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English Short Stories

Workbook

Table of Contents


Story 1

Surprise! Exercises
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1

Vocabulary

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1

Grammar

Sentence Structure

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3

Grammar

Questions, Negative Sentences and Positive Sentences

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4

Comprehension
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.......

6

Essay Writing

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7

Story 2

Oh, the Horror

. . .

Exercises

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8

Vocabulary

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8

Grammar

Sentence Structure

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10

Grammar

Questions, Negative Sentences and Positive Sentences

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11

Comprehension
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13

Essay Writing

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14

Story 3

Tomorrow, My Dear

Exercises
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15

Vocabulary

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15

Grammar

Sentence Structure

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17

Grammar

Questions, Negative Sentences and Positive Sentences

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18

Comprehension
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20

Essay Writing

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21

Story 4

An Unexpected Hitchhiker Exercises

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22

Vocabulary

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22

Grammar

Sentence Structure

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24

Grammar

Questions, Negative Sentences and Positive Sentences

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25

Comprehension
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27

Essay Writing

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28

Story 5

The Free
Gift Exercises

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29

Vocabulary

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29

Grammar

Sentence Structure

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31

Grammar

Questions, Negative Sentences and Positive Sentences

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32

Comprehension
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34

Essay Writing

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35



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Story 6

Royalty Food Exercises

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36

Vocabulary

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36

Grammar

Sentence
Structure

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38

Grammar

Questions, Negative Sentences and Positive Sentences

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39

Comprehension
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41

Essay Writing

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42

Story 7

A Very Special Gift Card Exercises

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43

Vocabulary

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43

Grammar

Sentence
Structure

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45

Grammar

Questions, Negative Sentences and Positive Sentences

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46

Comprehension
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.....

48

Essay Writing

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49

Story 8

The Wedding Exercises

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50

Vocabulary

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50

Grammar

Sentence
Structure

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52

Grammar

Questions, Negative Sentences and Positive Sentences

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53

Comprehension
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55

Essay Writing

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56

Story 9

The (Dead) Washing Machine Exercises

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57

Vocabulary

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57

Grammar

Sentence
Structure

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59

Grammar

Questions, Negative Sentences and Positive Sentences

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60

Comprehension
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62

Essay Writing

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63

Story 10

A Special Family Meeting Exercises

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64

Vocabulary

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64

Grammar

Sentence
Structure

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66

Grammar

Questions, Negative Sentences and Positive Sentences

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67

Comprehension
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69

Essay Writing

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70


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Story 1

Surprise
!

Exercises

Vocabulary

This is a copy of the original

story. Go over it and fill in the blanks with the right
word
s

from

the
box
below
.

t
echnique
,

carefully
,
birthday
,

shin
y
,

yourself
,

sneakers
,

Today
,

gloves
,

problem
,
wonder
,

tomorrow
,

complete
,

However
,

pair
,

plan
,
laugh
,

subject
,


matter
,

in law
,

receive
,

wife
,

scheme
,

thinks
,

clues
,

present
,

wrapped
,

until
,

tears
,


conversation
,

,
notices
,

what
,

wanted
,

Finally
,

each
,

pretends
,

excitement


Jerry and Emma are husband and
______
___
__
. It

s summer, and Jerry

s
______
___
__

is approaching. Emma wants to give him a
______
___
__

for his
birthday, but she wants it to be a surprise, so she must keep everything a
______
___
__
.

But she has a big
______
___
__
. If Jerry cannot know about her plan, how does
she

find out
______
___
__

to
get him for his birthday?

She decides to use a secret
______
___
__
. For a whole week, while she
______
___
__

to be doing other things, she actually keeps her ears wide open for
______
___
__
.

______
___
__
, Jerry doesn

t really talk about this
______
___
__
. A
whole week

“That

s it!” Emma thinks to herself. “Jerry

s birthday is
______
___
__
! I

m taking off
the
______
___
__
!”

She calls her sister
-
______
___
__

______
___
__
.

Ma
ry will call Jerry, ask him what he would like to
______
___
__

for his birthday, and
Emma will listen to the
______
___
__

(without Jerry knowing it).

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The
______
___
__

starts out as planned. Mary calls Jerry, and they have a nice chat
about his upcoming birthday. Emma listens
______
___
__

from the other room.

Finally, she hears what he wants

a
______
___
__

of sneakers!

“All right!” she
______
___
__

to herself.

Full of
____
__
___
__
, she storms out of the room. She was not so quiet, but who can
blame her?

She rushes off to the shop and buys a pair of
______
___
__
sneakers, exactly Jerry

s
size. She

______
___
_
_

surprise!

______
___
__

is Jerry

s birthday. Emma waits
______
___
__

their special dinner at
night.

______
___
__
, the moment arrives. It

s time for Jerry

s present!

Emma brings in the box of sneakers,
______
___
__

in colorful paper.

“Wow!” Jerry says with a big smile. “I
______
___
__

what it can be.”

“Open it and see for
______
___
__
!” Emma replies happily.

He
______
___
__

off the colorful paper and takes out the box. He opens the box.

“Oh, it

s a
. . .

pair of
______
___
__
! What a lovely

. . .

surprise
. . .


Emma
______
___
__

that something is wrong. “What

s the
______
___
__
? You don

t
seem so happy. Don

t you
need

a pair of sneakers?”

“Hmm.” Jerry takes a look at
______
___
__

shoe.

“Well, didn

t you tell Mary that you
______
___
__

a pair
of sneakers?” Emma asks
him.

“A pair of sneakers?” Jerry starts to
______
___
__
. “I said a pair of
speakers
!

You seem surprised. Well, I guess I could use a pair of sneakers too.”



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Grammar

Sentence

Structure

The following sentences are all mixed up. Put the words on each line
in

the correct
order to
make

a logical sentence.

1
.

are wife
Emma Jerry
and
husband and.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

everything keep

Emma

must
a.

_______________________
_____________________________
___________
__

3
.

open

keeps
For week

she
ears
her wide
for clues

a whole
.

_______________________
____________________________
___________
___

4
.

sister
-
in
-
law Mary
make

plan
She
her
calls they a

and
.

__
_____________________
____________________
___________
___________

5
.

birthday his
calls
about

and have a chat
Jerry

up
coming

they

Mary
.

_______________________
_________________________
___________
______

6
.

shin
y

buys sneakers
She to shop and a pair of
the rushes
Jerry

s size

off
.

_______________________
_____________________
___________
__________

7
.

birthday Jerry

s
Today is.

_______________________
_______________________________
___________

8
.

dinner

waits
special at
their
Emma

night

until
.

_______________________
_____
__________________________
___________

9
.

be

I
can
what it
wonder
.

_______________________
_______________________________
___________

10
.


I
too

of
guess
pair
use
I
a sneakers
co
uld
Well
.

______________________________________________________
___________


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Grammar

Questions, Negative Sentences
,


and Positive Sentences

R
emember
:

A positive sentence:
Jerry and Emma
are

husband and wife.

A negative sentence:
Jerry and Emma
are not

husband and wife.

A
q
uestion:
Are

Jerry and Emma husband and wife?


A positive sentence:
Emma
l
istens

carefully
.

A negative sentence:
Emma
does not

listen carefully
.

A
q
uestion:
Does

Emma listen carefully
?


A positive sentence:
She
should

.

A negative sentence:
She
should

not keep it a secret
.

A
q
uestion:
Should

?


Turn the following sentences into questions.

1
.

Jerry has a birthday
.

____
_____________________________________________________________

2
.

Emma wants to buy Jerry a present
.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

Emma can listen to
their

conversation
.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

Jerry needs speakers
.

_______________________________________________________________
__

5
.

Emma is surprised
.

_________________________________________________________________


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Turn the following sentences into negative sentences.

1
.

Mary has a birthday
.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Does
Jerry want sneakers
?

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

Emma should tell the truth
.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

Are t
hey very surprised
?

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

Jerry

wonders what is inside the box
.

_________________________________________________________________


Turn the following sentences into positive sentences.

1
.

Emma doesn

t have

a birthday.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Jerry
doesn

t know about Emma

s plan
.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

Does Mary help Emma?

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

Emma doesn

t buy flowers
.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

Do Mary and Jerry talk?

_________________________________________________________________

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Comprehension

Answer the following questions
.

1
.

Why doesn

t Emma ask Jerry what he wants for his
birthday
?

__________________________________________________
____________
____

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


2
.

Who is Mary?

_______________________________
___________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


3
.

What
secret

plan do Emma and Mary
make
?

_____________________________________________
_____________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


4
.

Does Jerry really need a pair of sneakers?

________________________________________________________
__________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________




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Essay Writing

Answer the following questions. Write a short essay for each.

1
.

How do you decide what birt
hday
present to buy for someone
?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________
___________

__________________________________________________________________


2
.

Have you ever received a gift you did not want or need
?

What did you do
about it
?

__________________________________________________________________

___________________________
_______________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

_______________
___________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


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Story 2

Oh,
the

Horror

. . .

Exercises

Vocabulary

This is a copy of t
he original story. Go over it and fill in the blanks with the right
words from the box below.

again
,
looks
,
Of course
,
couples
,
There
,
laughs
,
amazing
,
later
,
god
,

throw up
,
agrees
,
stiff
,
terror
,
so
,
meant
,
never
,
can
,
wait
,
know
,

seems
,
guess
,
together
,
fantastic
,
theater
,
tastes
,
fear
,

going
,
weird
,
silly
,
Ax
,
movies
,
a bit
,
horror


Emma and Jerry like to watch
______
___
__
. No, actually, Emma and Jerry
love

to
watch movies. They have only one
tiny

problem. They
______
___
__

like the same
movies
. . .

Emma likes
______
___
__

movies. She likes the fear and the blood.

Jerry, on the other hand, hates horror movies. He hates the
______
___
__

and the
blood. He likes love stories. He likes romantic
_____
_
___
__

and happy endings.

Emma hates romantic movies. She thinks they are
______
___
__

and boring.

At first, they don

t know they have such different
______
___
__

in movies.

Emma comes home. “Oh, my
______
___
__
!”

She calls out, “Jerry! You have to come
with me to the movies. There is this
______
___
__

new movie! I must watch it.”

“Which one is it?”


The Bloody
______
___
__
.”

Jerry thinks about it for a second, “Hmm
. . .

doesn

t it sound a bit
______
___
__
?”

“Of course not, silly! It
______
___
__

like an amazing movie. We must watch it.”
Emma
______
___
__

at him.

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“Well, if you say
______
___
__
. Let

s go for it.”

Two hours later Jerry is sitting in the movie
______
___
__
, screaming. Five minutes
later he is running

to the bathroom to
______
___
__
.

“Oh, my god, Emma. I didn

t know this is what you
______
___
__

when you said

amazing!


I don

t think I can watch a movie like this
______
___
__
.”

“It

s OK, Jerry,” she says. “I
______
___
__

you don

t like horror movies as
much as I
do.”

A few days
______
___
__
, Jerry comes home.

“Emma!” he calls out. “Listen! You have to come with me to the movies.
______
___
__

is this
______
___
__

new movie! We must watch it.”

“Which one is it?”


Sun, Love, and Hope
.”

Emma thinks about it f
or a second, “Hmm
. . .

doesn

t it sound
______
___
__

silly?”


______
___
__

not, Emma! It seems like a fantastic movie. We must watch it.” Jerry
laughs at her.

“Well, if you say so. Let

s go for it,” Emma
______
___
__
.

Two hours later Emma is sitting in the m
ovie theater, completely
______
___
__
. Five
minutes later she is running away in
______
___
__
.

“Oh, my god, Jerry. I didn

t
______
___
__

this is what you meant when you said

fantastic!


I don

t think I
______
___
__

watch a movie like this again.”

Jerry
______
___
__

at her and says, “Well, I guess you don

t like romantic movies as
much as I do.”

“That

s right,” Emma agrees. “What are we
______
___
__

to do? Will we ever go to
the movies
______
___
__

again?”

Jerry thinks about it for a moment and then answers, “I gu
ess we would have to
______
___
__

for a horror love story. You know, a boy meets a girl, they fall in love,
and then she
eats

him.”

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Grammar

Sentence Structure

The following sentences are all mixed up. Put the words on each line in the correct
order to make
a logical sentence
.

1
.

movies Emma watch

and like to Jerry
.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

never movies

They the same like
.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

the

blood Emma the fear and likes
.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

on couples other endings

likes romantic Jerry hand and happy the
.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

to You come to me the have

with movies
.

_______________
__________________________________________________

6
.

second

about
a

He

it
for thinks
.

_________________________________________________________________

7
.

up
five

later to he bathroom running to the minutes is throw
.

__________________________________________
_______________________

8
.

as I you do much movies like horror don

t guess as I
.

_________________________________________________________________

9
.

do we going are to

What
?

_________________________________________________________________

10
.


know a
eats

You a g
irl they love in

boy and meets then she him

fall
.

_________________________________________________________________


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Grammar

Questions, Negative Sentences

and Positive Sentences

R
emember
:

A positive sentence:
Jerry and Emma
were

husband and wife.

A negative sentence:
Jerry and Emma
were

not

husband and wife.

A
q
uestion:
Were

Jerry and Emma husband and wife?


A positive sentence:
She
was

happy to see him
.

A negative sentence:
She
was

not happy to see him
.

A
q
uestion:
Was

she
happy to see him
?


A positive sentence:
Emma
l
isten
ed

carefully
.

A negative sentence:
Emma
d
id

not

listen carefully
.

A
q
uestion:
Did

Emma listen carefully
?


Turn the following sentences into questions.

1
.

Emma liked horror movies
.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Jerry liked happy endings
.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

Emma and Jerry couldn

.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

Jerry was very excited about the new movie
.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

They were confused
.

____________________________________________________________
_____


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Turn the following sentences into negative sentences.

1
.

Emma was very bored
.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Did
Jerry bu
y

the tickets
?

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

They were surpr
ised
.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

Did t
hey
go

to the movie theater
?

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

Emma decided not to watch these movies again
.

_________________________________________________________________


Turn the following sentences into positive sentences.

1
.

Jerry didn

t want to go
.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

The movie was not very long
.

_______________
__________________________________________________

3
.

Did Emma go home
?

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

They didn

t watch the movie at home
.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

Did Jerry run to
the bathroom
?

_________________________________________________________________

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Comprehension

Answer the following questions.

1
.

What kind
s

of movies does Emma like? Why?

__________________________________________________________________

_____________________
_____________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


2
.

What kind
s

of movies does Jerry like? Why?

__________________________________________________________________

________________________________
__________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


3
.

What happens to Jerry when he watches the horror movie?

__________________________________________________________________

______________________________
____________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


4
.

What is the solution Jerry suggests?

__________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________
___________________

__________________________________________________________________




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Essay Writing

Answer the following questions. Write a short essay for each.

1
.

What kind
s

of movies do you like? How do you feel about watching movies
you don

t like?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________
___________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________
_______________________


2
.

How do you decide what movies to watch if you and your partner
/friend
don't
like the same kinds of movies?


__________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________
__________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________
______________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


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Story 3

Tomorrow, My Dear

Exercises

Vocabulary

This is a copy of the original story. Go over it
and fill in the blanks with the right
words from the box below.

still
,
speechless
,
garage
,
house
,
deal
,
floor
,
then
,
walks
,
Nothing
,

helping
,
each
,
stuff
,
dear
,
around
,
mean
,
my
,
right
,
annoyed
,
ask
,

tomorrow
,
simply
,
When
,
place
,
dishes
,
live
,
park
,
boxes
,
move
,

fair
,
neighborhood
,
car
,
crowded
,
suggest
,
doing
,
next


Emma and Jerry move into a new
______
___
__
. It has two floors. Ther
e are three
rooms on the second
______
___
__
, and the kitchen and the living room are on the
first floor. They also have their own
______
___
__
. The house is nice and big. They
are very happy to
______
___
__

there. There is only one problem . . .

Just after they moved in, Jerry put much of his
______
___
__

in the garage. Now the
garage is very
______
___
__
. It is so crowded that there is no room for a car!

Emma has a car, and she needs to
______
___
__

it. She needs the garage without all
those boxes.

“Jerry,” she says, “when are you going to
______
___
__

all these boxes out of the
garage?”

And Jerry simply replies, “Tomorrow, my dear,
______
___
__
.”

The
______
___
__

day Emma asks, “
______
___
__

are you going to move all these
boxes out of the garage?”

And Jerry
______
___
__

replies, “Tomorrow, my dear, tomorrow.”

After a week Emma asks, “
W
hen are you going to move all these
______
___
__

out
of the garage?”

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And Jerry simply replies, “Tomorrow, my
______
___
__
, tomorrow.”

So after a while Emma is pretty
______
___
__
. (Can you blame her?)

“What can I do?” she thinks to herself.

“It doesn

t help when I
______
___
__

him. It
doesn

t help when I talk with him.
______
___
__

seems to help

the boxes are still
there, and I can

t park my
______
___
__

in the garage!”

Sh
e
______
___
__

over to the garage to take a look and sees that nothing has
changed.

“Well,” she thinks, “maybe I can do it myself. I
______
___
__
, it

s Jerry

s stuff, but
still . . . ”

She starts moving things
______
___
__

when Jerry suddenly arrives.

“Emma! What are you
______
___
__
?”

“I am
______
___
__

you with these boxes. We need to free the garage!”

Jerry looks at her and says, “Yeah, but this is
______
___
__

do it myself. Only I know exactly what to do with
______
___
__

thi
ng.”

“But, Jerry, I don

t have a
______
___
__

to park my car! I have to drive around the
______
___
__

to find parking!”

“Well, I

ll just have to do it tomorrow
______
___
__
,” he replies.

Emma looks at Jerry. She is
______
___
__
. “Jerry,” she says finally, “it

s not
______
___
__
. You know that.”

Jerry looks at Emma. “Hmm. You are right. It
is

not

fair. What do you
______
___
__
?”

Emma thinks about it for a minute and then starts smiling.

It is a month later now. The boxes are
______
___
__

in the garage. Emma is sit
ting in
the living room. She is smiling. She made a
______
___
__

with Jerry: as long as he
doesn

t free the garage from his stuff he has to do
all

the
______
___
__
, for both of
them. So now Emma is ha
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e

The following sentences are all mixed up. Put the words on each line in the correct
order to make a logical sentence
.

1
.

in
to Jerry house Emma new and move a
.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

are live They very there

to hap
py
.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

they m
uch

after

his moved Jerry in garage

put of stuff in the J
ust
.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

garage you to move

W
hen the

all going these boxes of

out are?

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

tomorrow

my Tomorrow

dear
.

_________________________________________________________________

6
.

annoyed

while a Emma pretty is
A
fter
.

_________________________________________________________________

7
.

walks to the take garage that changed sees and to a look nothing
has

She over
.

_________________________________________________________________

8
.

I myself

do Maybe

it

can
.

_________________
________________________________________________

9
.

with I exactly to what do know thing

each Only
.

_________________________________________________________________

10
.


and thinks for it a Emma minute smiling

starts then about
.

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Questions, Negative Sentences

and Positive Sentences

R
emember
:

A positive sentence:
Jerry and Emma
will be

husband and wife.

A negative sentence:
Jerry and Emma
will

not

be

husband and wife.

A
q
uestion:
Will

Jerry and Emma
be

husband and wife?


A positive sentence:
Emma
will l
isten

carefully
.

A negative sentence:
Emma
will

not

listen carefully
.

A
q
uestion:
Will

Emma listen carefully
?


Turn the following sentences into questions.

1
.

Emma will have a place to
park her car
.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Jerry will clean the garage
.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

They will find a solution
.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

The boxes will be in the garage
.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

The dishes will be clean
.

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Turn the following sentences into negative sentences.

1
.

Will Emma be happy?

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Jerry will want to do it alone
.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

Will the boxes

be in the garage?

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

The house will be clean
.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

They will make a deal
.

_________________________________________________________
________


Turn the following sentences into positive sentences.

1
.

She will not help Jerry
.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Will Jerry be happy?

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

Emma and Jerry

will not move into a new house.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

Emma will not need a car
.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

They will not have a garage.

____________________________________
_____________________________

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Comprehension

Answer the following questions.

1
.

Why does Emma need the garage?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


2
.

Why can

t she use the garage now?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

____________________
______________________________________________


3
.

Why doesn


__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

___________________________
_______________________________________


4
.

Why is Emma happy in the end?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________
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Essay Writing

Answer the following questions. Write a short essay for each.

1
.

What do you think about the deal Emma made with Jerry? Is it fair?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________
___________


2
.

How do you solve a problem between you and your partner/friend if they
don't do something you want them to do
?


__________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________
__

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________
______________

__________________________________________________________________

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Story 4

A
n Unexpected Hitchhiker

Exercises

Vocabulary

This is a copy of the original story. Go over it and

fill in the blanks with the right
words from the box below.

Thanks
,
road
,
lying
,
leash
,
jumps
,
traffi
c
,
squeaking
,
calm
,
speeding
,
understand
,

scared
,
meantime
,
laugh
,
blocks
,
screaming
,
see
,
try
,
kitten
,
business
,
engine
,
drives
,

anyone
,
,
hood
,
manners
,
hope
,
inside
,
garden
,
face
,
claws
,
barking
,

increases
,
trick
,
comes up
,
snobbish
,
continues
,
advantage
,
crazy


One day Jerry is out on a
______
___
__

to his car. He starts the engine and
______
___
__

off. At first, everything seems
normal, until he starts
______
___
__

up.

The minute he
______
___
__

ing that something is just not
right. “What is that
______
___
__

sound?” he thinks to himself. “Well, I guess I have
to check it out. Luckily, it

______
___
__

empty.”

. He opens the car

s
______
___
__

and
looks inside. Suddenly, he notices a paw with
______
___
__
!

“What on earth! Oh my, it must be a
______
___
__
!” Jerry connects the dots. “What
am I going to do? I can

t drive on with a kitten under the hood. I

ll
______
___
__

to
get it out, somehow.”

For the next half hour, Jerry tries every
______
___
__

in the book to get the kitten
out from behind the
______
___
__

food, sticks, shoelaces, funny voices, scary
voices, cat voices, you name it. But nothing seems to help. The
kitten is
______
___
__
, and it hides even further behind the engine.

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In the
______
___
__
of the car and stare at Jerry. They don

t
______
___
__

what he is doing.

Finally, a man
______
___
__

to him
. He is fat, and his face is red. “What do you think
you are doing, stopping
______
___
__

like this?”

The man is angry, but Jerry remains
______
___
__
. “Well, I have an unexpected
hitchhiker that I

m trying to
______
___
__
.”

“An unexpected hitchhiker? Where?

I can

t see
______
___
__
,” the man angrily
replies. “I think you are
______
___
__
!”

Jerry smiles and says, “Tell that to Mr. Kitten!” He turns away and
______
___
__


“Mr. Kitten, huh? Elizabeth! Come and
______
___
__
. There is a Mr. Kitten over here
that refuses to get out of the car and
______
___
__

the road.”

A thin and tall lady with a
______
___
__

little nose gets out of the car and
approaches them. She has a white little poodle on a
______
___
__
. “Mr. Kit
ten?
What do you mean
?

I don

t see anyone
______
___
__

that car!”

Suddenly, the little poodle starts
______
___
__
. Before anyone notices, the kitten
jumps out of the car and into the lady

s
______
___
__
!

The lady is
______
___
__
. The man is screaming. The poodle is barking, and the
kitten is squeaking. Jerry is trying not to
______
___
__
!

A moment later the kitten runs off to a
______
___
__

next to a nearby street.

Jerry looks at the angry dog, the angry lady, and the angry man. He

puts on his best
smile and says, “Well, please forgive Mr. Kitten

s
______
___
__
. He had to run off.
Anyhow, you guys really helped us out here.
______
___
__

a lot!”

Jerry takes
______
___
__

of the fact that the dog, the lady, and the man are too
surprised t
o move.
He

______
___
__

into his car and speeds away.

“Boy, what a
______
___
__

day,” Jerry thinks to himself. “Well, at least I
______
___
__

that in the future Mr. Kitten will find safer ways to hitchhike!”


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Sentence Structur
e

The following sentences

are all mixed up. Put the words on each line in the correct
order to make a logical sentence
.

1
.

on day Jerry is meeting a business out One
.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

off starts He the drives engine and
.

_____________
____________________________________________________

3
.

sound is th
at

What

squeaking?!

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

inside hood the and car

s opens looks He.

________________________________________________________________
_

5
.

I can

t under on a kitten drive the with hood.


_________________________________________________________________

6
.

meantime

row In cars the a of him behind gathers.


_________________________________________________________________

7
.

car of the Jerry driver
s out of Some the and get at stare.


_________________________________________________________________

8
.

traffic this you do you are doing

What stopping like think?


_________________________________________________________________

9
.

poodle

the little Suddenly barking

starts.

_________________________________________________________________

10
.


hitchhike Mr. safer will to find ways Kitten
!

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Questions, Negative Sentences

and Positive Sentences

R
emember
:

A positive sentence:
Jerry and Emma
are

husband and wife.

A negative sentence:
Jerry and Emma
are not

husband and wife.

A
q
uestion:
Are

Jerry and Emma husband and wife?


A positive sentence:
Emma
l
istens

carefully
.

A negative sentence:
Emma
does not

listen carefully
.

A
q
uestion:
Does

Emma listen carefully
?


A positive sentence:
She
should

.

A negative sentence:
She
should

not keep it a secret
.

A
q
uestion:
Should

?


Turn the
following sentences into questions.

1
.

Jerry has a business meeting
.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

There is a kitten under the hood
.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

The kitten is scared
.

__
_______________________________________________________________

4
.

Jerry stops the traffic
.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

The lady has a little poodle
.

_________________________________________________________________


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Turn

the following sentences into negative sentences.

1
.

The poodle starts barking
.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

The man is angry
.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

Are they surprised?

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

The lady has a snobbish nose
.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

Does Jerry run away?

_________________________________________________________________


Turn t
he following sentences into positive sentences.

1
.

The kitten doesn

t want to go out
.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Does the poodle like cats?

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

Jerry tries to

get the kitten out of his car.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

Is the man angry?

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

The angry man doesn

t believe Jerry.

_____________________________________
____________________________

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Comprehension

Answer the following questions.

1
.

What does Jerry find under the car

s hood?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


2
.

Why is the man angry
with

Jerry?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

_____________________
_____________________________________________


3
.

How does the kitten get out of the car?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

___________________________________
_______________________________


4
.

Why does Jerry run away in the end?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

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Essay Writing

Answer the following questions. Write a short essay for each.

1
.

How do you think the kitten got
under the car's hood
?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________
________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

______________________________
____________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


2
.

Have you ever had an animal hiding in your car/house
?

How did you handle
the
situation?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________
______________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

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Story 5

T
he Free Gift

Exercises

Vocabulary

This is
a part

of the original story. Go over it and fill in the blanks with the right
words from the box below.

Deluxe
,
disagree
,
surprises
,
free
,
suspiciously
,
extra
,
telephone
,

by
,
decide
,
happily
,
practically
,
crazy
,
expensive
,
coughs
,

button
,
handset
,
store
,
ridiculous
,
Super
,
included
,
hawks
,

sneezes, next, essential, too, dollars, credit, sales
lady
, about


They driv
e to the
______
___
__
, all excited. Then, inside the store, Jerry shows the

“That’s right. You can get the
______
___
__

Phone Deluxe 2000, free of charge,” she
one Deluxe
2000 in a box.

“It is yours now.” She smiles politely.

Emma and Jerry are happy. Jerry is about to take the box and leave when the
saleslady
______
___
__

lightly.

“Yes?” Jerry looks at her
______
___
__
.

“Well, of course, it does not include the
______
___
__
. That would be an extra eight
______
___
__
.”

Now Jerry is
______
___
__

surprised to reply. Emma speaks out. “What do you mean
it does not include the handset? What kind of a
______
___
__

comes without a
handset?”

“Regularly, the Super Phone
______
___
__

2000 does include a handset. It is just not
part of
your

special gift.”

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Emma looks at Jerry and says, “Well, as
______
___
__

as it sounds, it is still worth it.
Let’s pay the extra eight bucks and take this baby home.”

Jerry agrees and they pay the
______
___
__

eight dollars. The saleslady puts the

Jerry is really annoyed now. He thought it was a
______
___
__

gift! “Now what?” he
asks.

“Well, your special gift does not i
nclude the redial
______
___
__
.”

This time Jerry really had enough. “What do you mean the redial button is not
______
___
__
? How can you not include a phone button? The
______
___
__

thing
you are going to tell me is that the button is not included! Do I need

to buy them
one
______
___
__

one?”

The saleslady backs off. “I’m sorry, sir. But it is not up to me to
______
___
__
. This is
the special gift from your
______
___
__

company. You can read about it in your
letter over here . . .” She shows him a passage in small,
______
___
__

invisible
letters, where it says: “This does not include some possibly
______
___
__

parts.”

Emma and Jerry look at each other, speechless.

Finally,

Emma says, “This is
______
___
__
.”

Jerry says, “It
is

crazy.”

Then he turns to the
______
___
__
. “How much is it for the redial button? And are
there any more
______
___
__

down the road?”

“No, sir!” the saleslady
______
___
__

replies. “This is the last thing
, and it would be
$19.50, please.”

Jerry is too amazed to
______
___
__
. He pays her the money, and she adds the redial
button.

“This is the most
______
___
__

free gift I have ever received!” he says to Emma.

“Tell me about it!” she agrees.

They are
______
___
__

to leave when the saleslady
______
___
__
.

Emma and Jerry turn back and look at her like two angry
______
___
__
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e

The following sentences are all mixed up. Put the words on each line in the correct
order to make a logical
sentence
.

1
.

are You going not believe to it
.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

you Phone the 2000 Do Super I remember Deluxe wanted?

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

of can You Super the Phone

charge 2000

Deluxe free get
.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

She to back the of and
the
with Super returns
phone

goes the store.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

lightly

is to the leave
box and lady about when take the sales coughs Jerry.

_________________________________________________________________

6
.

handling

Of it not include does the course.

_________________________________________________________________

7
.

dollars

an
be
eight

That

wo
uld

extra
.

_________________________________________________________________

8
.

as it worth

it still As it

ridiculous

is sounds
.

_________________________________________________________________

9
.


s home

take extra
eight

and this bucks baby the.

_________________________________________________________________

10
.


look and hawks like Jerry back and her at turn two angry Emma
.

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Questions, Negative Sentences

and Positive Sentenc
es

R
emember
:

A positive sentence:
Jerry and Emma
were

husband and wife.

A negative sentence:
Jerry and Emma
were

not

husband and wife.

A
q
uestion:
Were

Jerry and Emma husband and wife?


A positive sentence:
She
was

happy to see him
.

A negative sentence:
Sh
e
was

not happy to see him
.

A
q
uestion:
Was

she
happy to see him
?


A positive sentence:
Emma
l
isten
ed

carefully
.

A negative sentence:
Emma
d
id

not

listen carefully
.

A
q
uestion:
Did

Emma listen carefully
?


Turn the following sentences into questions.

1
.

Jerry

received a free gi
f
t
.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

He was excited
.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

The phone was expensive
.

____________________________________________________________
_____

4
.

Emma wanted to go home
.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

Emma

and Jerry were speechless
.

_________________________________________________________________


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Turn the following sentences into negative sentences.

1
.

Was the

saleslady polite?

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Jerry paid the money
.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

Emma knew what to do
.

_____________________________________________________________
____

4
.

Did Jerry and Emma thank the saleslady?

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

The saleslady gave them the box
.

_________________________________________________________________


Turn the following sentences into positive se
ntences.

1
.

Jerry didn

t receive a television
.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Did Emma want the free gift?

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

The saleslady was not happy.

______________________
___________________________________________

4
.

The box didn

t have the phone inside
.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

Did Emma and Jerry take the phone home?

_________________________________________________________________

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Answer the following questions.

1
.

At the beginning of the story, why is Jerry so excited?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

____________________
______________________________________________


2
.

W
hy is Jerry annoyed

later on
?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________
_______________________


3
.

What does Emma suggest
they should

do?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________
________


4
.

In the end, how much does the

free


gift cost
them
?

__________________________________________________________________

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Answer the following questions. Write a short essay for each.

1
.

In your opinion, why does Jerry decide to pay the extra money instead of just
going back home without the Super Phone Deluxe 2000?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________
___________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________
_______________________


2
.

Have you ever been in a
situation
similar
to

Jerry
's
? Did you pay the extra
money or did you leave?

Why?


__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________
________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

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Story 6

Royalty Food

Exercises

Vocabulary

This is a
part

of the original story. Go over it and fill

in the blanks with the right
words from the box below.

royalty
,
fried
,
dishes
,
coffee
,
funny
,
Stuffed
,
Sauce
,
mentions
,


s
,
at least
,
order
,
fork
,
convincing
,
cabbage
,
favorite
,
while
,

back
,

rolls
,
laugh
,
bitter
,
weird
,
lovely
,
smells
,
second
,

awful
,

rice
,
about
,

surprised
, sir
, waiter,
hesitant


The waiter looks at Jerry for a
__
____
___
__

and then answers shortly, “Stuffed
tomatoes covered with
______
___
__

cheese.”

“All right. And how
______
___
__

this one:
Umplute

Orez?”


______
___
__

rice.”

“You’re kidding me.” Jerry starts to laugh. “How do they stuff the
______
___
__
?
Isn’t it
too tiny to be stuffed?”

“I don’t know, sir.” The waiter
______
___
__

his eyes. “They just stuff it.”

“Boy, you sure have a lot of stuffed dishes!” Emma
______
___
__
.

“Yes, this is why we are called Coffee &
Stuff
. Now, would you like to
______
___
__
?”

“Yeah
, hmm. I think I will have the stuffed
______
___
__

with the sweet liver thing,”
Emma says.

“One Stuffed Cabbage with Sweet Liver
______
___
__
. And for you, sir?”

“I don’t know. I don’t like any of the stuffed
______
___
__
. I think I will have a cup of
coffee.”

“Very well then.” The
______
___
__

writes down the order and leaves.

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Emma is
______
___
__
. “Jerry, why didn’t you order some food? Why did you order
only a cup of
______
___
__
?”

“First of all, the dishes on the menu looked really
______
___
__
, so I di
dn’t want to
take any risks. Secondly, this place is called Coffee & Stuff, so I figured I could
______
___
__

have a cup of coffee. You know, just because of the name . . .”

“Ha, ha, ha,” Emma says. “Not
______
___
__
ord
ering anything.”

“We'll see about that.”

After a short
______
___
__
coffee.

The coffee
______
___
__

great.

The cabbage smells
______
___
__
!

Jerry looks at Emma and smiles. He drinks some coffee and h
appily sits
______
___
__

in his chair.

Emma is a bit
______
___
__
, but she gets herself to stick a fork into the cabbage.
Then she slowly puts the
______
___
__

into her mouth. Her face changes color.

Jerry looks at her. He tries not to
______
___
__
. “Honey, ho
w is it?”

Emma tries to get back to her senses. “Well, it tastes . . . interesting. I would say it’s
sweet, sour,
______
___
__
,
and

salty all at the same time!”

“Sounds
______
___
__
.”

“Doesn’t it?” Emma tries to smile.

“All right, girl. That’s it.
______
___
_
_

get out of here.”

Emma needs no
______
___
__
. They pay and leave the restaurant. On their way
home, Jerry orders them some pizza at their
______
___
__

pizza place.

“Is it special enough?” Jerry asks Emma.

Emma takes a big bite
of her pizza. “Jerry, after that cabbage, this pizza is
______
___
__

food!”

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Grammar

Sentence Structur
e

The following sentences are all mixed up. Put the words on each line in the correct
order to make a logical sentence
.

1
.

out want Emma and to eat

Jerry
.

___
______________________________________________________________

2
.

is special

She
that

place wants

a
.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

menus

sit pick at table down and their up the They.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

you stuffed lot sure have a of Boy dishes!

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

I cabbage think sweet I liver have will the with the thing

stuffed
.

____________
_____________________________________________________

6
.

you I not going


are think
.

_________________________________________________________________

7
.


short.


___
______________________________________________________________

8
.

.

_________________________________________________________________

9
.

and

same I sweet

salty all
at

sour say the

would time

bitter

it

s!

_________________________________________________________________

10
.


pizza Jerry way their On orders home favorite their place some at pizza

them.

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Grammar

Questions,
Negative Sentences

and Positive Sentences

R
emember
:

A positive sentence:
Jerry and Emma
are

husband and wife.

A negative sentence:
Jerry and Emma
are not

husband and wife.

A
q
uestion:
Are

Jerry and Emma husband and wife?


A positive sentence:
Emma
l
istens

carefully
.

A negative sentence:
Emma
does not

listen carefully
.

A
q
uestion:
Does

Emma listen carefully
?


A positive sentence:
She
should

.

A negative sentence:
She
should

not keep it a secret
.

A
q
uestion:
Should

?


Turn the following sentences into questions.

1
.

Jerry has

good taste in food.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Emma wants to eat in a special place.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

Jerry shoul
d order some food.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

Jerry buys them pizza.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

Emma is hesitant.

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Turn the following sentences into negative sentences.

1
.

Jerry has a cup of coffee.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Does Emma like the cabbage?

______________
___________________________________________________

3
.

The restaurant could be nice.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

Are Emma and Jerry hungry?

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

Jerry takes Emm
a home.

_________________________________________________________________


Turn the following sentences into positive sentences.

1
.

Emma doesn

t order a salad.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Jerry doesn

t understand the
menu.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

Is Jerry right?

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

Emma doesn

t want to eat the dish.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

Do Emma and Jerry stay at home?

_________________________________________________________________

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Answer the following questions.

1
.

Why does Emma want to eat in a new place?

__________________________________________________________________

___
_______________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


2
.

How does she find it?

__________________________________________________________________

___________________________________
_______________________________

__________________________________________________________________


3
.

Why doesn

t Jerry order any food?

__________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________
___________

__________________________________________________________________


4
.

Does Emma enjoy her cabbage?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

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Answer the following questions. Write a short essay for each.

1
.

Where do you usually like to eat out? How do you feel about trying new
places?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________
___________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________
_______________________


2
.

it?


__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

________________
__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

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______________________________________________________________

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Story 7

A Very Special Gift Card

Exercises

Vocabulary

This is a
part

of the original story. Go over it and fill in the blanks

with the right
words from the box below.

,
customer
,
prize
,
next
,
their
,
complains
,
cashier
,
paper
,
jumping
,

crazy
,
Oh
,
still
,
e
xpire
,
care
,
agrees
,
expiration
,
throw
,
clapping
,
enough
,

curtains
,
cart
,
minute
,
Christmas
,
store
,
Congratulations
,
cousin
,
line
,

god
,

away
,
nothing
,
list
,
complicated
,
stare
,
suggest
,
lady
,
whispers
,
mean
,

tune



Now Emma and Jerry sit at the table. They have the gift card that is about to
______
___
__
. They put it on the table and
______
___
__

at it.

“Well, I don’t know how we are going to use it,” Emma
______
___
__
. “We don’t
need anything from this
____
__
___
__
. I mean . . . they only sell curtains! I don’t
even like curtains.”

“You are right, Emma. On the other hand, we can’t just let it expire without using it.
It’s like throwing money
______
___
__
.”

“So what do you
______
___
__
? We don’t want to
______
_
__
__

it away, but we
don’t want to use it either. What are we going to do?”

Jerry thinks about it for a
______
___
__
. “I have an idea!” he says suddenly. “We will
use the gift card to buy
______
___
__

for other people!”

“What do you
______
___
__
?”

“Here is my

idea. My
______
___
__

Jill needs new curtains. Maybe we can find a few
other people who need curtains. We’ll
______
___
__

them the curtains they want.
They will be happy, and we will save ourselves a
______
___
__

present or two.”

“That’s an interesting idea, but it sounds
______
___
__
.” Emma thinks about it. “On
the other hand, I guess it is better than
______
___
__
. Let’s do it.”

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So, over the
______
___
__

few days, Emma and Jerry call their friends and family to
see who may need new
curtains. Finally, they find
______
___
__

people. They find
out exactly what they want and write it down on a
______
___
__
.

Then, a day before the
______
___
__

date, they go to the curtain store with their gift
card and
______
___
__

list.

They find the right curtains and stand in
______
___
__

to pay.

An old
______
___
__

comes by and asks them if she can go before them.

Emma and Jerry agree. “My
______
___
__
,” Emma says. “I am happy we did this, but
I am not going to do it again. It was
______
_
__
__
!”

“You are right. It
was

crazy!” Jerry looks at all the curtains in their shopping
______
___
__
.

Finally, Emma and Jerry get to the
______
___
__
. They pay for their stuff with their
gift card.

“I am so happy we got this over with,” Emma
______
___
__

to

Jerry. “I don’t want to
see a gift card ever again!”

“Me neither!” Jerry
______
___
__
.

Suddenly, the lights change color, and a happy
______
___
__

starts playing. Small
pieces of colorful
______
___
__

are falling from above. The cashiers start singing,
and e
verybody is
______
___
__
. Emma and Jerry can’t believe their eyes.


______
___
__
!” their cashier calls out happily. “You are our 1,000,000
______
___
__
! You win a special prize!”

“Wow!” Emma and Jerry are happy. Emma starts
______
___
__

up and down.

“What do w
e get?” she asks,
______
___
__

jumping.

“Well,” the cashier says, smiling from ear to ear, “you win a very special
______
___
__
. Your very own
gift card
!”

The people are still clapping, but Emma and Jerry don’t
______
___
__
.


______
___
__
, great,” Emma says

to

Jerry. “Just what we need.”

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e

The following sentences are all mixed up. Put the words on each line in the correct
order to make a logical sentence
.

1
.

card specific A gift is money a that can stores use of you in

card

instead
.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

they It
any

be and used in a that

can

curtains

sells curtains don’t need store
.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

interesting complicated sounds That

s it an
but idea
.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

curtains to

line find in and stand the pay

They

right
.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

them

old comes before and lady An if by she go them

asks

can
.

_________________________________________________________________

6
.

Jerry Emma and cashier Finally the get to
.

_________________________________________________________________

7
.

starts

playing Suddenly

tune lights color and a happy change the
.

_________________________________________________________________

8
.

cashiers clapping everybody start singing and is

The
.

_________________________________________________________________

9
.

starts up Emma down jumping and
.

____________________________________
_____________________________

10
.


don

t

clapping people Jerry but Emma are and care

The

still
.

_________________________________________________________________


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Questions, Negative Sentences

and Positive Sentences

R
emember
:

A positive sentence:
Jerr
y and Emma
were

husband and wife.

A negative sentence:
Jerry and Emma
were

not

husband and wife.

A
q
uestion:
Were

Jerry and Emma husband and wife?


A positive sentence:
She
was

happy to see him
.

A negative sentence:
She
was

not happy to see him
.

A
q
uestion:
Was

she
happy to see him
?


A positive sentence:
Emma
l
isten
ed

carefully
.

A negative sentence:
Emma
d
id

not

listen carefully
.

A
q
uestion:
Did

Emma listen carefully
?


Turn the following sentences into questions.

1
.

Emma liked curtains.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Jerry wanted to use the gift card.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

Emma and Jerry couldn

t decide what to buy.

_____________________________________________
____________________

4
.

Emma was very happy to finish up the card.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

They were very surprised when the cashiers started to sing.

_________________________________________________________________


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Turn the following sentences into negative sentences.

1
.

Emma was happy with the prize they got.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Did Jerry call his friends?

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

They were disappointed with the prize.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

Did they call their family?

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

Emma chose which curtains to buy.

_______________________
__________________________________________


Turn the following sentences into positive sentences.

1
.

Jerry didn

t want to throw away the gift card.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

The gift card was not very important.

_______
__________________________________________________________

3
.

Did Emma use the card to buy clothes?

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

They didn


________________________________________________
_________________

5
.


_________________________________________________________________

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Comprehension

Answer the following questions.

1
.

Does Emma like curtains?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


2
.

What is Jerry

s plan?

________________________________
__________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


3
.

What would happen if the old lady didn

t pay before them?

____________________________
______________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


4
.

What is Emma and Jerry

s special prize?

__________________________________________
________________________

__________________________________________________________________

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Answer the following questions. Write a short essay for each.

1
.

Do you receive gif
t cards?
How
do you usually use them?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

_________________
_________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


2
.

Do you support the use of gift cards instead of actual presents? Please explain
your opinion.


__________________________________________________________________

__________________________
________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

______________
____________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

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Story 8

The Wedding

Exercises

Vocabulary

This is a
part

of the origi
nal story. Go over it and fill in the blanks with the right
words from the box below.

spills
,
confidence
,
calmly
,
prepared
,
bride
,
around
,
pleased
,
stops
,
hear
,

instead
,
names
,
why
,
cheerful
,
face
,
shaking
,
congratulate
,
performance
,

back
,
guy
,
f
inished
,
him
,
recognize
,
boss
,
spots
,
speeches
,
fancy
,
as
,

points
,
them
,
groom
,
package
,
just
,
worried
,
worry
,
confused
,
wedding
,

make


Finally, about an hour later, they arrive at the
______
___
__
.

“Do you
______
___
__

anyone?” Emma asks Jerry.

“Actually, not really. There are too many new people.” Jerry holds her hand
______
___
__

they walk
______
___
__

all the new people.

“We
missed all the
______
___
__
!” Emma complains. “Now how are we going to find
out who the groom is? I think we should give the present to the bride
______
___
__
.”

“No way!” Jerry disagrees. “I must give this present to
the groom
. I
______
___
__

it
especially fo
r him and for his father. I want to tell
______
___
__

a few words about
it.”

“But Jerry,” Emma continues. “At least the
______
___
__

is easy to notice

she has a
white dress! The
______
___
__
, on the other hand, is a whole different story. I see at
least four different guys with the same
______
___
__

tuxedo, and they are all
around the bride!”

“Emma, what did I tell you? Don’t worry. I will handle it,” Jerry says with
______
___
__
.

“Ah!” he says

suddenly. “Do you see that
______
___
__

guy next to my boss? He is
______
___
__

hands with everybody. It must be him! Let’s go.”

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Emma and Jerry walk over to Jerry’s
______
___
__
.

Jerry shakes his hand, and they
______
___
__

him.

Jerry’s boss is very happy. “I’m glad you could
______
___
__

it. Do you know Paul?”
he says and turns to the good
-
looking
______
___
__

next to him.

“Oh, Paul, of course!” Jerry smiles at Emma. “I am very
______
___
__

to meet you!”

“It’s nice to meet you too.”

Paul smiles
______
___
__
.

Meanwhile, Jerry’s boss starts talking with Emma. When they are
______
___
__
,
Emma doesn’t see Jerry anymore. She finally spots him at the table next to Mark
from the office. She walks over to
______
___
__
.

“So . . .” she asks. “Ho
w did it go?”

“Well, you see.” Jerry is very pleased. “I told you there is no need to
______
___
__
.
We had a nice chat, and I gave him our present. You should have seen the look on
his
______
___
__
. Ha, ha!”

“Didn’t you
______
___
__

talk with Paul?” Mark sudd
enly asks.

“Yes,” Jerry says. “Paul, the groom.”

“Oh!” Mark
______
___
__

drinking. “I think you are
______
___
__
. Paul is the piano
player.”

“What do you mean?” Jerry jumps up from his chair and almost
______
___
__

his
drink on Emma. “The guy I just talked with is Paul
the piano player
?”

“That’s right,” Mark
______
___
__

replies.

“So
______
___
__

did so many people shake his hand?” Emma asks.

“Well, he gave a very good
______
___
__

earlier,” Mark answers.

Now Jerry is
really
______
___
__
. He starts looking around. “So where is this guy
now?”

“Gone.” Mark
______
___
__

to the door. “I saw him leaving just after your chat. He
had a big, strange
______
___
__

in his hands.”

“Oh, no!” Jerry calls out.

“You see!” Emma tells him.
“I told you we should have known their
______
___
__
!”

But Jerry can’t
______
___
__

her. He is away running after the mysterious stranger.


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Sentence Structur
e

The following sentences are all mixed up. Put the words on each line in the correct
order to

make a logical sentence
.

1
.

married My getting is son

boss

s
.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

even going
We to a
names

and don’t
wedding
their
know are we
.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

schedule

Emma are behind Jerry

and

terribly.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

window

still out still Jerry and car drives the Emma looks the.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

the groom

who w
e how are going find to out is Now?


_________________________________________________________________

6
.

see my Do that you to next guy boss

cheerful?


_________________________________________________________________

7
.

congratulate they Jerry hand him his an
d

shakes
.

_________________________________________________________________

8
.

talking Meanwhile Emma Jerry

s with boss starts
.

_________________________________________________________________

9
.

earlier performance he
gave

good a very Well.

_________________
________________________________________________

10
.


away He

after is
mysterious running stranger the.

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Questions, Negative Sentences

and Positive Sentences

R
emember
:

A positive sentence:
Jerry and Emma
will be

husband and wife.

A negative sentence:
Jerry and Emma
will

not

be

husband and wife.

A
q
uestion:
Will

Jerry and Emma
be

husband and wife?


A positive sentence:
Emma
will l
isten

carefully
.

A negative sentence:
Emma
will

not

listen carefully
.

A
q
uestion:
Will

Emma listen carefully
?


Turn the following sentences into questions.

1
.

Emma will
go

with Jerry to the wedding.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Jerry will prepare a special
present for the bride and groom.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

They will be there on time.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

The wedding will be at a place nearby.

________________________
_________________________________________

5
.

The drinks will be refreshing.

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Turn the following sentences into negative sentences.

1
.

Will Emma be worried?

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Jerry will start speaking with the wrong person.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

Will the bride and groom be happy?

________________________________________
_________________________

4
.

The piano player will
give

a very good performance.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

Jerry

s boss will be happy to see them.

_________________________________________________________________


Turn
the following sentences into positive sentences.

1
.

Mark will not help them.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Will Jerry be satisfied?

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

Emma and Jerry will not g

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

Emma will not talk with Paul.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.


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Comprehension

Answer the following questions.

1
.

Who is getting married?

__________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________
_____________

__________________________________________________________________


2
.

Do Emma and Jerry arrive on time? Why?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

_
_________________________________________________________________


3
.

What makes Jerry think that Paul is the groom?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

________
__________________________________________________________


4
.

Why does Jerry run after Paul in the end?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

____________________
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Answer the following questions. Write a short essay for each.

1
.

Have you ever been invited to a wedding you didn't want to go to
?
What did
you do
?

Why?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________
___________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________
_______________________


2
.

In your opinion, what is the best wedding gift someone can give?


Why?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________
________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

______________
____________________________________________________

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Story 9

T
he (Dead) Washing Machine

Exercises

Vocabulary

This is a
part

of the original story. Go over it and fill in the blanks with the right
words from the box below.

used
,
Really
,
armchair
,
grabs
,
could
,
recent
,
glad
,
matter
,
reason
,
ask
,

handyman
,
machine
,
believe
,
examines
,
dials
,
beyond
,
mechanism
,

even
,
washing
,
this
,
dead
,
quite
,
beautifully
,
actually
,
conversation
,

drive
,
thinks
,
wallet
,
practically
,
handset
,
make sense
,
functional


On the next day, the movers bring in Uncle Steve’s washing
______
___
__
.

Jerry pays them, while Emma
______
___
__

it. “It doesn’t look too well. I guess I can
clean it or something. The important thing is that it’s fully
______
___
__
!”

A
s soon as the machine is connected, Emma takes it for a “test
-
______
___
__
.”

Now Jerry comfortably sits in his
______
___
__
. He reads. Emma goes to the washing
machine to check up on it.

Suddenly, Jerry hears Emma calling out. “What’s the
______
___
__
?” He wa
lks over
to her.

“It hasn’t
______
___
__

started. It just looks like it’s working, but it doesn’t wash
anything at all!”

“No way!” Jerry can’t
______
___
__

it.

They get a
______
___
__

to look into the matter.

The handyman finishes checking the machine. He tells them what he
______
___
__
.
“This machine is
______
___
__

perfect. It washes
______
___
__
. It does everything
very nicely. It only has one problem.”

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“What is it?” Jerry and Emma
______
___
__
.

“It cannot
start
. The starting mechanism is damaged
______
___
__

repair. I’m sorry
to tell you this, but that machine is
______
___
__
. You will have to get a new one.
It’s really too bad, though. As I said, it would wash beautifully if it
______
___
__

only
start.”

Emma can’t

believe it. “Is it a
______
___
__

problem?” she asks.

“I wouldn’t say so,” the handyman answers. “I think it has been broken for
______
___
__

some time.”

Jerry
______
___
__

the phone in one hand and his
______
___
__

in his other hand.

He pays the handyman and thanks him for his time. With his other hand, he
______
___
__
Uncle Steve’s number.

Emma puts her head by the
______
___
__

to hear it too. Here is the
______
___
__
:

Uncle Steve: “Jerry, hello to you!”

Jerry: “Uncle Steve, hello to you

too. I wanted . . .”

Uncle Steve: “How is the
______
___
__

machine?”

Jerry: “How is the washing machine? It’s dead! The starting
______
___
__

doesn’t
work. It only looks as if it washes the clothes, but
______
___
__

it doesn’t do
anything! Did you know about

______
___
__
?”

Uncle Steve: “
______
___
__
! Wow! I didn’t notice it. I
______
___
__

to wash my
clothes with it all the time!”

Jerry: “Uhh . . .”

Uncle Steve: “But, you know, it actually starts to
______
___
__
.
I guess this is the
______
___
__

why all of my girl
friends broke up with me.

They didn't like my dirty
clothes! It's too bad they didn't tell me about it, though

. . .”

Jerry: “Well . . . I’m
______
___
__

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e

The following sentences are all mixed up. Put the words
on each line in the correct
order to make a logical sentence
.

1
.

dead and Emma washing Jerry

s is machine
.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

uncle Jerry

s it Steve

visit finds them about out and pays a
.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

it

s brave

be

Well

time to now
.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

that
out myself I hearing loss you After about help your I said must to
.

___________________
______________________________________________

5
.

will You pay not have even to!

_________________________________________________________________

6
.

I thought we were going to use

the gift card to buy a new one.


_________________________________________________________________

7
.

feeling I mess him might his get have a out this of
.


_________________________________________________________________

8
.

bring Uncle movers On the washing day the in Steve

s machine

next
.


__
_______________________________________________________________

9
.

beyond damaged

is starting mechanism The

repair
.

_________________________________________________________________

10
.


why girlfriends with I this broke reason guess me is the up my all of!

_____
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Questions, Negative Sentences

and Positive Sentences

R
emember
:

A positive sentence:
Jerry and Emma
are

husband and wife.

A negative sentence:
Jerry and Emma
are not

husband and wife.

A
q
uestion:
Are

Jerry and Emma husband and wife?


A positive sentence:
Emma
l
istens

carefully
.

A negative sentence:
Emma
does not

listen carefully
.

A
q
uestion:
Does

Emma listen carefully
?


A positive sentence:
She
should

.

A negative sentence:
She
should

not keep it a secret
.

A
q
uestion:
Should

?


Turn the following sentences into questions.

1
.

Uncle Steve has a washing machine.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

There is a se
rious problem with his machine.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

The machine is broken.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

Jerry agrees to Uncle Steve

s offer.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

Uncle Steve

s life is a mess.

_________________________________________________________________


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Turn the following sentences into negative sentences.

1
.

Emma wants to buy a new washing
machine.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Uncle Steve is disappointed.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

Are Emma and Jerry satisfied with the machine?

_______________________________________
__________________________

4
.

The handyman checks the machine.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

Does the handyman find out the real problem?

_________________________________________________________________


Turn the following

sentences into positive sentences.

1
.

Uncle Steve doesn

t know about this problem.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Does Jerry help him in the end?

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

Jerry calls

Uncle Steve on the phone.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

Is Uncle Steve surprised?

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

Emma doesn

t believe her eyes.

_________________________________________________________________

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Comprehension

Answer the following questions.

1
.

What is so strange about Uncle Steve

s reaction to the

death


of the washing
machine?

_________________________________________________________
_________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


2
.

What does he offer Jerry?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________
________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


3
.

Why doesn

t Uncle Steve

s washing machine work?

__________________________________________________________________

________________________
__________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


4
.

How did Emma and Jerry help solve Uncle Steve

s mess in the end?

__________________________________________________________________

_____________
_____________________________________________________

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Essay Writing

Answer the following questions. Write a short essay for each.

1
.

How do you feel about getting second hand products? What

are the benefits
and the downside
?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

___________________
_______________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

_______
___________________________________________________________


2
.

Have you ever been "forced" to accept
somebody's
help?
What did you do
about it
?


__________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________
____________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________
________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


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Story 10

A

Special Family Meeting

Exercises

Vocabulary

This is a part of the original st
ory. Go over it and fill in the blanks with the right
words from the box below.

night
,
culture
,
whispers
,
yard
,
conversation
,
question
,
slices
,
diplomacy
,

nods
,
convince
,
stops
,
brunch
,
disagrees
,
pizza
,
doorbell
,
nephews
,

jumps
,
Everyone
,
interrupts
,
smiles
,
better
,
family
,
joke
,
want
,
food
,

order
,
saved
,
admits
,
rests
,
rings
,
about
,
just
,
trays
,
enough


Jerry closes his eyes for a second and then suddenly
______
___
__

up from his c
hair.
“Oh, no! The brunch! I worked all
______
___
__

and forgot all about it!”

“Wait.” Emma
______
___
__

him. “You mean there is no food?”

“None,” Jerry
______
___
__
.

“Okaaay. Let’s see.” Emma thinks for a second. “They are
______
___
__

to arrive.
We will not
make it. Do you want to
______
___
__

some food?”

“No way!” Jerry
______
___
__
. “We invited them for a brunch at our home. We can’t
serve them . . . pizza! Don’t worry. I will handle it. I am good with
______
___
__
.”

Emma
______
___
__

and goes to the other room
.

Suddenly, the
______
___
__

rings. Jerry fixes his hair and opens the door.

He sees his parents, uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, and a dog. They enter
the house with a loud noise. They are happy to see Jerry. They talk a bit, and Jerry
takes them
to the
______
___
__
.

They sit and chat. The kids run around and play. The dog
______
___
__

in the sun.

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After a while, Jerry’s
______
___
__

starts looking around. Jerry’s Uncle Steve asks
him, “Jerry, where is the
______
___
__
?”

“Yes, Emma,” his mother says, “this is a
______
___
__
, where is the food?”

Emma looks at Jerry and
______
___
__
.

Jerry tries to smile too. “That’s a very good
______
___
__
!”

______
___
__

looks at him. Emma tries not to laugh.

“Well, you see,” Jerry continues,

“in our modern
______
___
__
, everything is about
food. It’s always FOOD, FOOD, FOOD. I think it will be nice if for once we
______
___
__

sit and talk. Get to know each other
______
___
__
.”

“What do you mean?” Uncle Steve
______
___
__

him. “This is a brunch wi
th no
food?”

“Yes, Jerry,” his mother says. “We are your family. We know you well
______
___
__
.
We are hungry. We want food!”

“You know,” Jerry tries to continue smiling, “a good
______
___
__

is food for
thought!”

This doesn’t
______
___
__

them either. Jerry
looks at Emma. He needs her help.

Suddenly, the doorbell
______
___
__
. “I'll get it!” Emma calls out.

She comes back a few moments later. Her hands are full with pizza
______
___
__
!

“I ordered some pizza before,” Emma
______
___
__

to Jerry, “just in case.”

Jerry’s family sees the
______
___
__

trays. They are happy!

“Wow, Jerry,” Uncle Steve says, “that was a good
______
___
__
!”

Jerry breathes with relief. He is happy. He starts giving away
______
___
__

of pizza.

“Wow, you really
______
___
__

me!” he whispers to
Emma. “I think they were ready
to eat ME!”

Emma laughs. “That’s why I am here . . . to save you!”



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e

The following sentences are all mixed up. Put the words on each line in the correct
order to make a logical sentence
.

1
.

some Emma e
rrands home doing

a
f
t
e
r

comes
.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

brunch coming family 11 is At Jerry

s for
.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

prepare supposed He brunch was to the!

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

our
We
for them home
invite
d a brunch at.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

nods Emma goes and other to room the
.

____________________________________________
_____________________

6
.

around The run kids play and
.

_________________________________________________________________

7
.

looking while around family

After starts a Jerry

s
.

_________________________________________________________________

8
.

modern food is In e
verything

about culture our
.

_________________________________________________________________

9
.

sit

talk
be
I
t if

for and once we just
nice

will
.

_________________________________________________________________

10
.


full trays Her

are pizza hands with!

______
___________________________________________________________


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Questions, Negative Sentences

and Positive Sentences

R
emember
:

A positive sentence:
Jerry and Emma
were

husband and wife.

A negative sentence:
Jerry and Emma
were

not

husband and wife.

A
q
uestion:
Were

Jerry and Emma husband and wife?


A positive sentence:
She
was

happy to see him
.

A negative sentence:
She
was

not happy to see him
.

A
q
uestion:
Was

she
happy to see him
?


A positive sentence:
Emma
l
isten
ed

carefully
.

A negative sentence:
Emma
d
id

not

listen carefully
.

A
q
uestion:
Did

Emma listen carefully
?


Turn the following sentences into questions.

1
.

Jerry fell asleep in his chair.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

He was very tired.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

Emma looked for Jerry.

_________________________________________________________________

4
.

Emma found Jerry in front of his computer.

__________________________________________________________
_______

5
.

Emma and Jerry invited people for a brunch.

_________________________________________________________________


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Turn the following sentences into negative sentences.

1
.

Was there food on the table?

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Jerry said he would take care of that.

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

Emma ordered some pizza.

____________________________________________________________
_____

4
.

Did the family like Jerry

s idea?

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

The pizza arrived
,

and everyone w
as

happy.

_________________________________________________________________


Turn the following sentences into positi
ve sentences.

1
.

Jerry didn

t want to order pizza.

_________________________________________________________________

2
.

Did Emma tell Jerry about her plan?

_________________________________________________________________

3
.

Jerry didn

t know what to do.

__________
_______________________________________________________

4
.

The pizza wasn

t cold.

_________________________________________________________________

5
.

Did

Jerry thank Emma?

_________________________________________________________________

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Comprehension

Answer
the following questions.

1
.

What is a brunch?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


2
.

Why didn

t
Jerry prepare the brunch?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


3
.

What is his solution to the
situation, and how does the family like it?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


4
.

How does E
mma save Jerry?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________




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Essay Writing

Answer the following q
uestions. Write a short essay for each.

1
.

Have you ever been in a situation similar to Jerry

s

where you woke up and
found out
that
you were terribly late? What happened?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________
___________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________


2
.

Have you ever saved someone
at

the last mi
nute? What
happened
?

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________
________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

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