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Arias Modalidad: I) Read the text and say if the statements are true or false.
Sports Stars Last week, Venus and Serena Williams played each other in the final of a tennis tournament. Venus is now fourth in the world, and her younger sister Serena has moved to ninth. The two sisters have already come a long way from the poor area in California where they were born. It was full of violence and drugs, and the girls’ father, Richard, wanted to move to a safer place. They moved in 1991 and they have never looked back. Richard started to train Venus when she was four, and says: “The first time I took Venus to the tennis court, I told my wife, “We have a champion”.” She played in her first big tournament in 1999. She has won Wimblendon and the US Open twice. Serena has continued to improve and she has made fantastic progress. In 1999, she won the US Open, but she hasn’t won the singles at Wimblendon yet. Has tennis ever caused problems between the sisters? “We’ve played each other before and it hasn’t worried us –
1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Venus and Serena are cousins ……………………… Serena is number one in the world. ………………………. They were born in the rich area of California. ………………………. Venus was trained by someone she knows very well. ………………………. Both sisters aren’t jealous. …………………….
2. Complete the sentences with SHOULD – SHOULDN’T, MUSTN’T, HAVE TO – DON’T/DOESN’T HAVE TO:
a. We can use ______________to show that we are certain something is true. b. c. d.
e. f. g. h. i. j.
We are making a logical deduction based upon some clear evidence or reason. We use _______________ to express a general obligation. The obligation comes from “outside” – perhaps a law, a rule at school or work, or someone in authority. Because _________________expresses the authority of the speaker, you should be careful of using You must….. . It sounds very bossy. ___________________ is used to express what the speaker thinks is right or the best thing to do. It expresses mild obligation or advice. It expresses the opinion of the speaker, and it is often introduce by I think or I don’t think. We use ________________to express our necessity of doing something. _______________________________ is used to express absence of obligation ( it isn’t necessary . ___________________expresses negative advice. __________________ expresses strong obligation. Generally, this obligation comes from “inside” the speaker. The speaker thinks it’s necessary. You can also use ____________ to express advice, recommendation. We use _________________ to give an opinion or a recommendation.
3 . Mr Busy has met the woman of his dreams. (present perfect versus past tense)
Choose an appropriate verb from the boxes and put it into either the present perfect (simple/continuous) or the past (simple/continuous) Paragraph 1 buy stand arrive have(2) register fall in love lead (2) ask happen(2) join be(2) play tell change want help go out say
Mr Busy ___recently______ a dancing class. It ___ always _____ a wish of his to be able to dance properly so that when he is at a wedding or goes to a ball, he won’t have to stay in a corner and watch everyone else. So, two months ago, he ________at the local dancing school. He ______ some very shiny, black leather shoes and ________ at the Saturday morning class, of course, on time, for his very first dancing lesson. Many people _____ there and some very nice music ___ _______ in the background. Everyone ___to stand in a circle and after some simple exercises they were ____ to find a partner, roughly about the same size. As it so ______, quite near to Mr Busy, with shoulder length brown hair, ______ Lizzy. She ___deep blue eyes and a very pleasant smile. He _____ her if she
_____ to be his partner. She ___simply, “Of course!” One dance ____ to another, and one week ___ to another week and now, the inevitable __ ______. They ___ _____ _ ___with each other! In fact, they ___ ____ _____ __with each other for three weeks now. They spend Saturday mornings together at the dancing hall and they ____ ___ ____ ____ long walks on Sunday afternoons. Lizzy __ ___ _______Mr Busy in his garden, too. Things ____ _____quite a lot for Mr Busy in the past month or two!
lose ring be tell
wonder look become
He cannot sleep at night and he __ ___ his appetite! He has only one thing on his mind, and that is Lizzy. He ___ ___ _________on his work in the office and his secretary ___ ___ _______what the matter is with him. It __ so bad that she even ___ Mrs Brown to find out what the matter ___. Mrs Brown knows all the gossip and ___ her the story so now she knows about the romance. This is the first time that Mr Busy __ ___a girlfriend and he is taking it very seriously. Lizzy ___ also _____ his French class on Thursdays so they can spend an extra evening together. In fact, it __ _____so serious that Mr Busy __ ___ _______asking Lizzy to marry him! He ___ already _______ in the shop window of the local jewellers and __ ___ a wonderful diamond ring! It’s her 30th birthday next week and he ___ the idea of proposing to her then. He is not very confident in female matters so he ____ Mrs Brown for her opinion. She ___, “Do it! It’s a wonderful idea and she is a lovely girl!” Mr Busy ___ straight out and _____ the ring. That ___ last week. Today is the birthday! As you can imagine, Mr Busy is more nervous than usual. He __ never ___ anything like this before. Soon, the door bell rings and there, as beautiful as ever, is Lizzy. Now, Mr Busy ___ never ____ one to hang about so while she is still on the door step, he gets down on his knees and starts to say in a trembling voice, “Will you…” but Lizzy interrupts and says, “Of course I will!”