Unidad

9
El incendio Repaso de vocabulario y estructuras
Es verano. El señor y la señora Todd están de Ahora la señora Todd parece preocupada también.
vacaciones con sus hijos, Dick y Jimmy. Todos se Corre hacia la casa y se para debajo de la ventana
están quedando en su casa de la playa en Carolina del cuarto de Jimmy. Jimmy aparece en la ventana.
del Sur. La señora Todd está sentada escribiendo Él está intentando salir.
una carta. El señor Todd está trabajando en el
jardín. Él está regando las plantas. De repente, Dick ¡Mami! ¡Papi! ¡No puedo salir!
sale corriendo de la casa.
¡Salta, querido! ¡Salta! ¡Yo te
¡Mami! ¡Papi! Por favor, ¡vengan de atraparé!
prisa!
No puedo, mamá. Estoy asustado.
¿Qué ocurre, Dick? ¿Qué puedo hacer?

¿Ya se está incendiando tu cuarto?
¡La casa se está incendiando!
Sí, hay llamas entrando por debajo
¿Dónde está el incendio, Dick? de la puerta.

Arriba, en los dormitorios. ¡Debes intentar saltar, amor!

El señor Todd parece muy preocupado. Toma la Jimmy se para en el marco de la ventana pero no
manguera y entra corriendo en la casa. salta. Él está muy asustado. Empieza a llorar.
Entonces, ellos escuchan las sirenas y una gran
¡No entres, es demasiado peligroso! máquina de bomberos roja llega. Hay cuatro
bomberos. Dos de ellos sacan una larga escalera del
Tengo que entrar. Tengo que llamar camión.
a los bomberos.
La llevan hacia la casa y la apoyan contra la pared
¡Ten cuidado, querido! bajo la ventana del cuarto de Jimmy. Un hombre
sube rápidamente por la escalera. Llega hasta
¿Dónde está Jimmy, mami? Jimmy y lo baja.
¡Oh, no! Jimmy está durmiendo en su Los otros dos hombres entran corriendo en la casa
cuarto. ¿Cómo va a salir? con una manguera. Ellos están tratando de apagar
el incendio. No es un incendio grande, pero se está

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Unidad 9 El incendio propagando rápidamente. Ellos llevan su Debemos ir a un hotel. también. cortinas y sillas. Di a los Es difícil subir por la escalera porque está mojada y bomberos que no queda nadie más resbalosa. Diez minutos más tarde el incendio está bajo control. Todd agradece a los bomberos. Primero observan las habitaciones ¡No puedo llegar hasta Jimmy! ¡Se de la planta baja. El señor No podemos permanecer aquí. alfombras. querido! Jimmy sala. hombres. escalera y su manguera al camión. Los dos niños les dicen casa. Sin embargo. Porque es en la casa. Le bajaron sano y salvo. luego ellos se suben al camión. Entonces suben al segundo piso. no siente miedo y está sonriendo. Jimmy les está observando. La escalera no está dañada. Él les agradece hay camas. buena idea. La puerta estaba cerrada y sólo el techo un está aquí con nosotros. Después de todo. Los bomberos poco dañado. También lo están las El señor Todd vuelve a la casa para decírselo a los camas. adiós con las manos. El señor Todd sale de la Los bomberos se alejan. El pasillo está mojado pero los está quemando la escalera! muebles no se dañaron. hecha de piedra. El señor y la señora Todd entran en la casa. Ya no Sí. el papel colgadura está arruinado. ya lo rescataron con la escalera. Echan un vistazo a la ¡No te preocupes. Los dormitorios y el baño están completamente quemados. En media hora está apagado. 24 .

He starts to cry. I have to call the re house. Dick suddenly. Then they go upstairs. Mr. We have to go to under the door. Todd thanks the reghters. You must try to jump. The bedrooms and bathrooms are burnt out. Jimmy is looking at Oh. Todd looks very worried. First bedroom. good idea. There are four reghters. Dick and Jimmy.Unit 9 The fire Review of vocabulary and structures It is summer. a hotel. house and lean it on the wall under the window of Jimmy's bedroom. rugs. mommy. Mom¡ Dad! Come here right away! He reaches Jimmy and brings him down. One man rushes up the ladder. Mr. Dick? The other two men run into the house with a hose. He picks up the hose with us. Two of them take the plants. They look into Mommy! Daddy! I can't get out! the living room. They carry it to the house. They take their ladder and their hose back to the truck. I'm scared. Todd comes out of the house. They are trying to extinguish the re. mom? Then they get into the truck. staying in their house at the beach in South Carolina. and Mrs. is wet but there is no damage to the furniture. and chairs. He is not afraid now and he is smiling. He is watering arrives. The hall trying to climb out. on re! Don't worry. dear! Jimmy is here Mr. Tell the remen that there are no more people in the I have to go in. Mrs. Todd are on vacation Jimmy stands on the window-sill but he doesn't with their children. In half an hour it is out. They are all jump. comes running out of the a long ladder out of the truck. How is he going to get out? thanks them. The door was shut and only the ceiling is a little damaged. Jump. Then. Todd is sitting and writing a letter. He is too scared. and Mrs. no! Jimmy is sleeping in his them. they hear sirens and a large red re engine Mr. Jimmy appears at the window. dear! Ten minutes later the re is under control. The two children wave house and stands under the window of Jimmy's goodbye. Mr. Where's Jimmy. there are no beds! 25 . He is they look at the rooms on the ground oor. Todd is working in the backyard. So are the beds. After all. However the wall-paper is ruined. They brought him Don't go in! It's too dangerous! down safe and sound. Todd go into the house. with the ladder. Where is the re. Todd looks worried too. dear! Yes. Mr. Dick? I can't get to Jimmy! The stairs are It's upstairs in the bedrooms. Yes. What wet and slippery. Is your bedroom on re yet? curtains. Be careful. dear! Jump! I will catch you! It is difcult to walk up the stairs because they are I can't. Mr. department. Now Mrs. Todd goes back into the house to tell the men. there are ames coming from We can't stay here. He also bedroom. The remen rescued him and runs into the house. The staircase isn't damaged can I do? because It's made of stone. but it is spreading quickly. What's the problem. It is not a big The house is on re! re. She runs to the The reghters leave.

usually in the near future Example: I am having a party next week. “Every day” is a habit. All the plans have been made. It’s raining right now. Unit 9 The fire New Vocabulary Nouns Verbs Adjectives -Backyard -Ground -Appear -Reach -Dangerous -Beds -Hose -Arrive -Rescue -Scared -Ceiling -Ladder -Bring -Run -Slippery -Curtains -Rugs -Burn out -Rush up -Worried -Chairs -Sirens -Carry -Sleep -Fire -Staircase -Catch -Smile engine -Stone -Climb out -Spread Adverbs -Fire -Truck -Come -Stand -Quickly fighters -Upstairs -Extinguish -Stay -Flames -Watering -Hear -Try -Furniture -Jump -Wave -Lean -Work Expressions -Make -Write -Pick up -Right away -Safe and sound ! PrácticaNow. 26 . States: Things which do not often change (for example. A denite plan for the future: Something we intend to do. Present Continuous The simple present tense is used for two main types of action: Habits: Actions which happen regularly (for example. because it doesn’t change. This is a state. opinions and conditions) Example: Mary lives in Florida. Unit 3. every day or every week) Example: Sean goes to class every day. de estructuras something important! Simple Present Vs. pages 49 and 53. The present continuous tense is used for two main types of action: A temporary action happening now: Something which is going on right now Example: It is raining outside. see Finding Out About Grammar Book. Ref For better reference.

Tenemos que ¿A qué distancia está. 27 . J o h n e s t a c i o n ó e l a u t o e n e l Mary empaca algo de ropa en una maleta pequeña. Caminaron por la ribera del río. El semáforo cambia a verde y el auto llega podemos llevar el equipaje a nuestra a la entrada del hotel. Después de conducir por Pocono el n de semana. entonces se cómo seguir desde allí. aún no. Ahora están listos ¿Por qué no tomamos nuestras para salir. estacionamiento. la próxima vez deberíamos tratar de rentar uno de esos botes. Deberemos estar allí en poco más de una hora. ¿Quieres verlo ahora Budweisers. No quedan lejos de Nueva una hora y diez minutos. Mary coloca su abrigo también en el asiento de atrás. Ella espera a John en la puerta de su hotel con el equipaje. Él la pone buena cerveza fría! sobre el asiento de atrás. llegaron a “Bed and York. Estaban algo ciudad. John? volver de nuevo. pero no estoy muy seguro de cansados cuando volvieron al hotel. Ella ve el auto de John en el semáforo en la Tomemos algo primero. Yo no creo que nos extraviemos con tantas señales de ruta. Era “la hora feliz” y muchos de los hotel "Bed and Breakfast" en un pequeño pueblo. bebidas en el comedor con los otros huéspedes? ¿Dónde está el mapa. Sí. querida? Se sentaron a la mesa y la camarera les trajo dos Está en mi bolso. Es muy agradable aquí. Unidad 10 Un fin de semana en el campo El señor y la señora Hill deciden ir a las Montañas John estaba en lo cierto. Me pregunto cuándo llegaremos. c o m e d o r. Buena idea. es muy bonito. luego esquina. Bebieron las cervezas y luego fueron a mismo? descansar en su habitación. huéspedes estaban tomando cócteles en el John alquila un automóvil para el n de semana. El campo es muy bello. ¡No hay nada como una Mary sube al auto y John toma su maleta. habitación. sentaron en la terraza a mirar los botes en el río. Se van a alojar en un Breakfast”. Yo conozco la salida de la paseo. Cuando regresemos Creo que es a unas cincuenta millas. A la mañana siguiente se levantaron muy temprano y salieron a dar un No.

then we can town. Unit 10 A weekend in the country Mr. Mary packs take the luggage up to our room. No. John? Yes. not yet. John rents a car for the weekend. John parked Mountains for the weekend. They were a little tired when they got back to the hotel. Do you want to see The next morning they got up very early and went it right now? for a walk. It night and a morning meal. dear? they went to rest in their room. Hill decide to go to the Pocono drinking cocktails in the dining room. When we come next I think it's about fty miles. * We should be there in a little over an Something we want you hour. I know the way out of so they sat on the porch to watch the boats on the the city. How far is it. She sees nice cold beer! John's car at the trafc-light on the corner. or a private house or was "happy hour" and many of the guests were small hotel offering this New Vocabulary Nouns Verbs -Back seat -Luggage -Trafc-light -Arrive -Rest -Beer -Map -Waitress -Decide -See -Boat -Purse -Weekend -Drink -Sit -Coat -Parking lot -Get up -Turn -Corner -Porch -Go -Wait -Countryside -River -Park -Walk -Dear -Suitcase -Put -Wonder -Entrance -Table -Rent -Guests -Town 28 . we should try to rent one of those boats. She waits for John Good idea! There is nothing like a at the door of their hotel with the luggage. They walked along the river banks. they arrived at “the Bed and Breakfast”. They drank the beers and then Where's the map. but I'm not sure where to go river. It's so pleasant dear. It's in my purse. Now they are ready to go. her clothes into a small suitcase. He puts it in the back seat. it's very nice. I wonder when we'll arrive. They sat at a table and the waitress brought them two Budweisers. time. Mary puts her coat in the back seat too. After driving for an hour and ten Breakfast and bed = a room to sleep in for the minutes. They are going to stay in a Bed-and-Breakfast in a small Let's have a drink rst. The light turns green and the car arrives at the hotel Why don't we have our drinks in the entrance. many road signs. We'll have to I don’t think we can get lost with so come here again. Mary gets into the car and John takes her dining room with the other guests? suitcase. York City but the countryside is very beautiful. from there. and Mrs. It's not far from New his car in the parking lot. to know John was right.

something important! Simple Past Use the Simple Past to express the idea that an action started and nished at a specic time in the past. Examples: I saw a movie yesterday. we use “did” and the verb changes from its past form to its simple form. see Finding Out About Grammar Book. I didn’t see a play yesterday. you use the verb in past. 29 . page 34.Unit 10 A weekend in the country Adjectives Adverbs -Beautiful -Tired -Early -Nice -Very ! Now. In the negative and question forms. Unit 3. Did you have dinner last night? Notice that in the afrmative form. but they do have one specic time in mind. Sometimes. this verb can be either regular (-ed) or irregular. Clapped Saved Final –ed is pronounced /d/ after a bi-syllable sound. the speaker may not actually mention the specic time. 1 say said 18 bring brought 35 read read 2 make made 19 begin began 36 grow grew 3 go went 20 keep kept 37 lose lost 4 take took 21 hold held 38 fall fell 5 come came 22 write wrote 39 send sent 6 see saw 23 stand stood 40 build built 7 know knew 24 hear heard 41 understand understood 8 get got 25 let let 42 draw drew 9 give gave 26 mean meant 43 break broke 10 nd found 27 set set 44 spend spent 11 think thought 28 meet met 45 cut cut 12 tell told 29 run ran 46 rise rose 13 become became 30 pay paid 47 drive drove 14 show showed 31 sit sat 48 buy bought 15 leave left 32 speak spoke 49 wear wore 16 feel felt 33 lie lay 50 choose chose 17 put put 34 lead led Ref For better reference. Looked Final –ed is pronounced /t/ after a monosyllable verb. Wanted This is a list of the most common fty irregular verbs in the English language. Cleaned Decided Final –ed is pronounce /ed/ after “t” and “d” sounds.