your notes to help you write a new story.

Teacher's Pest 5 ~~ .. Compare your story with the story about Josie.

the story about Josie your story
month

weather

teacher

students
Now find a partner. Tell your partner about your chart.

B. Think about these questions while you read. Then answer the questions.

1. Why do you think Josie is a pest?

2. What happens after Josie says "class dismissed"?

3. How do you think Mr. Rula feels?

4. Do you think Mr. Rula's idea was a good one? Why or why

not?

5. Do you think Josie is a good student? Why or why not?

Sit in groups of three. Ask each other questions 1 through 5 and write the answers in the chart on page 6. Share your group's answers with the class.

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Student 1 Student 2 Student 3
Josie is a pest
because ...
After Josie says "class
di . d"
Isnusse ...
Mr. Rula feels ° 0 °
Mr. Rula's idea was/
wasn't a good one
because ...
Josie is a good/bad
student because ... After You Read

Comprehension Check

A. Match column A with column B to make sentences about the story.

A

B

a. tired of school.

b. very annoyed.

c. to be the teacher.

d. in the sky.

e. stop talking. f. to go home.

1. The sun is

2. Josie is

3. She cannot

4. Mr. Rula is

5. He asks her

6. She tells the class

B. Complete the story. Then check your work with a partner.

It June. The is in the sky. It is very

_____ . Josie is of school. She to

be at the beach. She cannot sit in her . She cannot

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stop . While the writes on the board,

Josie gets up and to a friend. The teacher, Mr. Rula,

hears the and says, "Josie, _

_____ and be quiet." Josie down. Mr. Rula

_____ with the lesson. Josie and

talks to another . "Sit down and be "

says Mr. Rula. He is very with her. Josie

_____ talking.

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. :, says r. u a, 1 you 0 a, en come

to the ,

of the classroom and be the teacher."

"All right," Josie. She comes to the front of the

_____ and says, 'I

_____ ,everyone.I _

the new teacher, and I say I class ' "

C. You are Mr. Rula. Write a letter to Josie's mother. Tell her about Josie.

Dear _

Sincerely,

Mr. Rula

8 English with a Smile Structure Practice

-..i A. Write a complete sentence for each group of words. Add any missing words and punctuation. Look at the story if you need help.

1. sun / is / sky

2. teacher / writes / board

3. she / wants / be / beach

4. Josie / gets / talks / friend

5. come / front / classroom

. B. Complete the sentences. Follow the example. Make any necessary changes.

Example: You are interested in school.

1. They _

2. He _

3.1 __

4. We _

5. She _

Now choose one of these verbs: sit down, get up, agree, talk. Write a sentence with the verb. Show it to a partner. Ask your partner to make five new sentences by changing the subject of the sentence.

C. Write the imperative form for each sentence.

Example: The teacher tells Josie to sit down.

"Sit down, Josie."

1. Josie tells the class to be quiet.

2. Mr. Rula tells Josie to come to the front of the room.

3. The teacher tells the students to study for the test.

4. Rosemary tells Josie to stop talking.

5. Mr. Rula tells Josie to write the answers on the board.

Story 2

Think before You Speak

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Before You Read

A. What do you think of when you see the word airport? Write some words for each category in the map.

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airplanes

travelers

· -----

· -----

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workers

luggage

· -----

· -----

· -----

· -----

Now write four sentences about airports using the ideas from your map.

B. Look at the picture on page 10. Answer the questions.

1. What do you see in the picture?

2. What do you think is going to happen?

c. Match each word or phrase with its meaning. Use a dictionary if you need help.

1. to check in

2. difficult

a. to go slowly

b. a machine that tells how heavy

something is

c. to register

d. to be worried about something

e. not easy

3. to be upset

4. scale

5. to take one's time

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D. Read the story. Write the words you don't know. Then work with a partner to guess the meanings of the words. Use the story for help. Use a dictionary to check your work.

Words

Definitions

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Think before You Speak

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Maria is sixteen years old. She has long brown hair and green eyes. She's _!iye feet two inches tall and very thin. Maria is waiting in line at the airport in Santo Domingo. She is leaving her native country to live with her sister in the United States. She speaks English very well. Even though she loves her sister, it is very difficult for her to leave her homeland. All her family and friends live in Santo Domingo. In the United States she has no friends. Her eyes are full of tears. Suddenly, she hears:

"Who is next, please? Come on, where's the luggage?"

It is the airline employee telling her to pick up her luggage and put it on the scale. Maria pulls and pulls, but her suitcase is too heavy. She can't pick it up. No one tries to help her.

The man in back of her is very impatient. He, too, is waiting to check in his luggage. He is in a hurry to get a good seat on the plane.

"What's wrong with these teenagers? Why are they never in a hurry? Why aren't they able to help themselves? Look at this girl here. Why is she taking her time? When is she going to move? I'm tired. I'm in a hurry to get a good seat, to sit down, and to relax."

Maria is very angry at the man. But she is very polite, and in her best English she says:

"Why are you so upset? Where are you running? There are enough seats for everyone on the plane. If you're in such a hurry, why don't you help me pick up my suitcase? It is much too heavy for me."

The man is surprised to hear Maria speak English. He quickly picks up her suitcase, puts it on the scale, and turns the other way. He is too embarrassed to look at her.

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While You Read

A. 1. As you read, take notes and fill in the charts.

Maria

age
how she looks
native country
language(s)
how she feels
problem Man

age

how he looks

how he feels

what he does first

what he does later

2. Use your notes to help you write a paragraph about Maria and a paragraph about the man. You can give the man a name.

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B. Read the story again. Stop after each section to answer the question.

Section 1. Why is it difficult for Maria to leave Santo Domingo? Section 2. How do you feel about the man in back of Maria? Why?

Section 3. Why is the man embarrassed?

After You Read

Comprehension Check

A. Number these sentences so they tell the story about Maria and the man. Then check your work with a partner.

_____ Maria is angry. She asks the man to help her. ~ _____ She is leaving Santo Domingo to live with her _ sister in the United States.

_____ The man helps her. He is surprised to hear Maria speak English. -

_____ At the airport an impatient man complains about - Maria in English.

_____ Maria is sixteen years old.>

B. Choose the best word to complete each sentence.

1. Maria has long hair.

a. red b. brown c. blond

2. It is for her to leave her homeland.

a. fun b. easy c. difficult

3. Maria's suitcase is too _

a. big b. light c. heavy

4. The man in back of Maria is very _

a. small b. impatient c. polite

5. Maria English very well.

a. speaks b. reads c. writes

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C. Surprise! The man sits next to Maria on the plane. What do they say to each other? Act out the situation with a partner.

Structure Practice

A. Change these sentences to the present progressive form.

Example: I go to school every day.

I am going to school now.

1. Maria waits in line at the airport. (now)

2. The airport employee tells her to pick up her luggage. (now)

3. Maria's plane leaves at 9:00. (now)

4. The man picks up Maria's suitcase. (now)

5. Maria sits in her seat. (now)

B. Make questions for these answers.

Example: Maria is sixteen years old.

How old is Maria?

1. Maria is five feet two inches tall. (How)

2. Maria and her family are from Santo Domingo. (Where)

3. Rosa is Maria's sister. (Who)

4. Maria is upset because the man is complaining about her. (Why)

5. The airplane is white. (What color)

C. Complete each sentence with a, an, or the.

1. Maria is at airport in Santo Domingo.

2. The man wants good seat on the plane.

3. A man wants to wash his hands. He asks, "Where is _____ men's room?"

4. Maria is girl.

5. I like to fly in airplane.

Story 3

Speak Faster, Please

Before You Read

A. What do you think of when you see the word tourist? Write some words for each category in the map.

what they visit

· -----

what they look like

-----

· -----

-----

what they need

where they go

· -----

-----

· -----

· -----

Now use your ideas to write four sentences about tourists in the United States or in your native country.

B. Look at the picture on page 17. Answer the questions.

1. Think of five words that describe the man with the camera.

Use the words to write a short paragraph about the man.

2. What are the boy and girl doing?

3. What do you think the man is saying?

4. Read the title of the story. What do you think the story is going to be about?

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c. Choose the correct !1~fil1itiQI! for each word. Use a dictionary if
you need help.
1. tourist a. tower b. visitor c. native
2. huge a. very tall b. very big c. very heavy
3. lucky a. fortunate h. ugly c. bad
4. metro a. city b. metropolis c. train in Paris
5. embarrassed a. surprised b. happy c. ashamed D. Read the story. Write the words you don't know. Then work with a partner to guess the meanings of the words. Use the story for help. Use a dictionary to check your work.

Words

Definitions

Speak Faster, Please

1

Ray is studying in France for the year. He speaks French very well and has many French friends. One day, while Ray is drinking coffee with his French girlfriend in a little cafe, a man comes over to them. The man looks like a tourist. He is wearing a bright colored shirt and shorts. He has a huge camera hanging around his neck.

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"How-do-I-get-to-the-Eiffel-Tower?" he asks very

slowly and loudly.

Ray looks at him strangely and answers him.

"Take the metro to Trocadero, and you're there."

The man continues speaking slowly and loudly. "You-speak-English-very-well. How-many-years-have-

you-been-studying-it?' , "Twenty years."

, 'Where?" the man yells. "In Chicago."

"Why?"

"Because I'm American. You can stop talking slowly and loudly now."

"Oh, I see. You're lucky to be bilingual." The man is very embarrassed.

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While You Read

A. While you read, take notes and complete this chart. Not all the answers are in the story. You must also look at the picture and think.

Ray Tourist

age

where he lives now

what language he speaks

nationality

clothes

how he feels

Use your notes to write a paragraph about Ray and a paragraph about the tourist.

B. Read the story again. Stop after each section to answer the question.

Section 1. Do you think all tourists are like this man? Explain your answer.

Section 2. Why does the man speak slowly and loudly? Section 3. Why is the tourist embarrassed?

After You Read

Comprehension Check

A. Write T if the sentence is true and F if the sentence is false.

Correct the sentence if it is false.

1. Ray is studying in Spain for two years.

2. Ray is having lunch with his girlfriend.

3. A tourist asks Ray a question.

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4. The man speaks slowly and loudly.

5. Ray is French.

B. Think about the story. Write words in this chart that help you remember the story. If you need help, look at the story.

place
characters
(people in the story)
action
ending
. Use your notes to help you write a summary of the story.

C. You are standing on a busy street comer in your neighborhood.

A tourist asks you for directions. Role-play the conversation with a partner.

D. A tourist comes to your native country. What are some interesting places to visit? Why? Bring pictures to show your friends.

Structure Practice

A. Change these sentences to the simple present tense.

Example: I am studying English now. (every day) I study English every day.

1. Ray is studying in France for the year. (every night)

2. We are drinking coffee with our friends now. (four times a week)

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3. She is wearing shorts. (when it's hot)

4. George is speaking loudly now. (all the time)

5. They are visiting their relatives today. (every Sunday)

B. Make information questions for these answers.

Example: Ray likes to drink coffee.

What does Ray like to drink?

1. Ray speaks French very well. (How)

2. They live in France. (Where)

3. Ray and his girlfriend drink coffee in a cafe. (Where)

4. You get on the metro at nine o'clock every day. (What time)

5. We like to talk with tourists. (With whom)

C. Underline the adverbs and adjectives in the story and write them in the lists below.

Example: Ray is drinking hot coffee and talking excitedly to his girlfriend.

Adverbs (tell about a verb) excitedly

Adjectives (tell about a noun) hot

Speak Faster, Please

Before You Read.

A~ What do you think of when you see the word tounst? 'Vrite some words for each category in the map.

what they visit

what they look like

.. -----

whatthey need

where they go

· -----

.' ----~

" ----_

.' -----

Now use your ideas to write ('OW" sentences about tourists in the United States or in your native country.

B.. Look at the: picture on page 17. Answer the questions.

1. Thinkot five 'WOrds that describe the man withthe camera,

Use the words to write a short. paragraph about the man.

2. What are the boy and girl doing?

3. 'What do you think the man is saying?

4. Read the t[tle of the story. What do you think the story is goiug to he about?

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C. Cheese the corr-ect definition for each word .. Use a dictionary if you need help.

1. tourist a. tower

:2 . huge a, very tan

3. hicky a, fortunate

4. metro a. city

5. embarrassed a. surprised

b. visitor b. very big b.ug[y

b. metrop()~~s b. happy

c. native

c. very heavy c. bad

c. train in Paris c.ashamed

U. Read the story. Write the 'words you don't know. Then work with II partner to guess the meanings of the words. Use the story for help. Use a dictionary to check your work.

Words

Definitions.

Ray is studying in France for the year. He speaks French very wen and has many French friends. One dlay, wm.ll.e r~ay is driDking coffee with his French gklfiiend in a little cafe ~ a Ulan comes over to them, The man looks like atomist. He is. wearing 3 bright colored shirt and shorts, He has a huge camera hanging around his neck.

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- ~ lHow-do- I -get-lo-the-EiHd- Tower?' t he asks very , slowly and loudly,

Ray looks at him strangely and answers him, "Take the metro to Trocadero, and you're there." The man continues speaking slowly and loudly.

4 jYou-speak-Eng1ish-\~ry-w-elL How -many-years~haveuuu-been-studying-it? ~ t

I • 'Twenty years,"

"Where?' the man yells,

· 'In Chicago.' 7 !~\Vh.y?! ,

"Because I'm American. You can stop talking slowly and loudly

I , t

I now,

"Oh, I see. You're lucky to be bilingual," The man is very embarrassed.

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While You Read

A. \Vhile you read.vtske notes and complete this chart. N otall the answers are in the story. You must also mook at the picture and think.

Ray Tourist

age

.


I
I where he lives now

what language he speaks

nationality

clothes

how he feels

Use your notes to write a paragraph about Ray and a paragraph about the tourist.

B* Read the story again. Stop after each section to answer the question.

Section L Do you thinkall tourists are 'like this man? Explain your answer.

Section 2. Why does the man speak slowly and loudIIy? Section 3 . 'Why is the tourist embarrassed?

After You Read

Comprehension Check

A. Write T if the sentence is true and F if the sentence is false, Correct the sentence if it is false.

1. Ray is study~ng in Spain :for two yesrs, 2 . Ray is having IW1Ch with hisgirlfriend, 3. A tourist asks Ray a question.

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While You Read

A. 'Wh1Je you read, take notes and complete this chart. N otall the answers ate in the story. You must also lliook at the picture and think.

Ray Tourist

where he lives now

. I


I

I what language he speaks

age

nationality

clothes

how he feels

Use your notes to write a paragraph about Ray and a paragraph about the tourist.

B~ Read the story again. Stop after each section to answer the question.

Section L Do you thinkall tourists are like this man? Explain your answer.

Section 2. Why does the man speak slowly and loudliy? Section 3. 'Why is the tourist embarrassed?

After You Re,ad,

Comprehension Check

A. Wriit':eT if the sentence is true and F if the' sentence :is false, Correct the sentence if it is false.

1. Ray is study~ng in Spain :for two years, 2 . Ray is having lunch with hisgirlfriend, 3. A tourist asks Ray a question.

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4. The man speaks. s~o\V]y and loudly, 5, Ray rus French.

B; Think about the story. Write\\roros in iliis chart that help you remember the story .. If }"OU. need help, look at the story ..

place

characters

(people in the story)

action

ending

Use, your notes to help you write a summary of the story .

. C: You are standing on a busy street corner in your neighborhood.

A tourist asks, you for directions .. Role-play the conversation WIth a partner,

D. A tourist comes to your native country, 'WMlat are some itmtrerestin,gplaces to visit? Why? Bringpictures to show your friends.

Structure Practice

A. Change these sentences to the simple present reuse.

Exaraple: m am study[ng Englishn.ow. (every day) ill study Eng~]sh every day.

1. Ray is studY[Dg in France-for the year. (every mght)

2. We are drinking coffee with our friends new, (four times a, week)

Story 4

Before You Read

A. What do you think of when you see the phrase to ,wit in line? v~rrite some words for each category in the map.

where

why

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-~~--

. ------

.. feelings

.. _---

..

-~---

Now show your map to a partner. Ask your partner to write four sentences using your ideas, Then read your partner's sentences. Do you want to change anything? Do you want to add anything? Share the sentences with the class.

B. Look at the picture on page 23. Answer the questions.

1. What do you seem the picture?

2. ""That do you think is going to happen?

C .. Read these sentences with a partner. Can you guess the meanings of the underlined words? Use a dictionary if you need help.

Definitions

1. Mrs, Dale is sitting ina wheelchair. An airport attendant ~proaches her and tells her she must pay to use the wheelchair.

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2. 'Mrs. Dale is loud and impatient, Her behavior is bad.

3. Mrs, Dale must pay five dollars to use the wheelchair. There is a $5.00

sharg~

4. Mrs, Dale is never happy.

She complains a lot.

5. Mrs. Dale keeps annoying her. husband. 'Mr. Dale finally saye, "Leave me alone."

6. Mr, Dale is embarrassed by his wife's behavior. He turns around and pretends not to know her,

7. Mrs, Dale isn' t satisfied with what she has. She wants more and more.

8. Mrs, Dale doesn't see any 'place to sit down . There are

11.0 seats.

9. Mrs. Dale doesn't speak in a Quiet voice. She shouts.

In. John' s legs are broken. He cannot walk, so he us es a. wheelchair.

Definitions .

Nothing for Nothing 2,3

D. Match each word with its meaning.

,

1. satisfied 2. .charge

3. pretend

4. shout

5. approach

a. fee

b. yell

c .. happy

d. come near

. .

e. nnagme

Nothing For Nothing

NIr. and Mrs, Dale live in Los Angeles, California, They live on Main Street. at number 1978. It is a pretty street with many ,trees and flowers in front of the houses, Mrs. Dare isn't satisfied 'With what she has. She wants to travel and see new things.

"Let's go to Portugal! Let's go to Spain or India or China. Let's go somewhere, but lees leave Los Angeles,' Mrs. Dale tells her husband.

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After many days of listening to his wife, Mr. Dale says angrily:

"Stop it. Stop annoying me. O.K. I'm .buying tickets for China, just ~eave me alone,' p

Finally, the big day arrives. Mr, and Mrs, Dale go to the airport and wait ln along line to check in their luggage, Mrs. Dale, forever a pest, begins to complain to her husband.

~ 'Do \"le have to stand in line? Do you '=lee any seats? 'h'hy is there a long line? Find a seat for me now! I don't feel welt"

Mr. Dale is embarrassed by his wife's behavior. He pretends not to know her. ,Vhen he turns Mound to tell his wife to be quiet, she isn't there.

Suddenly a lady in a wheelchair cans. out to him: ~ 'Come here, JLm, and push me."

Mr; Dale .pretends not to hear her.

Mrs, Dale continues shouting.

An airport attendant appr-oaches her and tells her there is a

$5.00 charge for the use of the wheelchair,

\Vhen Jim Dale turns aroundagain, his wife is next to him.

H"t:bu don't feet well. Go sit down, I can check in the .~uggage." "That's O.K." dear, I feel much better now. I can stand with you

until we check our luggage.' ,

While You Read

A. As you read, take notes and fin in the chart.

, """-...J'

why they go.

main characters

where they go

problem

ending

1

Now use your notes to write a summary of the story.

B. Read the story again. Underline each new word you find. Then rewrite the sentences using a synonym or a f..J"fOUP of words in place of the underlined words.

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After You Read

comprehension Check .lA. Answer the questions.

\}

1. 'What word s de scribe Mrs, Dale?

2. What word s describe Mr. Halle?

3. Do you think Mrs. Dale is really sick? Explain your .a])S~"N.

4. \Vhy does. Mrs, Dale get out of the wheelchair?

S. Do you think the Dales will enjoy their trip? "Vhy or why not?

.. J B. Number these sentences so they tell the story about Mr.

'.

and Airs. Dale. Then check your work with a partner.

_____ Mrs, Dale finds a wheelchair to sit in .

..,

_~~~_ Mr, Dale buys tickets to China.

_____ Mrs, Dale says she feels better,

~>: /"

.. } '. /

, ... r

.. ' ".

_____ Mrs, Dale says she doesn't feel well.

__ Mr. and Mrs. Dille go to the airport.

__ --- Mrs, Dale wants to leave Los Ange les,

C. Match column A "With column B to make sentences about the story ..

A

1. ~1rs. Datle

2. At the airport

3. She finds

4. The airport attendant

5. She doesn't want to pay,

B

a. a wheelchair.

b. co mplainsa lot.

c. tells her there's a $5.00 charge.

d. so she suddenly feels better.

e. she pretends to be sick.

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D. Imagine you are coming to America, Tell about leaving your country. Why are you leaving? Who is going with you? ''''hat are you taking? Describe the airport or the port, How do you feel? What happens on your trip? Where do }'OU arrive? W~ho meets you?

Structure Practice

A. Choose the best preposition to complete each sentence.

from on ill to at for

1. Mrs, Dale lives ~~ Los Angeles.

2. She and her husband live - __ Main Street

number 1978.

3. They want to take a trip China.

4. They live far away _ the airport.

5. Find a seat me, please,

-. .... _.-

- B. Choose the best answer for each question.

1. \Vhere doI\1r. and :Mrs. Dale live?

a. They are living in Los Angeles,

b. They live in Los Angeles.

2. Why are they standing in line?

a. They stand in line to check in their luggage.

b. They are standing in line to check in their luggage.

3. Where are Mr .. and Mrs. Dale going?

a. They are going to China.

b. They go to China.

4. Who calls out from the wheelchair?

a. Mrs. Dale is caning out from the wheelchair, b . Mrs, Dale calls out from the wheelchair.

o. How does Mrs. Dale feel at the end of 'the story? .

a. She is feeling better now.

b. She feels better.

Nothing for Nothing 27 C. Write the imperative form of each sentence. Remember to be

li t po tcr

Examples: Mrs, Dale wants to travel. ~~Lefs traveJ/:1 says lVrrs. Dale ..

Mr. Dale wants his wife to help him carry the luggage.

"Help me: carry the luggage, please:' saysr...1r. Dale,

1. Mr. Dale wants to go to China.

2. Mr, Dale tells his wife to stop annoying him.

3. Mrs. Dale wants her husband to find a seat for her. 4 .. Mrs. Dale needs someone to push her wheelchair. 5. Mr. Dale doesn't want his wite to stand next to him.

Story 5

jA Big Mouth

A. 'What do Y1JU think of when you see the word teacher? Vlrite some wordsin the map.

Now write three sentences about teachers using the ideas from your map.

B~ Look at the picture on page 31. Answer the questions.

1. What do you see? "Trite three sentences that tell about the picture.

2. How do you think the boy feels?

3. 'That do you think is going to happen?

l

'-J C. Do you know what these words mean? Talk about their

meanings with a partner. Then use a dictionary to check your "Work.

to adjust definitely great hate nearly

to notice to pick on problem schedule teenager

28

~ ,~

\/ \_/1.--\

A Big Mouth 29 Use the words in activity C to complete these sentences. Change the form ota word if necessary,'

1. At first everything is new and different. Then we

___ ~_ and begin to feel comfortable,

2:, One day Fred a new student in his

English class.

3. J have some

____ at school. The work is difficult

because I don't understand English very well.

4. If T talk to my friends, the teacher gives me a zero. But he

never gives other students zeros, He

_____ me ..

5. Everything is just .. ! My teachers are

excellent, and I 'love HlY new school.

6. I have a class at nine o'clock, so I ~ can't meet

you then. How about another time?

<

, I ,

7. Fred is 16 and Mara is 15. They are . __ ~ __

8. Fred has an easy ~~~ __ : three classes, then gym,

then lunch, then two more classes.

9. Fred has six classes. Mara is m five of his classes. She is

U1 _~ all of his classes,

10. My teacher picks on me, so J him. I don't

mike him at all.

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A Big Mouth

If's the first week of school. Fred is a new student and he doesn't know anyone, After a few weeks, he notices that one girl is in nearly all of his classes. He decides to make friends with her.

"Hi, my name is Fred Shamah. ¥lhafs yours?"

" 'l. .of· 'C' h n

. lVl.ard avez.

~'Ym new to this school, and I really don't know many people. I notice that you're in nearly all ofmy classes, and so maybe we can be friends. How were your first few weeks?"

"Just great. {'ID new here, too. I have excellent teachers. My uncle teaches here, so it was easy for me to adjust. He was a big help to me. Was it hard to get used to YOUf new schedule?"

4 'No. The schedule was easy to get used t01 but J have, another problem. There's one teacher who just doesn't like me. He picks on me all the time. He tells. me to stand in the comer if I call out. He takes me to the ;4Y~J.l" if I forget my homework. He even calls

my mothe r if ~ fail a test," ,

"He sounds like he cares a lot about you,"

"No, he doesn't. He' hatesmerand 1 hate him, ton. Do you know what r did? I wrote a Jetter and told him I hated him, that he wasn't a nice person and definitely did not understand teenagers .. T asked the dean to put me in a different class. And J put chewing' gum on my teacher's chair this morning. Well~ let's not talk about school .. What are you doing tonight?"

"I'm going to visit my Unde Hurt. Why don't you come with me? ~faybe he can' help you with your problems at school. 1 live at 672 John Street. Come over at 8:00 P.M."

""'Tha" ks Tll •. · ~ '. .' .. ' d id ...I\,f S- . .... 8· no .~

.. -ns. . hat s· a goo li ea~ nilafil .. ~ee you at ' .. ~U!"

Later that evening, Fred and Mara meet and walk over to her uncle's house. Mara rings the ben, and a man answers the door, "H" Ti. -I B· t"

-11 unc eurt.

~ 'H 11 '11.1 Clu -. ;,.n

- e 01' 1'0'1[. avez;

Fred is surprised and embarrassed. He did not. expect to see the teacher he hates.

While You Read

A. Find these sentences in the story.

1. Write the sentence that tens that Fred doesn't have many friends.

..~

A Big Mouth 31

2. \Vrite the sentences that teU about Fred's problem.

3. 'Write the sentences that tell what Fred did to his teacher.

4. vVrite the sentence that tells hOW" Fred feels when he sees Uncle Burt.

B. As you read ~ take notes and fill in the chart.

\( main characters

place

problem

action

ending

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Sit with a partner. Use your notes to tellthe story to' your partner. Then tell what you think happens next.

After You Read

tomprehenson Check

A~ Answer these questions about the story, \. "

" 1. \OVhy does Fred ask Mara to be friends with him?

' ... j 2. W~hy was it easy for Mara to adjust?

3. \Vhy is it difficult [or Fred to adj'~st?

4. \Vher:e do Fred and Mara go?

5 .. Who is Uncle Burt? ('

SA Sit in groups of four. Talk about why Fred asked Mara to be friends with him. Is this a good reason to choose a friend? Ask your group.

Student 1

Student 2

Student 3

Student 4

Yes

No

Group decision: ~~ _

\1jlith your group, decide on four good reasons to choose a friend. Share them with the class.

i

"1/ C. Complete the story. Then check yuur work with a partner.

A BigMouth

33

Fred is a. new . He notices that one ]8

in nearly all of his ~. Fred tells her that his

_____ ._ is easy~ but them's one he doesn't like,

Mara invites him to __ ~ __ her Uncle Burt. Later that

___ ---J Fred and Mara walk over to her ~_ house,

Her nude is Fred's _

Structure Practice

A. Complete the sentences with the past tense of the verb to be.

Example: Fred was a new student.

1. How . your first few weeks of school?

2. it hard to get used to your new school? No, it

3 .. Fred and Mara in the same classes.

4. I very happy with my teachers, ~_~ __

you?'

:J. He _

_ a nke person.

B. Complete each sentence with the past tense of the verb in parentheses.

Examples: a. \Vherc did you go last evening? (go) b. Mara liked her teachers. Ollie)

L I - him that I hated him. (tell)

2. Fred chewing gum on the chair, (put)

. '

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3. They ~ __ ~~ a letter to the teacher, (write)

4. \Vhat you __ ~ __ in class? (do)

5. Fred ~ not ~ his teacher. (like)

c. Change these sentences to the negative form. Use contractions wherever you can.

Example: It was the first week ol school.

It wasn~t the first week of school.

1. Mara and Fred were new students ..

2. It is easy to make friends.

3. I am going to visit my unde,

4. It was hard for me to get used to my schedule. S. '~e are working hard this year.

" ' .... ,.-..-~ ..

The Last Laugh

Before You Read

A.., \\1Iat do vou think of when vou see the word trick? ,Vrite some

.". ---- ~ -;;.- - -~. . .

, words in the map.

Now write three sentences about tricks using the ideas from your map.

B. Look at the picture on page 37. Answer the questions. 1 .. What do you see in the picture?

.2. '~That do you think is going to happen?

C .. Read these sentences with a partner, Can you guess the meanings of tile underlined words? Use a dictionary if you need help.

Definitions

1. George and Jack exc.hanged places .. George took Jack's place in class, and Jack took George1s place,

2. No one knew we exchanged places. \Ve fooled everyone.

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3. George and Jack are handsome boys. They are very good-looking.

4. George and Jack look exactly the same. They are identical twins.

5. Susan opened the door.

Vilater from a pail fell on her head. Philip laughed. He played a practicaJ jpke on Susan.

6. A s1im person is not fat.

7. Jack stuttered, "Um, urn, um, I d-d-don'tknow the, the, urn, story"

8. Mr. Danie Is asked Jack to summarize a. story. Jack told the storyin a few sentences .a 9', No one can teU George and Jack a part. They look exactly alike.

10.. George and Jack are twins.

The}'" are the same age and they have the same mother.

Definitions

j D~ Match the antonyms. (words that have the opposite meanings).

A

:L. handsome

2. identical

3. to keep for yourself

4. to stutter

5. slim

B

a. fat

b. to speak smoothly

c. ugly

d. to exchange

e. different

The Last Laugh 37

The 'Last Laugh

1

George and Iack were identical twins. Theylooked so much alike that no one was able to telliJ, them apart. Thetwins did everything together. They played ball together; they 'Watched television together; tbe)t studied] together; and they even walked to school together because they attended tbe same school.

George and Jack were botb six feet ta.ll Their hair was black and their eyes. were brown. They were slim" handsome, and smart, However, there \VaS one problem, They liked practical jokes.

One day George said to Jack: "Let's dress exactly alike today.~' HWhy do you want to do that?" asked Jack.

""I have a good idea fora practical joke. Ylhernl we dress alike, no one can tel us apart. Let's exchange class schedules and fool everybody, I am Jack for today, and you are George. O.K. r1

"That sounds like fun. Let's do it/ ~ said Jack.

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So the brothers exchanged schedules for the day. Everything' started out all right, but Avon strange things began to happen. Mrs. Sayag asked George to do a math problem at the board using

a method George did not l;:-now. . -- - ..... ~-

Meanwhile, in English class, Mr. Daniels asked lack to summarize the short story that the class studied for homework. Jack stuttered and stammered, and was very embarrassed.

"Why didn't you do your homework, George? Do you have a. good reason?" asked !VIr. Daniels.

jackalmost said: "I'm not George, I'm Jack," but then he remembered why he was in all this trouble. So he just said:

"Excuse me, sir, but my brother asked me to do something for him .. "

At lunch, 1\1r. Daniels and Mrs. Saya,g discussed the twins' strange behavior. They realized that the twinsplayed a trick on them .. The teachers decided to playa trick of their own. They arranged for the twins' afternoon teachers. to give difficult surprise

,

qU1!:Zzes ..

3 ' The next day jack's history teacher called to him after class. '~\Vhy did you fail this. quiz, Jack?" he asked him.

George's French teacher asked: "Why did you fail this quiz, George?"

The boys answered: "'Ve wanted to have CIt good laugh, so we exchanged places. However, we see now that although we laughed a little, we didn't have tile last laugh."

While You Read

A. 1. C omplete this time line to. show the order of the eve nts in the story.

Action 1:

George and Jack decided to + • +

Action .2: Action 3: Action 4: Action 5:

George and The teachers The teachers George and

Jack . , . realized ,. . . Jack .. .

.....

I

2. Share your timeline with a partner. Then take turns telling the story about George and Jack. Use your time lines

for help,

The Last Laugh 39 '1./ B. 1. Read the story again, Stop after each section to answer the questions,

Section 1. What idea does Geor-ge have? Do you. think irs a good idea? \Vhy or why not?

Section 2. What happened to George and Jackin class?

How did they feel?

Section 3. What did the teachers do? How do you think. the teachers felt?

2. Do you think George and Jack want to exchange places again? Explain your answe r;

After You Read

Comprehension Check

I

\J A. Complete this section-of the story. Then check your work with

a partner.

George and Iack were identical . They looked so

much alike that no one W'aS able to ~ . them apart. Tile

twins did everything , They played . _

together; they watched television together; they _

together; and they even walked to together because

they the same school.

George and Jack were both feet tall. Their hair "WdS

black and their were brown, They were slim,

_____ , and smart. However, there "\VclS _

problem, They liked _

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One day George said to lack: "Let's _~ exactly alike'

'~Why do yon __ ~. to do that?" asked Jack.

HI have a good _~ for a practical joke. When we dress

alike, no one Gm tell us ~ -. Let's class

schedules and ~ everybody, I am lack for ~ _

a ..... d von are 'G' eorge '0' K- ? n

d,! oJ .. 'u a e .. :. e.· .. " .

f;That sounds like .. . Lees do it," said Jack.

·B. Think about the story .. Complete this chart. 'Vrite words that Q .,' help you remember the story. If you need help, look at the

t story.

r--'

who the story is about

what they did

when they did it

when their problem began

what happened to them

how the story ended

Now use your notes in the chart to help you write a summary of the story,

The Last Laugh 41

C. Talk or write about these questions.

1. Did you ever playa practical. joke? If SO,. what W"'3S it? What happened?

2. April 1 is called April Fool's I)ay in the United States. On this daYI peopleplay tricks on each other. Is there (l day like this in your native country? ]f so, tell about it.

3. What do you think Jack's history teacher and Georgers French teacher will do next? What would you do if you were the teacher?

Structure Practice

,i A. \Vrite the past tense form of each verb. Then write a sentence

IJ using each verb in the past tense.

1. to look

2. to exchange

3. to ask

4. to study 5, to watch

I

\( B. Complete the sentences. Then write a question for each

sentence. Begin each question with why.

1. George and Jack walked to school together because _

2. George and Jack dressed alike because _. ~~_

3. George couldn't do the math problem because _

4. The boys failed their quizzes because ~ _

5. George and Jack exchanged places because ~_

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. /

'Je. Complete these sentences with the correct form of the verb to

say.

1. I have nothing . _

2. "I called you, but you didn't hearme," Jack.

3,. If you listen to what your teacher _

you will be a good student.

everv dav

;]- "r.:I'

4. He didn't listen to what the teacher was ~,_ j so

he didn't know what to study.

5. '\1k _---- hello to each other every morning.

Story 7

Honesty Is the Best Policy

~~~~=:J

Before You Read

A.Wnat do you think of when you see the wor-d test? \Vrite some

~ . -

words in the map,

Now write three sentences about tests using the ideas from your map.

B. Look at the picture on page 45. Answer the questions. 1 + What do you see in the picture?

2. What do you think is going to happen?

J

C.Match each word or phrase with its meaning. Use a dictionary if you need help.

a. [0 tell someone to be careful

b. to move around

c. to. say something important d.. to be, dishonest

e. to think about one thing

1. to announce

2. to cheat

3. to warn

4. to concentrate 5.. to wander '

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D .. Read the story. \iVrite the words you don't know, Then work witha partner to guess the meanings of the words, Use the story for help. Use a dictionary to check your work.

Words

Definitions

Honesty Is the Best Policy

Elena was not a good student. Her head was in the douds most 1 : of the time. She Wanted. to listen in class and to study; .but other things were more important: her boyfriend, her clothes, her - hairstyle, and television. Every time she tried to concentrate on ._ber lesson, her mind wandered.

One day, her English teacher, Mrs. Frederickson, announced an important test. She. te\!.iewed all week. '¥here was Elena? She

I ' '.~ - _-

2 seemed to be there, but her mind was absent.

"Did you copy the questions? Did you do the exercises? Did you write your homework? Elena] wake up! You're going to fait the test,' t warned Mrs. Frederickson,

Honesty Is the Best PolJiey 45 The day of the test arrived, Elena didn't study very much" and she didn't know many questions. She tried to guess but soon

3 gave up.

Next to Elena sat Ivan, a very serious. student. Elena didn't want tn fail the test, so she decided to cheat. She knew it was wrong, but she was desperate, She began to copy all of Ivan's answers, Ivan noticed Elena cheating and was very angry. 'Quickly he changedall his answers so that they were incorrect. So did Elena. Then, hid~ng his paper, he 'Qulcldy changed his answers back to the 4 way they were. Elena wasn't quick enough and the ben rang, Mv-an

turned to Elena and laughed,

"Honesty 15 the best policy;' ~ he said. ~'·Nowall your answers are wrong for sure,"

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While You Read,

A. While you read, complete this chart. Put an X ~n the c 'yes' ~ or "no" column for each person. Not an the answers are in the l story. You must also Look at the picture and think,

Elena Ivan

yes

no

yes

no

is a good student

is a girli

,1

studied a lot for the test.

knows the answers

is cheating on the test

feels de sp erate

feels angry

willpass the test

B. Read the story again. Stop after each section to answer the question,

Section 1. Why wasn' t Elena a good student? Section 2. What did Mrs Frederickson do? Section 1'1. What did Elena do?

Section 4:. What did Ivan do?

Honesty Is the Best Policy 47

After You Read

- Comprehension Check

A. \¥rite T if the sentence is true and F if the sentence is false.

Correct the sentence if it is false.

'V 1. Elena's head was in the douds.

2. When she tried to concentrate, her mind wandered.

3. She studied. very hard for her English test.

4. She knew it was wrong, so she didn't cheat.

5. Honesty is the best policy,

, r

B. Choose the best answer to complete each sentence.

1. The most important thing to Elena was _~ _

.~ a, her studies

b. school

c. her boyfriend

2. Mrs. Fredericksonwarned Elena to study because

a. she cared a lot

b. she didn't like Elena

Co she wanted Elena to fail

3. Ivan sat __

a. behind

b. next to

C ,. in front of

Elena.

4. Ivan

----

a. knew

b. didn' t know

c. guessed

5. Elena learned that _

a. it's good to cheat

all the answers.

b. cnme pays

c. honesty is the best policy

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C., Mrs. Frederickson hears Ivan talking to Elena after the bell rings. She asks the two students what is happening. In groups of three, talk about what Ivan and Elena will say to Mrs. Frederickson. W~ll.l one of them tell Mrs, Frederickson. that Elena cheated? WhatwiH Mrs. Frederickson say? Make up a dialogue between the teacher and the tw-o students. Act out your dialogue for the class.

struauretracttce

A. Write the past tense form of each verb. Then use the past tense forms to complete the sentences. The sentences are not in order. Be careful .

.

Verb

Past Tense

Sentence

1. to try

When I ~~ up, it was

seven o'clock,

2. to wake

They _~~ __ all the answers on the test.

3. to sit

The test at ten o'clock

and ended at eleven,

4. to know

Elena _ to study, but

she fell asleep.

5. to begin

lJvan in the chair next

to Elena.

Honesty Is the Best Policy 49

B. Unscramble the words to make questions. Then write a negative answer to each question. Don't forget to capitalize and punctuate.

you / lunch / did! eat Did you eat lunch?

N01 I didn't eat lunch.

1. the f elena! did I copy I questions

2. do I did / the / an / you! exercises! of 3 .. we I homework I did ! finish! our

4, you I for I did J your I test I' study

5. questions / the f know I did! students. / many

Example:

C. Look at the words below. Which words are' count nouns? Which 'WOrds are mass nouns? Put themin the correct lists. Then choose five words and use them in sentences with much or many.

nee time

pencils money

questions dollars

chairs answers

sand salt

Count Nouns (many)

Mass Nouns (much)

Story 8

Before You Read

A. What do you think of when you see the word vacation? "lrite some words in the map.

Now write three sentences about vacations using the ideas from your map.

B. Look at the picture on page 52. Answer the questions.

1. What is the mIDI duing?

2. ,\Vlmt is the woman doing?

3. Where are the man and woman? How can yo~ tell?

c. Do you know what these wordsmean? Thlkabout their meanings with a partner. Then use a dictionary to check your work.

across beautiful to enjoy funny look

pocket to point

to shrug. one' s shoulders store

while

.

ICy

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Stamp of Approval 51

D. Use the words in activity C to complete these sentences.

Change the form of a word if ne ce ssary,

1. Ed ~. the 'I.\71rm sun. He liked it very much.

2. I keep some money, a tissue, and my keys in the

_____ of n1Y pants.

3 .. When the water is very cold, it is _

4. You can buy needles, thread, and doth in a sewing

5. The beachesin Puerto Rico are ~_

6. The sewing stOTe\\'3S the street from

the hotel.

7. The lady showed Ed the pockets on her dress. She

_____ to them.

8, Ed listened to musk he wrote letters .

. 9. The man gave Ed a because he didn't

understand what Ed wanted. He thought Ed WdS a

little crazy.

10. People often say "I don't know" and -, when

they don't know an answer.

5.2 English with a Smile

Stamp of Approval

Ed Taylor decided to go to Puerto Rico for vacation. He enjoyed the warm SUTIj the beautiful beaches, and icy blue water, but he had one problem. He couldn't speak any Spanish. Sometimes he found people who understood him, but sometimes he wasn't so lucky,

Ed liked to sit on the beach and write 'letters while he listened to music on the radio. He wrote many letters; and then he decided to find the post office and buy some stamps.

Ed walked up to the first person he saw and asked: '~"Vhere can I buy some bollos, please?' ~

The man gave him a funny look and walked away. Again Ed stopped" someone and asked:

"Where can I buy S01J1e sillies, please?"

Stamp of Approval 53 The woman shrugged her shoulders and continued walking,

Ed tried again:

"Excuse me, sir! where can I buy some botsillos?'

The man pointed to a little sewing store across the street. Ed thought it '~'"3S strange to find stamps in a sewing store, but Ed thanked the man and went into the store.

"May I please have snme bolsillos for my letters?"

The lady in the store looked at the letters and then at Ed. "Bolsillos? r

~'Yes, to put right here."

And he pointed to the place where the stamp goes.

The lady in the store began to laugh. Ed didn't understand, and he felt a little annoyed.

j j Whaf s so funny?' j he asked angrily. l ~I asked for some bolsillo.s for my letters."

Still laughing, the lady pointed to her pockets. "Estes sun bolsillos. These are pockets,' ~ she said. {"hu want sellos. You. can buy them at the post office, but I think you should buy a dictionary first}'

While Yo,uRe.ad

A. As you read? take notes and fill in the chart.

~m_a_m_C_h~at_-a_ct_-e_r~ -r ~ __ ~~

where he went

what he did

,..----- ------ --+--="---- -_----. -~--- -

what he needed

~----------~~--~II---~--------------------

what problem he had

what happened

Now use your notes to write a summary of the story,

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B .. Read the story again. Underline each new word you find. Then rewrite the sente nces using a synonym or a group of words in place of the underlined words.

After You Read

Comprehension Check

A" Choose the best answer for each question.

L '''hat did Ed like?

3. He liked cold weather.

b. He didn't like to swim.

c. He enjoyed the beach .

.

2. What kind of person was Ed'?

a_ He was a timid person.

b. He was a person who kept trying.

c. He was a smart person.

3. Why did Ed ask for pockets?

a. He had a hole in his pocket.

h. He forgot what he wanted to buy.

c. He didn't know the Spanish word for stamp.

4,. What was the Iady' s reaction?

a. She got angry.

b. She laughed.

c. She began to cry,

5. What advice did the lady give to Ed?

a. Buy a dictionary.

b. Buy stamps at the post office.

c. both (3) and (b)

B. Number these sentences so they tell the story about Ed Taylor, Then check your work with a partner .

. ~____ He liked to sit on the beach and write letters.

_____ He wanted to buy some stamps, but he didn't know, the Spanish word for stamp.

Stamp of Approval !is. ___ ~_ Ed went to Puerto Rico for vacation,

__ -:-- __ He asked for pockets instead of stamps.

~~ The man. he asked sent him to a sewing store.

C.. Talk or write about these questions.

1. \\That words describe Ed Taylor?

2. What do you think Ed Taylor wm do when he: leaves the sewing shop? Explain your answer.

3. What advice would you give to Ed Taylor before he goes, on his next vacation?

Structure Practice

A. Complete each sentence with the correct preposition.

into of around about up for

1. He walked ~_ the comer.

2. She pressed the elevator button and went _ _ to

the fourth floor.

3. \Ve spend a lot _

tests.

. time studying our

4. I1's not nice to talk ~ people behind their backs.

5. Go _~ the store and buy some stamps.

B. Use mIDi, ,£!!!, or mus! to complete each sentence. May is for permission, can is for possibility, and mus_! is. for obligation.

1. __ ~ __ I pleasehave some stamps? (permission)

2. You ~_ buy them at the post office. (possibility)

-", ,

:~. Ed.

___ buy a. good dictionary, (obligation)

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4. Why ill listen to you? (obligation)

5.

_____ lleave the room.iplcasc? (permission)

C+ Write the past tense form of each verb. Then write a sentence in the past tense for each verb,

Verb
1. to have 1.
2. to find 2.
3 .. to buy 3.
4~ .. to. give 4.
5. to think 5. Past Tense Form

Sentence

1.

2,

3.

---

4. _

5. ~~ __ ~_--------

Story 9

Wh", '''-;-'S' the e:l.e " ,_ce

Hitch?

Before You Read

A. What do }"OU think of when you s,ee the word hitchhike? \-Vrite some words .in the map,

hitchhike

Now write three sentences about hitchhiking using the ideas from your map.

B.. Look at the picture on page 5'9. Answer the questions.

1. What is the man doing?

2. What are the two girls doing?

c. Read these sentences with a partner. Can you guess the meanings of the underlined words? Use a dictionary if you need help,

Definitions

1. The old man offered the girls money. He was very generous.

2 . ~~ had ten dollars, but we spent eight. We only have two dollars left.

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3. The girls decided to hitchhike. They waited by the road, for someone to give them a ride.

4 + Let' s hitchhike instead of taking the train. 'It's

cheaper. -

5. The old man was good to the girls. They thanked him {or ills kindness.

6. The girls refused the. money the old man offered them. They said; "No, thank you,"

7. Don't spend all your money now. Save some fur a rainy day, when 'you really need it.

8. I bought a souvenir for my mother. It was a bracelet from Germany.

9. Brenda and Sheila were spending the summer in Germany.

10. j "Thisman can't speak English .. How can \ve talk to rum?' I the gids wondered.

Definitions

D+ Match each word or phrase with its meaning. Use a dictionary if you need help,

1. kindness

2. left

:1; instead of 4. to wonder s. to refuse

a.m place of b .. to say no

c. remanung

d. goodness

e. to ask oneself

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Where's the Hitch?

Brenda and Sheila were spending their summer in Germany. \VhiIe they were there, they went on many tours, bought mmw souvenirs} and spent too much money ..

One day, after counting their money, they realized they dida' t have much left, They were going to take the trail. from Munich to Frankfurt, but they wanted to save their money for a rainy day.

• '1 have an idea." said Brenda,' ~We were going to take the train, but let's hitchhike instead."

':All right," replied Sheila, "birt we must be careful,"

The girls were lucky. A kindly old man ~ who was wearing a white suit and a blue beret, stopped to pick them up .. He 'was driving an. old, old car. He was going to Frankfurt, and so the girls got in, "Do you speak English? l' the girls asked.

"Nein, ~ t the old man said sadly in German.

"How GOO we speak with him?' r the girls wondered. Finally Sheila had an idea.

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· '·~e can draw pictures and act out ideas,' Sheila said. That is

just what they did. -.

They exchanged stories about their countries and families, The old man explained that it was. dangerous to hitchhike. When they arrived in Frankfurt, the oldman wanted to give the girls 1110ney.

Theywere surprised and happy. Of course, they refused and asked him why he "vas. so generous. Ile explained thatif they were hitchhiking, they must be poor and in need of money, He wanted to help them.

Brenda and Sheila thanked him very much for his kindness and told him that they were not very poor. They ju 8t had to be careful not t.o spend aU the money that they took with them,

While You Read

. -

A. Find these sentences in the storv,

1. \,Vrite the sentences that tell what Brenda and Sheila were doing in Germany.

2 . Write the sentence that tens who gave the girls a ride.

3. \Vrite the sentences that tel] how the girls communicated with the oldman.

4. 'Write the sentences that ten why the old man wanted. to give the girls money,

B. L Complete this timefine to show the order of the events in the story.

Action 1:

Brenda and Sheila realized .. ,

Actiun 2; 'RrendRi .: and Sheila decided. , .

Action 3:

A kindly old IIIillI •• ,

Action 4:

The old man wanted ' ..

Action 5:

Brenda and Sheila ...

I ...

...

2. Share your time line with a partner. Then take turns telling the story about Brenda and Sheila. Use your time lines

for help,

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After You Read

Comprehension Ozeck

j A. Choose the best worn to complete each sentence.

1. Brenda and Sbeiillla were 8 pending the summer in

3. Italy

b. Aus tralia

c . Germany

2. AJan ~ :mangave them a ride.

a.poorlliJ. old c. sad

3,. He asked them, "Do you. ~~ money?"

a .. need h. like c. spend

4" The girls thought he was very ~~_~~

a. dangerous h. generous c. surprised

5. Brenda and Sheila were saving their money for a

_____ day.

a. poor

b, careful

Coo rruny

I \J

B. Think about the story; Write words in this chart that help you remember the story. If you need help, look at the story.

characters

action

ending

Use your notes to help you write a summary 0] the story,

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C. 1. You are Sheila.Write a letter to your mother. 'Iell her about your trip from Munich to Frankfurt ..

2, Exchange letterswith a partner. Then pretend you are Sheila's mother. Answer your partner's letter.

Structure Practice

A. Look at the example and then finish each infinitive phrase.

\._/

Example: Brenda and Sheila were going to __ ~~_

Brenda and Sheila were going to take the train ..

1. Brenda and Sheila decided to _

2., A man in a blue beret stopped to _

3. The girls wanted to ~_

4. The old manwanted to _

5. Brenda and Sheila were careful to ~ _

B . Answer the questions in complete sentences.

L \Vhat were Brenda and Sheila doing in Gennany? 2.\Vhere were they going?

3. Why were the girls hitchhiking?

4. What WdS the old man wearing? S. What was he drivin_g?

C. \-Vrite the correct object pronoun next to each subject pronoun.

I_~ _

it __ ~_~ _

you __ ~ __ ~ __

we~_~ _

he --_~ __

you ~ - __ ~_

she

~~-~----

they __ ~_~ _

me him it you her us them you

Now complete the sentences using the correct obiect pronouns.

1. The old man was nice to the girls.

He \vas nice to __ ~ __

2. The girls wanted to speak to the man,

They wanted to speak to ~

3. They asked their' girlfriend a question.

They asked _~ __

'a. question.

4., The man spoke to Marilyn and me.

He spoke to . - __

5. I spoke to Lena and you.

I spoke to _~ _

Before You Read

Story 10

Mismatch

A. What do you think of when you see the phraseblind date? \Vrite some words in the map.

Nowwrite a short paragraph about Mind dates using the idle as from your map ..

B. Look at the picture on page 66 .. Answer the: questions.

L What do you see in the picture?

2. What do you think the people in the picture feel? Why?

C. Match each word orphrase with its meaning. Lse a dictlonary if you need help.

1. to go steady

2. blind date 3, mismatch

4 , rela tionship

5 . awkward

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a. connection withanother person

b. embarrassing

c. to dale only one person

d . a social meeting between two people who have not met before

e. two things that don't fit together

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U. Read the story. \Vrite the words you don't know, Then work with a partner to guess the meanings of the words. Use the story for help, lJ se a dictionary to check your work.

\Vords

Definitions

Mismatch

Peter and Rhoda .were going steady for two years. Everyone thought they were going to get married. One evening while they were eating in a restaurant, Peter said to Rhoda:

"IOU know, Rhoda; you're the only girl I really know welt Vie are both very young, and. I think v.;re must try to make new friends 1 and have new experiences .. If 'we still love each other after all that, then we can get married "

~ 'That's truevisn't it? But I don't want to stop our relationship, do you? We can see each other; can't we?' ~

t ~NOl Rhoda, not for a while,"

HI guess. you're right 1 but I'm going to miss you very much."

L ~ I I'm going to miss you, too, Rhoda."

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The months passed. Rhoda and Peter were very lonely, It was hard to meet someone thew really liked, They were always going to different places, meeting different friends, doing different things, but they were still not happy.

Rhoda finally decided to try a computer dating service, She filled out an application which told what she liked in a person, what her hobbies were, and what kind of person she wanted to meet.

- Rhoda was having second thoughts about the dating service, when the phone rang. It was Andre LeGr-os who received her name from the computer service, They arranged to meet that evening for coffee.While shewas waiting for Andre, Peter came in, She asked him:

"What are you doing here?"

l'Vvell, I have a blind dale for tonight with a girl named Apri~

May, It's a computer match, so she must be the girl of IllY dreams, What are you doing here? ~ i

"I' ...(.' 'bI' d d H· . A' d LeG'" n'

" m waitmg .101' my amc date, IS name IS 'n re __ .ros,

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Mis match 67' After a few minutes of awkward silence, Rhoda began to laugh.

She said:

"I'm April May,"

Peter looked surprised. After a moment he said:

~ 1\.Hd I'm Andre LeGros. This was no mismatch, "vas it? It W'JS meant to be .. "

While You Read

A. While you read, complete this chart. Put an X in the "yes" or I 'no" column lor each person.

Peter

Rhod!a

yes no yes no

was going steady for two years

T

has second thoughts about the dating service

feels lonely after they break up

is April IVJ ay

is Andre leGros

~.--------~----------------_.---+----~--+----

IS very young

tries a computer dating service

knows only one girl well

meets someone he/she really likes

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B. Read the story again. Stop after each section to answer the question.

Section L 'Vhy did Peter and Rhoda stop seeing each other? Section 2. How did Peter and Rhoda feel?

Section 3. Whom did Rhoda arrange to meet?

Section 4. Who WaS Rhoda's blind date? Who WaS Deter's blind date?

After You Read

Comprehension Check

A. One of the choices for each Question is wrong. Find the wrong answer and correct it.

1. In the restaurant, Peter said to Rhoda: a. "\rvere both very YOWlg,'"

h. ' j 1 never want to marry you,"

c. il\\e must try to make new friends."

2 . Rhoda said! to Peter:

a. UI don'twant to see you anymore,'

h. 1'1 don't want to stop our relationship." c. "I'rn going to miss you very much."

:1. The months passed.

a'. Rhoda and Peter were very 'lonely.

b. It was hard to ill,eet someone theyreally liked.

c. They never went anywhere.

4. Rhoda tried a computer dating service. "a. She filled out an application.

b. She had second thoughts about the dating service.

c. Peter called her to teUher he loved her.

S. Rhoda arranged [0 meet her bfuld date for coffee, 3. Her blind dale couldn't see.

n.Andre leGros was really Peter,

c. Pete r had a date with April May.

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B. Match column A 'with column H to form complete sentences.

A

1. Peter and Rhoda were

2. Rhoda didn't want

3. A computer dating service

4. Andre leGros .5. APli~ M ay

B

a. finds you blind dates.

b. going steady for two years.

c. was reaily Rhoda.

d. to stop their relationship .

e. "was really Peter.

c. Finish the story of Rhoda and Peter, Did they get married? Did they leave each other and meet someone new ?\Vere they happy'? Did they try another dating service? Share your story with the class.

Structure Practice

A. Finish the sentences. Tell what yon are going to do this weekend.

1. I am going to _----

2. Then lam _goin.g to _~ _

3. After that I am going to _

4. Then maybe I'm going to _

.5. I am also going to _

B. Fill in the blanks with the past continuous tense of e.ach verb.

Follow the example.

Example: m was going to school, (to go)

I met Peter last year while ] in the library,

(to study)

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We fell in love. Everyone _i ' me what to do. I

(to tell)

_---~. because I was confused and E to

(to cry) (to listen)

everyone .. Finally Peter said he me a wedding

(to buy)

ring. I was happy, but I decided to finish school before I

got married,

C+ Add a tag question to each sentence. Follow the example ..

Example: She likes you, doesn't she?

She doesn't like you, does: she?

1. You hear me, t

You don't hear me, ?

2. They are going steady, _----?

They aren't going steady, _~ ~.

3. Rhoda is sad, _----. ?

Rhoda isn't sad, --?

4. You are my blind date, _~~_?

You aren't myblind date; _

,

.

5. We want to be together, ~~?

We don't want to be together, ?

Th.e Picture of Confusion

Before You Read

A. What do you think of when you see the word museum? '~~rite some words in the map.

Now write a short paragraph about museums using the ideas from yourmap.

8. Look at the picture on page 73. Answer the questions.

1. What do you see in the picture?

2. ""by do you think the boy is crying?

3. \Vhat do you think win happen next?

C. Read the story. \Vrite the words you don't know. Then work with a partner to guess the meanings of the words, Use the story for help. Use iii. dictionary to check your work.

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\VOl'ds

Definitions

D. Choose the correct synonym for each word or phrase.

1. curator

a. bandage

h. caretaker

c. cured

2. to make the founds

3. to draw circles b. to dance

3. to have deepmeaning

a. to have ,3 lot h. to say a 10t

of water

4,. such a painting

a. the opposite of

c. to inspect

c. to say a little

b. not like that

c. a painting like that

5. to review

a. to describe and en ticize

b. to see again

c. to speak

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The Picture of Confusion

[t was SIX o'clock in the evening. No one was left in the museum, Jose Menendez, the curator, was making the rounds, checking to see that everything was an right. Suddenly, Jose saw something on the floor, Hewalked over to see what it was. What do you think he saw? He saw a beautiful abstract painting lying there. Jose showed the painting to the director of the museum. The director asked him a couple of questions.

"Where did you find this?" ~

( ~ On the floor, on the fou rth floor,' 1 answered J 0 s e., HW-ho painted it?H

"I Gantt know. There '8 ]]0 name,'

~ 'Let' s call several museums to check and see if it's a stolen painting /' said the director.

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o .••• ' 0 I I

, '1/ '", . ~ ,

I

0,' 0 i

. ,

,

o , ,

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No one claimed the painting, so the director decided to hang' it in the abstract art division. of the museum. AJ] the experts came to review the painting. Each one said it was beautiful and had very deep meaning. The director was proud to have such a painting in his museum. He congratulated ]08€: on his discovery.

Several weeks. later, a woman came to the museum with her five-year-old son. While they were looking at the new painting, the little boy began to cry bitterly. The director came over to the child and asked:

l ',\Vhy are you crying? n

The child pointed to the painting and said:

< (I'm crying because that's my painting on the wall, and I want it back,'

i ~Yes/' said his mother,' 'I was here with Danny a few weeks ago, and he lefthis painting right here on the :floor .. If you look carefully, you can see Iris name.' I

The director was embarrassed .. He looked at the boy and his mother awkwardly, He did not know what to say.

While. You Read

A~ As you read, take notes and fill in the chart.

what the story is about

who found it

where he found it

I--~----------~-----r--- ---------~------------

what he did with it

what happened to it

who claimed it

Now use your notes to ten the story to a partner. Listen while your partner tells the story to you.

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B. Think about these questions while you r-ead. Then answer the questions.

1. 'Vhat kind ofmuseumis this,?

2. Why did .the curato-r show the painting to the director]

3. What do you think abstract art is?

4. no you like abstract art? Why or why not?

5., Do JlUU think a child's painting can fool experts?

,6; V'lhat makes a person an expert? Are experts always right?

After 'You Re.ad

Comprehension Check

A. "Vrite T if the sentence is true. ''V~rite F if it is false. Nt a sentence is false" change it to make it true +

1. lose Menendez, the. director, was making the rounds.

2. Jose saw a beautiful abstract painting on. the floor.

3. The experts said the painting had very little meaning.

4. A tittle boy began. to laugh when he saw the painting.

5. The boy didn't want the painting,

B .. Choose the best answer for each question.

L'Where did Jose find the painting?

a. at six o'clock in the evening

b. on the floor,. on the fourth floor

c. in the abstract art division

2. What did the museum director do?

a. He claimed the painting,

b. He found the painting.

c.He checked to see if it was a stolen. painting ..

3. ~~lho reviewed the painting?

a. all the experts

b. a five-year -old boy

c .. Jose Menendez, the curator

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4. 'WThy did the bay begin to cry? a, He didn't like the painting

b. He didn't see the painting.

c. He wanted his painting back.

5. \Vhat was on th e painting?

a. the boy's name

b. the mother's name

c. the curator's name

C. What will the museum director say to the boy and his mother?

What will he do with the paintingi'Tals about the problem in groups of three. Then role-play the converaatlon between the museum director, the boy, and his mother.

Structure Practice

A. \Vrite. a sentence that tens about something. Then write a sentence that compares two things. Follcw the examples.

Examples: a. interesting=mere interesting

That painting is interesting.

This painting is more~nteresting than that one.

]... '

v. easy=easier

That story is. easy to understand ..

This story is easier to understand than that one.

1. big-vbigger

That room is big.

This room is _

_ than that one.

2, beautiful-more beautiful 3, bright-brighter

4. complicated- more complicated

5. pretty-prettier

6. expensive-more expensive

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B. Answer the questions in complete sentences.

1. Which is the biggest museum?

lligtOYll1

)1_~r~r~.I~_._rr .

-I' 't : !

'", ' .. I I ... ".

~~" .. ,:.~

~

Centerville

2. Which is the biggest painting?

Mike's

3. \Vhich is the must expensive painting?

--~----

-, I

$45.00 Elena's

$25.00 Seth's

Metr-opolis

Shelley's

$150~OO Peter's

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C. ,Vrite a sentence for each picture .. Follow the examples ..

Examples:

.

.

.

~

. . -

ii' ••.

~

a. (as happy as)

Alain

Alain isn't as happy as Un Bee.

b. (as big as)

Jeff

Jeff is as big as Craig.

UnHee

Craig

~~.~.).-l~~1

r : ,~

. __ : 5::]

1. (as beautiful as) Bob's painting Harry's painting

2. (as interesting as) The ~Iuseum The Museum of

of Art ~aturallIi.story

3. (as expensive as)

4.. (as old as)

5, (as happy as)

crayons

Jennifer

LeQ

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mar kers

Roltin

.Michele

Story 12

All Keyed Up

Belore You Read

A .. W~hat do you think of when you see theword ksY? \¥rite .some words in the map.

Now write tour sentences about keys using the ideas Irorn your :map.

B. Look at the picture on page 82. Answer the questions. 1. What do you see in the picture?

2 .V\lThat do you think the people in the picture will s.ay to each other?

c. Do you know what these words mean? Talk about their meanings with a partner .. Then use a dictionary to check YOM work.

alarm system campmg exhausted frightened

to guess

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to keep an eye on keyed up promptly

.set

AIl Keyed Up si D., Use the words in activity C to complete these sentences.

Change the form of a word if necessary.

1. Gail and Howard went for two weeks. They

sle pt in a tent.

2. Gail and Howard were very tired and they wanted to sleep.

They were_

3. A birth certificate and a driver' s license are two useful

pieces of _

4. I have a of three keys for the house and a

key for the car,

5. ill we must find a way tOo get inside. We can't

stay out here.

6. DOIl~t get all ! Just calm down and try to

relax.

7'. Someone has to watch the suitcases. I'll them while you look for the keys.

8, An ~ makes noise to warn people of danger.

9. The neighbor "'"TIS by the noise. She thought

a robber was in the house.

10. The police arrived . They carne right away.

All Keyed 'Up

Gail and Howard liked to travel. Every vacation they went to a different place. They were always careful when they left the house. They locked the doors and windows and put om the. alarm system. Then Gail took the extra set of keys and left them with her mother.

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GnU and Howard spent two weeks campingin the mountains.

They had a: great time, but when they came home..ell they wanted to do \VaS sleep,

"Give me the keys, Howie. Let me open the door while you

park the car,' ~

· 'Uh, oh, Gail. I can't find the keys. You have them, don't you?" "No, Howie. I gave them to you .. look again.'

~ ~ -Ra';lU' y.' ·G·· '".11] 1 do n' t [4 .... :. th .'. J'

. -""U . , '. a:L .• .. HCJ.Y'e·. '.enl.

They both looked everywhere, bur no luck. The keys were not nvwhe re

a."J ... ~- ,

"Don't get all keyed up, Go to your mom's house, Gail, and get the extra set. Let me keep an eye on the suitcases,"

Gail went to her mother's house, but her mother wasn't home. ll'lVen~ Howie, I guess we must find a. way to get inside,'

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Howard climbed up the fire escape to open awindow, but he forgot that the window 'was locked, too. Be climbed back down, found a metal bar, broke the window, and climbed into the house. He went to open the front door for Gail, only to find the police.

A frightened neighbor heard the noise and thought there was a robbery; so she Caned the police. Howard was almost arrested, but luckily be had identification that proved that he lived in that house.

Finally, both exhausted, Gail and Howard brought their luggage in, climbed into bed, 'and promptly fell asleep.

While You Read

A. As you read! take notes and fill in the chart. ",That Gail and Howard did .. "

before their vacation

on their vacation

when they got home

when the police came

when they _g_ot_. _lns_·_id_e_---L- __ ~ J

Now use your notes to write a summary of the story,

B. Read the story again. Underline each new word you find. Then. rewrite the sentences using ,3 synonym 01" a group o:f words in place of the underlined words,

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After You Read

comprehcnson Check

A. \Vrite T jf the sentence is true and F if the sentence is false.

Correct the sentence if it is false.

1. Gail and Howard were a~wdys careful when they left the

house.

2. They took a plane to Japan.,

3., When they came home, they couldn't find their keys. 4,. Howard broke down the door.

S. He was arrested.

B. Find the questions. that are answered in the story. Answer them first. Then make up your own answers to the other questions; Share your answers with a. partner,

1. What did Gail and Howarddo O'n their vacation?

2. Where are Gail and Howard's keys?

3. Where is GaiFR mother?

4. How did Howard get into the house?

5. Who called the police?

c. In groups of three, role-play the conversation between Gail, HO\\i1U'd~ and the police officer.

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Structure Practice

A+ Match the infinitives in column A with their past tense forms in cohmmB.

A B
1- to like a were/was
. +
2 to go h. spent
._ .
3. to be c. took
4. to leave d. wanted
5. to put e. left
6. to lock f. forgot
7. to take g. thought
8.. to spend h. liked
9. to have 1. heard
10. to come J "' carne
11. to 'Want k. went
12. to forget 1. locked
13. to find m. found
14. to hear n. had
15. to think o. put B. Complete the questions using do~ does, or did.

L

_____ you forget the keys to the house yesterday'?

2', _~ she want to go to her mother's house now?

3.

____ - Howard feel very tired yesterday?

4.

____ we have to go home now?

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the dog want to eat now?

c. Change these yes/no questions to information questions.

1. Arc you going home now? (Where)

2. 'Vas he eating chicken and rice for supper? (What)

3. Am r leaving at one o'clock? (When)

4. 'Were you walking to school with John? (Who) 6. Is he feeling well today? (How)

I Grand Delusions

Before You Read

A~ What do you think of when you see the word family? ,"Vrite 8 orne words in the map.

Now write four sentencesabout families using the ideas from your map.

B. look at the picture on. page 88. Answerthe questions. 1. What dOYOUl see in the picture?

2 . WOuld you like to be in this place ?\Vhy or why not?

c. Read these sentences with a partner. Can you guess the meanings of the underlined words and phrases? Use a dictionary if you need help.

Definitions

1. Andy didn't want to get a dogbut he, got one anyway.

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2 _ A guidance co unselor helps studeata plan their . schedules.

3.. When a place is crowded ,it has too many things or people,

4. My house is too crowded. I can't s mod it anymore.

5. Your house is roonner than mine. It's not as crowded.

6. Andy spoke to 1fr. Chong on Monday. The next da)' was Tuesday.

7, A guidance counselor helps students solve their problems.

8.1vfr. Chong had a ~razy idea.

It didn't seem sensible,

9. AndY threatened to move into the school, He warned Mr. Chong about what he would do.

ID. A wise person knows many things.

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D. Write T if the sentence is true and F if it is false. Correct the sentence if it is false.

1. A crowded room is. empty.

2. When you can't stand. something, you are happy with it.

3. A wise person is very intelligent.

4. If you take out the table, the kitchen will be roomier.

5. When you solve a problem, you cannot find an answer.

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Andy is learning about the fa.mr~y.

"How many people live in your house?" asks Mrs. Hill, Andv's teacher.

('.~~y house is very crowded," answers Andy. "I live with my parents, four brothers, and two sisters. I can't stand it any-more .. I can't find a place to do my work,"

.~ iWhy don't you speak to your counselor?' r asks Mrs, Hill. The next day, Andy made an appointment with Mr, Chong.

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"Sure, there's a way to solve your problem. Get a dog," advised Mr. Chong,

"Theman is crazy. Living' in a crowded house can't be one of his problems," thought Andy.

But Andy got a dog anyway. The next day, he went 'to see his counselorand told him :it was much too crowded,

l1\sk your aunts, uncles; and their children to s,tay fora while, and oh, yes" get a cat."

"You1,re a counselor, and you must know, But that sounds crazy

to me," said Andy.

The next day, Andy complained bitterly to Mr. Chong. ~. I can't stand it anymore, I sleep in the halt;'

~~Wel, ask some friends to stay for a, few days," "This guy is madl ~ 1 cried Andy.

But he invited his friends anyv;ay., Every inch of the house was occupied, When Andy threatened to move into the school. Mr; Chong told him to. send his friends borne. The next day, Andy went to Mr, Chong's office and said:

"Oh, there's much more room now. I can breathe a little," Next Mr. Chong told him to send his relatives home.

· 'On, Mr, Chong, you're very wise. I have so much room .. I don't know whereto put myself,' said Andy.

IINow~ Andy, se.1l your dog and your cat.' J

Andy returned the following day and thanked Mr. Chong for telling him how to make his house roomier.

"I wonder how be did it?'" Andy asked himself. "Here: I am with parents, lour brothers, and two sisters; yet the house seems so much bigger than before .. "

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