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UNIT 9E - READING

Alone on the water (p. 92)


I. Pre-reading
1. Match the pictures with the words from the box

cloudy cold foggy freezing snowy


stormy sunny warm windy
1- cold, icy and foggy.
I. Pre-reading
2. Ask and answer about the pictures

What’s the weather


like in picture 1?
It’s cold, icy
and foggy.
*Vocabulary
• paralysed /ˈpærəlaɪzd/ (a)
• control /kənˈtrəʊl/ (n)
II. While-reading

* Reading tip
Newspaper and magazine articles often
start with a summary of the story in
the first paragraph. The other
paragraphs gives more details.
II. While-reading
1. Exercise 4. Read the first paragraph of the text
and answer the questions.

1. What has Hilary Lister just done?

2. Why was it a great achievement?


Hilary Lister, 33, can’t move her arms or legs or
even her head – but she has just sailed alone
across the English Channel! How did she do it?
Sam Wollaston finds out.

1. What has Hilary Lister just done?


She has just sailed alone across the English Channel.
2. Why was it a great achievement?
Because she can’t move her arms or legs or even her
head.
2. Exercise 5. Read the article and put the
events in the correct order.
a. She couldn’t use her arms or hands any more.
b. She started to design her boat.
c. She couldn’t walk any more.
d. She sailed alone across the English Channel.
e. She played a lot of sports.
f. A friend took her sailing for the first time.
g. She had sailing lessons.
h. Her legs started to hurt.
4 a. She couldn’t use her arms or
hands any more.
6 b. She started to design her boat.
3 c. She couldn’t walk any more.
8 d. She sailed alone across the English
Channel.
1 e. She played a lot of sports.
5 f. A friend took her sailing for the
first time.
7 g. She had sailing lessons.
2 h. Her legs started to hurt.
3. Exercise 6.
be become change give have sail

sailed
1. Hilary has just ………………..… alone across the
English Channel.
become the first paralysed person to
2. She has ……………..
do this.
given Hilary her life again.
3. The journey has ………..…..
been paralysed.
4. Hilary hasn’t always ………….…..
had
5. She has ……….…… sailing lessons.
changed her life.
6. The experience has really ……….……..
4. Exercise 7.

1. never 6. with other people


2. arrived in 7. last
3. common 8. hated
4. lost 9. sad
5. shortest
4. Exercise 7.
1. never - always
2. arrived in - left
3. common - rare
4. lost - found
5. shortest - longest
6. with other people - alone
7. last - first
8. hated - loved
9. sad - happy
III. Post-reading
Work in pairs. Find the answers to the questions in the
text. Then act out an interview with Hilary Lister.

1. Why do you like sailing?


2. How did you learn to sail?
3. How do you control the boat?
4. How did you feel when you arrived in Calais?
5. What are you planning to do next?
IV. Homework
• Unit 9E – Reading – Workbook (p.84)
• Prepare the next lesson