Emma Kelly
Hi! I’m Emma Kelly. I’m from Plymouth, in the South
of England, but I live in Portugal, in Oporto, with my
family. Oporto is a nice town. It is situated on the north-
west coast of Portugal and I like it very much.
I’m twelve years old and I was born on 3rd March. I
have got a sister, Caroline and two brothers, David and
Jason. Caroline is ten and David and Jason are eight.
We live in a very fine house in Foz, right in front of the
beach. I love my house. It’s a big house with two floors. It
has got four bedrooms, a study and a beautiful garden
around it. My bedroom is upstairs and from my window I
can see the sea.
I’ve got two pets: a cat and a dog. They are good
A. Choose the correct answer.
1. Emma is
a. American b. Portuguese c. English
2. Oporto is
a. in the centre of Portugal b. in the south c. on the coast
3. She has got
a. two sisters and a brother b. two brothers and a sister c. three children
4. Jason is
a. Caroline’s twin brother b. Emma’s twin brother c. David’s twin brother
B. Answer these questions on the text.
1. Where is Emma from?
2. How many brothers and sisters has she got?
3. Is her house small?
4. Where is her bedroom?
5. Has she got any pets? How many?
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C. Ask questions for the following answers.
1. ?
Emma is tall and thin.
2. ?
Her eyes are blue.
3. ?
She has got one sister.
4. ?
Yes, her brothers are twins.
5. ?
Yes, there is a garden around the house.
6. ?
Her bedroom is upstairs.
D. Complete the sentences with the verbs to be, there to be and to have got.
1. Emma English and we Portuguese.
2. Where you from? I from Spain.
3. Emma two brothers. They twins.
4 They two pets. And you? you a dog?
5. No, I . I a cat.
6. a study in Emma’s house? Yes, . It
7. How many students in Emma’s class? twenty-eight.
E. Now answer these questions about you.
1. Where do you live?
2. Do you live in a house or in a flat?
3. How many bedrooms are there in your house?
4. Have you got any pets?
5. What colour are your eyes?
6. How many brothers and sisters have you got?
José Mourinho
José Mourinho is a famous Portuguese football trainer.
In fact, people say he is the best football trainer in the
world. He is a very handsome man. He’s tall and slim and
he’s got brown eyes and hair.
He is from Setúbal, but now he lives in London,
because of his successful career. Now he is the trainer of
the Chelsea Football Club.
He was born on 26th January 1963. He is married and he
has got two children: Tita (Matilde) and Zuca (José Mário).
He likes wearing classical and sports clothes and he
loves blue, the colour of Oporto Football Club.
He has a very disciplined life. He practises for more
than three hours a day and he doesn’t go out much at
night because he needs to sleep a lot. He is a very success-
ful trainer not only because he is good, but also because
he works hard, he studies all the details before the games
and he always has the support of his wife Matilde.
A. Read the text above and then answer these questions.
1. Who’s José Mourinho?
2. What nationality is he?
3. How old is he?
4. Where does he live?
5. Does he usually go out at night? Why or why not?
6. Why is he successful?
B. Write the questions for the following answers.
1. ?
Yes, he is. He is very famous.
2. ?
He has got two children: a daughter and a son.
3. ?
He is tall and slim. He has got brown eyes and brown hair.
4. ?
He was born on 26th January 1963.
5. ?
He trains three hours a day.
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C. Complete the questions with the appropriate question words.
1. do they have breakfast? At 7:30 a.m.
2. does he go to work? By car.
3. does he live? In London.
4. is he? He’s 1. 78m.
D. Add a suitable question tag.
1. Mourinho ’s father is a football trainer, ?
2. His parents live in Portugal, ?
3. He doesn’t eat junk food, ?
4. He has got two children, ?
E. Complete the sentences with the correct prepositions.
1. Mourinho goes to the countryside weekends.
2. August he spends his holidays Portugal.
3. His birthday is January 26th.
4. He usually has dinner 8:00 p.m.
5. He sometimes watches TV the evening.
6. He visits his parents Christmas.
F. Fill in the gaps with personal pronouns.
1. Mourinho is training the Chelsea. wants to win the Premier League.
2. Mourinho’s parents don’t live in England. live in Setúbal.
3. José Mourinho is very thoughtful. always understands and helps
his children.
G. Complete the sentences with possessive determiners.
1. Mourinho loves sports. favourite sport is football.
2. Mourinho and I are good friends. favourite hobby is travelling.
3. They have got a dog. name is Spotty.
4. My sister and I love football. favourite team is Benfica.
5. “What about you? What’s favourite team? “
H. Write a composition about you, your family and your best friend.
Don’t forget to refer to your personal identification, your likes and dislikes, your
Describe your best friend (physically and psychologically),…
Read the text carefully.
Ian MacArthur
My name’s Ian MacArthur. I’m thirteen and I am
Scottish. I live in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.
My country is beautiful but it is usually very
cold and in Winter we have a lot of snow. I live with
my family in a big flat in the centre of the city. My
school isn’t very far away, so I usually go to school
by bus or on foot.
My favourite time of the year is the Summer.
The days are very long and the nights short. It’s
when I have holidays and I can go to my grandpar-
ents’ farm, in a very nice village in the North. There
I always have a really good time. I always get up
early, at 6.30, because I like feeding the animals and
I enjoy life in the open air.
I go for picnics with my friends, we go moun-
taineering, we swim in the river and I sometimes go
fishing with my grandfather and his dog, Leo.
A. Complete the sentences according to the text.
1. Ian was born
2. Edinburgh is
3. His favourite season is
4. He goes fishing
B. Answer these questions.
1. Where does Ian live?
2. How does he usually go to school? Why?
3. What is the weather like in Winter?
4. Why is Summer his favourite season?
5. What does Ian usually do when he is on his grandparents’ farm?
C. Complete with question words.
1. is Edinburgh? It’s in Scotland.
2. are they? They are my cousins.
3. does he usually go to the farm? In Summer.
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4. does it take to get there? About two hours.
5. pets has he got? Just one dog.
6. is his grandfather? He’s 65.
D. Ask questions for the following answers.
1. ?
Ian is Scottish.
2. ?
Now, he’s on his grandparents’ farm.
3. ?
His grandfather is a very nice man.
4. ?
He usually gets up at 6:30.
5. ?
Yes, he does. Ian loves animals.
E. Add a suitable question tag.
1. Ian was in England last month, ?
2. He enjoys life in the open air, ?
3. His grandparents aren’t very old, ?
4. They feed the animals in the morning, ?
5. Ian can swim very well, ?
6. Ian’s parents don’t live on the farm, ?
F. Complete the sentences with the Past Simple of the verb to be.
1. Where you yesterday morning? I at school.
2. he at school too? No, he . He and his friends
in the park.
G. Write these sentences in the plural.
1. There is a glass on the table.
2. The girl is wearing jeans and a T-shirt.
3. There is a man, a woman and a child in the park.
4. This boy is helping his family.
H. Write a short composition about the place where you live and your daily
Read Brian’s letter to Susan.
A. Mark the sentences true (T) or false (F). Correct the false ones.
1. James is an American boy.
2. He has got fair hair.
3. He attends a state school.
4. His brother is at the same school.
5. Miami is in the north of the USA.
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13, Maple Tree Av.
Florida USA
January, 15th 2006
Dear Susan,
I am very happy to be your new pen-friend. As you know I’m fourteen
years old like you. I’ve got blue eyes and short, brown hair. My father is
a lawyer and my mother is a nurse.
I attend a private secondary school, called John Ford High School.
It’s a day school for boys and girls. My favourite subject is History. I
think it’s fascinating to know about our ancestors.
I live here in Miami, with my parents, my sister Susan and my brother
Steve. Susan is sixteen and Steve is eighteen. Susan and I are at the same
school, but Steve is at Harvard University in Massachusetts, which is
over 2,000 km to the north of Miami, and so he just comes home for
vacations and for the weekend once or twice a month. He wants to be a
lawyer like my father.
I like living here in Miami because we usually have sunny weather
and we are near the beach. Miami is in the south, in the state of Florida.
We have lots of tourists coming to visit Disney World, which is in
Orlando. I love going to the beach, playing basketball and surfing.
My routine is the usual. I always get up early. I always have lunch at
school and I come back home at 5 p.m. In the evening I always go to the
karate class with my sister.
Oh, I also love music and I have a pet dog, named Biggy, because he’s
really big.
I think that’s all for now. Write soon and send me your photo.
B. Answer these questions on the text.
1. How old is James?
2. Where does he live?
3. How many brothers and sisters has he got?
4. What kind of school does he go to?
5. How often does Steve come home? Why?
6. What does his mother do?
C. Ask the right questions.
1. ?
Yes, he is. He is from the USA.
2. ?
He’s tall and thin. He’s got blue eyes and short, brown hair.
3. ?
Miami is in the state of Florida.
4. ?
Yes, he does. He loves surfing.
5. ?
He usually goes to school by bus.
D. Complete the sentences with the right prepositions.
1. He gets up seven o’clock.
2. They don’t have classes Christmas.
3. He’s very good basketball.
4. He has lunch the canteen.
5. He has karate lessons the evening.
6. They don’t have classes Saturday.
E. Complete with the right form of the verbs in brackets.
1. James (have) a shower first thing in the morning.
2. He (not like) drinking Coca-Cola. He (prefer) water.
3. He always (listen) to music after dinner.
4. During the week he (get up) at 7 o’clock.
5. For breakfast he usually (drink) a glass of milk and (eat)
toast and butter.
F. Write a paragraph about your school.
A. Read the following text and then answer the questions on it.
David Beckham
David Beckham is a famous football player from
London. He has got a very large house near London,
with a beautiful garden around it and a big swimming-
pool, but now he lives in Spain with his wife, Victoria,
and their three sons Brooklin, Romeo, and Cruz.
Victoria isn’t an ordinary mum. She’s an ex-Spice
Girl. She is always on the covers of magazines and she
is almost as famous as the Queen!
David gets up early every day and runs 5 kilome-
tres. Then he has breakfast with Victoria and the chil-
dren. After breakfast he goes to the football ground to
practise. David’s job is very hard. He trains and works
out in the gym every day. Five years ago he played for
Manchester United but at the moment he is playing for
Real Madrid and England.
David usually has important matches at the weekend
and Victoria often goes to the matches to see him play.
On Saturday evenings David and Victoria enjoy
meeting their friends and they often have dinner out
and then go to a disco.
1. Who’s David Beckham?
2. Does he live in London?
3. Is he single?
4. What does he usually do in the morning before breakfast?
5. How often a week does he train?
6. What does he usually do at the weekends?
B. Write the opposites of the underlined words.
1. Beckham has an interesting life.
2. He has got straight hair.
3. His house in London wasn’t cheap.
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C. Write the questions.
1. ?
Yes, he does. He loves playing football.
2. ?
He gets up at 7 a.m.
3. ?
He has got three sons.
4. ?
He usually has breakfast at home.
5. ?
Yes, they live in a very big house.
D. Write the frequency adverb in the right place.
1. Beckham gets up late. (never)
2. His wife is busy with the children. (always)
3. He watches TV. (seldom)
4. Now they are in London. (rarely)
E. Add a suitable question tag.
1. Beckam has got an earring, ?
2. His wife is very famous,too, ?
3. They haven’t got any daughters, ?
4. They don’t live in London, ?
5. Beckham’s parents live in the countryside, ?
F. Fill in the gaps with the present simple or the present continuous of the
verbs in brackets.
1. It’s 7 o’clock. David Beckham (have) breakfast now but he usually
(have) breakfast at 8 o’clock.
2. He sometimes (watch) TV after dinner.
3. At the moment he (read) the newspaper and the children
(play) in the sitting-room.
4. Victoria often (see) her husband play.
G. Write a paragraph about your favourite football player, singer, athlete,…
Don’t forget to refer to his/her age / nationality / physical appearance / personal-
ity / likes / hobbies / family…
Read Rita’s letter.
A. Answer the questions on the text.
1. Who’s writing the letter?
2. What does she usually do during Carnival holidays? Why?
3. Where did she travel this year?
4. Did they stay in a hotel?
5. Who did they travel with?
6. How long did they stay there?
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Rua da Fábrica, 15
4750, Barcelos
3rd March 2006
Dear Melanie,
I’m writing to tell you about my last Carnival holidays. I usu-
ally stay at home at Carnival, because this time of the year holi-
days are very short, but this year my holidays were really different
and super!
We travelled with some friends to Andorra, in the Pyrenees and
we had a good time together. The weather was sunny, but the
mountains were covered with snow. It was fantastic. We stayed in a
bungalow. It was quite big and comfortable. There were three bed-
rooms, a large sitting-room and a fireplace.
During the day we tried skiing, we walked in the snow, we pre-
pared and cooked delicious meals. The nights were the best.
Sometimes we danced at the disco or we stayed at home by the fire-
place playing cards or just talking. We stayed there for a week.
What about you? Did you have nice Carnival holidays? How is
your school going? My tests are starting again and I have to study
Write soon and tell me all about you.
B. Ask questions.
1. ?
During the day they tried skiing and walked in the snow.
2. ?
She travelled by plane.
3. ?
There were three bedrooms in the bungalow.
4. ?
Yes, there was a fireplace.
5. ?
Yes, she stayed there for a week.
C. Complete the sentences with the past simple of the verbs in brackets.
1. Last week I (travel) to work by motorbike, but yesterday I
(decide) to go by train because it (be) raining.
2. Where you (be) last night? I (be) at home.
3. Yesterday she (stay) in the hotel because she (be) ill.
4. At night they (play) cards and (talk).
5. School (start) a week ago.
D. Complete with indefinite pronouns.
1. There were Portuguese people in the hotel.
2. Rita hasn’t got brothers. And you? Have you got
brothers or sisters?
3. tourists tried skiing but there wasn’t teacher to help
E. Make these sentences negative.
1. She loved skiing.
2. They were very tired.
3. They enjoyed their holidays very much.
4. It was sunny but there was a lot of snow.
F. Write a short composition about your last Carnival holidays.
Say: – where you were – what the weather was like
– who you were with – where you stayed
– what you visited – what you enjoyed most
Yesterday Monica and Cristina decided to go shopping.
They went to Selfridge’s, one of the biggest department
stores in London. First, they went to the women’s wear
department where Cristina bought a very fashionable skirt.
Then, they went to the sports department.
Shop-assistant: Good afternoon. Can I help you?
Monica: Yes, please. I’d like to buy a tennis racket.
Shop-assistant: Is it for you?
Monica: No, it’s for my brother. He’s 25 next week.
Shop-assistant: Oh, it’s a birthday present!
Monica: Yes. Can I see that one on the counter?
Shop-assistant: Which one? The metal or the wooden
Monica : The metal one. It’s lighter, isn’t it?
Shop-assistant: Yes, but it is a bit too fragile. The wooden
rackets are stronger.
Monica: You may be right. How much is this one?
Shop-assistant: Let me check on the label. It’s not
expensive, £30. A real bargain.
Monica: What’s your opinion, Cristina? Do you like it?
Cristina: Well, I think it’s a nice present.
Monica: OK. I’ll take it.
Shop-assistant: Thank you. Pay at the cash-desk, please.
A. Read the text above carefully and then answer these questions.
1. What did Monica want to buy?
2. Who was the tennis racket for?
3. When does Monica’s brother have his birthday?
4. Where did Monica see the metal racket?
5. Did she buy it? Why or why not?
6. How much did the wooden racket cost?
B. Give the opposites of these words.
1. next week (line 10)
2. stronger (line 17)
3. right (line 18)
4. expensive (line 20)
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C. Ask questions.
1. ?
Monica went to Selfridge’s.
2. ?
She stayed there for two hours.
3. ?
No, she didn’t. She went with her friend Cristina.
4. ?
She bought a tennis racket.
D. Add a suitable question tag.
1. Cristina was looking for a skirt, ?
2. The skirt didn’t fit her, ?
3. Monica bought a tennis racket, ?
4. The wooden rackets are stronger, ?
E. Look at the table and use the
information to fill in the
blanks with the right form of
the adjectives in brackets.
1. The wooden racket is the metal racket. (expensive)
2. The wooden racket is the metal racket. (good)
3. The metal racket is the wooden racket (light) but it isn’t
(strong) the other.
F. Complete this dialogue.
Shop-assistant: ?
You: I’m looking for a black T-shirt.
Shop-assistant: ?
You: Medium, I think.
Shop-assistant: ?
You: Yes, I like this one very much. ?
Shop-assistant: It’s 15 Euros.
You: OK. I’ll .
G. Now write a short composition about your pocket money.
Don’t forget to refer to: how much you get, how often you get it, if you spend it
all, …
Object Price Weight Quality
metal racket
wooden racket
£ 20
£ 30
+ +
Read the text.
Last Summer Sarah, fourteen years old, and Bill,
fifteen, had very nice holidays. They are cousins and
their parents let them go to a summer camp. They
went in August and they stayed there for two weeks.
The camp was near the seaside, in the middle of a
beautiful park with lots of trees, a swimming-pool
and a sports field where they could play volleyball,
basketball and many other sports. When they were
there they could see the difference between city and
country life.
During their stay they did many interesting
things. They visited famous places, a castle and
some ancient Roman ruins. They had picnics, they
went to the beach, they cooked and worked in the
gardens and, of course, they made many new
They say those were the best holidays of their
life: they had fun, they could breathe pure air, they
made good friends and their parents were not there
to tell them what to do and not to do.
A. Answer these questions.
1. Are Sarah and Bill relatives?
2. Where did they go last Summer?
3. How long did they stay there?
4. Where was the camp?
5. What did they do while they were there?
6. Why did they like their holidays so much?
B. Ask questions.
1. ?
Yes, they did. They stayed for two weeks.
2. ?
They went to the beach in the morning.
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3. ?
They had lunch at 12:30.
4. ?
Yes, they were very happy there.
C. Complete the sentences with the right adjective degrees.
1. Sarah is fourteen and Bill is fifteen. So, Bill is Sarah. (old)
2. Bill is a student (good) but Sarah is (good) her cousin.
3. Their holidays in the summer camp were the (exciting) of all.
4. In August the weather is (warm) in October.
5. Life in the countryside is (quiet) and (relaxing)
in the city.
D. Add the suitable question tags.
1. Sarah and Bill are cousins, ?
2. They went to the beach, ?
3. You like camping, ?
4. Bill’s father repairs cars, ?
5. Bill’s parents don’t go on holidays in summer, ?
E. Complete with suitable prepositions.
Summer most people like spending holidays the sea-
side. It’s very good to swim the sea and lie the sand,
enjoying the sun and just doing nothing.
Last year I went the south of Spain my family and
some friends. We stayed a hotel the beach.
the morning we went the beach and
night we used to go the disco.
F. Write a short composition about your last summer holidays.
Read the following text attentively.
David’s school report
Yesterday our class visited some famous mines near
Aberdeen, in Scotland. It was really fun. We went there
by train and I was sitting next to the window, so I
could take a lot of photographs.
When we arrived at the place, we had to wait in a
queue before entering the mine. Everybody was
Inside the mine, we could see natural caverns with
stalactites and stalagmites and I could take more pho-
tographs. I love taking photos, you know. In fact, I
think I want to be a photographer.
One of the boys of my class tried to climb a big rock
and he didn’t want to wear a miner’s helmet. When the
guide told him to stop he started to whistle. He was
really bad and rude and our teacher got very angry!
After we finished the visit, we went to the museum
and the souvenir shop, where I bought some postcards.
Then we took the train back home. It was a great
school trip and we had a wonderful time!
A. Answer the following questions about the text.
1. Where did David go yesterday?
2. Who did he go with?
3. How did he travel there?
4. Why did he choose a place next to the window?
5. What did he see in the caverns?
6. Did all the boys behave well?
7. What was the school trip like?
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B. Match the words on the left with their correct equivalents on the right.
1. a lot of a. like, enjoy
2. famous b. began
3. entering c. many
4. love d. well known
5. started e. coming into
C. Ask questions for these answers.
1. ?
David wants to be a photographer.
2. ?
Yes, he did. Yesterday he went on a school trip.
3. ?
They had to wear a miner’s helmet because it’s dangerous not to wear it.
4. ?
He bought some postcards at the souvenir shop.
5. ?
They arrived at school at 8 p. m.
D. Complete the blanks with the verbs in brackets in the correct tense.
David (be) a very good student. He usually (have)
good marks and always (do) his homework.
Yesterday he (not be) well. He (have) a terrible
headache and (cannot) be attentive in classes.
Now he (attend) St. Peter’s school but next year he (go)
to another school.
E. Fill in the blanks with a suitable relative pronoun.
1. David is a nice boy lives in Scotland.
2. He’s got a pet dog is very funny and playful.
3. Last week he visited some mines are near Aberdeen.
4. He bought some souvenirs he offered his parents and friends.
F. Write a paragraph about your last school trip.
Refer to: – when and where you went – how you went there
– what you visited – what you liked best
– …
A. Read the text and answer the questions.
My name is Daniel but everybody calls me Dan. I’m
thirteen and I’m from England. I was born in Bristol,
but now I live in Los Angeles. My parents moved to the
USA when I was just five.
I attend a state school for boys and girls. My school
is great! I like it very much because we have a lot of
activities after classes: swimming, chess, computer stud-
ies and many clubs.
I love nature and animals.
Last year I joined the Environment Club and we
worked with an environmental group to help save the
California Condor, which is in danger of extinction.
Next year I am going to join a Panda Group that works
to protect wildlife. We are going to help the animals in
danger in our country. I’m very excited about it because
I’m really interested in the protection of life on Earth.
1. Who’s Daniel?
2. Does he like his school? Why or why not?
3. Which Club did he join last year? Why?
4. What is he going to do next year?
5. Why are so many animals disappearing?
6. What do you think people should do to stop the extinction of animals?
B. Write the opposites of the following words.
1. everybody 2. after
3. love 4. last
C. Ask questions.
1. ?
Dan is thirteen.
2. ?
He was born in Bristol.
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3. ?
He lives in Los Angeles.
4. ?
His family moved to the USA when he was 5 years old.
5. ?
Yes, he does. He loves animals.
6. ?
Next year he’s going to work with a Panda Group.
D. Complete the sentences with the right tense of the verbs in brackets.
The California condors (be) birds protected by law. It (be)
forbidden to hunt them, but in the past Man (kill) them for pleasure.
Dan (like) animals and (want) to help protect them.
Last Summer he (be) two weeks in Portugal and he
(visit) an exhibition at the Natural History Museum in Lisbon.
Next year he (work) on a project to protect wildlife.
E. Look at the pictures and say what people should or shouldn’t do to protect
the environment and save our planet.
F. Write a composition about your favourite bird or animal and say why you like it so

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